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Code: Breaker  
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Sakurakouji Sakura is a girl who appears modest and graceful but in reality is skilled in martial arts. After witnessing a boy burning people with his blue flame, she is startled to see that the same boy is a transfer student, Oogami Rei. Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who "does not exist". He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of "an eye for an eye", to "use evil against evil". Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.


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Associated Names
Code - Breaker
Code Breaker
CODE:BREAKER ~コード:ブレイカー~

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap. 34 Some Differences.

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1050 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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March 3rd 2015, 4:11pm PST

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English Publisher
Del Rey (2 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #603 increased(+151)
Monthly Pos #1179 increased(+111)
3 Month Pos #1263 increased(+19)
6 Month Pos #1288 increased(+38)

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On 3881 reading lists
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When Will This End? 630 days, 4 hours, 16 minutes ago
215 723 days, 21 hours, 30 minutes ago
181 1020 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes ago
December 32 *spoilers* 1066 days, 14 hours, 10 minutes ago
Code:Breaker Gets Anime 1238 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes ago

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i have no idea what i just read...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by gaga
December 17th, 2014, 6:02pm
This will be a very poor review because i really don't know what i just read, i can't collect my thoughts. The first arc, about 100chps, they were pretty good, well if i didn't like it in the begining i wouldn't have continued reading it. After that it just got a lot more complicated, introduced a lot of things, not one of them explained properly and i am still very confused by it all. I tend to pile up chps and then read it in a bunch, so for the last 50+ chps that i had left, in every one of those there was something "major" discovered. So talk about messy and trying to comprehend all that information that didn't make sense, that was trying to be incorporated into the current story which was already pretty messy and difficult to understand.
And the ending, the f? I just can't, im too much wtf-ing with this, it's my first time that a manga gave me so much questions above the head. Not even Air gear watered down its story as much...

... Last updated on December 18th, 2014, 4:00pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ArisaMiya
July 24th, 2013, 9:13am
Initially I was not interested in the manga that element of violence. However, this is different from the code breaker. any manga character has an important role even though they are side characters but they are pretty big role and relating to one another. Difficult to predict the movement of each character. As loyal readers of this manga, I really looking forward to the continuation of Sakurakouji Sakura's determination pandora box.
Hopefully a quick release in the near future.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mercio
May 25th, 2013, 7:45am
I wish I could give this manga a negative rating. The girl is so self righteous and kept forcing her belief on others. I've read a lot of manga and this girl take the top spot for the MOST annoying ignorant b*tch. I swear if I meet such person in real life I would slap her face HARD. One character enough to make me (a manga addict) to drop a series. I can't like her, I won't like her and I can't even ignore her. I've never wish for a manga character to die so bad.
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Current Favorite Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FYforever
May 16th, 2013, 2:36pm
I found this one day when I was looking for a new anime to watch. Good thing I decided to read the manga first because the anime sucks. Anyway, once I read the first chapter, I was immediately hooked and read non-stop for a week until the most recent chapter releases. It has definitely climbed up to the number one spot for me. I like that it's really dark and instead of the usual good vs evil, it's evil vs evil. And the fateful December 32 adds a lot of mystery to the story and was what captivated me in the first place.

The manga has amazing art and character design. The comedy is hilarious and to me, doesn't get in the way of the story. Action scenes are plenty and is the focus of this manga. It only gets more and more intense as the story progresses due to the characters development of additional powers and introduction of stronger "enemies". There's a lot of character development as more of everyones' past get revealed. The focus changed from why they become code breakers to why they stay code breakers. The only complaint I have is Sakura. Her character is a real disappointment and annoying as hell. Her only real purpose so far is softening Ogami's character.

Anyway I'm on chapter 221 (the most recent one out) and I'm curious to see where Kamijyo is going with the story. For the last 200+ chapters, the story has been centered around Pandora's Box and December 32. I'm really uncertain as to how the plot would develop beyond this arc as there haven't been too much hints to how it would progress.

But aside from this, I highly recommend this manga. It has all the elements of a good manga: mysterious past, locked memories, hidden abilities and powers, hilarious humor, tiny bit of romance and lots of great action.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 2:38pm
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"Samurai Deeper Kyo" set in modern era   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kill-chan
April 20th, 2013, 3:11am
Cut short: after a few warm up stories, Code:Breaker revealed to be not that different from Samurai Deeper Kyo but set in present Japan.
- when a new enemy appears , this looks like the strongest ever appeared... just to pale in comparison with the next one
- the main girl has a mysterious past but, for most part, is there just to repeat the other character's lines with a shocked expression...
- the main guy is a tsundere (LOL), exactly like Kyo
- characters switch party because REASON
- the story is moved forward through revelations about the past... well, there's nothing wrong with that but, in most cases, the timing and the way they are brought up by the characters are just plain stupid

