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Description
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Gangsta
GANGSTA 갱스터
Gyangusuta
ギャングスタ

Groups Scanlating
Easy Going Scans
MTSC
Project B
TDX
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Latest Release(s)
c.56 by TDX 10 months ago
c.55 by TDX about 1 year ago
c.53-54 by TDX about 1 year ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 28

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (488 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 10th 2020, 10:55pm PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic @ Bunch (Shinchosha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (8 Vols - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #571 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #794 increased(+248)
3 Month Pos #1266 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #1287 decreased(-79)
Year Pos #1216 decreased(-68)

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Awesome!  
by mamokoto
February 26th, 2020, 11:13am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
A good read, I'm still waiting for future chapters T_T
I pray for the author's good health and hope to see more soon! I am attached to many characters and I am waiting for Alex and Nicolas to become closer <3.
Character development is amazing, with complicated past and present, emotional and heart wrenching. I am very excited to see more
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Things just happen.  
by UglyBanana
May 21st, 2019, 8:08am
Rating: N/A
TL😀R Art is Good, Action is Good, Story is Bad, Characters are Bad,
Art is good, characters look distinct from one another and action scenes are pretty easy to follow.

Story is nonexistent, the whole manga feels like a prequel to something that already came out, things kinda just happen for no real reason. I still have no idea what this manga is about other than people hate and wanna kill each other, why? because.

Characters are mostly badly written, evil characters are just evil for the sake of being evil. good characters are a bunch of damsels in distress. if they're not, they are completely forgotten and have no involvement in anything and just stand around and sometimes say words, I'm talking about the dark-skinned lady who is one of the main characters, I'm even kidding when I say forgotten she doesn't have any involvement what so ever in anything for a good 20-25 chapters.

Action is pretty good, it's nicely paced so it doesn't feel too long and it's well drawn.

Violence/Mature is just there to make evil characters seem more evil and doesn't affect the "story" what so ever.
Characters get raped, why? to make bad guy more evil. Characters get killed, why? to make bad guy more evil.
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GOOD!  
by willnira
June 5th, 2018, 11:03am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Good story and keeps you on the edge for what is going on. It deals with discrimination, and it has really bloody scenes and if you are expecting hope from this manga I would say just do not. Characters are really interesting all of them, the girls are not annoying, all of the characters seem like they are keeping secrets and you really need to put attention to what you are reading.

