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Synonyms: The Old Man
Japanese: 親父


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2001
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Superior
Authors: Moriyama, Tsuru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 31983,198 users)
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Ranked: #20862
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Popularity: #3007
Members: 6,872
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /25


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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May 14, 2014
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 ...
Jan 1, 2014
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 ...
Jan 20, 2015
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 ...

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