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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 (1219 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 #343 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #558 increased(+48)
3 Month Pos #649 decreased(-13)
6 Month Pos #577 decreased(-44)
Year Pos #574 decreased(-84)

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On 2193 reading lists
On 1157 wish 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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LadyCupcake
December 12th, 2010, 9:01am
Usually I wouldn't be interested in these types of manga, since I'm more of a shoujo and jousei person, but this manga is simply amazing. It's exceeded my expectations. The art is wonderful, as is the story.
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Very good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
September 14th, 2010, 3:03pm
I love this manga so far. Very interesting. The story is actually believable (well, sort of), as it sort pulls of pulls me into it. You can (sort of) identify with the main character and all the characters feel real somehow.

I definitely recommend it.
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mixed reactions   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by wait321
August 10th, 2010, 10:50am
This is a decent manga, but not a great one. It's like a slice-of-life manga about real-life street fighters. The manga is filled with remarkably accurate information about fighting techniques, but I highly doubt that those advanced teachings, which often require tons of training to perform, would ever come into play in a street fight.

Although it contains accurate information about fighting techniques, this is supposedly a manga. As such, the slow pacing and total lack of direction of the story makes the series uninteresting. Not being Japanese, I can't really relate to the setting or problems faced by the characters and the main character's constant pondering about his place in society is boring and highlights how unfocused everything is.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2010, 11:09am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by eynit
July 31st, 2010, 3:57pm
this manga's been adapted to a live action drama in japan. that alone tells that this manga is a success.. kind of?

anyway, it's not my favorite manga, and i don't think it's bad either. there are better manga, but i could actually recommend this one if you're looking for a good fighting manga where the protagonist starts out weak and later becomes incredibly strong.
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Rating: N/A
by creix
April 13th, 2010, 10:28pm
To tell the truth, I really didn't like this manga. It is about a pitiable kid who has martial arts potential and is truly sad because he's been bullied all his life. He's some kind of Shinji-Ikari look-alike (and is almost the exact same in personality) who can't decide whether he'll go full pitiable kid, or someone who can take out the friggin trash. This manga has no charm, no personality. It's cyclical nature only adds to the boredom. Forced to beat up kid, discovers new thing, talks to other boxer, repeat. The very few arbitrary developments are what gives this manga any flavor at all. It tries to be a street fighting guide, but in the end, it is a manga. And attempting to be like a guide is not good for a manga in the same way that a gangster wearing short-shorts and a fitting polo along with tube socks pulled up doesn't work. And talking in a high pitched and flamboyant voice and accent (respectively).
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Very Interesting!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lomlom333
December 25th, 2009, 11:29pm
"While it is a good read, most of the martial arts and fight info is incorrect". I disagree.I have been in dozens of street fights, most of the stuff author talks about is common sense and it DOES work in a street fight. This manga is not a street fight manual, the information is annoying, but the manga is still a great read. I am looking forward to more chapters.
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One of my favorites!   
Rating: N/A
by Pedro Boh
November 20th, 2009, 3:15pm
I was amazed at the fact that some ppl in the comments are complaining about the art in this manga, which is simply awesome.

And for the people saying that the fight info sucks, I'd say that you are the one that sucks and need to practice more, because I find that info usually accurate, I may not have a huge street fighting experience, but I know my way around boxing.

I believe that the people that said that the fight info is wrong and etc are the ones that tried and failed, but they most probably didn't take one fact in consideration, that no matter how strong your theory is you have to practice until you can't move your limbs, otherwise you won't improve, there's no magic trick to get better, simply lot's and lot's of practice.

Seriously, can someone point me to the wrong info in the manga?
as far as I know and tried, grabbing someone's wrist from the outside is one of the most effective things there is. and hitting concrete floor on your back hurts a friggin lot, and so on ô.o
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not really great   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by me00117
November 16th, 2009, 3:55pm
this manga was not and is not great. ok the fighting is good nut thats it. you have a guy who is weak a crybaby an loser. hes fighting for no reason just to have a place where their is noting but drugs an fighting waste of my time an waste of yours just watch the fighting scenes their good
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by halberdian
September 9th, 2009, 4:20pm
It takes me back when I try to teach newbies some basic principle in some martial arts, I talked a lot, and that makes my junior didn't progress. This manga is just like that. It talked a lot and the progress is soooo slow that makes even me bored.
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Conceptually Excellent   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
July 29th, 2009, 2:44am
At the back of Japanese society lurks several monsters. Especially at the time this was written, during the midst of economic collapse following the bubble break, but even today the youth of Japan remains largely in a state of lost continuance. There really isn't a sense of unity or direction present in the country, and despite Koizumi's highly successful reign Japan doesn't have a leader to guide it. As a result, characters like those in Holyland are born.

Holyland is an impressive story more because of its societal relevance than anything else. Sure, it's a coming-of-age story filled with the glorification of violence, but at the same time it's also a rather successful character study. I encourage those with an interest in social issues to take a peek at it- it may not be all that great in terms of art or storytelling, but the premise is spot-on.
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