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Akumetsu

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アクメツ


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 162
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 2002 to Apr 6, 2006
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Detective Detective, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Tabata, Yoshiaki (Story), Yugo, Yuuki (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 1971419,714 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #227
Members: 55,419
Favorites: 1,741

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Synopsis

Due to an economic downturn plaguing Japan, Shiina Nagasawa decides to take up prostitution as a means to support her family after her father goes bankrupt. To this end, she attends a party where the high-profile government members in attendance are all eager to satisfy their carnal desires.

As Shiina degrades herself, an intruder wearing an exotic mask crashes the party, and she recognizes him as her classmate Shou Hazama. Claiming to be "Akumetsu," he interrogates Japan's former finance minister about all the evil deeds the other has committed. He then proceeds to brutally murder the man and drag his body to the lobby. When Akumetsu is shot, he somehow blows his own head off afterward.

Still in disbelief, Shiina manages to go to school the next day. But in a shocking turn of events, Shou Hazama is there to greet her in the classroom. How is he alive, and what does he intend to do next?

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Characters

Iwata, Masami
Supporting
Kuronuma
Supporting
Nagasawa, Shiina
Supporting
Horikiri, Hideki
Supporting
Yaguchi, Osamu
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Dec 12, 2009
Quizerno (All reviews)
To me. Akumetsu is everything Death Note should have been (in terms of Death Note's story). I hope I haven't angered anyone by saying that. I consider Akumetsu's story-telling to be wonderful.

The entire philosophy of "What is good? What is evil?" is something that alot of series integrate into their plot.

And so Akumetsu might seem to follow that, it takes a contemporary approach. Featuring science-fiction as opposed to magic.

Story: The details keeps you intrigued. They can be essentially divided into three parts that are all developed as the story progresses.
1. Akumetsu actions and political background of Japan
2. The people trying to understand Akumetsu and/or stop read more
Oct 29, 2014
butako (All reviews)
I started off really liking this manga and as it progressed, it became a little stagnant. It can become a little boring towards the middle as some of the mini-stories can be repetitive. But, I always feel the ending can either make or break something and in this case, it DEFINITELY made the manga.. Those who have not stuck to the end don't deserve to rate the manga. The final chapters leading up to the end were so dramatic and tense. Although the end was rather abrupt, I felt it was satisfactory as a conclusion that left little loose strings and was impactful. That being read more
Nov 13, 2014
Asfaria (All reviews)
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

Akumetsu is a story of one man. And a horde of his look-alikes who collectively become known as Akumetsu. They are a terrorist group who kill off evil politicians and people ruining the country of Japan and causing it to accumulate around 7 trillion in national debt. After an Akumetsu kills his target, he dies as well.

The story is pretty simple and is mainly divided into arcs centering around Akumetsu focusing on a certain target and killing that target (pretty much always an old, corrupt, male politician) in a flashy way so that more and more people come to know of them read more
Mar 19, 2015
czxcjx (All reviews)
So what happens when you tell the Japanese equivalent of George Orwell to write a superhero story?

I don't think its so hidden anymore that Japan is not a particularly happy place or a particularly fun country to be in relative to other countries, at least if you've been up with some contemporary sources. Inio Asano depicted the stifling loneliness, dirt and all encompassing mundanity of a progressive hierarchical Japanese society. The Gekiga movement struck out against the post-war depression and the annihilation of any moral center other than reckless hedonism. Of all the manga out there Sanctuary is probably the most likely precursor to Akumetsu, read more

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This should be animated.
xsilicon9 - Jul 10, 2019
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Apr 22, 7:45 PM
What is Shou saying when he says "ya know"?
Saiche - Dec 4, 2021
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