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Japanese: 我間乱 〜GAMARAN〜
English: Gamaran
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 194
Status: Finished
Published: May 13, 2009 to Jun 26, 2013
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Historical Historical, Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Nakamaru, Yousuke (Story & Art)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 1419714,197 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17672
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #537
Members: 32,084
Favorites: 635


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"Middle Edo Period—One state becomes the gathering place for sinful martial artists, who believe in nothing other than power, know of no other way of life other than letting oneself go wild in the battle. That state is the Unabara State, the 'Haunt of Demons'..."

Washitzu Naosata, the ruler of the powerful state, Unabara, is looking for his successor. He calls upons all his 31 sons, and tell them to search for whoever they believe to be the strongest martial artist of all. Each of their chosen martial artists then are to fight against each other until only one is left standing. Whoever is the winner, whoever has the strongest martial artist in nation by his side will become his successor...

Out in the midst of the mountain is the doujo of the "Daigame Ryuu" (Giant Tortoise Style). There lives Kurogane Gama, the son of the legendary swordsman, Kurogane Jinsuke, who is believed to be able to kill 1000 martial artists in Unabara. There, one of the son of Washitzu Naosata, Washitzu Naoshi, comes in search of the legendary swordsman, only to find that he had gone missing several years ago. After seeing the battle style of Gama, he instead chooses to ask Gama to come with him. Wanting to become stronger, Gama agrees to his offer, and that marks the beginning of Gama's battle to become the strongest of all ...

(Source: Ju-Da-Su)


Gamaran has been published digitally in English by Kodansha USA since September 20, 2022.

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Mar 9, 2015
Before I start: This is my first review, so it’ll not be perfect. If you read it, I appreciate the feedback.

I can describe Gamaran with one phrase: A complete blast of action. No unnecessarily complex plot, no exaggerated emotional breakdowns, almost no trace of romance; there are only ever-changing action and fighting. It makes Gamaran a paragon of shounen action/fighting series in my opinion. When I see “action” and “fighting” in genre section, I want to see some real fighting but most of the modern shonen “fighting” series gives us less fighting, more triviality. But Gamaran is sincere; it’s a fighting series and it gives ...
Jul 29, 2022
"It is said that the way of the warrior is the dual path of the pen and the sword, and that he must take both paths."

Nowadays, we can easily say that manga of the "tournament" type are widely in fashion with works like Kengan Ashura or Record of Ragnarok as spearhead. However, these mangas already existed long before and we can say that Gamaran is one of these works. It's a pity that we tend to forget it, because it's a manga with a lot of quality.

Gamaran is a really enjoyable manga to read with a pretty gripping story from start to finish. As in ...
Nov 2, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/194 eps)
This manga turned out be a big disappointment even before I started to notice that.
So far the manga can be divided into 3 parts:

I. Chapters 1-43 (Four main battles): The story started off fast-paced, impressive and very promising with a cool lead character, who was reckless, decisive, and reliable in any situation. There were creative twists during the battles and many types of weapons were showcased.

II. Chapters 44-66 (Only one main battle): The pacing became slower, the chatting exhaustively longer, and the fights simpler, more predictable, effectively reduced to merely slashes and thrusts. Enemies died faster and in less splendid ways.

III. Chapters 67-last (Many ...

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