And tbh a deaf characters being a badass!
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I love Gangsta!!!!  
by NeonGeek
July 12th, 2017, 6:17pm
Rating: N/A
i just wanna shout it....I LOVE THIS MANGA its very well written the pace is good it keeps you on the edge of your seats and the characters are AMAZING and realistically written and i just love alex after looking at anime where the female protagonist are often too nice or too damn preaching or just so damn annoying i love how realistic and heartwarming her relationships are with nic and worrick shes not here to be the light of there lives or make them better people but instead she becomes as close to them as they are to each other (i am a nic and alex shipper alex and nic for life!!!) she is kind and caring while not being having too much of it a warning though this manga can get very dark and gruesome (its seinen for a reason) so the faint of heart and weak of stomach keep away
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Worth the read!  
by 8blkpaws
May 22nd, 2016, 9:20am
Rating: N/A
First off let me say, the only real reason I found this is because I was browsing the upcoming anime when it came out, it looked interesting, found the manga.. and never looked back. I love how the character's are playing out, it is a bit ..... much, if you are the queasy type, but I for one, love this manga. I am so happy that it's being released in english, and I hope she keeps it up for quite some time. The character's are all nicely intertwined, the story is captivating, you get left on a cliff hanger with every chapter that ends.. I also enjoy how the author skips and goes back to the past and sews that all up nicely in it's own pretty bowed box.. If you are one that enjoys a gritty fast paced underworld kind of manga... read this. You won't be disappointed
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Sadly slipping on it´s own blood  
by residentgrigo
November 8th, 2014, 1:35pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
First with the good: The two leads are awesome, have interesting and fleshed out back stories that continue to be revealed and i like the sign language subplot. The art is of course amazing and the panel-direction is great and very good for a beginner. Actions like killing actually have consequences and the series doesn't rely on nudity and sexualized rape to get the drama and suspense going. The author could go places if she steps up her writing or gets a partner because not everything is sunshine and bloodshed in the land of fake Madripoor.
I can´t really describe the setting for one (the later introduced pseudo X-men called Twilights stick out especially) which is bad when you get outside of your opening arc and rely on in it heavily to drive the narrative.
The cast also exploded way too fast at once to probably to get the nonsensical prequel spin-off "Gangsta.:Cursed." going and the characterizations and motivations are thus a bit unclear. Some come off as Shounen rejects too.
Then we have our "whore with a heart full gold" leading lady Alex who is just boring and confusing so where are the positive comments about her coming from? She has the usual past of abuse and turns out to have random angelic quality like singing and parenting. What a twist and i don´t think that she fits in the world as the story goes on as she looks nice in the backgrounds, asks questions for the reader and gets to play the damsel on top. I couldn't characterize her if i tried as her big breast don´t count as that. Another problem is that the series developed an unnecessary cruel streak over time and the overall atmosphere is starting to suffer while the series direction is becoming less clear by the chapter. As if the author ran out of ideas... I could see my rating rise again in a few volumes or that i drop the manga but that would be a shame as it started off with great promise and i like the themes. At least things are staying "suspenseful". The similar Black Lagoon (8/10 and the anime is a bit superior), Gunslinger Girl (9/10) and Until Death Do Us Part (9,5/10) are overall more rounded so start with them and her new series Doodle is directionless and unclear from the start so i gave up on it immediately.
Update: I finally gave up after Vol.7 before the manga completely destroyed itself and Kosuke shouldn´t have juggled 3 projects at the same time. Her art is strong so she should turn into a full time artist instead as writing didn´t turn out to be her game in the long run.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2016, 6:39am
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Brilliant!  
by Bebe~
November 2nd, 2014, 6:45pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Absolutely fun to read! I will definitely reread this whenever I have nothing else to read They're all like diamonds in the rough, I can see so much potential for this manga. Although Alex-chan isn't the main-main character, she makes a big impact on both men. What's more is that she's a very like-able female character (which is very rare!). I can't get over the badassery of this manga. The dark portrayal of their cruel past and how they struggle to support each other, I love everything about it.

Edit: Sadly, this is still on haitus because the artist is hospitalized sad

... Last updated on January 13th, 2017, 4:21pm
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A Top Manga!!  
by Cueballone
March 20th, 2014, 12:39pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
One of the best series I have ever read. I am soo sick of the childish and lame ecchi series with terrible characters and plot lines. This is refreshingly adult and is brilliant. I breath of fresh air. The art is spectacular, and so are all the characters. The story is dark, yet beautiful at the same time. It blends so many aspects into one in a great way. There really is no downside other than it sometimes geting a little confusing.. To sum this story up quickly, it takes place in a world of humans and superhumans. The setting is NYC/Tokyo style city with the mob running things. These superhumans called "Twilights" are persecuted by regular humans and need to take medicine to survive. THe story follows a pair of male Twilights and their everyday lives. They come upon a broken woman named Alex and she enters their everyday struggle but comes to rely and care about them. It is a MUST read. Cheers and enjoy!
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Favorite!  
by whoishannah
December 24th, 2013, 9:23pm
Rating: N/A
It's great. Not the most original,but certainly has a LOT of potential.One thing I like about this is that the characters are very likable. It might get a bit confusing at first when they start introducing new faces here and there,but it draws you to them.

I read this mainly because I thought it had pretty decent art, and I tend to overlook a lot of good series because of this.But surprisingly enough,the art in Gangsta was too gorgeous to skim through that it even made me sort of jealous.lol.
I don't really have much to complain about;it's fresh,the action is decent,and it's got tons of really great characters. A lot of mysteries here and there,and that's something to look forward to even more through the course of the series. Definitely made me an instant fan.
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WOW  
by iammonstergirl
November 24th, 2013, 9:48am
Rating: N/A
BEST MANGA I'VE EVER READ !!! AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD !! I love all of the character especially Nic >< !! Love the action and the art is great. The story so far is good. Please update it quickly... (「╹ω╹)「
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