Gouhou Drug
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Gouhou Drug

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Lawful Drug
Japanese: 合法ドラッグ
English: Legal Drug
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 6, 2000 to Jul 24, 2003
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka Mystery DX
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 54975,497 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39622
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1627
Members: 12,467
Favorites: 189

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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /18

Synopsis

Snow surrounds the 17-year-old Kazahaya Kudou while he fights not to lose consciousness amid the freezing landscape. Luckily, a cold-blooded young man named Rikuo Himura saves him and brings him to his boss, Kakei, owner of Green Drugstore. Out of necessity, Kazahaya agrees to become Kakei's employee.

However, Kazahaya's job is not limited to organizing shelves and dealing with customers. Due to his ability to see strange things, Kazahaya is commissioned to complete dangerous assignments in exchange for money. Begrudgingly paired, Kazehaya and Rikuo—who also seems to possess unique powers—must take on these missions while confronting ghosts from the past that are hunting them down.

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Background

Gouhou Drug was published in English as Legal Drug by Tokyopop from October 12, 2004 to June 7, 2005. Dark Horse later gained publishing rights to the series and republished it on September 30, 2014. It has also been published in French as Lawful Drug by Delcourt from November 1, 2003 to June 17, 2004; and in Spanish by Norma Editorial from November 2003 to December 2004.

Characters

Kakei
Supporting
Saiga
Supporting
Asou, Shirou
Supporting

Reviews

Oct 11, 2011
I have deduced that when CLAMP sets out to create a piece of work, they put in a plan to put it to a halt. Just to make us all suffer (not really, but doesn't it make you wonder?).

Story: For any of you familiar with xxxHolic, Legal Drug plays out similarly to that, even though LD came before it. But while in Holic you find Yuuko's store when you have a wish to be granted and Watanuki and Domeki find a way to grant it for you; in LD Kakei, the owner of the Green Drug Store, comes to Rikuo and Kazahaya with odd ...
Aug 18, 2008
This plot is developing really well. Every 'assignment' leads us a little closer to knowing what is happening with Kazahaya and Rikou and these mysterious women. So far we are still no closer to knowing the reasons for the assignments but I don't doubt that it will be revealed in due course.

Legal Drug also has good character development. The relationship between Rikou and Kazahaya grows more and more obvious (to everyone except them). Their feelings for the 'lost women' of their lives is shown wonderfully.

There is a lot left unsaid though, since Saiga and Keiko are still very much unknown to the reader. It can ...
Apr 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Potential is the big word here when describing Legal Drug.

The character's intentions, abilities and origins are shrouded in mystery and uncertainty, getting clearer and clearer every few chapters. This is what helped me to continue Legal Drug however the series brought a focus to strange things in the manga unnecessarily. This includes background characters saying profound things to the main characters including their full names; it seems like they'd get a call back moment in later chapters but this isn't the case. The fact that Legal Drug contains these red herrings that never get concluded really disturbs the immersion and makes finishing the manga ...

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