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Golgo 13

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Synonyms: Golgo Thirteen, Duke Togo
Japanese: ゴルゴ13
English: Golgo 13
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 29, 1968 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Saitou, Takao (Story & Art), Koike, Kazuo (Story)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 906906 users)
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Ranked: #10192
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Popularity: #3319
Members: 6,135
Favorites: 98


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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!


Golgo 13 is the oldest manga still in publication and has the highest volume count for a single series. The series is also the second best-selling manga of all time behind One Piece, having sold over 300 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
Preliminary (312/? eps)
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 ...
May 4, 2022
Preliminary (13/? eps)
I am currently going through the Viz releases dating from 2006 to 2008. These releases are included with a number of liner notes at the end to further expand Golgo 13, his arsenal, and the people behind his stories.

The actual mangas are selected issues, with varying contexts that are plucked and taken as per Viz saw. It is entirely possible that Viz cherrypicked some of the stronger stories they thought, or ones that would appeal more to an international audience, but I will say that many of these stories really are quite cerebral. This isn't just a James Bond story. This is very much a ...

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