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Acid Town  
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Description
In a city where the law has been rendered non-existent, Yuki and his best friend Tetsu break into the offices of the Seidoukai to steal in a desperate attempt to finance his ailing brother's hospital bills. They ultimately fail but instead spark the interest of the mob's young leader, Kazutaka Hyodo, who offers Yuki a deal he can't refuse: pay him a visit at his office once a week and all hospital bills will be taken care of. Yuki accepts without hesitation and in order to keep his end of the deal, starts paying Hyodo the visits he asked for...

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Associated Names
ACID TOWN - 边缘城市
Asit Şehir
Город кислоты
مدينة الحمض
アシッド タウン
애시드 타운

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.44 by Tigrin 15 days ago
v.6 c.43 by Tigrin about 1 month ago
v.6 c.42 by Tigrin 4 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

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No

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (481 votes)
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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Rutile (Gentosha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Wow  
by firewolf19
November 9th, 2017, 12:36pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I was super hesitant to read this because I assumed, based on the description, that Acid Town would follow the typical yaoi formula of MC becoming the sex toy of some sexy but ruthless mob guy and falling in love him along the way. I WAS SO WRONG.

I tend to steer clear of most yaoi manga just because they often 1) have little to no plot 2) have the MC get raped by their supposed "love interest" and 3) can be rather devoid meaningful/deep character relationship. But Acid Town is none of these things. What's great about it is the plot is always at the forefront and any sexual scenes are actual important pieces of the plot, not just smut. So if you enjoy BL works but don't care for the usual tropes associated with them, I highly recommend giving this one a try. But I'd also say even if BL isn't really your thing to try Acid Town anyways, because romance is very much a subplot here.

All that aside, Acid Town is definitely a serious story with a mature vibe and reads like a seinen manga. The plot is amazingly intricate, albeit a little hard to follow at certain points, but the story-telling is top notch. I really enjoy the art too. It's a different style from most yaoi mangas as it leans slightly more towards the realistic side, but I think it's great. Definitely give it try!
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deep story, character development, & emotions :(  
by luminousbrink
October 15th, 2017, 4:50pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I read Acid Town a few years ago and recently came back to it because I was looking for a new manga to read and I saw that many more chapters were released. The story was so good that I read 37 chapters in one night O _ O.
For those looking for a typical BL story, this is not it! This story doesn't have too many sex scenes at all, rather is focuses more on the relationships among all the characters, the pasts they have & the goals they want to achieve. It's an emotional ride because everything is sad, intense & makes you really think about life and one's purpose/place in it (sometime's things are out of our control) and if there are ways to change the position you are in.
Also I would like to add that the art is beautiful & detailed. Not the typical BL manga art style. Please check this out if you are looking for a mature & intricate story. For the romance aspect, I would say it plays a smaller role in the story rather than being the primary focus (although the romance is still important!).
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SPEECHLESS  
by nausicaa70
March 10th, 2017, 8:00am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This one, my friends... This one is utterly A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
I don't know where to start but one thing's for sure : it's a fucking masterpiece.

Who said yaoi doesn't have plot ? Who said yaoi is only about buttsex and cheesy relationships ? Who said yaoi is the dead end of mangas ?
OMG whoever ever thought that before will be completely stunned while reading that majestic piece of art !

Everything in this manga is soooo well-done I have no words to describe it.
At first I thought it was your typical crappy yaoi (something like : "you're gonna pay me back by having sex with me", "NO ! Whyy~~", "I know you want it !...". And bit by bit they're gonna fall in love and go beyond a physical relationship. But then shitty love triangle with the childhood friend... Ahem. Well I've read so many shitty yaoi I could basically write up the story xD).

Hopefully it didn't go in that direction AT ALL.
This manga has a seinen vibe. It's really deep and psychological.
Every character was badly hurt in their life. Everyone has secrets and they're fighting/trying to get revenge. But truth is they were just unlucky, and justice doesn't exist in the yakuza world. They really curse their own situation.
They have been tainted by their hardcore past and some seem to have real psychological problems, but even so they're just humans so you can't dislike them. Even the evil ones fascinated me : they really have no values. The only thing they stand for is a "code of honor" that doesn't even follow human rights (the world of yakuza is really ruthless). It really got me to think !
Female characters here are top-notch too !
Each character goes in the front row at one point so we learn all their stories. The all thing kinda works like a puzzle and each new chapter adds a new piece. The plot is so well thought-out, everything is so logical, so realistic, so freaking awesome...!!

And can we talk about the art ?? OMG IT IS FA-BU-LOUS !!!

But what got to me the most were the feelings. OMG it's as if i've been ran over by a truck.
The angst is so real it had me dying !!
I swear I felt so bad for the characters I couldn't even cry ! More like I wasn't allowed to cry !! They were so strong, so cool, fighting with everything they got. They didn't cry so I felt like I couldn't either (but tears still fell down).

Once you'll have read it you won't ever dare to complain again.
Now everytime I'm in a "bad" situation I'm like : "Girl. U serious ?? You pathetic little human ! Are you desperate ?? NO !! Have hopes disappeared ?? NO !! You don't live in Acid Town so get yourself together already !! Lift up your head and FIGHT"

If you haven't understood it yet : beware it's heavy stuff. So do yourself a favor and don't read it before sleeping.
Because I remember that when I caught up with the releases (I read everything in one go. I was sooo hooked !!) I felt so dead inside I didn't know what to do anymore... Just WOW.

