Zetsuen no Tempest
Blast of Tempest
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Zetsuen no Tempest

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Synonyms: Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster, Forsaken Tempest
Japanese: 絶園のテンペスト
English: Blast of Tempest
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 10, 2009 to Oct 12, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Shirodaira, Kyou (Story), Saizaki, Ren (Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 71297,129 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #830
Members: 21,952
Favorites: 425

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One year ago, Aika Fuwa and her parents were murdered under mysterious circumstances. Swearing vengeance on her killers, Aika's older brother, Mahiro, sets out to determine who ended her life prematurely. Unbeknownst to Mahiro, his childhood friend and Aika's secret longtime boyfriend, Yoshino Takigawa, ends up getting dragged into the investigation after being held at gunpoint by a strange woman. Yoshino learns that Mahiro is being investigated by the government after outbreaks of a mysterious "iron sickness" in two locations where he was previously seen. Now on the run, Mahiro and Yoshino's search for Aika's killers becomes harder and more dangerous.

In an effort to find a lead on his sister's murder, Mahiro strikes a deal with Hakaze Kusaribe, the most powerful sorceress in the world who is imprisoned on a deserted island. As princess and leader of the Kusaribe Clan, Hakaze promises to aid Mahiro's investigation if he can rescue her from internment. Once free, Hakaze intends to put a stop to the revival of the "Tree of Exodus" and save the world from eventual ruin. Believing that Hakaze will get in the way of his resurrection plans, Samon Kusaribe, Hakaze's former aide, had orchestrated her banishment and also removed her ability to use magic on the island.

In a desperate attempt to save the world from the effects of the "Trees of Exodus and Genesis," Mahiro and Yoshino inch closer to the truth behind Aika's death. The two find that there might be more to her murder than they initially thought as the world around them falls into chaos.

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Zetsuen no Tempest has been published digitally in English as Blast of Tempest by Square Enix through Manga UP! The series was published in Brazilian Portuguese by JBC from February to December 2015 and in German by Carlsen from December 2013 to March 2016.



Feb 21, 2021
Blast of Tempest is one of my favorite dark fantasy mangas I've read. It had many incredible moments, well-balanced cast of characters, and great visuals to accompany it. That being said, the manga is still long ways off from being a true masterpiece.

The story of this manga can be described as a tale of two halves. The first half of the story was REALLY GOOD AND INTENSE I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH ABOUT THIS. Meanwhile, the second half was kind of too mellowed down and has too slow of a pacing. It didn't damage the manga quality too much, but it did dampen the potential that ...
Dec 18, 2023
"𝕱𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘 𝖆𝖚𝖙𝖊𝖒 𝖆𝖑𝖎𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖘 𝖗𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖊 𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖈𝖎𝖕𝖎𝖎" - If there's a beginning, then logically, there's an ending. (Correct me if I'm wrong. My Latin is rusted as a mummy.)

The Apocalypse is one of my favorite books from the Holy Bible. There's something so enticing and exciting about the world ending. It raises many questions such as: What am I going to do? How much time do I have left? And the people whom I love, what about them? And many, many others.
Zetsuen no Tempest (or Blast of Tempest/the Civilization Blaster if you prefer) is about the world ending, vengeance, and much other stuff that I'm not afraid ...
Jul 14, 2012
Preliminary (14/50 eps)
Another great work from the author who made spiral.Zetsuen no tempest is another great battle of the brains manga with two ridiculously smart main characters a dead girl and a stranded girl in a shakespearian play.Yes I know it sounds weird and I can't say much without spoiling anything but the manga is great.You will also see many shakespeare references mostly from Hamlet.Art is great,characters too pretty,and decent story so far.Overall if you enjoyed spiral,death note,case closed or any other mystery manga you'll definitely enjoy this

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