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Synonyms: [switch], Drug Hunter
Japanese: switch [ スイッチ ]


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 73
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 18, 2002 to Oct 18, 2008
Authors: naked ape (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 8.011 (scored by 2217 users)
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Ranked: #8562
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Popularity: #785
Members: 7,273
Favorites: 234
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MangaGFantasynaked ape (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /73


In the big city, drug crimes run rampant. Eto Kai and Kurabayashi Haru are two newcomer investigators who fight against them. In order to save the people from modern society, poisoned with drugs, the two turn to face an invisible enemy...

(Source: MangaNews)

Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Drug Hunter (prototype)


Switch was published in English by VIZ Media from March 11, 2008 to March 9, 2010.

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Nov 11, 2009
First time writing a review as well. :)

I picked up switch at my small town bookstore since I was going away from home for a few weeks on my own and I though it would a good idea to stock up on new books. I picked switch as my reading material because it had no mention of female characters on it and I have learned to hate series that center around female characters. The art looked pretty interesting but the story had me meh. But wait.

After reading about 4 volumes or so I was (excuse the bad pun) addicted to this series. Switch is stunning. read more
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Apr 26, 2011
People tend to forget a lot of important stuff in this manga but still, it works. It works out great actually. I read it in two looong sessions and nearly overslept today because of that (nearly!).

Story: 8
The story focuses on two different main themes - drugs on the one hand and amnesia on the other. It starts off showing us two rookies at the Matori department. Seemingly unrelated cases force them to dig deeper and deeper through the rubbish of the underworld and thus they find themselves mixed up in events related to both their pasts.
Soon you get the feeling that you're read more
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Mar 24, 2009
ok this is my first review so dont kill me if i dont cover everything

ok since no one has written a review about this yet i guess ill be the one to do so. well ok lets start off

story - (8) its ur average shounen cop manga even though its not like most it has a twist. the main character Kai Eto has a split personality when he's in a life or death situation.

characters - (9) Ok the characters are the best part about this manga. They really did a good job of making the characters improve and learn from there mistakes. Id have to read more
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Jun 12, 2011
So I was just going through mangas, searching for something interesting and I happen to come across this picture of these two guys.I was mostly attracted to the the art and just by that I grabbed my chance to read the synopsis.It didn't take me much time to convince that this one was a Must.Read criteria.I haven't had much experience reading mangas which are action packed but this one took me on one hell of a ride.

This story follows around Kai Eto who has just joined Narcotics Control Division in Japan.He is sweet,kind and cheerful person .But behind that gentleness something much darker is hidden.His read more
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