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Acid Town  
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In a city where the law has been rendered non-existent, Yuki and his best friend Tetsu break into the offices of the Seidoukai to steal in a desperate attempt to finance his ailing brother's hospital bills. They ultimately fail but instead spark the interest of the mob's young leader, Kazutaka Hyodo, who offers Yuki a deal he can't refuse: pay him a visit at his office once a week and all hospital bills will be taken care of. Yuki accepts without hesitation and in order to keep his end of the deal, starts paying Hyodo the visits he asked for...


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Associated Names
Город кислоты (Russian)
アシッド タウン
애시드 타운
ACID TOWN - 边缘城市

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.39 by Tigrin 2 months ago
v.6 c.38 by Tigrin 5 months ago
v.6 c.37 by Tigrin 9 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (464 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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December 10th 2017, 2:02pm PST



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Rutile (Gentosha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #425 increased(+118)
Monthly Pos #699 increased(+142)
3 Month Pos #984 decreased(-190)
6 Month Pos #836 increased(+60)
Year Pos #868 decreased(-68)

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Serious story, rare gem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hkubra
September 16th, 2012, 7:36pm
There are people I know who like serious stories and read mainly seinen. Quite of a few these don't really like or feel like reading shounen ai (or yaoi) partly due to the "fluff" factor or their unease with homosexual content. This is the manga I recommend them (unless they are really homophobic that is).

The storyline of this manga is very much like those we see in seinen rather than the usual shoujouesque mainstream shounen ai. It is serious, it has thriller-like moments, it has action, and it definitely has drama and not "jealousy-misunderstanding-jealousy"-cycle-style drama common in shounen ai and shoujo.

The story is set in quite a dystopian setting, in a very realistic manner too, so if you like dystopias [like me], this definitely might be a good read for you. Shounen ai moments are [so far, I've read until chapter 17] not overtly done; they actually feel quite realistic and natural as well. Let me also warn you, this is so far a quite sad story and while there is a tiny bit of hope, I don't expect it to have a happy ending; definitely not a "happily-ever-after-for-everybody" ending.

So if you want to read a serious manga with a serious story, high-quality storytelling, intricate plot, and decent art, go ahead and read this.
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Dark stuffs, but there's hope   
Rating: N/A
by keyracunan
July 25th, 2012, 11:01am
People likes to compare Acid Town with Sora wo Daite Oyasumi because those two are the on-going series Kyuugo sensei is working on right now.

At first you might think that Acid Town is heavier and darker - street life, yakuza, rape, drugs, betrayal and the likes. It seems to have more action and emotional roller-coaster rather than the school-themed, slow-paced Sora wo Daite Oyasumi.
However when you keep reading both, you'll realize that Acid Town offer a lot of hopes and way outs. All the characters are struggling to live even in the worst circumstances - they fight in their respective ways - friends become enemies, enemies become friends, but all of them keep the will to survive. - Which makes me think that this isn't as depressing as it seems, compared to that other series by Kyuugo.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2012, 11:02am
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After reading chap 1, I stopped.   
Rating: N/A
by shinneh
May 15th, 2012, 1:06am
DP released the first chapter, I read it and I decided I should stop. I stopped reading the manga after chapter 1 mainly because I have this ominous feeling that this manga will be full of heartaches, betrayal ~the usual heavy stuff. I think I couldn't handle that especially if the manga is still ongoing. However because another story namely Sora o Daite Oyasumi caught my attention, I found out that both are works of Kyuugou-sensei. So here I am, reading this manga again. TT_TT it just gives you all these emotions.
As the other reviewers said, the main ingredient of this mangaka is indeed dark stuff, which i found highly admirable considering that only a FEW mangaka can use that element and are brave enough to show something akin to RL. These mangaka who uses psych in their manga are smart smile I just hope that she would make her stories all 'happily-ever-after'
If given a chance i would really love to meet this awesome mangaka.
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Chapter 18 please   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by unknownbliss07
February 27th, 2012, 7:29am
It just made me sad and depressed for not reading chapter 18 and the rest. Though, I still consider myself patient on waiting for this series to be updated. One of the best shounen-ai/yaoi mangas I've ever read. Kyuugou-sensei's works really can catch up my interest 'cause they are unique on their own. smile
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sky Cross
February 21st, 2012, 7:07pm
I was so into the story with this one. I really felt with the characters and what they had to go through. They're all well developed, the art is fantastic, and the story still has a lot of potential, I can't wait to read more of it!
One of the best manga's in the shounen ai/yaoi style EVER!

An absolute must for those who like depth and emotion in relationships, not just the sex stuff. One thing though, it's quite heavy, but you get that already if you look at the categories of this series. i thought it was great.

Oh, and I agree with Zhenis on the 'rape' issue. Finally a character who reacts like one should when faced with such situations. In other stories they always seem to just forget about it or even like it, it's just not believable like that.

... Last updated on February 21st, 2012, 7:11pm
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Very dark.   
Rating: N/A
by Zhenis
January 18th, 2012, 6:35am
I'm not a person who usually reads shonen-ai or yaoi, but this one in particular really made me stop and look. The art was absolutely beautiful and the drama and plot was fascinating. It's definitely a level higher than most yaoi and shoujo manga I've read, especially on the issue of love and rape. (If you haven't noticed most yaoi and smutty shoujo, the main character is, "no i dont want to have sex," and the person is, "oh yeah u do"). If its rape, its rape. I like the depth of the characters too. They are very human, and it breaks my heart to see what they have to go through. Excellent manga.
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Pretty amazing   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by infinity9001
January 1st, 2012, 3:13am
Wow, this is one amazing read. Being a long-time lover of BL when I first read the description, I was expecting the same old stuff (it was only by the grace of seeing Kyuugou's name as the mangaka that kept me going), but this is quite dark and deep. The art is beautiful - it's simple, but that simplicity makes it pretty amazing. The story itself is not particularly new, but the way Kyuugou handles this blows other such storylines out of the water. The characters are my favorite part of this story. Yuki and co. are so human that it's heartbreaking to see what they go through, and you definitely connect with what each character feels. This manga stayed with me so long after, that every single BL (actually manga in general) paled in comparison. I love Kyuugou and all of her (his?) works, and this one, I personally think, is her best. The only con - releases aren't too fast (*sigh).

EDIT: Had to add this after I saw the above two reviews (had a mini celebration in my head after realizing that I wasn't the only one who completely hated rape in bl) - read all of Kyuugou's other works if you want to see rape treated as rape. Most of her other stuff is dark, but they're great reads that delve into the darker side of the human psyche.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2012, 12:44am
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Love it.   
Rating: N/A
by PepperPia
July 11th, 2011, 4:52pm
Even though I normally wait longer to make a comment until more chapters are out, I love this manga and think it shows potential. Kyuugou is an amazing artist it's a shame he releases so irregularly, i though there would never be a Vol.2.
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Like it! A lot   
Rating: N/A
by sarablack10
January 8th, 2011, 5:15pm
This manga is great! I love love love the art and I love the relationships between each of the characters. They're complicated. Plus I love the background to Yuki. I actually don't know who Yuki will end up with (if anyone at all) which is nice because its sooo not predictable. smile I wish there were more chapters!
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Rating: N/A
by cosmiclatte
August 16th, 2010, 11:19am
Kyuugou has created some of my favorite Manga and definitely ranks in my top 3 of favorite Mangaka. When I first saw Acid Town I knew I was in love. The characters in it are beautiful and broken in such a delightfully interesting way. I have absolutely no complaints other than the slow updates.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2010, 11:24am
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