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Freesia

Freesia

Alternative Titles

Japanese: フリージア

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 29, 2001 to Aug 25, 2009
Authors: Matsumoto, Jiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ikki

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 1823 users)
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Ranked: #15112
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Popularity: #923
Members: 5,749
Favorites: 142
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /84

Synopsis

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 victimizer. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings.

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Characters

Kano, Hiroshi
Kano, Hiroshi
Main
Higuchi, Mariko
Higuchi, Mariko
Main
Mizoguchi, Masaki
Mizoguchi, Masaki
Main
Yamada, Ichiro
Yamada, Ichiro
Main
Iwao, Hisae
Iwao, Hisae
Supporting

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Veronin
May 4, 2014
Criminals do not always receive justice. If a murderer serves several years in prison and yet shows little change or remorse by the end of their sentence, should they be free to roam the streets and move on with their life? Written and drawn by the deranged Jiro Matsumoto, Freesia depicts a world where these criminals can be legally executed by a group of trained killers, formally known as 'enforcers'.

Rather than meeting a swift and painless end, targeted criminals are legally able to defend their lives by hiring a small group of bodyguards. If they cannot afford one (which is likely- a single bodyguard read more
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Beatnik
Jan 5, 2009
In a modern Japan inexplicably at war with vague foreigners, its prisons emptied to fill the military with soldiers, its population constantly reminded via loud speakers in public streets, we begin the tale with a delusional young man, Hiroshi, who talks to an imaginary friend while killing people with remarkable ease thanks to an interesting suppressed past.

This initially unflappable man gets a job working as a proxy for vengeance-seekers via a newly instated vengeance act. The act is so outrageous that even author Jiro Matsumoto is laughing while he writes this brilliant manga. We are looking at a Japan where courts receive read more
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Master10K
Oct 30, 2007
Freesia is a fairly simple-minded Psychological, Action, Drama and is the sort of manga you'll either enjoy reading or a get bored of it quickly.

This is about criminals who've been let out early because of overcrowding, so the government allowed a new "Vengeance Law" allowing people to hire Enforcers to kill ex-cons who have affected you or your family. This kind of story should be easy to follow but for some reason the author felt the need to add some complex psychological stuff. The plot is pretty interesting and has the potential to do well however the story does become very inconsistent, at times, where read more
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deadoptimist
Aug 20, 2014
As someone said elsewhere, Freesia is a great manga for traumatized people. The level of enjoyment that you will get from this manga depends on your ability (and willingness) to relate to a cast comprised exclusively of various kinds of broken people, maniacs and madmen. If it’s not your cup of tea, then you will, probably, see it as a weak political satire on modern society, full of forced gibberish dialogues and illogical actions. If you can get in sync with the characters’ idiosyncrasies, than you’ll read it as a witty essay on the two most important searches, that any person conducts throughout its life read more
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