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Japanese: 零落
English: Downfall
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 10, 2017 to Jul 28, 2017
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Superior
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 1267312,673 users)
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Ranked: #51802
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Popularity: #717
Members: 25,444
Favorites: 225
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Chapters: /8


Selling copies is the only thing that matters.

So what if your first series just ended and you have no idea how to start the next one, your marriage is breaking up, your pure love of manga has been destroyed by the cruel reality of the industry and nothing seems to fill the sucking void inside you...

(Source: VIZ Media)


Reiraku was published in English as Downfall by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint on February 18, 2020.


Fukasawa, Kaoru
Machida, Nozomi


Aug 3, 2018
Well, I can see why Asano did this, and I know that this won't be the newers cup of tea certainly.

reiraku is a serious introspective on a mangaka's mature life on the real terms, not the "bakuman terms" or something, I loved Bakuman but, as time goes by one grow up enough to enjoy this kind of stories even more than the pink-coloured ones.

If you might want to know a narrowed asano's facet then this is for you, if you are expecting a shonenensque story this might not be for you. If you have ever felt frustrated about a recurrent decision in your life this ...
Oct 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I really thought I was going to read something great, unlike bakuman, reiraku showed a more obscure side about the mangakas, very similar but still different from the presentation of "i am a hero", closer to the real.
I found the moment when the first and last chapter repeated some sentences but completely different visions, and that almost made it good, but I feel like I've been cut about 10 chapters of the series because it does not end, it closes more does not come to a conclusion, despite completing an "arc" yet yes it is too small to have any esplicitness that really was good. ...
Feb 13, 2024
The depressing reality of a middle aged manga artist. Vulgar, intimate, rough. Everything in his life is going wrong, the only hope he finds is in young prostitutes. It is just a short glimpse into this life, so short that I personally gained nothing from this story. The best thing about this genre is that it usually makes you feel emotions, but it did not do that for me. It is Asano, so it is written really well, you will be captivated and have no problem reading it in one go. I would only really suggest it to people who are interested in manga artists, ...

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