Ranked #2404
Arachnid (Manga)


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Japanese: アラクニド


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 2009 to ?
Genres: Action, Shounen
Authors: Murata, Shinya (Story), Ifuji, Shinsen (Art)
Serialization: Gangan Joker


Score: 7.691 (scored by 1400 users)
Ranked: #24042
Popularity: #824
Members: 4,334
Favorites: 68
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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 14, 2014
This was a masterpiece. This is about a group of assassins called "The Organization", and each assassin has abilities that resembles one of an insect. Our main character, Fuji Alice (or Alice Fuji) is a normal girl. But of course, like in every manga, she's got one thing... This excessive concentration disorder where if she starts to concentrate... She's really, really concentrated at the point where she is only aware of what she's concentrating on. She meets the organization when they send an assassin to kill her and her abusive uncle. This assassin is named Kumo. He walks into her house one day and kills 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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Despite them being different when it comes to the story, they do have one big similarity: The characters, in TF the people who fly to Mars, in Arachnid the people of the oragnisation, are able to use the abilities of different insects and spiders. They use them to fight - in both manga.
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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~!

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