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Wild Adapter (Manga)

Wild Adapter

Alternative Titles

English: Wild Adapter
Japanese: WILD ADAPTER

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 2001 to ?
Authors: Minekura, Kazuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Zero-Sum Online

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 1127 users)
Ranked: #2122
Popularity: #1728
Members: 3,179
Favorites: 211
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Synopsis

Makoto Kubota wandered through life, not taking things too seriously or looking too deep within himself. His job as the head of the Izumo Group's youth gang kept him pleasantly occupied with yakuza wars, mahjong and assassinations... Until the day he stumbled upon a strange drug called Wild Adapter that produces bizarre side-effects—including death. Forever changed, Kubota becomes entangled with a drifter named Minoru Tokito, and the two form an unlikely companionship that draws them deeper into the mystery of Wild Adapter...

(Source: Tokyopop)

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Characters

Kubota, Makoto
Kubota, Makoto
Main
Tokitou, Minoru
Tokitou, Minoru
Main
Kou
Kou
Supporting
Komiya, Nobuo
Komiya, Nobuo
Supporting
Kasai, Keiichirou
Kasai, Keiichirou
Supporting
Sanada
Sanada
Supporting
Shuuji
Supporting

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grendelity
Nov 15, 2008
In the mid-1990's Yokohama yakuza scene, "W·A," or "Wild Adapter," is hot. It's a dangerous drug that amps its users up into a superhuman state, and then their organs explode, effectively killing them. The corpses left behind are transformed into an animalistic state, i.e. fur and claws. Two powerful yakuza groups, the Izumokai and the Toujougumi, are fighting for control over W·A, and the police continue a baffled investigation over the gory remains of W·A users.

Kubota Makoto [age 17ish at the beginning of the series] manages to stumble into a leadership position of the Izumokai youth division; he comes across as aloof and indifferent, even read more
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animegirl300
Jan 20, 2013
A very enjoyable series to read.
Wild Adapter's fast-pacing and plot development make it one of the most enjoyable stories to follow; the way that the story and characters develop, and the timing of themes like humor make the story stand out, and the characters become very real and likable. Even while covering the relationships of the characters as a BL the romance doesn't over power the plot. It's a great mix of drama, action, romance, and comedy,

The art is also very good, having a well developed and believiable style.

I really enjoyed it for it's story as well as the characters and art.
Overall I read more
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Both manga are short. W/A is only 6 volumes and YELLOW is only 4. Both manga deal with drugs and yaoi undertones. YELLOW is explicit. W/A is definitely more implied but any yaoi-fan will be able to see and appreciate the beautiful relationship development.  
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Vassalord and Wild Adapter are similar in the way the authors develop the relationships of the main characters, their use of humor, and the way the pace the plot that gives the action, drama, romance, and comedy a great balance that helps the reader enjoy all aspects of the story while not being bogged down by one part. Both authors are great at giving the characters depth, and timing events and developments just right. While Wild Adapters is edgier in approach to the story, and Vassalord more focuses on the romance, while Wild Adapter subtly brings it out, both have similar feels and themes. Both authors  read more 
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Manga: Acid Town
Everyone has something to hide. Maybe it’s a past sin or a current feeling, but there are just some things we want left secret in the dark. But rarely is that wish granted. Wild Adapter and Acid Town deal with the shady underbelly of gangs and the drug industry. They are both gritty, dark manga with psychically and mentally abused MCs who learn that there are some things worth living, and even fighting, for. WARNING: Acid Town has yaoi sexual content which is graphic, but not overly anatomically explicit. 
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Both manga deal with solving cases and has young male leads with traumatic pasts and a badass side that is hidden behind a smiling, laughing face. They differ in the fact that Wild Adapter has a slight shounen-ai vibe and a bit of supernatural mystery whereas Ouroboros is more "realistic." 
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