Shut Hell
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Shut Hell

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Synonyms: Akuryou
Japanese: シュトヘル


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 22, 2008 to Mar 27, 2017
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, SeinenSeinen, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Itou, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Gekkan! Spirits


Score: 7.721 (scored by 15401,540 users)
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Ranked: #14352
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Popularity: #2247
Members: 6,034
Favorites: 121
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It's the 13th century, and the flames of war have engulfed East Asia, and Genghis Khan is set to conquer the world. In the Mongol Empire's latest conquest, the Tangut people find themselves the target. With the recent defeat of Shut Hell—a notoriously vicious female Tangut warrior—the invasion is set to be quick and easy. This conquest stands apart from others however; the objective is not to simply seize the land, but to utterly destroy the Tangut culture and erase them entirely from history.

In present day Japan, Sudou is a high school slacker who is plagued by vivid dreams of ancient times. One day, he meets a sullen transfer student named Suzuki who shows an odd interest in him. However, their encounter is set to vastly alter his life. When Suzuki cries out "Shut Hell," Sudou finds his world slowly fading to black.

Awakening at an abandoned gallows, Sudou finds himself centuries in the past, now inhabiting Shut Hell's body. He is soon discovered by Yurul, a young boy who resembles Suzuki and possesses a complex relationship to the Mongols and Shut Hell. Realizing that "she" doesn't remember anything, Yurul begins to recount the tale of how they met and their current situation—one which makes them the target of the world's most ferocious empire.

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Yuu Itou won the New Artist Prize for Shut Hell at the 16th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2012


Shut Hell

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Feb 8, 2020
Eza09 (All reviews)
Shut Hell is one of my favorite manga of all time. I love everything about it. I believe if you want to create a historical manga that is full of creative writing and fantasy element and staying to the source this is one of the greatest examples.
What bothers me the most is how many mistakes in the translation. The author did amazing research about Mongolian culture, tradition, and names. However, when the English translation came out butchered many things. I understand how hard it must be to translate something that has been translated from where else and information about Mongolia was probably scarce read more
Jul 15, 2017
me22 (All reviews)
simply amazing. I also stumbled upon this and cant believe it took me so long to find this masterpiece. never have i fallen so quickly in love with a story as I did with this one, and may be one of my favorite manag's which is crazy considering that i read manga daily. I strongly recommend, for people who like historical and if not because quiet frankly that was my least favorite genre before this

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• Don't steal anyone elses work, this review should be all in your own read more
Dec 6, 2013
whazzits (All reviews)
Shut Hell is a hidden gem in manga. I found it by accident, read all that was available in a night, and mourned for years as nobody picked it up.


The manga is a very unique blend of history, action, and a strange supernatural subplot. The first chapter focuses on a modern japanese student, Sudou. He meets a strange girl, who seems to know him. He had made a very strange instrument which even he did not have any knowledge of planning, and she is able to string it, and begins to sing. Her music transports him jarringly to the body of a woman hanging read more

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