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Bradherley no Basha   
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Every year, Lord Nicola A. Bradherley, one of Europe's leading aristocrats, sends his coach round to various orphanges to adopt young girls and trains them to join his opera troupe. But most of these girls never make it onto the stage a far more sinister fate awaits them, sacrificed in the name of the greater good.


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Brad Harley no Basha
Brad Herley no Basha
Bradherley's Coach
La carrozza di Bloodharley
Los carruajes de Bradherley
Powóz lorda Bradleya
Повозка Бладхарли

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v.1 c.7-8 (end) by Kotonoha & Omanga over 14 years ago
v.1 c.1-6 by Kotonoha & Omanga over 14 years ago
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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (478 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0

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October 27th 2022, 5:27pm



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Manga Erotics F (Ohta Shuppan)

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Bradherley no Basha  
by Anonymous
June 28th, 2020, 7:03am
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
Story: 5/10
Art: 5/10
Characters: 5/10
Quality Polish Edition: 4/10
Enjoyment: 4/10
Overall: 4.6/10
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Men Behind the Sun the manga  
by residentgrigo
January 13th, 2015, 5:30am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
I sadly read the manga years ago but it somehow made the rounds recently and here is my belated takedown of it.
Hiroaki´s art is good as always that doesn´t matter as the story stared of on weak legs to quickly kill itself as it only features pedophilia, (gang) rape, suffering, medical experiments and every other deranged thing under the sun without any context or purpose. I can remember no clear characterizations but only walking corpses with some basic character motivations which is the definition of bad writing at it´s finest. Why did Hiroaki "write" this?
Because he love to draw suffering and a manga by him without excessive sexual violence to women barely exists. Worst of all is that he is an actual Ero-Guro artist (stay away from Brute Love) and we can talk about comfort women, child prostitution and sexual slavery all day long but Bradherley no Basha itself is based on nothing and wildly inaccurate from a historically standpoint which is the real crime. The author himself even admits in the afterword that he wanted to do a version of Anne of Green Gables with lot´s of sex and gore. Phenomenal! The only difference between this manga and his Ero-Guro work is that this "work" features more dialogue. That is all.
The deeply imperfect Mugen no Juunin (8,5/10) may forever remain his only work i can recommend and street trash like this is the reason why. Watch the award-winning City of Life and Death or read Vertigo´s Unknown Soldier (10/10) if your are interested in seeing a historically accurate portrait of hell on earth and sexual slavery.

... Last updated on December 31st, 2015, 9:52am
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Great story  
by Seiryunanago
November 2nd, 2014, 3:42pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
It was rough...but still stomachable. I like the fact that the author didn't sugar coat the atrocity of this, he hit us right at the beginning and it still leave quite an impression.
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The metaphor of the lamb is really poignant, probably the hardest part of this story.
I liked the chapter with the prisoners. In this messed up situation, some people still have empathy even if the persons in charge have to bury it deep inside, it is sad

The author deliver a really captivating story, a story that is relevant to the modern day. Even today, many children are under worst circonstancies and not only in war-torn countries.

... Last updated on November 2nd, 2014, 3:43pm
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Not as disturbing as reviewers make it to be  
by deredere
July 4th, 2014, 3:33am
Rating: N/A
In modern society we see disturbing news presented everyday. There comes a point when these everyday occurence becomes a part of life, and we become desensitised. Reading Bradherley no Basha left me feeling bereft, as if I should have felt more strongly, more disgust. Maybe it was because each chapter consisted of an individual persons story there wasnt enough details given to feel an emotional attachment to the characters, or maybe it's because reviewers expectations hiked up my expectations. Or maybe it's just me. Anyhow, give this one a go if you want to add another reason why humanity is doomed. Have fun
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by 04801
February 23rd, 2014, 4:34pm
Rating: N/A
One thing that needs to be straightened out here is that while this may be based on real life/war, it's much more exaggerated. Sure, comfort women were raped many times, but all the torture? No way. Perhaps very rare real life cases may mirror this, but those are one in a billion, maybe even more. So you can stop fantasizing, guys.
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well written. perfectly penciled. delicate depravity.  
by bookawkee!
February 22nd, 2013, 9:21am
Rating: N/A
should i ever meet mr.samura,i would give him a hug and thank him for all his wonderful works...
and then proceed to shake the crap out of him while screaming,"what is wrong with you?!"
just kidding.
this story is told in a way that while being very depressing,it manages to wrap its unyielding dreariness with just enough hope that you hold one til the very end.
which is really just the continuation of hell.
damn that mangaka is good.
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by pierzing
December 23rd, 2012, 6:47am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
This is the tale of the karma houdini redefined. Beware- it can induce high blood pressure and largely unneeded amounts of hatred for imaginary beings resembling humans. If you ever wanted to experience such emotional wreakage, you'd have to visit a third-world country.

Read it if you ever have to know how cruel people can be.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2013, 10:46pm
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by whitespade
September 12th, 2012, 5:59pm
Rating: 9.4  / 10.0
it is a depressing manga, because it is too close to reality. i'm sure similar things happen in war-torn area even in 21st century. the beautiful art really capture the ugliness of the human heart here. there is slight 'justice' at the end of the manga, but how can you ever atone for directly destroying several children? how can you atone for making a large number of people also monsters and demons by helping and abetting this cruelty, whether they like it or not? i'm an atheist but it make me really want to believe in hell just knowing they will pay for their sins hundredfold.

this manga can inspire very ugly feelings in you. it make you want to do good deeds to balance out all the sufferings the lost girls endure. a really remarkable feat for a one volume manga.
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it's rough (literally)  
by countingwounds
June 21st, 2012, 3:27pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
it's a collection of stories around the same idea, and all of it was bleak... not one trace of happiness! although i didn't mind, i liked the tragedy and horror surrounding it; it was interesting, and terrifically horrific. like others said, what makes it worse (or better??) is that it's very realistic, and the plot is reminiscent of things past. except maybe a little more violent haha...

it keeps you wondering what's going to happen next, and keep reading to find justice.

ps, this is really not THAT graphic - it doesn't show everything going on, and the "sinister fate" - just kinda hints at it and shows the after effects. i was expecting a lot worse, and i lot more actual horror. it's more psychological horror for the readers IMO.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2012, 3:29pm
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Surprisingly good  
by yui-kun
May 30th, 2012, 8:03pm
Rating: N/A
It took me a while before I had the guts to read this. The summary and some (or most?) of the reviews made me want to stay the hell away from this manga. But I'm glad I decided to finally read it. The first few chapters were quite shocking - especially to those not used to reading stuff that had graphic sexual abuse and violence - but when I read up on comfort women after chapter 2, I thought, this doesn't even come close to the nightmare of what happened to real women in WWII. I realized that there is nothing gratuitous about the art and themes in the stories. It was necessary, and it was tastefully done (believe me). I wouldn't recommend this to people who can't stand the themes for one reason or another - but for those who want to read this but are hesitant, give this manga a chance. The storytelling and the art is superb. It's worth it.

... Last updated on May 30th, 2012, 8:05pm
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