Arm of Kannon
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Japanese: BIRTH バース
English: Arm of Kannon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: 1998 to 2003
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Birz
Authors: Yamaguchi, Masakazu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.321 (scored by 259259 users)
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Ranked: #167592
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Popularity: #14422
Members: 992
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Volumes: /9
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Deep within the mountains of Tibet, secluded from the mortal world, sits The Arm of Kannon, an instrument of inconceivably wicked power, resting safely outside the grasp of humanity... until now.
An archeologist, Juzo Mikami, dizzied with tales of The Arm's power and determined to unlock the mystery behind this Buddhist secret, sets out on a journey to find this ancient artifact and is never heard from again, leaving behind his wife and children. Three years later, he returns to his family, however he isn't the man he was, and his family will never be the same.

(Source: Tokyopop)


Birth was published in English as Arm of Kannon by Tokyopop from May 4, 2004 to October 9, 2007.

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Sep 20, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/17 eps)
As the first person to review this title, but to say the far this one is disturbing. A VERY DARK AND SUFFOCATING FEELING through-out reading just vol. 1. Currently having to 'hold it' for a later read, but will make myself continue and add more details to this review.


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