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Synonyms: The Old Man
Japanese: 親父


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2001
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Moriyama, Tsuru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Superior


Score: 7.751 (scored by 21412,141 users)
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Ranked: #13522
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Popularity: #2685
Members: 4,402
Favorites: 82
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Living in poor neighborhoods of Osaka, Kumada watch over his wife and two young children. He is huge and riddled with scars and he works hard, smokes and drinks of sake as if it were mere water, gruff and scary, he talks little. But Kumada deeply loves his family and will protect it at the peril of his life when members of a yakuza clan set on fire to his house to facilitate a real estate transaction. Jailed for the murder of those who failed to burn his people alive, Kumada was released fifteen years later and found his family. He will have to face the distrust of his children who know nothing of their father except that he had abandoned them. But he is determined to regain control of their education, starting with his son, a urchin abused by the tough guys of the district.


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More reviewsReviews

May 2, 2013
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
The cover is not inviting DO NOT LOOK!

The story, Oyaji, is about a: ‘hardass oldtimer [trying] to make good with his estranged family before it's too late.
At some times completely over the top and highly violent, at others very down to earth.
At all times, manly.’ - Mangaupdates

Again, I repeat: the cover is not inviting DO NOT LOOK!

The plot follows a linear timeline of the day Oyaji comes back to his family, and while we experience what is happening in the present, the plot is peppered with memories of Kumada, Takeshi’s (aka. Oyaji) past and unlike some other rather badly written Manga that uses the read more
May 14, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
You don't even have to be a fan of manly series to enjoy this heart warming story.

Oyaji covers the life of "Oyaji" whose returned to his family after several years only to find his children grown into terrible adults. To make up for lost time he reeducates his son & daughter for the family to be together again. This is the gist of the story but is delivered in a very dramatic & in a sad manner.

Throughout the few chapters we see how Oyaji grew to become the man he is today & teaches his children the importance of love & family & will do read more
Jan 1, 2014
julyan (All reviews)
This manga was recommended to me. At first, I was a bit hesitant in reading this, but when I started to read the first chapter, I was dragged into reading more.

Oyaji is a story about an oyaji (old man/father), a badass oyaji that is. While the cover screams of something gruesome or uninteresting, don't be fooled.

The story is told in almost a linear format. The whole series tells a story of a single night where the oyaji came back home after 10 years of disappearance. There were some flashbacks here and there that speaks of how our characters were from before.

What makes Oyaji stand out read more
Jan 20, 2015
RabbytX (All reviews)
In the current media world I always asked myself what is better simplicity or originality? Specifically what I mean with the terms "simplicity" and "originality" is the problems that arises from the way anime and manga or any other entertainment medium has when it comes to this two subjects. For example most new artists tend to come up with original ideas on various subjects like story, characterization, world setting etc but what they lack is the experience to execute such works and they result to cancellation because they cant put up the hype that for example the first chapter created, however there of course are read more

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