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Japanese: stigma


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2000
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: Wings
Authors: Minekura, Kazuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.531 (scored by 940940 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6811
Members: 2,177
Favorites: 26

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A man wakes up alone. He has no memory, his only clues to the past are a suitcase full of money and a small wooden cross around his neck. Restless, he travels the dystopian world under a gray sky, searching. One day, he meets the boy Tito. The boy gives the man a new name: "Stork" and tells him that he is searching for a bird. Together, they travel further and, unnoticed, the dangerous shadow of Stork's past draws closer...


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Feb 4, 2011
Amadio (All reviews)
This is not a manga that you read for your fix of quick paced, hot blooded action. This is a manga that you read for it's outstanding artistic, and literary merit. This manga is stunning. But that is to be expected having been drawn and written by Minikura Kazuya the artist and author of such popular manga as "Saiyuki", "Wild Adapter" and "Bus Game".

Stigma is illistrated in beautiful full color on each and every page. It is exciting and refreshing in a world that is domintated by black and white manga. The subtle details in each pannel make it a real delite to read.

Stigma is read more
Nov 13, 2011
relapsewarrior (All reviews)
Stigma was yet another example of how narration can make or break a manga. The combination of literature and art made a unique canvas that both the author and the reader can expand on.
I don't recommend it to people who are squirmish about blood or violence, or who are looking for one of those "go-lucky-happy-ending-storys". Overall, this manga had good art, a decent storyline and genius narration, I recommend it to anyone who is more about the "story" then the "ending"
Jan 29, 2019
Trivialmadness (All reviews)
If you're ever in the mood to try something new and different, I'd dare you to try this. The reason? Stigma is an art book. With a story. It's like a midday dream or river of thoughts. It's also a quick read.

*A spoiler free review*

All you need to know about Stigma is that it's an extremely beautiful short story in full color and with techniques not so often seen in manga. It's narrated by the main character in a way resembling a mix of memoir and film noir style which gives it a certain, apathetic and distant feeling. However, the story is told mainly through read more
Nov 14, 2021
Sukamii (All reviews)
Stigma is like a sort of visual poetry unfolding with each drawing. It's like reading an artbook, an expressive work who's story is quite secondary to the expressive nature of the art itself. While the story itself is fine, addressing the relationship between a man who's lost his memory and is consumed by the hollow and gray skies, and the hope of a boy who seeks a hallowed blue sky; each being an apparent metaphor for the innocence and purity of a child vs the cynical and bitterness of age; I think the execution of this done well enough to display more potential nuance to read more

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