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Japanese: アクメツ


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)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 2232722,327 users)
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Ranked: #5132
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Popularity: #232
Members: 65,135
Favorites: 1,885


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Volumes: /18
Chapters: /162


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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Murase, Shintarou
Nagasawa, Shiina
Horikiri, Hideki
Yaguchi, Osamu


Dec 12, 2009
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 ...
Feb 8, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Warning this review may contain spoilers.

First impressions, the concept for a series about a terrorist doing shit for reasons seemed interesting enough and I wanted to see what they do with it.

Story, 6/10

In Japan where the economy is at an all time low and political corruption has reached it's peek.
"One" man will risk life and limb in order to save Japan and destroy the root of this evil by any means necessary.
His name is akumetsu and this is his epic story.
Oct 8, 2017
Pretty cringey and bad manga series, starts off with a bunch of politicians acting like perverts from a hentai manga and goes from there. The moral and politician lecturing does it no credit and the series drags throughout the middle. It is NOT as good as Death Note, not nearly as exciting in execution and much more preachy in it's message while Death Note remains more subtle in moral implications. Although to be fair Akumetsu does not have a drop in quality as noticeable as Death Note... but that is because the series is bad the whole way through whereas Death Note has moments of ...

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