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Freesia is set in an alternative Japanese society that is at war, and has passed a law legalizing retaliatory killings. If somebody kills your loved one, you are legally sanctioned to kill, or hire someone to kill, the perpetrator. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings.


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Bod Rangzen

Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.74-81 (end) by Gantz_Waitingroom over 7 years ago
v.11 c.67-73 by Gantz_Waitingroom over 8 years ago
v.10 c.60-66 by Gantz_Waitingroom over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)
6 Volumes (Aizouban by Enterbrain, 2018)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (484 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
 25% (120 votes)
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 0% (2 votes)
 1% (6 votes)

Last Updated
March 14th 2018, 12:42pm PST



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Original Publisher
Enterbrain (2018)
Shogakukan (2001)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #508 increased(+97)
Monthly Pos #883 decreased(-53)
3 Month Pos #1036 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #1022 decreased(-74)
Year Pos #911 increased(+58)

List Stats
On 834 reading lists
On 1245 wish lists
On 997 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
On 330 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Freesia over 3 years ago
Rather confused over 6 years ago
The End? over 8 years ago

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F'n A   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by revilenigma
July 12th, 2009, 4:57pm
If your a shoujo or shounen tard then stay away, this is for a mature seinen loving audience only. This is one of the greatest manga ever created, your never quite sure what's real and what isn't, your constantly doubting everyone's sanity. The art's drop dead gorgeous and the writing is top notch.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2009, 7:39am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
June 7th, 2007, 5:29pm
if there was a manga to be called perfect it would be this one.
warning: not for the faint hearted.

... Last updated on August 30th, 2007, 5:17pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by serobins
April 28th, 2009, 4:50pm
I have to say, I find every single character in Freesia ugly and morally repellant. In this manga, any tiny scraps of humanity, kindness, or decency left in the world are always overwhelmed and destroyed. Reading it leaves me feeling a bit queasy sometimes, but I can't argue that it's not gripping.
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Finally gave this a try   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by thischinksays
August 13th, 2010, 4:08pm
Sometimes confusing, always depressing and quite deep. I'm not too into the art of Freesia but it does have a certain appeal to it. The pacing can be chaotic and even just weird at times but there was always a certain amount of interest keeping me going. This is a very depressing and dark kind of work but it is also very complex in what it tries to portray and give meaning to. Entertaining at times, sickening at times, I continued to read and my persistence was rewarded with a satisfying ending. These days most stories either in movies, books, manga, anime and games almost always lack a good ending, much less a satisfying one. I would have rated Freesia a 5 but the ending had enough meaning to make Freesia a 7. My rating doesn't really matter though, since it's only my opinion. Try Freesia if you want to form your own.
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by JiggleJiggle
June 12th, 2010, 11:10pm
This manga was awesome. One of the best existentialist pieces that I've ever read. I understand that a lot of people would be turned off by the graphic sex and violence, but this manga dealt with a lot of deeper themes, like the kind that you would find in Dostoevsky's novels. In fact, this manga reminded me a lot of Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground. Kano, the antihero, was quite an interesting character. I would recommend it for an older audience.
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a masterpiece not for everyone   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mistervanni
August 20th, 2008, 3:48pm
this series (as many from this author) is a bit hard on the stomach and on the mind, but sure has lots of interesting themes and inventive story points.
a good read for someone adult and strong-hearted, you can get off-balance or be repulsed by reading this very easily, but imho its one of the best works out there, if you search for something thoughtful and edgy, not the usual stock-shoujo/shonen/harem...
its a sure 10 for me: great storyline and plot (even if a bit fragmented at times) impressive artwork if you can appreciate something "westernlike" and an overall peculiarity that sets it apart from pretty much all the current productionsmile
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So much to think about   
Rating: N/A
by Roflkopt3r
February 4th, 2011, 11:59am
To me this is one of the mangas really making me think the most. It's constantly keeping me on the edge and always makes me wonder about the moral issues and symbolics. It doesn't only goes into psychology, but feels extremely political to me (with pro and (much more often) contra death sentence only beeing one of the most obvious parts), and I like that.

This is what I specifically like about Seinen so much, and this is what I love Freesia for, too.
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Very retro feel. Very political.   
Rating: N/A
by McCamyTaylor
June 21st, 2010, 9:49pm
Reminded me of the 1960s, Sartre and Goddard, back in the days when artists were Marxists and they did not feel the need to make their audience "feel good" about what is basically a very messed up world. A little bit more humor would have helped the dialectic go down easier.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2010, 9:50pm
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I do agree, this manga is PERFECT for certain audience, like me.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crissio
April 4th, 2014, 8:36pm
Hard to give the opinion on this manga because not only it had the original concept story (vengeance using proxy agent), but it also had a unique main character, and realistic story overall, but at the same time, it is not targeted to the mainstream audience in the way that the story being told was too "deep" to some of people that can be labelled as boring or non make any sense at all.

I do find this manga is very intriguing to read. A lot of psycho babble in this manga that actually does make sense if you think about it, and it's true when you apply that sort of thing in the real world.

This manga really doesn't hold any punches, it tells the story as it doesn't shield a particular character from plot armor. Every character you see in this manga have some sort of flaw, and there's no such thing as a black and white / good vs evil setting , only grey area.

If you are not in the right mindset, and doesn't like to think things a lot, then probably you don't like this manga. But if you are like me... you have to read it.

Probably one of the best seinen manga I have ever read. Trully embodied what its like to be in "seinen" genre.

... Last updated on April 4th, 2014, 8:38pm
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Translation needed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by quidam
May 6th, 2010, 10:31am
I hope someone picks this up and translates last two chapters.

It's shame this great series is left uncompleted for english readers.

I found in Freesia deep insight into malfunctions of human psyche and how people are struggling to fit the society, despite their mental condition. Jiro portrayed schizophrenic mind perfectly.
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