MASTERPIECE I tell you ! :'(

... Last updated on March 11th, 2017, 4:12am
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Waiting for new chap as always  
by jongjongie
August 5th, 2016, 10:46am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
So here are some of my thoughts:
- Reiji was originally in love with his brother Ryuji
- Tetsu may develop as an antagonist (or maybe not)
I long to know what will happen once Reiji knows Yuki is his nephew. But more than anything I want HyoudouxYuki.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2019, 7:34am
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So I don't usually comment on incomplete manga  
by Ginny
June 25th, 2015, 11:29pm
Rating: N/A
This is the first actually. The characters NEED Jesus. Allah, messiah, Buddha or lady luck. They need some higher power because DAMN! I did not need to read this right before bed. Like fu*k. I don't think I ever cursed in a review. Life's a cold b that'll shoot you in the face and the back. Well, this was sad, depressing, and I was angry enough to shoot some characters. Like back the f off Yuki. He already has too much bs to deal with, but Kyuugou keeps popping a cap in all her characters butts. I definitely need a light hearted comedy before bed.
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Another GOOD one by Kyuugou-sensei  
by IAmKingTarquin
May 4th, 2015, 1:49pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
And like her good ones, we have to wait for the next installment. :/ I like it still though; the way Kyuugou sensei tells her story and well, everyone has something to do with someone in THIS story.

Also, can we update/add Yaoi in the genre? It didn't show the Yaoi in the first few chapters, but well, the *fun* part shows in the latter ones, so please mods? *Mwah!*

... Last updated on May 4th, 2015, 1:50pm
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I cried so hard  
by HARUHI_han
September 17th, 2014, 8:41pm
Rating: N/A
At first I was not really interested in this series, but since it's Kyuugo's work I started to pick it up. Once I read it I coundn't put it down anymore, until chapter 26, all the complicated relationships got nearly enlighten, my tear couldn't be held back anymore.
They're really living in the acid town, their feet get chained down, their life are in shambles, both generations to boost the already grim fate,
I'm on my tiptoe now waiting for the new chapter as I'm with Sora wo daite oyasumi T_T
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Just right  
by clavicle14
October 24th, 2013, 11:45pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
While the main character is conflicted over intimate relationships, at the same time we have a seme who seems like someone who wouldn't touch him at all without his consent. I think that the Hyoudou and Yuki are perfect for each other - Hyoudou's gentle character is just what Yuki needs.

At first I found it dragging, but all the angst worked for me. And so far, all the undertones are just delicious. XD I am so glad I found this manga!

... Last updated on October 25th, 2013, 6:44am
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Not exactly all it's cracked up to be  
by maidenrose
July 4th, 2013, 10:54am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I was a big fan of Kyuugou, which is what prompted me to pick this up.


I've read 13 chapters so far out of sheer curiosity. Acid town itself is immensely dull, overcomplicated and depressing if you're not already a fan hardboiled Yakuza-themed manga. I, like many of you expected this to be a little different from the usual, formulaic kind of BL story. And it was. So different it barely resembles BL. One of the characters is
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gay and in love with his best friend, typical of Kyuugou works
and the other
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has endured unspeakable sexual abuse at an early age
. Instead of developing the relationship between the two main characters, it's sidetracked after so much anticipation and hope. The longer romantic developments are put off and other aspects of the plot are explored the more the romance becomes a novelty. This is in sharp contrast to BL titles which are driven by the central romance, with the characters constantly going at it, which can get old. But in Acid Town, instead of the romantic relationship being the desired goal sometime during the length of the work, it is intercepted by unpleasant twists and turns. At every page there will be a minor detail introduced to deepen the dark, foreboding and bleak prospects of the story.
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The tormented main character continually assures us that he's not fit to be the protagonist of a shounen ai by displaying the mental and physical scars he's gotten from the abuse. Any romantic encounter involving him would be disturbing for us to see, considering how conflicted he is about romance. Maybe this was the intended effect but making homosexual acts seem repulsive by showing a child being sexually abused and then his traumatized older self not ready for any kind of romantic pursuit defeats the purpose of making this a BL. Why show the evils of BL in a book intended to be read by fans of BL? Was the point of the story to further torment the already unstable protagonist? This title would have been more appropriate without the homosexual overtones.

Kyuugou must have concentrated every negative, destructive feeling they've ever had into this because it is one big rolling ball of disappointment.

... Last updated on July 5th, 2013, 2:57pm
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Yaoi with deep plot  
by Orulyon
January 19th, 2013, 6:19pm
Rating: N/A
Its so rare to find a yaoi where:
1.Main guy is not raped by his love interest
2. Plot is centered in the hard life of the protagonist, not in the romance.
3. Bittersweet feeling at every single chapter.
Well I finally found one. Acid Town is amazing. I have so many feeling while reading it. A masterpiece, seriously. The mangaka´s other work Sora wo daite oyasumi is also a masterpiece. She is a GREAT mangaka. Finally a yaoi mangaka who actually cares about putting a decent detailed plot in her manga. God bless her!
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