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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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User Reviews
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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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 #434 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #559 increased(+22)
3 Month Pos #633 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #622 decreased(-54)
Year Pos #563 decreased(-73)

List Stats
On 2200 reading lists
On 1159 wish lists
On 2420 completed lists
On 131 unfinished lists
On 412 custom 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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Probably one of the greatest mangas i have ever read   
Rating: N/A
by Sephm
May 19th, 2012, 11:31pm
This manga is definitely one of the best action manga's i have ever read. The character development in this manga is just one of a kind. Makes you love all the characters in the series. Fights are very detailed and interesting, and the author is some super knowledgeable guy in martial arts and street fighting (Kinda weird though lol) All in all this is a must read manga for any action manga fan. Honestly gets your blood pumping.

P.S Narration for the fights are just . . . . WOW
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
May 19th, 2012, 4:16pm
I got a bit bored when I first read this a few years ago. The first few volumes have quite a bit of exposition about martial arts and such. The info dumps kinda slow the series down. But get past that and this series is excellent. It's not a typical martial arts manga as it's also about a group of damaged people who try to find their 'holyland' so they can recover from the traumas of their past and existential ennui.

Really, this series is excellent.

... Last updated on May 27th, 2012, 6:38am
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one of the best so far   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by frej92
May 18th, 2012, 2:52pm
what can i say except wow its great the character development to the intrigue, the only really big fault i can find in the series is that it is´nt longer, cause i really wanna know what happens next. until now i only had 3 series i had ever given 9 to and now its four and i am wondering if it should´nt be higher.
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by shiira.yuuki.187
May 18th, 2012, 5:04am
tho i don't fight like a street fighter and i'm not a fighter anyway, unless someone started it i'll fight back,
but i can understand Yuu feelings, especially the parents pressure <- hate this the most
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevinkgood
May 18th, 2012, 1:46am
A great manga that is more than just fighting. I think people who can not understand that will have a hard time enjoying this story. Read it, I am sure there is at least one thing you can learn from it.
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Good story of personal growth   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
March 31st, 2012, 3:20pm
I like the themes in the story. How he tries to battles the evils around him by adopting its methods, and by doing so he skirts on the edge of good and evil. The morality is blurred here. No one is strictly good and no one is bad. Even the toughest thugs become soft when confronted with the realities of adult society.

Great manga of fighting/crime/gangs. Check it out. A lot of great information about street fighting and martial arts too.
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One of the best manga's i've read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ascension
January 26th, 2012, 6:43pm
This manga is truly one of the best manga's that i've ever read. It's basically about a solitary kid who's been bullied, and decides to stand up to his bullies and fight for his pride/existence... for his place in the world... for his Holyland. Anyway... the raw emotion and feelings from the main character from the manga truly made me shiver in anticipation for the next chapter every time. I suggest this manga to whoever is interested in a psychology/fighting manga. My rating 10. I'd give it 11 if i could.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
November 16th, 2011, 8:11am
this manga made me shiver in terror from various aspect of human psych that reminds us of what we try to forget about ourself the dark corners of our soul
for example who hadn't sheevered when Izawa said:
these words ... these words
Im going to erase them
so no one find out
so no one sees....
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great psychological fighting manga   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 8th, 2011, 4:20am
a must read for all martial art manga fan. sure, its more grounded on reality, than, say, kenichi - but that made it better because it is believable. i love the it when the mangaka broke the fourth wall to stated some facts about the moves done. the main character may be a bit whiny and depressing, but thats what made me like him - im effing bored with the perpetually happy/optimistic main char of other series

highly recommended - the author's other works are also populated with emo people and if you like this, try the others..

just finish it and holy Ra, this is AWESOME. my heart race so much, it nearly bursts. this is the holy grail of fighting manga.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2012, 12:54pm
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huh? i haven't comment?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
July 28th, 2011, 9:58am
flaws. flaws everywhere.
what the mangaka trying to do? does he intend to teach us about boxing (in such patronizing way, i hate his guts), or is just that bad in maintaining his story's flow?
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