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Golgo 13

Alternative Titles

English: Golgo 13
Synonyms: Golgo Thirteen, Duke Togo
Japanese: ゴルゴ13

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 29, 1968 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Saitou, Takao (Story & Art), Koike, Kazuo (Story)

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 607607 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20762
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3533
Members: 4,161
Favorites: 55

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Synopsis

For four decades, Golgo 13 has been the world's greatest assassin for hire - sometimes to settle a private score, and sometimes to change history!

His real name and nationality are unknown - but his legend is everywhere. G13 never fails a job, and never sees his clients again...

...unless they try and betray him!

Background

Golgo 13 is the oldest manga still in publication and has the third highest volume count (under the Dokaben series and Kochikame). The series is also the fourth best-selling manga, having sold over 200 million copies.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint and 13 volumes were published from February 21, 2006 to February 19, 2008. These volumes are a compilation of stories picked from the forty-year history of the manga, and each ends with an editorial commentary about Golgo 13 as a cultural phenomenon in Japan.

Glénat published the series in French in two compilation books titled Best 13 of Golgo 13. Each book collected 13 stories from the manga's history with the first book being reader's choice (April 26, 2006) and the second being the author's choice (February 13, 2008).

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Sep 26, 2021
okaaaaay_kee (All reviews)
The little that I have read has nonetheless left a very big impression. Golgo 13 is without a doubt one of the finer manga out there. Featuring, one-shot stories comprised of 12 or more parts, each story finds a way to be just as memorable, just as remarkable as the others. Which is quite a feat, considering that some of these stories are decades apart. One of, if not he main, thing that makes Golgo 13 so enjoyable is its approach towards the themes and topics that the stories are centered on. As the stories shift from politics to corruption to greed etcetera. it's clear read more

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