Dai Dark
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Dai Dark

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Big Dark, Great Dark
Japanese: 大ダーク


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 12, 2019 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gessan
Authors: Hayashida, Q (Story & Art)


Score: 7.771 (scored by 30573,057 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #903
Members: 15,707
Favorites: 215

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Zaha Sanko is a strange man wandering a weird, desolate galaxy, clad in a black rags and carrying a creepy, skull-decorated backpack called the Package of Darkness. His life is one of constant fighting, since he is considered by most people to be the greatest treasure in the universe; not without basis, as it's said his bones can make any wish come true. As such, Sanko has to spend his days fending off bizarre aliens, bloodthirsty space pirates and opportunistic bums who are all after his bones.

Armed only with the shapeshifting Flesh of Darkness and aided by the Package, in actuality a mechanical being called Avakian. He has only one goal in mind: to find the man who grants the wish, and kill him, thus earning his freedom.

(Source: TVTropes)


Dai Dark has been published in English under the same title by Seven Seas Entertainment since April 27, 2021.


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Jan 24, 2020
Drangu5_Khan (All reviews)
If you've read Dorohedoro you should have an idea of what you're getting into.

Ultra-creative, ultra-violent combination of horror, comedy and sci-fi.

This mangaka has a style that is so idiosyncratic and bizzare that it's almost hypnotizing.

This new adventure shows that she is hitting her stride and it's been a blast so far.

We've only scratched the surface of what I'd wager will become an awesome story.

A lot of the art and character designs are very similar to those of her first work. Which is neither here nor there. Though I do not think the two worlds are connected.

I feel like this is an easier read more
Jul 24, 2019
OpalAuthor14 (All reviews)
I noticed that at the time I am writing this, no one else has reviewed the artistic genius that is Dai Dark--and so I have come to answer the call. This is also the first review I've written on MAL despite the fact I've used it for like 2 years.

Anyways, to summarize the manga in a few words: beautiful, dark, and morbidly funny. The concept of Dai Dark is so weird and out-of-nowhere, but the worldbuilding is fantastic and it makes you want to learn more. This really is a refreshing, original manga with its own unique balance between horror and comedy. Are you a read more
Nov 29, 2019
Great manga so far, very promising.

If you like Hayashida Q's previous work you will likely enjoy Dai Dark. Imagine the same kind of unique macabre atmosphere of Dorohedoro but in a sci fi future setting instead that sort of feels influenced by Blame's mangaka Tsutomu Nihei a little, but has the unique lighthearted charm that Hayashida's writing and style are known for. I look forward to following this I think it might even turn out better than Dorohedoro if it maintains this quality which im sure it will. I love the way the characters have been introduced and how you're just in the middle read more
May 3, 2020
Jexyz (All reviews)
(First MAL review boysssss)
Extremely promising manga thus far, and is being CRIMINALLY under-read. Q Hayashida doing amazing work, as per usual. The macabre, zany, and comedic elements of Hayashida's work shine through superbly in Dai Dark, and I hope more people will check it out.

Story - 8

An intriguing premise so far, and is similarly set up to Dorohedoro in the early chapters, as both have a relatively simple "goal" in mind (Kaiman's head, Sanko's freedom). I'm enjoying the wacky Sci-Fi setting, and the world (or should I say dimension?) building has great so far, I'm eager to learn more about it. I'm super read more


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