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Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku Haware ni Ari (Manga)

Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku Haware ni Ari

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Uroboros, Uroborosu
Japanese: ウロボロス―警察ヲ裁クハ我ニアリ―


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 6, 2009 to ?
Authors: Kanzaki, Yuuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic@Bunch


Score: 7.881 (scored by 1045 users)
Ranked: #12382
Popularity: #1570
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At first glance Ryuzaki Ikuo, a detective in the Shinjuku Police Department's 2nd detective unit, & Danno Tatsuya, a high ranking member of the Matsuo Yakuza clan have nothing in common. However they both are working themselves up the ladder in their respective careers for one reason which deals with a murder case that happened 15 years earlier of which both men were witnesses to.


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Ikuo, Ryuzaki
Ikuo, Ryuzaki
Hibino, Mizuki
Hibino, Mizuki
Danno, Tatsuya
Danno, Tatsuya
Gold Watch
Gold Watch

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Oct 23, 2012
I went into this series having no idea what I was getting into... let me tell you what a surprise I got.

The bulk of the story is about 2 people, Ikuo Ryuzaki and Danno Tatsuya which 15 years ago they saw their precious teacher killed, but to add to that a certain detective with a golden watch (you just hope it's a got to be a Rolex) covered the whole thing up.

So what do you normally do in a situation like this, that's right Ikuo joins the police force to become a detective while Danno joins the Yakuza. Sounds similar to "The Departed" which read more
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Feb 26, 2015
One of the most underappreciated police/mystery manga in my opinion, despite being of very high quality and adding so much to this genre. Here is why.

It may be essentially a police manga, but two main characters have serious connections to the underground business, one ranking high in the yakuza. Their motives are not strictly pure and innocent, what drives them is hatred and revenge. As a result, the borders of what is just and legal are explored and played with. Problematic aspects of our society are attacked at the sidelines: unfair company hierarchies, corruption, abuse of power, sexism... you name it. Who exactly is the read more
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Aug 25, 2015
I came to read Ouroboros as it was suggested on the Sanctuary page, and all in all it was a great recommendation.

Overall I enjoy reading Ouroboros, but reading it right after Sanctuary is unfortunately making me see it as weaker manga... They both have the very interesting light and shadow theme, but in Ouroboros the Shadow one (Tat-chan) seems to have not much more to do in his daily life than rescue his baby brother... I wish the story would portray both characters equally and not make one a side character with a weak background... plus the fact that help goes only one way makes read more
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Feb 14, 2015
Ouroboros, a snake eating its own tail. Most Ouroboros i've seen are depicted as a single snake, but perhaps in Japanese derpology there are two. And this series uses the twin Ouroboros to spin a fine yarn and it masters the use of duality throughout its pages.

This manga, like my score and review, is squarely aimed at readers who enjoy detective stories. If you don't like the catch and repeat, episodic nature of some of this, then you may as well hop of the paddy wagon. Ouroboros is a little different than many of the detective stories i've read before, it read more
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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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Billion Dogs and Ouroboros involves detective work and drama with cases. Both series consists of characters who have investigation skills. By context, they use clues and their experience to deal with conflicts. And throughout both series, they encounter obstacles that make their work a challenge as they resolve to solve problems. Both series are also known for their packages of humor especially when it comes to working relationships. 
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Manga: Wild Adapter
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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Manga: Switch
Both are detective/policemen manga with young male leads with traumatic pasts and a character with a badass side that is hidden behind a smiling, laughing face.  
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Manga: Death Note
Admittedly, Death Note and Ouroboros are only similar at their core; they are both dark crime-drama manga series. However, both maintain this core really well. While Death Note uses the supernatural to explore man's dark nature (as well as its flawed protagonist), Ouroboros has realism and seinen-maturity on its side to do mostly the same. If you liked Death Note's atmosphere, Ouroboros would be a good fit. 
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-Protagonist who working as police officer
-Protagonist who looks weak but strong behind the scenes
-Dark plot themed
-In Dendrobates, Sengawa's working alone while in Ouroboros, had two people that helping each other, Ryuzaki as a police detective and Tatsuya as a leader of Yakuza. 
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