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Nagasawa Shiina is just an average 3rd year high school student until her parents' company goes bankrupt. In order to pay the bills, she sells herself into prostitution. At her first job, a mysterious masked man crashes the party... and it's someone she knows.

Akumetsu is the story of Shou, a vigilante that's out trying to straighten the corrupt Japanese Government through terrorism with his "One man, One kill" code of action.


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Izumo no Ryuu
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v.18 c.153-162 (end) by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads over 8 years ago
v.17 c.152 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads over 8 years ago
v.17 c.151 by Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

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Akumetsu by dantd95

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1428 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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May 28th 2016, 2:46pm PST



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Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

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Monthly Pos #603 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #632 decreased(-66)
6 Month Pos #603 decreased(-33)
Year Pos #563 decreased(-45)

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The plot of this manga... over 7 years ago
any different from real? over 7 years ago
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Who Likes Fake Releases? over 8 years ago
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Rating: N/A
by MrsAkiyamaTokuchiKyo
April 24th, 2012, 1:40am
it sounds to me that YOU are the one that is too self righteous not to mention ignorant. let me give you something to think about. If Hitler was shot in the head the very first time he proposed a heinous crime do you think all those ppl would have died? instead europe tried to 'talk'. a lot of freakin good that did.
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Too self-righteous   
Rating: N/A
by nail80
April 21st, 2012, 4:48am
Like it says in the title.
I read this one a while ago and may miss or confuse some points but i want to say my piece.
There's just too much blood and unnecessary talk. It's a piece of propaganda with a vigilante willing to kill for the people in Japan. The hero everybody craves for. And i think that overall it's quite shallow.
That is not to say that it doesn't bring some interesting aspects from the japanese society and government and how the top dogs want to stay in power forever. The way they abuse power to satisfy their wills and needs is grotesque to say the least.
But at the same time it instills the wrong message for such a long time that it was difficult for me to feel extremely attached.
Killing the bad guys will solve problems? What a childish train of thought. It completely disregards other people that might get affected by those chains of violence and revenge.
Just a few days ago i read a much more realistic piece called Sanctuary. It doesn't try to preach as much as this one, it actually tries to show one better way of solving problems, not without fault but still better.
Yeah this may be interesting, the art may be cool, it may have some nice information and scenes, but overall it's just not worthy of a 10.
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corrupt pple will pee ther pants :)   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nickmanger
February 28th, 2012, 12:18am
this manga is definately superb.. the main protagonist(s) is one hella of a guy.. in this serious setting world wher he kills all the corrupt pple one be one in a horrifyin way he still laugh n crack jokes n has a easy goin character...
Well this manga has lots of goverment n political info which can mak it bit boring but still overall its interesting..

Our hero is quite diff.. He is not that much into hiding his identity infect he is quite reckless which makes him more profound n clever ...

Using cloning in a very clever way n he is ready to take full responsibility over his action...
Go pick this one up n see the reckless story of cleanin the corrupts
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A Truly Classic Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
February 19th, 2012, 6:58am
i began reading akumetsu after i had finished death note and i can say this for sure that except for the fact that the main character kills people nothing is similar and people who shun this manga by comparing it with death note can go f*** themselves. it is even better than death note at some places.

akumetsu is a completely different manga with new plot and methods. this series had me seriously interested in it and kept me wondering what would happen next. yeah, the idea of cloning may be old but the way it is used is completely new. eventhough this is a serious manga it has its own fair share of jokes and comical situations.

no one seems to notice it but the author knows some serious s**t about the government policies and the various related establishments.

what i really liked in this series was the flashback revealing everything about the origins of "perfect one" and what he did.

i give this series a a perfect score and recommend it to anyone who is hates corruption and wrong things done by the government.