Comedy is good, way better than in S.D.K. , it has a "crazy" feeling to it that makes you want it to be always this crazy ... it's just that when it gets down to serious business it gets stupid.
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Code:Breaker... Code:Broken   
Rating: N/A
by Otrunyte
April 16th, 2013, 2:21pm
I've only watched the anime so far, but I fully intend to read the manga, it's just I needed to be able to vent my anger at how utterly disappointing the characterisation of all the Code:Breakers except Hitomi was conducted. They are all murderers and yet preach about saving people to Hitomi when the rest of the time they go round killing innocent people that 'get in the way'. What a f*cking joke. They spend their entire existence doing exactly the same thing that Hitomi did, just on a smaller scale, and HE'S the evil one for following his beliefs? They are hypocrites and full of sh*t... and Sakura throws her 'this is justice' bullsh*t out their for nothing more than self-satisfaction despite the fact that she doesn't have a clue what having powers and 'not existing' feels like. "You Just Shouldn't" this and "You Just Shouldn't" that. REASONS? HAHA WHO NEEDS THEM! "YOU JUST SHOULDN'T! WE DON'T NEED SOLUTIONS BUT BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING YOU JUST SHOULDN'T! Oh... a main character died because of me?! Well YOU JUST SHOULDN'T F*CKING DIE THEN! What garbage. Worst ending to a promising anime in years. This has left me with nothing but bitter disappointment and occasional bursts of rage. I hope the manga is better.
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I've never read something that was so all over the place   
Rating: N/A
by Lucifel
April 13th, 2013, 5:13pm
Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's awful, sometimes it's boring, sometimes is really boring, sometimes it seems to have stalled, sometimes it goes back to what made it good in the beginning.

It's at it's best when Rei is just being an anti-hero and Sakura is bringing him back. It's at its' worst almost all of the rest of the time. When around v18 everyone is powering up by coming to know themselves and junk like that it's almost unbearable. I don't think I can honestly recommend this to anyone.
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Has its ups and downs   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by RoxFlowz
November 6th, 2012, 9:55am
it started like your usual shounen manga but it was still pretty good back then. The setting was very interesting at the beginning as so many things remained unknown.
But now it has one big flaw: It tries to bring in thousands of different ideas (some of them are very cliche). Sadly, most of them are executed very poorly and it completely destroys the atmosphere. Hope it gets better since the start was good.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mokaboy
October 11th, 2012, 11:41pm
Just a topical shounen manga, same old story : a girl who is "accidentally" involved with the main male character (who has powers) after a few fights they discover that Tue girl has powers too and blah blah blah.
There's no plot, and I give 7/10 to the art.
No worth reading manga it is.
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Some major flaws, but it's alright.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by b.dasani
July 24th, 2012, 1:16am
Code:Breaker is a disappointment for me, but it’s one I keep returning to. The art is something I enjoy, even though the author’s character design is basically swapping hairstyles on the same face. But I defend the art as being clean, distinct, and aesthetically pleasing in terms of characters, movement, and backgrounds.

The premise is something we’ve all heard—there’s a mysterious organization purporting to support justice but is actually quite sketchy, its members have strange powers and painful pasts and are conveniently numbered by strength, things are not as they seem, and then a regular girl gets caught up in it all. It’s not exactly trying to be original with its premise, but it’s still fun and fresh as a story.

But I must voice my biggest criticisms about the story, which happen to be the main characters: an Ogami Rei and a Sakura Sakurakouji.

Despite protagonist Ogami Rei’s insistence that he’ll show enemies what “real evil” means, he never delivers on that evil promise. I have never felt less impressed nor less threatened by a character who is meant to represent and make me question the duality and hypocrisy of executing justice.

I was initially excited by the potential of Rei’s character, if only because he wasn’t the blatant angel that usually appears as a manga’s main character, but I was quickly disappointed—he was too predictable, too uninteresting—and a little too invincible to make me feel invested in his fight scenes. After denying it to myself so long, I’ll admit it—I’m bored by Rei, who is so obviously in love with Sakura and in agreement with her idealism by now that I don’t know why he even bothers to deny it anymore. Rei is the author's vehicle to represent the controversy of justice, power, and their respective responsibilities and it doesn't work.

But Rei is nothing compared to Sakura, who went from pretty cool action girl to comic relief and just the weirdest airhead ever. She went from competent, practical fighter to really incompetent, oblivious, and obligatory - just a love interest to Rei. I am actually so irritated by Sakura I will skip pages or stop reading for a few….weeks.

With that said, there’s still characters to like in Code:Breaker—a whole supporting cast, in fact. The smartass Toki is clever and full of flaws, which I like; Heike is the gentlemanly “real evil” I was looking for; the bizarre Yuuki is pretty funny, though his personality is basically just quirks. Still, Yuuki’s two uncharacteristically human bursts of concern for frenemies Toki and Ogami were ten times more emotional than any overly sentimental Ogami/Sakura moment. And there are legitimately funny moments involving all characters throughout the series.

This all sounds like serious criticism, but like I said, I still read Code:Breaker and enjoy it. I recommend it, too. It can be quirky, fun, and dramatic in its best moments, and I think reading through a few dull moments for those gems are well worth it.
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