Shounen no Abyss
Boy's Abyss
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Shounen no Abyss

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Synonyms: Shounen no Abyss Bangai-hen: Senkou Shoujo
Japanese: 少年のアビス
English: Boy's Abyss
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 27, 2020 to ?
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Minenami, Ryou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 2627126,271 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #179
Members: 84,113
Favorites: 2,361

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Reiji Kurose was born in the countryside, and has spent his life believing he can never leave his town. He cannot leave his mother alone with his shut-in brother and demented grandmother, nor can he escape the clutches of Gen Minegishi, who keeps Reiji at his beck and call. In contrast, his childhood friend Sakuko Akiyama sees past the nothingness of their gloomy town and dreams of the chaotic glamor of Tokyo.

As a way to withdraw from his monotonous life, Reiji finds comfort in watching the performances of "Acrylic," an idol group, and its most beautiful member, Nagi Aoe. But when he encounters the famous idol behind a convenience store in his grim town, he does not anticipate that he will soon be involved in a series of scandalous events that seem to be a repercussion of times long past. Robbed of his innocence, Reiji struggles to wade through the abyss of sin he has been pulled into, all while an intricate web of lies, obsession, and betrayal threatens to tear him apart.

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Shounen no Abyss has been published in English as Boy's Abyss by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since April 25, 2023.



Jun 25, 2020
Preliminary (16/? eps)
This manga is an uncomfortable read, in the best possible way. it's early on in serialization, so this review is pretty premature, but the characters are wonderfully debased and they feel free to express the darkest sides of themselves. They feel sympathetic, even though you know they're making the wrong choices. It's cathartic in a way to see these characters be so darkly sexual.

There are multiple ways to see every story, of course, and some may see it as a simple harem fantasy with emo elements. I see it as a scary mixture of sexuality with some of the darkest emotions humans can have. ...
Mar 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (45/? eps)
Depression is a horrific thing. One that many of the most prior and coming generations will experience in large. Always apart of the human condition, it's something that bites so fiercely with nary a way to really bite back. Shounen no Abyss is a manga that aims to summarise and encapture that darkness that so much of the youth struggles through these days. It is not alone in it's attempt, so much media comes from pain and so much media tries to understand it, despite how impossible it may be to capture a feeling shared by so many but unique in it's vices to everyone ...
Aug 31, 2020
Preliminary (22/? eps)
For anyone reading reviews to see if they should pick up this manga, please for the love of god let me spare you:

Also, since it's happened in the past; before anyone says 'lol why read the manga if u hate it', I clicked on this because it was the most recently updated manga on the website I used to read it, was interested in the description, and read every chapter in like an hour, since there's really not a whole lot of thinking required.

- If you are looking for a 'deep' manga with some kind of underlying metaphor or overarching theme, read something else.
Before anyone ...

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