Ranked #6943
Bannin (Manga)


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Synonyms: Show Me Heaven, Sora no Uragawa, Meguriai Cosmo, A Chance Encounter in the Cosmos, The Guardian
Japanese: 番人


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: 2007 to ?
Genres: Drama, Yaoi
Authors: Kunieda, Saika (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.251 (scored by 609 users)
Ranked: #69432
Popularity: #4208
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2 based on the top manga page.

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Kazuhiko Saibara finds himself dead in the woods surrounding his family's summer villa. As the family servant digs his grave, Saihara's feeble-minded younger brother gazes absently upon the scene, and Saihara himself begins to recount the events that led to his demise. (Source: PresenceDear)

Also includes several other one shots.


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Mar 21, 2011
A lot of series of oneshots blend into an indistinguishable mushy substance after a while. I promise you, each of the stories in Bannin will remain perfectly separate and identifiable. The stories are memorable and each has a certain special little something that will leave a mark. Despite the fact that some characters 'look' alike, they are so nicely portrayed, that there's no chance you'll mix them up. The stories are original, disturbing, and they deal with the psychology of the characters and the nature of their (weird) relationships.
The last story, Meguriai Cosmo, is weird and at the same time hilarious; however it still read more
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All stories are oneshots by Kunieda Saika. While they are realistic, many of them have the same sad feeling. The art style is typical for Sensei, with backgrounds amazingly drawn. Those are dramas firstly (However, there are comedyl elements, too). Not recommended for easily influenced (Especially stories Bannin(The Guardian) and The Sleeping Man), I personally cried.
Third story from Bannin, Sora no Uragawa, have same feelings as Negai Kanae Tamae. 'Coz I don't wanna make spoilers I'm only saying that flow of action is quite similar. And art is alike. If you like one you will surely like other one.

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