Ranked #1659
Freesia (Manga)


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Japanese: フリージア


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 82
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 29, 2001 to Aug 25, 2009
Authors: Matsumoto, Jiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ikki


Score: 7.811 (scored by 1423 users)
Ranked: #16592
Popularity: #1001
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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 victimizer. The manga is set around a character who works for a firm that specializes in these retaliatory killings.

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

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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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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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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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Sep 28, 2014
Have I ever told you the definition of insanity?

Freesia is written by Matsumoto Jiro, a man that makes manga that are pretty hard to figure out if they are art or simply ramblings by the mind of an insane person. Freesia, his longest work as of date, is the manga that made me realize that its simply both. Honestly, all the other manga that I read from him, Wendy, Netsutai no Citron and Benchin no Madala, were all manga that, even though I enjoyed, I wasn't that big of a fan, but I continued to read mostly out of curiosity, because it was so read more
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Violence, sex, humor, a mentally unstable character. They each offer insight into the mind and focus on the characters' struggle to live in their harsh world.
Freesia is grittier than gantz, but they have the similar existentialistic theme where you can read it both for the plot and the action. I love both and if you can stand the sketch like art and darker psykological theme you'll surely love freesia.
While Ichi the killer is running for the "sickest manga in the universe"-award, freesia is a bit more restrained, well not restrained, but moderate in the sense that it never tries to be disgusting for the sake of being disgusting, it's a bit more focused on the storytelling. That doesn't mean that Freesia deserves a spot on the list of "sick mangas you should read before you turn sane and don't enjoy this shit no more". Freesia has a bit more humour as well.
Both MC's are insane and involves violence.
Both have a similar creepy vibe.
Both mangas are situated in the same universe... or at least in very similar ones.
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