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Strain  
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Description
Mysterious assassin Mayo, a Japanese man in Malaysia, will kill anyone you want for just five dollars.

Of course, he'll kill you for five dollars too, but doesn't that just even the score? With outcast allies at his side and formidable enemies against him, Mayo is the only one who can stop a conspiracy that stretches around the world!

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
STRAIN血铳
สายพันธ์ุอำมหิต
ストレイン

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
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Status
in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (163 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 21st 2020, 4:11am PST


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Year
1996

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (5 Volumes - Expired)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #466 increased(+243)
Monthly Pos #1447 increased(+332)
3 Month Pos #3043 increased(+212)
6 Month Pos #3650 increased(+1015)
Year Pos #5659 increased(+1013)

List Stats
On 112 reading lists
On 271 wish lists
On 430 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 141 custom lists

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Unconvincing  
by chiiKaede
October 25th, 2009, 3:29am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
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Seriously, this was dumb. How did the psychotic, sadistic druggie cop turns out to be an elderly woman-respecting, sympathetic right-hand man? Many of the characters here do despicable things, yet chapters later seemingly turn a new leaf without much character development.

None of the story twists makes sense, and the soap opera-style reveal about the blood ties just makes the plot holes even more noticeable. If you like gratuitous nudity and violence in an 'exotic' location, you won't have a problem with Strain. Otherwise, give this a miss.
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Cliched, but still fun.  
by lomegil
September 3rd, 2009, 1:44pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
OK, honestly, this is a rehash of Sanctuary without most of the poltics. The characters, motivations and plot turns are often cliched, not to mention the deus ex machina thing. But the art is gorgeous - a bit stiff and fan-art-y (for both sexes), but really cinematic - and it's still possible to get a good kick out of the action and the emotional twists and turns, openly manipulative as they are. So, derivative but quality seinen.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2009, 9:58pm
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Quite nice  
by Crisi-s
March 11th, 2009, 3:15pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Action, Adult, Mature, Seinen... Well yes! If you like these, you'll obviously like this manga. It's not one of my favourite so far, but it's definitely a really good manga in its genre.
One thing, the art is great! (well, who doesn't like Ryoichi Ikegami work?). I still have two more volumes to read, but for now, I rate it 8 out of 10. But if it continues to be that good, I'll have to improve my rating!

If you have to remember anything from what I said, it's just that you have to try it! Definitely worth a shot!
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Nice read  
by fiva55
November 14th, 2007, 12:40pm
Rating: N/A
Good pacing, lots of action and cool characters and a satisfying ending, what more could one want?
PS: check out crying freeman if you like this one
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Fun Action-Packed Romp  
by pokie
July 22nd, 2006, 3:42am
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I really enjoyed this manga (I'm also partial to Ryoichi Ikegami's artwork). Lot's of action + sex + an interesting storyline about bloodties, friendship and loyalties = fun quick read.
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