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Synonyms: Baptism of Blood
Japanese: 洗礼


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1974 to 1976
Genres: Horror, Shoujo
Authors: Umezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 7.191 (scored by 272 users)
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Ranked: #73202
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Popularity: #9866
Members: 818
Favorites: 9


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Dec 2, 2016
ZodiacRiver (All reviews)
I thought this manga wasn't going to be scanlated until the end for real, but I'm glad it was. I read Baptism for the first time a long time ago, and I planned on dropping it because I couldn't find the fourth chapter in English. A few days ago, however, I realized that it has been translated. I finished it and I guess I could say that it was a breathtaking ride.

Baptism is grotesque, surreal and thrilling, just like Umezu Kazuo's other manga. It's impossible not to binge read - for me, at least. I thought it was going to be some boring, read more
Oct 14, 2018
JapaneseDaddy (All reviews)
This one is really messed up! Kazuo Umezu usually writes some disturbing work but it's a lot more out there with heavy sci fi themes. This ones still sci fi but i feel like since it's a lot more human and relatable compared to his other work.

The themes are really heavy, so the darker scenes have had a really big impact on me. I'm used to bad things happening in Umezu manga but there's usually a feeling that things are going to work out to a certain extent at least for the major characters, but he decided to go against that path right from the read more
Nov 2, 2016
A_Lam_Ma_El (All reviews)
I just finished reading Baptism and saw that there was no review for it, so I decided to write one myself.

Baptism, or Senrei (in the Japanese name) was created by Umezu Kazou, the famous and old horror mangaka who inspired many other horror mangaka like Junji Ito, but I have never read any manga from Umezu Kazou before, so I went in without any expectations. I'm saying this, because despite the promising first few chapters, Baptism was overall a letdown, primarily because it was ruined by the sudden "plot twists" that came in the last volume, up until then it was fine or even read more