Chi no Wadachi
Blood on the Tracks
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Chi no Wadachi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Trail of Blood
Japanese: 血の轍
English: Blood on the Tracks
Spanish: Rastros de sangre
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 153
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2017 to Sep 8, 2023
Genres: Drama Drama, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Superior
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.991 (scored by 3425934,259 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7912
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #127
Members: 105,527
Favorites: 3,298

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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /153


Seiichi Osabe is an only child living a mundane life. Just like any middle schooler, he has friends, a crush on a girl, and loving parents. However, Seiichi's mother is extremely overprotective, which causes others to view him as a mama's boy.

Although he does not consider her behavior to be unusual, a certain incident starts to open his eyes to just how dangerous her affection is. As Seiichi tries to break free from her grasp, he learns that his life is not as normal as he thought.

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Chi no Wadachi has been published in English as Blood on the Tracks by Kodansha USA under the Vertical Comics imprint since February 25, 2020.



Sep 10, 2023
With the culmination of "Blood On Tracks," I am left in a state of profound speechlessness. This work has elicited from me multiple cathartic chapters. It proves to be a mesmerizing, terror-inducing, disconcerting, and paradigm-shifting work. A narrative that delves deep into the harrowing realms of manipulation and gaslighting, delivering a visceral and emotionally overwhelming experience.

The sheer magnificence of "Chi no Wadachi" lies in its ability to stun and disturb, employing deliberate pacing and intricate facial portraiture that submerge the reader in an inexorable and swift descent into the abyss of horror. The sprawling full-page illustrations leave one breathless, each brushstroke meticulously chosen to encapsulate ...
Sep 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Chi no Wadachi is a mixed bag with very high highs that would make it a must read if not for the disappointing lows. This dynamic makes it feel like a rollercoaster that morphs into a golf cart half way through; an exciting, nail-biting thrill ride that then becomes a safe and slow trip to the destination. This sudden change in tone could have worked if executed well, but the scarcity of meaningful progress, poor delivery on its messages, and the way certain key plot points were handled make it feel like a drag, which keep it from being the masterpiece it could have been.

If ...
Jan 28, 2024
Preliminary (93/153 eps)
This manga is a lot to take in. It's confusing, it's convoluted, and sometimes it feels like it was running in circles, and maybe I'm just too stupid for it.

Premise: 7/10
Main character's mother is abusive and controlling, which leads to her (and/or the son) to lose control. It's simple, until it's not.

Execution: 5.5/10
The first 60 or so chapters are extremely well written. The characters have depth, and you can understand their motives for the most part. But later on is where the constant back and forth starts of "did she do it? did she not do it?" and it's just frustrating, it makes you question ...

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