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From Tokyopop:

Imprisoned for a thousand years, eighty-eight fabled beasts seek resurrection from their world so that they can unleash their wrath upon present-day Japan. And a band of young warriors would love nothing more than to let loose these beasts so that they can feast upon the human world. The only thing preventing civilization's annihilation is the Girl of Water, who is lost in the human world--without any memory of who she is! As the elemental warriors continue their search for her, they cross paths with another of their kind: Ishigami, the Man of Earth. However, Ishigami is one who wants to stop the dreaded resurrection...


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Associated Names
Kami Kaze

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.40 by Mashed Mochi Manga over 12 years ago
v.3 c.20 by Manga-Sketchbook over 8 years ago
v.1-2 by Manga-Sketchbook over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (94 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.77 / 10.0
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Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (7 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #813 increased(+31)
Monthly Pos #1269 increased(+484)
3 Month Pos #3297 increased(+537)
6 Month Pos #3817 increased(+1517)
Year Pos #6513 increased(+1811)

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On 223 reading lists
On 236 wish lists
On 225 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
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Okay manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
September 8th, 2010, 6:25pm
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This manga is, in my opinion, really catchy in the beginning. It dragged me in with the action and a little history lesson, but mostly it caught my attention because of the artwork. After around volume 4, I find that there was really no point to it anymore. Too much talking and explaining, most of the time the explanation about the legends' past is extremely confusing. Some characters are not even necessary, such as Beniguma and the other characters at the beginning. Artwork got old really fast.

The ending was fantastic though. The loss of the two most important characters really is a tragic loss but you find it somewhat happy because they still won in the end, and they died fighting. I like the fact that towards the ending, we see Misao's dragon guarding Ishigami's sword deep deep under water. Almost like a message that says, "You're dead, I'm stuck as a dragon, but we'll always be together."
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Name-Undecided
May 15th, 2010, 1:33pm
Everything about it is bad, the art, the fights, the story (which only barely makes sense), the characters, the forced attempts at "cool" lines and poses, the bad attitudes... "Trash" is the best word to describe this manga.
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Very Entertaining   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
February 7th, 2010, 7:00pm
It was definitely very entertaining to read a manga that was focused on fighting beasts of the old and showing that with pure will and determination, there is nothing you can't do.

The start of this manga was very slow, hard to understand and had enough Japanese terminology to make you dizzy. But after Volume 1, it picks up pretty quickly to trun out into a great story with great action and awesome characters. The story gets easier to understand as well because each characters have there own references to the story and the ending was definitely a good one and one of the strongest points in the manga.

It won't bore anyone too much if your into deep stories, so I suggest to anyone to give it a shot.
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wait.. what?   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by FullArmageddon
September 6th, 2009, 1:12am
Awesome action, good art, cool monsters

Too many characters and names too keep track of, and it's hard to keep track of them because, as alexxeno mentioned, the character introductions are so brief, you tend to forget about some of them. They'll briefly introduce a character in one volume and then he'll disappear, and then a couple volumes later he'll show up again with some important role, and you think, "wait... who is that again?" Also, because there are so many characters, and only seven volumes, you don't really feel that you get to "know" any of them, they're just part of the story. And the story itself isn't that easy to keep track of either, because there is A LOT of Japanese terminology, like the names of people, places, weapons, events, clans, demons, and so much more, which makes it even harder to keep track of all the characters because you have to try to memorize all these names. Aside from that, I also didn't really care for the ending, which I won't say much about.

The art is really pretty, but the story is way too confusing and it tends to jump all over the place. I wouldn't waist your money buying the books. It's been completely scanlated, so just read it online/download it.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alexxeno
January 24th, 2009, 5:29am
The worst thing I find about this manga is the speed, they 'waste' little time on actually character introductions or time explaining and great changes to characters.
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Very nice, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RilleL
April 13th, 2008, 5:56am
It's pretty good, but the story is a little inconsistent. Sometimes i wonder wtf happened between the volumes...
I still wished someone picked this up though, so close to finish scanlating this manga but still so far away...
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Interesting series   
Rating: N/A
by Tiamat
January 28th, 2007, 6:58pm
I've read the first 4 volumes. The artwork is great but I don't like how some of the beasts look...some of them actually look too real. The story is a bit generic and confusing. The fight scenes are cool though. I'm not gonna give it a rating yet cause I really don't know what to think of it beyond just saying that I like it so far. I may buy the books from Tokyopop.
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