... Last updated on February 19th, 2012, 7:00am
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One of the Greatest Mangas   
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by Verito.S
January 30th, 2012, 10:04pm
This is indeed a great manga, I can't even understand why there are some people comparing it to Death Note, when the reasons of the protagonist(s) are quite different.
Maybe you don't understand a lot of Politics, but you will empathise with the citizens, when they realize what they are watching is wrong but at the same time they feel... good? great? after the whole kill is done.
I don't really have much to say about the awesomess of Shou, but please read the series if you have the time :3
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riduculous... or is it?   
Rating: N/A
by remi39
September 8th, 2011, 11:36pm
i don't know if you'll ever find another manga out there that can incoroporate politics, business, crime, terrorism, and morality while keeping a comedic tone throughout. did i mention the amount of gruesome, yet wholesome in a way, of murder-suicides in the name of vigilante justice? takes citizen's arrest to a whole new level!
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Everything that makes an Awesome Seinen Awesome   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 18th, 2011, 8:27pm
Violence, extremely intricate story structure, and a great main character make this manga easily a 10. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but a thrill ride for those who have the guts. Story progressed quote fluidly and though the ending felt a bit wanting (but honestly who doesn't feel the same when finishing a series that they love so much) the thrill of the main life of the story more than makes up. Definitely put this at the top of your "wish list."

... Last updated on July 18th, 2011, 8:27pm
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Just plain good.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by StephenIII
June 9th, 2011, 3:39pm
This is a gem, one of those very few manga which has a capacity to pull you in and incorporate your own experiences into the story. To be honest, I was astounded that this was considered shounen. The complexity of the plot, the depth of the characters, the stark realism when describing governmental dealings, it makes the manga seem to be far too mature to be grouped with other shounen. If you want a manga rife with secret techniques, martial arts tournaments, or the other cliches which has recently defined popular manga, this is not the one for you. If, on the other hand, you want something more akin to a novel, something that can make you stop and apply the concepts to your world, then I strongly suggest you start reading this. I can guarantee you, you won't stop.
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Death Note....Seriously?   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by dnangel97
June 1st, 2011, 7:33pm
This is a great manga in its own right. It contains nice artworks and a good story plot. You cannot compare the two because they are simply different. Besides Akumetsu was made even before Death note was made so they are two entirely different pieces of Art. Don't get me wrong but if you compare mangas is just an insult both to the manga's and their mangakas which are working hard in their own respective right.
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utterly dull   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
March 18th, 2011, 10:23pm
I have not read a series as dull as this in a long time. Maybe if I gave the slightest shit about Japanese politics it would work - but even then I can't believe that it's anything more than a blunt caricature of the situation. Although for all I know it might be entirely intended as fiction rather than the messy rant against Japanese politics and economic situation, but if this is the case it's pointless.

I'm at volume 12 and so far there's nothing to make me give a damn about either side. Monologues and infodumps take up about half of each volume. There isn't a single character that has any development. All of the 'bad guys' are every evil-capitalist-bureaucrat stereotype rolled into one and are all basically interchangeable. Akumetsu has no character development and we know about as much about him as a person as we did at the beginning. The girl implied to be a protagonist in the description barely shows up.

The author tries hard to establish this whole thing as morally ambiguous - but ruins the entire thing by making the bureaucrats one-dimensionally horrible people. The side that the author disagrees with are even all drawn as snivelling ugly people to beat us around the head with how horrible they are. Real people are not like this. I'm no fan of bureaucracy or capitalism, but I know that bureaucrats and capitalists are not utterly disgusting creatures in every aspect.

I really can't understand the high ratings and reviews for this. There's hardly a story here. It's just a constantly repetitious drone that the strawman Japanese government is evilevilevil. Lecturing and infodumps are not acceptable storytelling techniques.

It's a shallow diatribe against the Japanese government, where the evils of the government have been exaggerated beyond the point where it's believable or interesting. If you want to read something with a similar concept, try V for Vendetta instead. That is how you do political criticism in a comic with terrorism, assassination and moral ambiguity. Akumetsu is an absolute failure at it.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2011, 10:24pm
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