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Yuu is a high school kid who doesn't really fit anywhere. To find a place he can belong, be accepted, he will do anything. However one thing leads to another and he is forced to fight to keep his place, his holyland.


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Associated Names
Holy Land

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-10 by Illuminati-Manga over 5 years ago
v.17 c.161-170 by Illuminati-Manga over 5 years ago
v.18 c.171-182 (end) by Illuminati-Manga over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

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Holyland by darknova42
Holyland by The Doctor

8 topics, 54 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1223 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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 1% (10 votes)

Last Updated
February 10th 2016, 3:42am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #460 decreased(-3)
Monthly Pos #559 increased(+22)
3 Month Pos #633 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #622 decreased(-54)
Year Pos #563 decreased(-73)

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On 2200 reading lists
On 1159 wish lists
On 2420 completed lists
On 131 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
I recommend this Holyland manga!!? over 3 years ago
Ending discussion (spoilers!!!) over 4 years ago
Holyland Fansite over 5 years ago
ending discussion*spoilers* over 5 years ago
rape? over 5 years ago

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i cried   
Rating: N/A
by shanden123
March 17th, 2013, 12:11am
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im sorry for the spoiler but i just finish reading this and im crying like crazy .. thats a fucked up ending why they had to do that like seriously. thats crazy sob sob.. this is one awesome manga i have read a lot trust me but this is unbelivable.......
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
February 27th, 2013, 8:36pm
Okay, let's just put it this way: I sacrificed sleeping hours, breaks at work, and even free time just for this manga. That's how seriously fvcking good it is. LMAO !! And I honestly have never been into martial arts manga before.

The art is very simple, characters are memorable and developing. These are the kind of characters that whoever reads this manga, can relate to. It's almost as if they're real human beings (for one thing, unlike most manga, this mangaka doesn't exaggerate on elongating physical parts such as arms or legs). Because this is pretty much my first martial arts manga, the mangaka does a pretty good job of thoroughly explaining AND drawing into details of what a performed move looks like so this definitely helps heightened my imagination. smile

My favorite character is Shougo; the kind of guy that gives tough love to Yuu, honest guy, true to himself (even though he does get egotistical at times), and definitely wants to protect those he cares about. He really speaks to me and I can seriously relate to how he feels. I'm only at a point in the story where I'm mildly aware of what happened to his father and why he's so stubborn and extremely driven.

This storyline is pretty straightforward, it doesn't have multiple storylines to it. And if it did, I would've been confusing for me and I would've dropped this a long time ago. This manga deserves a good solid 10.
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Absolutely AMAZING!!   
Rating: N/A
by linzvsworld
February 4th, 2013, 9:53pm
the character development, the fighting scenes, the blood, the crazy look in his eyes!!! I just don't know how to express how amazing this manga is. I was never bored at any point and I was always excited to find out what was going to happen next! I have to say that I am so happy that I found this manga and I hope to find more like it! the best part is that there is no frilly annoying romance scenes! its all pure fighting like a manga in the fighting genre should be!
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Street fighting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by You Say
November 4th, 2012, 4:20am
Kamishiro Yuu, a young boy, is bullied but he refuses to back down, so he practises some boxing moves and thenů Defends himself with these skills. It would be nice if this was the end of all his problems but it's not. Yuu is desperate. Without single friend, he is chased by street gangs because he took down in self-defence some of their members. What now? Suicide... Maybe, but is he brave enought for such thing? Maybe... Just maybe... The right answer is somewhere in the streets. In these very streets where (at least for Yuu) danger lurks behind every corner. Yes, this frightening place may be... his Holyland.

Almost all adults keeps thinking that kids at the age of eight or so are completely harmless. But in fact, even these little kids can get pretty violent when they're fighting between themselves. Reasons for this little fights are various... Some kids just likes fighting, some are refusing to back down before their bullies, others are these very bullies and so on and so on. Most of these violent kids realizes that violence isn't actually a nice thing. These petty fights are part of almost anybody's childhood. It's somewhat natural to fight at least once in your child years, but so is completely natural to grew up from this very violence. However, some kids just can't separate themselves from it.

Holyland is martial-arts realistic story with strong emphasis on psychological state of main character. The plot is good, characters are somewhat sympathetic, detailed explanations of martial-arts are interesting and make sense, reflections about life are kind of intriguing, drawings are nice. It's not perfect but It's definitely worth of anybody's time.
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heart and moxy!!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Humza
November 2nd, 2012, 5:55am
This manga is driven by its characters.All of them have their own problems and they are trying to find answers to some of the difficult questions in life. Its a story of self discovery and even redeeming your own self esteem. The action in itself is amazing,however, it isn't unrealistic like many manga's out there.
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Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
October 29th, 2012, 8:15am
Absolutely amazing, everything i like in a manga, the characters are good, the plot is much better than the typical fighting manga, it is as realistic as a manga gets and the technical notes about the fights are really cool, this is the height of seinen manga
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the best.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
September 30th, 2012, 9:33pm
I mean, the characters are so first it was awkward and all, but it's one of those in which you can't stop reading...and at the end it's like: men, he didn't need a bunch of chapters to get to an has answers and questions, and ...he the mangaka doesn't drag it...he just..i'm a girl and I want to fight!
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You just F****** need to read this!   
Rating: N/A
by abijr
August 18th, 2012, 12:06am
It's an exciting, edge of the seat, action packed manga. The fights are realistic, well made. And the plot is just awesome.

the 10 rating isn't fair for this manga, it deserves more....
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by trepazoid
July 9th, 2012, 8:56pm
My blood is pumping. I'm not a fan for the typical martial art stuff, but... This shit is intennnse.
And it's got heart. Touching. and exciting.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
May 26th, 2012, 11:33am
Starts off great and gives in to typical battle manga aspects pretty quickly, but it still remains its own; it's a thrilling and powerful read. I only wasn't 100% content with the ending, but it's still decent closure. Reccomended.
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