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Shuto Heru  
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This manga is set in the Western Xia state at the beginning of the 13th century, when there were violent, ongoing incursions by the Mongol army. Guided by Suzuki, a student who has transferred from another school, a present-day boy called Sudo, a high school student who has been plagued by a vivid dream of a battlefield, is reborn as Shutohel, a female warrior for the Western Xia army, who has lived for vengeance on the Mongols, and travels to the battlefield. At the same time, the Mongol prince Yurul defies his own army, which is trying to destroy the Western Xia script, and makes plans to protect a collection of Western Xia writings. This is an epic, long-form action manga featuring elaborate, dynamic depictions of combat and the enigma of an ancient script.
Note: Won the 16th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's New Artist Prize in 2012.


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Associated Names
Akuryou - Shut Hell
Akuryou - Shuto Heru
Shut Hell
Шат Хелл
シュトヘル 悪霊

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.90 (end) by HappyScans! about 1 year ago
v.14 c.89 by HappyScans! about 1 year ago
v.14 c.88 by HappyScans! about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (252 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 26th 2018, 3:50pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
Gekkan! Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #416 increased(+133)
Monthly Pos #948 decreased(-64)
3 Month Pos #1039 increased(+34)
6 Month Pos #1168 decreased(-107)
Year Pos #1155 decreased(-130)

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Barely passes   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
October 11th, 2017, 1:33am
There isn't a lot of logic within this manga...At least the cast is likeable..although a tad bland. The fight scenes aren't too bad, though messy at times. I wish the mangaka had the balls to permanently kill of the mc at the end...

The redeeming feature is its unique art. Quite expressive.

... Last updated on October 11th, 2017, 1:36am
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
September 12th, 2017, 2:47pm
What a mess... things happen because the author wills it, not because there is a logic or sense to the actions of the characters, they kill who they shouldn't save those they should kill, 10 beat 1000, 1 man takes a castle, and 100 beat a whole army, a blind man fights as he's been blind his hole life the moment he looses his sight, hair grows and shrinks out of nowhere, battles are hectic at best, strategy is a joke when rarely used, the characters can't seam to decide if they are warmongers or pacifists and change back and forth all the time, use of fingerprints in 1200-1300, a japanese is transported to china but has no issue speaking old chinese... I could go on... I get the feeling the mangaka couldn't decide if he wanted this to be a sort of realistic historical manga or a more fantasy oriented one, the result is this strange thing where it's neither, just inconsistent.
It does have a few good things, the story is actually not bad, it's just not well presented and not very believable, even contradictory, since the importance of the jade script is not the jade tablets but the script itself, for their "purpose" transcripting them and trying to save the academy makes more sense, or even take the transcription and go to their destination. I also find it does a great job in how it depicts how barbaric those times were.
As a whole thou I found it lacking.
Also, I don't dislike the art-style but at times, mainly during fights, it lowers in quality, also, the fighting sequences are hard to follow.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2017, 2:13am
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Shut Hell   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
May 9th, 2015, 2:32am
Shut Hell is a very unique manga that deals with many ideologies pertaining to both historical and modern day topics. It gives the reader another perspective on war, race, and life itself. Unlike other manga, Shut Hell is very realistic yet very idealistic at the same time. It delivers a striking display of art, presenting ideas that makes the readers think. It's conjures a clash between ideology and reality to focus on the bigger picture by viewing it through the smaller picture. A truly magnificent peace of art filled with rich and powerful display of character and stature. I would recommend people who are looking for something new and outside of manga norm to read Shut Hell. It is by far, one of my favorite manga of all times rating at 6/10 which is the second highest rating that I ever gave.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2017, 7:24pm
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Translation meaning   
Rating: N/A
by Langley83
October 16th, 2013, 8:26pm
For what I read on internet, Shutoheru (シュトヘル) means demon in mongolian, the official name in romaji in japanese is Shutohel, look here ( ) the production page name "shutohel" appears above the japanese title. (production notes were published on February edition of Gekkan spirits of this year)
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SHUT HELL! What the fu....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mercio
September 28th, 2013, 6:55pm
Great manga but sometimes you don't need to translate everything to proper english ESPECIALLY when it's a GODDAMN NAME! They should just leave the name as "Shuto Heru" At least it'll sound like a name not a phrase.

And the awful translation hurts my brain. Don't they have proofreader? It feels like I'm reading a direct google translation.
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Shut Hell? More like Shut Norris   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
September 19th, 2013, 4:58pm
I'm actually enjoying this, it's a bit twisty but I think I get it now. I really like Shut Hell, she's cool and I want to see what happens with Sudou in her body. I really hope the scanlators keep going with this manga because it's worth it. I'd also like to know her real name because somehow calling her Shut Hell seems rather awkward.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2014, 4:41am
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Icky name   
Rating: N/A
by Laclongquan
July 28th, 2013, 8:38am
The content is not bad, even though i may not agree with the directions the mangaka took. But the one thing most damned is the name Shut Hell. frankly, the original name shuto heru is better.

the next group that pick up this series should use it instead of shut hell. What the heck is shut hell?
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Rating: N/A
by sensualaoi
June 23rd, 2013, 1:27am
I second Ichen's comment. This series was fun, but the story could have been told more efficiently with a tighter focus and less characters. The series suffers the more you reread it, because the initially shocking motivations of characters are actually shallow and not convincing. Despite the interesting premise and ancient setting, the delivery is just a popcorn movie.
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not good   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by lchen
August 3rd, 2011, 8:38am
I tried and got to the hanging but this story misses all the marks. Everyone's backstories are told, there is no mystery and usually I don't care for "mysterious" characters. Maybe it's because the backstory of Shut Hell herself is beyond lame and senseless. All the characters' motivations are not particularly deep or even believable. The time travel/body swap thing kept me reading longer than I would've with just the main story of the past. It's just frustrating, good idea but something went very wrong with the execution. It really lacks the depth to back up emotions they throw at you, it's no Ares or Claymore.
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no bad   
Rating: N/A
by dremondtanic
March 14th, 2011, 7:42am
ummm....... i like the art of this manga, a little unique. story seems to be coming along.

it takes oo damn long to come out
and yea that all i can say for now
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