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Yasha (YOSHIDA Akimi)  
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From ShoujoMagic:
Arisue Sei lived as happily as any normal kid would, just him and his mother -- a particularly private woman -- on an outlying island of Okinawa. There were also his friends Toichi and Moichi. The only unusual things about Sei were his sharp instincts and high intelligence. But everything changed when his mother was killed and he was kidnapped by the people of Neo Genesis. Now, six years after the kidnapping, Arisue Sei has returned to Japan with the title of "Doctor" at only the age of 18, and he's not the Sei that his friends remember. There are bodyguards with him who protect him from others who wish to possess his superb intellect. He says he's come back to assist with the research at Rakuhoku University, where Moichi now works, but here is where the door to Sei's secrets just begins to open.

Note: Won the 47th annual Shogakukan Manga Award for Shoujo in 2002.


Related Series
Eve no Nemuri (Sequel)

Associated Names
YASHA - Demon

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.63 (end) by Megchan's Scanlations about 1 year ago
v.12 c.62 by Megchan's Scanlations about 1 year ago
v.12 c.61 by Megchan's Scanlations about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
6 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (59 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 4th 2017, 7:18pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
Flowers (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #637 increased(+21)
Monthly Pos #1220 increased(+187)
3 Month Pos #1710 increased(+364)
6 Month Pos #2598 increased(+84)
Year Pos #2718 increased(+888)

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On 326 reading lists
On 408 wish lists
On 64 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 158 custom lists

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Good but not amazing   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Zazie122
October 24th, 2018, 12:34am
I didn't find this as gripping as Banana Fish, but it was still a decently written story and tied up loose ends well. The science aspects of it seemed a little bit far-fetched but I don't know enough about science to really understand how accurate it is, lol. I know it's based on reality but eh it's sci-fi. Who knows, it might have been accurate back in the 90s.

None of the characters really interested me other than the twins, kinda. I think I enjoyed Rin the most.

It's not bad, and it's worth reading if you enjoy heavily scientific stories. Still a decent read overall, even if it is a bit dated.

Also, I would almost recommend reading Banana Fish first, as a couple of characters appear in Yasha and their stories won't make any sense unless you're familiar with them.

For those curious as to which BF characters show up and what they do:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Sing Soo Ling shows up as part of the Chinese mafia dealing with things in Japan, and there's talk about how he took over the American Chinese mafia from Lee Yut Lung (who, by the way, was apparently assassinated a few months into Yasha's story). It's also mentioned that Sing married a Japanese woman 10 years younger than him, who is probably Akira -- Ibe's niece who appears in the epilogue of Banana Fish. Lastly, Sing talks about Ash briefly, but doesn't mention him by name.
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this is THE GREAT ONE   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by no_one
December 20th, 2010, 8:14am
this is very very great story. I love it so much. it made me couldn't stop reading it till finish. With conflict, action, and very complicated feeling between two main character, Sei and Rin. I can't describe this story well, it's very complicated but it's great.
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Yasha's good stuff   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Revelmonk
August 15th, 2009, 6:39pm
3 chapters out so far and I like how the main character isnt all depressive or psychologically twisted even though so much has happened to him. I am really looking forward toward more.
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One of the best manga ever created   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Yuenchi
July 23rd, 2008, 2:52pm
Science-fiction, action, drama... Doesn't sound like my fav manga but this is definitely one of the best manga I've ever read (and I've read much more than appropriate), and it's indeed one of my most favorite even after years. This manga may not have the best artwork (in fact I don't like the artwork) but it has everything else in spades and more. It's deep, it's exciting, thought provoking, touching, it's amazing. A superb work of Yoshida-sensei.

One of the best manga. Enough said. Read it.

I strongly suggest to skip its sequel, Eve no Nemuri, though.But I bet you wouldn't be able to, once you finished Yasha.
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