Ranked #789
Jiraishin (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Ice Blade
Synonyms: Ice Blade
Japanese: 地雷震


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 25, 1992 to Nov 25, 1999
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.081 (scored by 1189 users)
Ranked: #7892
Popularity: #1171
Members: 3,698
Favorites: 101
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Kyoya Ida is a hard-nosed detective from the Shinjuku Police precient. He is known in the force as an unreasonable type who would use lethal force to solve cases, making him unpopular with the enlisted and high-ranking officers in the National Police Agency. Despite this fact, there are some in the force that admire Ida for his bravery and cleverness in using lethal force to solve criminal cases whenever legal means are met in a dead end.

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Sequel: Jiraishin Diablo


Aizawa, Eriko
Ida, Kyoya
Aya, Koike
Narita, Director
Saiki, Kazuya
Tsuyoshi, Yamaki

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Jun 25, 2008
Written by the author now most famous for Alive and Skyhigh, thanks to successful film adaptations, this manga easily surpasses both, such is the fate of masterpieces forever burdened with the 'underrated' label.

Tsutomu Takahashi's crime thriller Jiraishin is a decisive step away from most manga tropes and conventions. It feels more like a manga adaptation of a gritty US TV series in the vein of NYPD Blue, or to go even further back, like a Japanese take on TV series The Equalizer.

What we have here are an array of very disturbing cases involving a variety of depraved yet fascinating characters who usually leave dead bodies read more
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Dec 19, 2014
To be honest, I have no idea what to write about this manga. I'm not sure whether I should like it or not, because every time I thought: "That's bull****"., there was this certain something that made methink: "Well ok, but that was good, so give it another try."
It is really hard to grasp what you feel about it, because this manga was completely different from all manga most people, including me, are used to. I try to avoid spoiler as good as possible, but I hope you can understand that it's not so easy (even more because that's my first review!).

The first unusual thing read more
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Sep 7, 2010
Well, I really didn't like this manga.
If you ask me why, I would say cause I finished reading and I felt something like disgusted and sad with the world. Well, maybe that's what the autor wanted.
Kyoya gives me the impression that he's not human. I don't like him.
But, just to say something different, the art is really good.

I prefer manga with good psicological stories and something that I can learn in the end (ok that's cliche but its my taste). So, if you're searching something twisted and creepy, take your time and read Jiraishin, you'll like it.
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Both has cops,crime,gore & violence..if you liked Jiraishin then I guarantee that you'll like Ouroboros as well..
They exploit the darkest side of a rotten humanity. Rape, murder, drugs, and stuff is seen as normal thing in the human race. Never care about others, only about yourself.
Crime thrillers with bloody scenes, dark criminals and even more dark detectives.
Detectives and intriguing storyline. The visual and style that each series offer are similar and creates the atmosphere of mystery.
Both have a dark and gritty tokyo city 90's underworld/crime style to it. Both show that justice doesn't always follow the law. Both are masterpieces, but Sanctuary has a more coherent story that follows the main characters, while Jiraishin is more slice of life and episodic in nature.
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episodic with main character in police. same mature conent although jiraishin has a lot more sex and blood.

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