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Kami no Kodomo  
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The twisted and deeply disturbing tale of a sociopathic serial killer...


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Associated Names
God's Child

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8-11 (end) by Kotonoha (1472d ago)
v.1 c.6-7 by Kotonoha (1479d ago)
v.1 c.1-5 by Kotonoha (1486d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (191 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 27th 2014, 8:08pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Horror M (Bunkasha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #973 increased(+209)
Monthly Pos #2026 increased(+77)
3 Month Pos #2615 decreased(-155)
6 Month Pos #2674 increased(+91)

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On 70 reading lists
On 216 wish lists
On 519 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by munchigum
March 16th, 2015, 5:27pm
I started reading this because I was expecting something soft and fluffy like Death Note or something or probably because I liked Dexter. But once I started, it just captured me. I hated every page and it disgusted me so much that I could barely stand it. But it made me finish it. I spent months afterwards disturbed by it, and even more than a year later just thinking about it causes me feelings of disgust and fear. Out of all the things I've read, this has probably had one of the greatest impacts on my life.
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Artistically meritorious, but unoriginal   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Venatius
June 18th, 2013, 12:56am
The first and most eye-catching thing about this work is the art style, which is definitely noteworthy in its medium overall, perhaps a little reminiscent of certain Edward Gorey pen-and-ink pieces (for lack of knowledge of a better artist to compare it to). Unfortunately, not a lot is done with that, and many of the panels end up looking painfully similar to one another, rather rapidly straying from the initial imaginative flourishes. The larger problem is that everything about it is so agonizingly conventional. You more or less understand the course of the whole thing if you're at all familiar with how people typically write generic "troubled broody society-rejecting psychopath" characters. The protagonist is a virtual checklist of gloomy troubled romanticized killer loner cliches, and since no one actually behaves like a real human being, he's granted nigh invulnerability except when the script flatly declares he's not. The symbolism isn't used to convey anything but ham-fisted exhausted religious iconography (I was frankly stunned not to notice any apples or cruciform positions), and the whole thing is overall miles up its own gloomy backside with navel-gazing pretension. It doesn't even try to venture into any territory not covered by other works concerning youth, sexuality and violence (A Clockwork Orange, I'm waving at you fondly) and spends most of its time anointing its protagonist's feet instead. I'm not sure if my own biblical analogy is cleverly ironic or hypocritical, unfortunately.

... Last updated on June 18th, 2013, 12:58am
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Stylized evil.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
November 13th, 2012, 10:16pm
That was disturbing but seriously impressive. Don't expect redemption or anything of the sort. There's no real story to speak of, either.
But it's an impressive portrayal of a psychopath, and the stylized drawing style definitely helps.
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I'm feeling queasy   
Rating: N/A
by blublaise
December 26th, 2011, 5:35pm
I read this manga because I thought it sounded interesting and that it wouldn't be so bad that I couldn't stomach it. What a surprise! I'm disturbed in so many levels and my stomach feels really queasy. The main character truly is twisted and what happened in his life is incredibly disturbing. If I were you, I'd think twice before reading this...
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 10th, 2011, 12:46pm
it's unlike any other manga i had ever read. this is more like a french comic, with the art style and the weird philosophical stuff he spouted. the main char is very disturbing, but you cant help think he is quite cool in his own way, especially when he offered to 'help' the bullied girl. the art certainly let you distance yourself from the atrocities he committed.
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one of a kind   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
October 23rd, 2011, 7:58am
just like all Kyoudai's other works, this is truly original
i have never come across anything similar to their stories
there is always this seemingly confused character who cowers away from his/her own feelings
in this story, the main character is someone who lost anything that identifies him as a human even before being born
and as a reader you wont know whether to admire his dark ,intriguing and twisted personality or loathe it
i dont know what to say about the "conclusion"
i think it was mostly a story about how unsafe and misleading the world is
you might think you are happy and sheltered, but next thing you know you are being killed for no reason at all
it is a story about humans who forgot what consciousness is and gave in to the savage side we all have deep inside

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2011, 8:00am
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