Ilegenes: Kokuyou no Kiseki
Ilegenes: Track of a Black Gleam
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Ilegenes: Kokuyou no Kiseki

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Synonyms: The Genetic Sodom Ilegenes
Japanese: イルゲネス~黒耀の軌跡~
English: Ilegenes: Track of a Black Gleam
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 15, 2007 to Jul 15, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Military Military, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Comic Avarus
Authors: Kuwabara, Mizuna (Story), Ishizue, Kachiru (Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 22672,267 users)
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Ranked: #9142
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Popularity: #2091
Members: 7,625
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Ilegenes—an island globally recognized for its innovation in science and technology—has monopolized the world of genetic engineering. Behind closed doors, the country invests its resources in the black market, proliferating a breeding ground for cloning and illegal profiting. Due to Ilegenes' fall from grace and unrepentant nature, the island is notoriously nicknamed after a notable research project, the "Genetic Sodom."

Fon Fortinbras Littenber, a diligent student representative of Ilegenes Military Academy, is the adopted son of Doctor Michael Littenber, a well-known expert in brain research and the founder of the Genetic Sodom. Due to his parents' dreadful death, Fon seeks to avenge them by annihilating the black market. Although he desires an uninterrupted life in school, he grows close to his roommate Jacques "Jake" Berne—an outgoing 22-year-old man who holds suspicions toward Fon's character. With a chip on his reputation's shoulder, Fon must find a way to survive his academic environment while remaining true to a vow he made long ago.

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Ilegenes: Kokuyou no Kiseki was published in Polish by Studio JG from July 10, 2015 to March 18, 2016.

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Mar 30, 2013
blossomdeath (All reviews)
Ilegenes dynamically blends the concepts of politics, power, scientific cloning and genetic engineering geared towards a darker path of human nature (in a psychological way). Coupled with friendship and brotherly romance, the manga distinguishes itself from other series of a similar genre by pausing at the appropriate spots instead of trying too hard.

I love the unique aspects of the plot, the charisma of Fon and the seemingly frivolous yet caring personality of Jacques. The interaction between Fon and Jacques is the manga’s major selling point – yes, readers can simply assume there is definitely some extraordinary brotherhood between these two yet at the read more
Feb 24, 2013
inzaratha (All reviews)
Illegenes: The Genetic Sodom is a masterfully written manga about genetic engineering and cloning and the issues it holds, it’s a manga that questions what happens when man plays god and ultimately what makes a human - human. In the tradition of the best sci-fi, this manga makes us think about the deep questions of humanity and it is driven both by plot and a strong character.

On a rogue island where genetic engineering takes places against the rest of world community and it is thus called the genetic Sodom because it violates the rules of both God and man. read more
Feb 21, 2015
katie_knight (All reviews)
The manga "Ilegenes" has the best story line ...the fact that i am writing this review despite being supper lazy is because its simply the best manga.
The story.. the art ... character design every thing stands out.. i am surprised that it still haven't debuted as anime ... the psychological plot is awesome moreover its kind of a reminder to modern science that what will happen if they keep on experimenting on humans and genes.
If anyone have watched/ read bakuman anime /manga then it might remind you of the story style of ashirogi muto sensei well actually i said that because if they were read more
Jan 20, 2019
Trivialmadness (All reviews)
I once heard that fate is something you live and destiny is something you make for yourself. What if you have been living a lie thinking you're creating your own destiny but actually have just lived the inevitable fate?

*A spoiler free review*

This is the first prequel to the original Genetic Sodom Ilegenes light novels. Set in a bio punk setting with some dystopia feeling, Kokuyou no Kiseki is a solemn, unassuming and almost bleak drama mystery. And I liked it far more than I thought I would. So what is it all about?

Seeing the cover, I though this would be one of those depressing stories read more


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