Ranked #2821

Arachnid (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Japanese: アラクニド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 73
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 21, 2009 to Dec 22, 2015
Genres: Action, Drama, Shounen
Authors: Murata, Shinya (Story), Ifuji, Shinsen (Art)
Serialization: Gangan Joker


Score: 7.581 (scored by 2488 users)
Ranked: #28212
Popularity: #616
Members: 7,722
Favorites: 148
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Alice is a senior high school student who lives with an uncle that spends his time tormenting her everyday. One day, Alice witnesses the death of her uncle by the hands of an assassin called "Kumo" (Japanese for Arachnid). She then falls unconscious, and upon waking up, she finds out that she's in Kumo's house... Now, this Alice who no longer has any family is being raised by the assassin himself..!

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Jun 18, 2015
(Bad)English/Español Review

English: A normal/ban manga, is about a girl, she receives abuse for her uncle, one day a pro killer, (strangely) he kill his uncle, and adopt she, because he see specia habilites in alice to become a
professional killer.
The premise is very interesting, but all go to the toilet when the others killers of the "organitation" (somthing like antagonist) send a other professional killer to kill (...) alice, and he have a somthing like special transformation ability , and make he arms kile mantis religiosa arms. end of chapter and drop for me, sorry.

Español: (esta esta mejor desarrollada) un manga normal/malo sobre una niña, read more
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Dec 21, 2015
There are manga's out there that are enjoyable while at the same time being very lackluster storywise and characterwise: such is the case of Arachnid. Although it was a somewhat enjoyable read, its premise was dull and generic, the characters suffering from the very same issue. It must be said that the action presented is entertaining, as well as the abilities of the characters. Arachnid is mainly an action shōnen, yet it has some dramatic elements as well.


The setting of the story is generic, the highschool girl Alice being tormented by her uncle everyday, until one day she encounters him murdered by an assassin called read more
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Jul 28, 2012
This manga is so freaken amazing. To tell you the truth this was the first manga have every read with no romance. I just wanna say that if you haven't read this you should you will not be disappointed by the manga the only bad thing is that it update once a month. This story is about a girl who fights to keep her name and to keep on living she must kill.

Story : 8 pionts because it's not common plot like those dinosaurs coming after people.

Art: 8 points. I like that details and how they drew the bugs and people.

Character: 8 read more
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Nov 10, 2015
Let me start by saying that I really did try to enjoy this manga. Let me follow that statement up by saying that after reading up to the 5th volume that I can't put up with this manga anymore.

Probably one of the few things that kept me reading the manga, it may not be that groundbreaking but it's really well done. Clean edges, nice proportions (a little bit of fan service too) and frankly pretty interesting character design gave this piece a really good look to it. I suppose then that it's a shame that the plot, characters and everything else about this manga read more
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Manga: Terra Formars
Terra Formars and Arcahnid has unorthodox ideas involving species that are non-human. However, there's a similarity that both series share - the creatures in their story has insectoid traits. While their settings are different, there is the survival horror theme as the story evolves. The main characters gets into conflicts with a variety of the creatures they encounter while maintaining struggle to survive.  
reportRecommended by Stark700
Manga: Killing Bites
Both manga has some sort of animal/insect type people who battle each-other.
Arachnid involves the insect kingdom while killing bites involves animals,and they're both educational of different type of insects/animals.
Both are mainly about the girl battling and they're considered real strong, the difference is that in arachnid she is only trying to protect herself and her friends while in killing bites it's some sort of tournament.
If you enjoy one, you'll enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by Duckii
Manga: Akame ga Kill!
Fairly dark stories about young assassins each with their own unique special abilities, Akame takes place in a fantasy setting while Arachnid takes place in "the modern day". Akame also has significantly less gratuitous rape than Arachnid. 
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Manga: Jackals
Both are fast, action-based mangas which revolves around mainly one characters, but also provides information on the supporting characters. The plot isn't very "deep" with any extreme twists, but there are some dark secrets that the characters have.

Jackals is based more on gang-fights, but is mixed with a "fantasy" feeling that is created by the characters' outfits and weapons. The style has a old-fashioned feeling to it, like the setting was in the 1900s when they still used cannons. But, there were also bombs, and very ancient weapons like the katana. It is more of a mix of cultures and times.
/> Arachnid, on the other hand, was set in a more modern setting. The main character was a high school girl when she was introduced to assassination.

One of the bigger differences was that in Arachnid, it was a 1 versus a group and in Jackals, it was group versus group. However, both of the main characters posessess a I-want-to-be-alone feeling, and that really ensures that at one point or another, the characters were forced into coorporation for a "common goal". A trend in both mangas that the characters had "nicknames". Also, the main characters all had a past which had influeneced them to make the choices that they did.
In conclusion, both are really gory-if you enjoy people being sliced in half or getting their heads severed-then this is the manga for you! Overall, I found these two enjoyable, so have fun reading~! read more 
reportRecommended by ChocolateKat
Manga: Dendrobates
Animal/insect like powers with a touch of awesomeness!
Main characters are super strong since the beginning but not overpowered,may seem weak at first (super cool later :P) 
reportRecommended by Chiigum
Manga: Trash.
Female-lead assassins killing other assassins in a high school setting, and most of the pages are filled with detailed fight sequences. 
reportRecommended by syneilen

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