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Zombie Powder  
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From Viz:
Somewhere in the desert lies the world's greatest treasure: the 12 Rings of the Dead, the only source of the mysterious substance Zombie Powder, which can raise the dead and grant eternal life. Into this world stalks Gamma Akutabi, a man with a metal arm and a six-foot chainsaw, cybernetically enhanced master of the legendary martial art.
But it takes more than one man to find the ultimate prize. You need a team: super-gunman C.T. Smith, knife-slinging teenager Elwood, and brilliant (and impossibly big-breasted) journalist Wolfgangina. Against an army of crooks and killers, against runaway trains and super-powered madmen, they'll need all their skills... but the most dangerous thing in the west might be the Rings themselves.

Includes 3 one-shots:
- Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine Vol 2
- Rune Master Urara Vol 3
- Bad Shield United Vol 4


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Associated Names
Bad Shield United
Bad Shiled United
Bàn tay đen
Rune Master Urara
Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.Oneshot by Ju-Ni over 8 years ago
v.1-4 by Toriyama's World over 12 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete/Discontinued)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (383 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 6th 2015, 12:11pm PST



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Viz (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #455 increased(+209)
Monthly Pos #1290 increased(+238)
3 Month Pos #2368 increased(+306)
6 Month Pos #2765 increased(+976)
Year Pos #5122 increased(+656)

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On 239 reading lists
On 294 wish lists
On 55 unfinished lists
On 114 custom lists

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Possible reason for this being discontinued   
Rating: N/A
by ShonaNingyo
January 19th, 2016, 6:38pm
I read somewhere that this was "dropped" because Tite Kubo had a mental breakdown or some such and thus couldn't continue it. I read this from three random places so either it's not a very well-known fact or those three places are jerking my leg.
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Tite, you fool   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
February 27th, 2012, 12:19am
I like Bleach as much as the next guy (maybe less nowadays), but this manga is so much more fun to read! And the characters are much more interesting. For the short run that it had, I would rank this with Naruto. Kubo really should have finished this. This has also ruined Bleach for me because I know what the writer is capable of but isn't delivering. I may never read Bleach again even though I have gotten so far into it.
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by IcedWolf
November 27th, 2010, 9:52pm
This one really had a lot of potential. I can't believe the author dropped this for Bleach. Don't get me wrong though, I really enjoy reading bleach, however, this one had so much more I wanted from it. It drew me in and then spit me out without giving me anything else. Argh, I really can't believe this -_-.
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>"< NO!   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by YummiMookies
May 7th, 2009, 10:59am
I dropped Bleach after a while, and I think that it should've ended ages ago. This series really should've been longer, but I guess it was a good ending for a series that was discontinued ;_;
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itsjenyoumen
March 2nd, 2009, 7:45pm
if anyone noticed Grimmjow was based of Gamma besides that....
I really found this manga very entertaining in all aspect for certain people i usually got confused on some parts like how people got the powers and all but its worth reading to bad it ended shortly very funny manga too story quality is good ^_^
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loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Risax
July 26th, 2008, 7:30am
When i was waiting for the new Bleach chapter (and all the other manga's i read) to come out i saw that Tite Kubo wrote Zombie Powder before Bleach. I read all the chapters in 1 day it's pretty good and funny too,sometimes even better than Bleach. I hope he picks this up again if he finished Bleach i like too see how it ends.
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Kicks Bleach's Ass!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by surabhi147
May 17th, 2008, 9:36am
At first, I thought it must be some weird rejected story with I probably wouldn't like. But then, as I surfed through four volumes in a day and actually laughed out loud (causing some of my friends to look over at my desktop quizzically)...I found it to be better than, if not almost as great as, Bleach. Don't get me wrong. Both series are awesome. I would love to get more of ZP. But, Gamma is definitely much goofier than Ichigo!!
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First Time Reader   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dbesing
March 10th, 2008, 4:24pm
Dude, first time reader and i gotta say, i loved what was there, it was funny when its supposed to be freaky when its supposed to be, etc.. i can't believe they Discontinued it.. WHY was it done, that way, i think its better then bleach and thats only 4 volumes, i was actually laughing out loud in my room , rather odd since it doesn't normally happen but This should be started up again

... Last updated on March 10th, 2008, 4:24pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by minhphi
October 11th, 2007, 9:01am
how can i he stop this ? it good for continue
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ayachan182
August 9th, 2007, 5:22am
Too bad it got discontinued... Quite a good manga, though... And Gamma's way better looking than Ichigo! Yay!
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