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Sanctuary (Manga)

Sanctuary

Alternative Titles

English: Sanctuary
Synonyms: Santuario, Sankuchuari
Japanese: サンクチュアリ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 105
Status: Finished
Published: 1990 to 1995
Authors: Ikegami, Ryoichi (Art), Buronson (Story)
Serialization: Big Comic Superior

Statistics

Score: 8.621 (scored by 2752 users)
Ranked: #782
Popularity: #410
Members: 7,715
Favorites: 404
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action drama psychological seinen

Synopsis

Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami are childhood friends who have experienced hell and lived to tell about it. They arrive in Japan to attend school, and soon witness the corruption and apathy of the country's population. Enraged, Akira and Asami vow to create a new Japan; a sanctuary with a new form of politics, devoid of corruption, where people are empowered to participate in the politics and future of their country. To accomplish this, Hojo and Asami aim to conquer Japan through two dramatically different routes: the Japanese Diet and the Yazuka. Decided by a game of rock-paper-scissors, Hojo ventures to seize control of the underworld while Asami pursues the position of Prime Minister.

Sanctuary is a dark, political thriller that tells the story of these two friends as they attempt to change Japan from the inside out and create their sanctuary.

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Adaptation: Sanctuary

Characters

 Chiaki
Asami, Chiaki
Main
 Akira
Hojo, Akira
Main
 Murata
Murata
Supporting
 Sengoku
Sengoku
Supporting
 Miyamura
Miyamura
Supporting
 Hideaki
Ibuki, Hideaki
Supporting
 Norimoto
Isaoka, Norimoto
Supporting



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Jun 6, 2008
Beatnik
Written by Sho Fumimura (aka Buronson) and drawn by Ryoichi Ikegami, Sanctuary is an engrossing epic that validates manga as a medium, it defines it; transcends it. In short it deserves the title of masterpiece.

Hojo and Asami seek to change Japan, to rock it to its very core. They share a dark past, and both have vowed to stick to the path they chose together, to keep rising up the ranks of society in order to make the changes needed to create a new Japan. One lives the life of a yakuza; the other the life of politics. What this manga read more
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Jul 3, 2013
Yakub
Sanctuary is a manga about two Japanese young men who grew up in tumultuous Cambodia, due to their parents being doctors. When they return to their home country they vow to forge a sanctuary, an ideal nation, in Japan. One of them becomes a yakuza boss and the other a politician. Together they will shake the world. Sound good? It did to me, but I was ultimately disappointed.

The two main characters are indistinguishable from each other in terms of personality. They are strong (and manly) charismatic geniuses who are perfect in every single way. One of them takes over a political party with a single read more
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User Recommendations

In both the protagonists are aiming to change Japan through unconventional means.
reportRecommended by Korru - Add to favorites
Similar premise. Both have childhood friends who went to different fields in order to change society. One became a yakuza while the other worked for the government/authorities. The two friends are still in communication but they hide their relationship from public to avoid suspicion.

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