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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
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 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 #594 increased(+11)
Monthly Pos #808 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #1036 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #1022 decreased(-74)
Year Pos #911 increased(+58)

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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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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
June 7th, 2010, 10:17am
I really feel that this manga is one of the best reads that i have ever come across, pure sienen for adults. Jiro did a excellent portrayal of what the dregs of human society can be like with pure insanity taking place within different characters especially the main character himself. The art is great, really fits the manga very well and the ending will catch you off guard.

I can see why people have problems with this manga, Jiro never pulls any punches when it comes to his work but that what makes him one of the best. But in any case i guess only real sienen lovers would see that.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2011, 10:33am
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Translation needed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by quidam
May 6th, 2010, 10:31am
I hope someone picks this up and translates last two chapters.

It's shame this great series is left uncompleted for english readers.

I found in Freesia deep insight into malfunctions of human psyche and how people are struggling to fit the society, despite their mental condition. Jiro portrayed schizophrenic mind perfectly.
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F'n A   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by revilenigma
July 12th, 2009, 4:57pm
If your a shoujo or shounen tard then stay away, this is for a mature seinen loving audience only. This is one of the greatest manga ever created, your never quite sure what's real and what isn't, your constantly doubting everyone's sanity. The art's drop dead gorgeous and the writing is top notch.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2009, 7:39am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Romashk
July 6th, 2009, 8:22am
It's boring. This manga is like this :" You take a bucket of clay. Throw it on the floor. Scrub it of and pummel the mass with fists. Finally, put in the chimney hoping it will adjust itself into a statue." Yep, excitting, but its nonsence. It doesn't work that way, and I doubt it ever will.
Do yourself a favor, read some shoujo or smthn. Atleast it wouln't ruin your good mood.
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either you hate it or love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Trottelreiner
June 23rd, 2009, 1:03pm
my all time favorite. the story... the artwork. everything about this manga is amazing.
Though... 4years ago i just hated all jiro-matsumoto mangas. I guess his mangas are really seinen. for mentally grown ups..
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by serobins
April 28th, 2009, 4:50pm
I have to say, I find every single character in Freesia ugly and morally repellant. In this manga, any tiny scraps of humanity, kindness, or decency left in the world are always overwhelmed and destroyed. Reading it leaves me feeling a bit queasy sometimes, but I can't argue that it's not gripping.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
October 28th, 2008, 5:29am
jiro is awesome.
all his works are different, thought provoking, cutting edge manga.
slightly disturbing, but really good. his artwork has been described by some as "crude" but i find it very detailed, just not as clean as some other mangaka..
this is his only real proper series though, and its a big shame its uncomplete (scanlation wise) as i could probably give this a 10 if i knew how it ends........
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a masterpiece not for everyone   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mistervanni
August 20th, 2008, 3:48pm
this series (as many from this author) is a bit hard on the stomach and on the mind, but sure has lots of interesting themes and inventive story points.
a good read for someone adult and strong-hearted, you can get off-balance or be repulsed by reading this very easily, but imho its one of the best works out there, if you search for something thoughtful and edgy, not the usual stock-shoujo/shonen/harem...
its a sure 10 for me: great storyline and plot (even if a bit fragmented at times) impressive artwork if you can appreciate something "westernlike" and an overall peculiarity that sets it apart from pretty much all the current productionsmile
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Unknown and underrated   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by natnair
April 27th, 2008, 3:28am
I have finally finished this. This is a manga that gets better and better as it goes on. It's certainly not for everyone, but give it a try or two--I gave it a second chance (hated it on my first attempt, but it somehow stayed at the back of my mind) and to date, I can say this is one of the best manga I have ever read.

A couple of things:-

(1) The art doesn't have a consistent quality. The covers and the first few pages are good and neat, but the rest are pretty raw and untidy and looks as if the artist didn't put a lot of effort into it. In the beginning, this was quite a turn-off for me but I eventually grew to like the style.

(2) The plot and esp. the characters are far from what you'd find in a typical manga. But I think it's a good thing, in this case. The series is roughly episodic and may be separated into several arcs, usu. focusing on an individual case and its relevant characters (either the enforcers or their targets.) There is quite a bit of humour in the writing, although--looking at some of the other reviews here--perhaps not everyone will be able to pick up on it.

At the end of the day, this is a manga that can weird you out and make you think, is funny as well as sad (almost approaching tragedy at some points), and I think this is why it's such a great manga, because it's working on so many levels and manages somehow to pull it off. A final caveat: the sexual content is quite explicit, and more revolting than erotic IMO. Don't let that put you off the manga though--you may eventually develop a taste for it =p

... Last updated on July 11th, 2010, 5:43am
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In response to danielabda   
Rating: N/A
by TJM
February 28th, 2008, 8:11pm
In response to danielabda, well basically thats Jiro for you.You should check out his other works, specially his short stories.The guys pretty fucked up.He has a fucked up view about women, and adults alike.I mean i know shits bad but he is too rough.
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