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Freesia is set in an alternative Japanese society that is at war, and has passed a law legalizing retaliatory killings. If somebody kills your loved one, you are legally sanctioned to kill, or hire someone to kill, the perpetrator. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings.


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Bod Rangzen

Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.74-81 (end) by Gantz_Waitingroom over 7 years ago
v.11 c.67-73 by Gantz_Waitingroom over 8 years ago
v.10 c.60-66 by Gantz_Waitingroom over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)
6 Volumes (Aizouban by Enterbrain, 2018)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (484 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
 25% (120 votes)
 20% (96 votes)
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 7% (35 votes)
 4% (19 votes)
 2% (8 votes)
 1% (3 votes)
 0% (2 votes)
 1% (6 votes)

Last Updated
March 14th 2018, 12:42pm PST



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Original Publisher
Enterbrain (2018)
Shogakukan (2001)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #451 increased(+185)
Monthly Pos #895 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #1064 decreased(-66)
6 Month Pos #1037 decreased(-89)
Year Pos #921 increased(+48)

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On 834 reading lists
On 1245 wish lists
On 997 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
On 330 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Freesia over 3 years ago
Rather confused over 6 years ago
The End? over 8 years ago

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Not Funny?   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
May 3rd, 2012, 12:17am
To me this was kind of funny and very good. Maybe I have a strange sense of humor but parts of this were funnier than most comedies I've read. Like for example when Kano and Kieta were watching tv, she flipped it to a channel with static and he said that that channel was fine, and he stared at it for a long time. I think Kano is just a wonderful and very interesting character in general and he's hard to figure out. I think thats what makes him so interesting. About him being apathetic. Yes, he is very apathetic but its not too unrealistic their are people out there like that, and plus he is
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insane to begin with.
This manga reminded me of Eden (ENDO Hiroki) in some ways. The way the story was told. But the difference between them, and one reason I think its so good is
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he tried to tell basically a hopeless society using more psychological roots.
Idk if thats really a spoiler but anyway. The art style was very nice. It was dark and sketchy and definitely set the mood. The characters were wonderful, all of them. They were not the best characters in the world but i thought they were unique and pretty well developed. I was confused about one thing and the ending was confusing but it was supposed to be. Overall wonderful ending and awesome manga, Jiro has my respect.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2012, 12:23am
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WTF? amazing overall   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by whitespade
March 20th, 2012, 11:45am
first of, i think this manga is bloody amazing. the last volume just make my heart jump so much i cant breath. however, i only get this from the 'atmosphere' it emit. if you are the type that do not like unexplained happening or deus ex machina in their manga, don't read this. kano is just....god. no other way about it. i mean, his delusions and apathy are entertaining but you might throw your tankobon out with the last two chapter.
however, regardless of the last two chapters, the others previously are very good and interesting. trying to dechiper kano's delusions are fun, and the other's psychotic breakdown is also entertaining. the odd philosophical bits here and there is also good i guess.
kano i think is a good main character. not evil nor good, just soulless being that try to find his way in the chaotic world. all the other characters are good too, i especially like yamada and his (spoiler) degeneration from an upstanding citizen to a backstabbing rat (end spoiler)
the universe this is set on is also interesting. because such universe is very compatible with the premise of vengeance killing that set the motion of the story. also, it is fully used toward the end of the chapter because (spoiler) of the bombing kano lost his prey, that woman die and everything come tumbling down (end spoiler).
all in all, i recommended this to anyone that's okay with non moralistic story.
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This makes no sense   
Rating: N/A
by zombiefetishlove
November 15th, 2011, 7:19pm
The character is weird.. He doesn't care about anything, is too apathetic, and he
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watches impassively as a woman gets raped right in front of him, and he doesn't care or even blink. He also talks to people that aren't there
He has no social skills, lives with a cheating girlfriend for no reason really.

This is a very boring manga and I don't see why everyone likes it. I've had my own share of gore (I read guro) but this was just tasteless.
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Reminds me of Wanted   
Rating: N/A
by uberpollo
November 6th, 2011, 8:50am
I've just started but it has the same storyline; everyday man turns out to be special, special agency hires him girlfriend is cheating but he doesn't really care. You see what im getting at.
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the ending!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zero-chan
July 9th, 2011, 1:29am
well art wise it is not one of the best and story wise it's the same but I still give it a 9 because it is a manga thet makes you think about all kind of stuff and I have to say this manga is worth reading just for the last 3 pages...when I read them I felt like I saw the whole manga in a new light... it's a little bit comperable with the ending of code geass (from the feeling, not the aktual story)

and no this manga doesn't end at chapter 80 but 82!!
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So much to think about   
Rating: N/A
by Roflkopt3r
February 4th, 2011, 11:59am
To me this is one of the mangas really making me think the most. It's constantly keeping me on the edge and always makes me wonder about the moral issues and symbolics. It doesn't only goes into psychology, but feels extremely political to me (with pro and (much more often) contra death sentence only beeing one of the most obvious parts), and I like that.

This is what I specifically like about Seinen so much, and this is what I love Freesia for, too.
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Finally gave this a try   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by thischinksays
August 13th, 2010, 4:08pm
Sometimes confusing, always depressing and quite deep. I'm not too into the art of Freesia but it does have a certain appeal to it. The pacing can be chaotic and even just weird at times but there was always a certain amount of interest keeping me going. This is a very depressing and dark kind of work but it is also very complex in what it tries to portray and give meaning to. Entertaining at times, sickening at times, I continued to read and my persistence was rewarded with a satisfying ending. These days most stories either in movies, books, manga, anime and games almost always lack a good ending, much less a satisfying one. I would have rated Freesia a 5 but the ending had enough meaning to make Freesia a 7. My rating doesn't really matter though, since it's only my opinion. Try Freesia if you want to form your own.
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Very retro feel. Very political.   
Rating: N/A
by McCamyTaylor
June 21st, 2010, 9:49pm
Reminded me of the 1960s, Sartre and Goddard, back in the days when artists were Marxists and they did not feel the need to make their audience "feel good" about what is basically a very messed up world. A little bit more humor would have helped the dialectic go down easier.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2010, 9:50pm
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by JiggleJiggle
June 12th, 2010, 11:10pm
This manga was awesome. One of the best existentialist pieces that I've ever read. I understand that a lot of people would be turned off by the graphic sex and violence, but this manga dealt with a lot of deeper themes, like the kind that you would find in Dostoevsky's novels. In fact, this manga reminded me a lot of Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground. Kano, the antihero, was quite an interesting character. I would recommend it for an older audience.
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Typical Ending But...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xet5225
June 11th, 2010, 5:58am
It is a good read. The main character gets himself out of the situation where it seems like the end for him and escapes. Later his injuries are healed but as I read, more holes are filled in while creating a bigger hole, his past and this camouflage technique. It satisfied my mind as I'm reading the chapters but sometimes the scenes jump quickly leaving no conclusion or rest to my thoughts until much later, where everything comes to a whole but may be questionable between readers.
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