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From Infinity Studios:
Having been born in a secret government laboratory that cultivated esper (telepathic) powers within humans, Shuuichi and two sisters, Sumire and Katsumi, are forced to endure a difficult life as test subjects until their escape. Years later, these siblings are still being sought after by unknown organizations that are after Shuuichi's powers as he is what they refer to as the “zero-sample” with the ability to cause “zero-shock.”


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Associated Names
Zero - The Beginning
Zero - The Casket of Beginning
Zero - The Gate of Beginning
ZERO 始まりの章
Зеро. Нулевой образец
제로 - 시작의관

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (506 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.35 / 10.0

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Infinity Studios (Volumes 1~3 / eBook Volume 8 - Defunct)

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Waste of time  
by Fizypop
August 28th, 2017, 11:34am
Rating: N/A
Its an edgy story that has to do with incest and test tube babies for psychic powers. The only likeable character is killed off to cause some needless drama. Seriously, don't read this unless you're looking for HOW NOT TO WRITE a story.
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So bad  
by residentgrigo
July 25th, 2013, 3:56am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
I can´t believe i finished this manga. It is one of the most horrible constructed mangas i have ever seen. I can´t stand Dall-Young works overall but this one is the worst by far besides his hentai work of course.
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One of the worst Im Dal-Young works.  
by Anonymous
October 13th, 2011, 7:34pm
Rating: N/A
Seriously. The manhwa started with a lot of potential. I was so hooked because it introduced us telepathic powers and laboratory tests. The first 2 volumes were good. But that's where it ends.

Later it is getting turned into a meaningless fights show where the main hero is getting stronger and stronger. He has no development at all and he fight random enemies. Then a bunch of random people from various organizations appear to aid him. Meanwhile, it has a lot of violence or rapes.

Anyway, towards the end, the manhwa changes direction and it gives some Neon Genesis Evangelion vibes. Not to mention the
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thing that looked like Gundam. It was so random and nothing was explained.
The ending was so rushed too.

The artwork was bad.

Lastly, it felt like an incomplete story. Although I am aware that it has some sequels but they are not about the same characters.
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Hate it or love it  
by HanaTenshiHimeko
August 15th, 2011, 6:34pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0's not as bad as I thought. It was interesting in the beginning, then it started to dumb down into your typical shounen action manga. Not only it didn't stop there, the characters became messed moment they are the bad guys and violence explodes, and the next moment they became the good guys and were docile. Normally, we see those kinds in your typical manga. However, the transition was akward and weird and it doesn't make it easy to believe they are on the side of the good guys.

So I have to say I liked it in the beginning, continued downward slowly into dislike, extreme dislike toward the ending, and then had an ok moment for the ending. I'm just sad how messed up it became toward the end that I had a moment of just throwing down this manga down, but I forced myself to read toward the end. So this is your typical hate/love manhwa. You either hate it or love the series overall.

The only good thing is the battle scenes, so I'll say I'll just look back into it for battle references. Other than that, it's not worth rereading it.
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Read this only if you have too much time  
by DuckTales
December 12th, 2010, 5:38pm
Rating: N/A
This manwha has a good beginning and decent development in storyline for the first few chapters. However, this is where the positives end.

The plot is hurried towards the middle of the story and after this point the decline in quality of manwha is hard to miss. The scientific aspects of the storyline and the relationship between characters are not established clearly - Hence, the manwha loses its plot and becomes very laborious to read and hard to accept.

The above misgivings conveys the feeling that the author was not clear about the storyline himself or was dissatisfied with the resulting manhwa. My feelings are probably justified by the two sequels which contained completely different plots and a terrible ending to this manwha(which has many loose ends)!

To summarize, this manwha creates initial expectations but concludes as a consummate clusterfuck(pun intended at the incestuous aspects of this manhwa)!

... Last updated on December 12th, 2010, 5:48pm
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read only 72 pages but...  
by FormX
November 13th, 2010, 11:09pm
Rating: N/A
The concept of a father and daughter is worse than siblings...
Art was plain, all the fighting scenes were lame and full of cruel violence...
The plot was not smooth or interesting at all...


... Last updated on November 13th, 2010, 11:21pm
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A waste of time  
by Neofit
July 29th, 2010, 6:12am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
This series can be accurately described as a slide-show of meaningless fights against the backdrop of a vague story that is suddenly cheaply tied up with no effort to explain what the hell just went on and why.

Characters have nothing going for them and most of them serve no purpose except as a trigger for the next action sequence and by the time everything is over you can't even remember who they are.

The art is not at all impressive and it seems to take a dive in quality later on.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2010, 6:14am
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fun to read in spare time  
by desert rat
June 21st, 2010, 5:55pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
ill make this short , very short :_;

and i still dont know what happened in the manga , and characters were very fast disposable O_O
i always check what year it is released so , if it is from 2000 ,im guesing he was still thinking or experimenting ?

either way
it has great action scene's and is very brutal on people dying all over the place ,(i very dislike seeing females getting killed misstreated etc ;_: )
manga has no plot or a very vague one , and the plot has alot of holes in it
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by wait321
January 3rd, 2010, 2:26pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
This is, without a doubt, one of the worst series that I've ever read. There's no character or story development. It just goes from one fight to another. I don't even know what to say because the skeleton story and background are just to show off the fights and don't leave anything to talk about.

Reading this is like looking at a slide show with no commentary. Don't read this if you're looking for anything more than fancy but pointless battles.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2010, 4:22pm
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by usn014
December 29th, 2009, 7:41pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
i dont think ive ever read a manga that has stated off so promising than just spirals and crashes into itself...such a disappointment it was pissing me off reading the last 10 chapters...dont make ur heart go through reading this
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