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English: Livingstone
Japanese: リヴィングストン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 23
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 30, 2009 to Feb 5, 2015
Genres: SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Kataoka, Jinsei (Art), Maekawa, Tomohiro (Story)
Serialization: Morning


Score: 7.491 (scored by 14111,411 users)
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Ranked: #26482
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Popularity: #2054
Members: 5,745
Favorites: 67
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Each person is born with a soul, its plan determining ninety percent of one's life. People who stray from their soul's fate, whether it be through an unfortunate accident or an unplanned murder, leave behind a shattered "psycholith"—a rock that is a manifestation of their soul. When these are left behind, they stain the environment, ultimately creating "negative points"—places that interfere with a soul's plan, causing a vicious cycle of misfortune.

The righteous Sakurai and apathetic Amano are a pair of specialists tasked with ensuring that souls follow their natural paths. To that end, as part of Psycholith Collection & Cleaning, they collect and dispose of shattered psycholiths and clean up stains. But there is another side to their job, one with moral ambiguity. They must also prevent psycholiths from shattering—even if that entails killing the soul's host.

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Livingstone was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from November 3, 2015 to November 15, 2016. It has been published Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since February 2016.

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Dec 23, 2016
Suzu-kun22 (All reviews)
Livingstone is a very interesting manga. Its premise is one you could easily imagine being interesting and engaging and it makes you wonder what kind of characters live in this and of world and what their lives are like. Good for Livingstone, it had the brilliant artist of Deadman Wonderland there to sell most of its world through tone and expressive artwork. Especially since a lot of the execution and non-main characters is pretty average.

Alright then, let's start then, shall we?

Livingstone follows Sakurai and Amano, two soul-collectors who go about either cleaning up destroyed souls or convincing people to agree to let the duo read more
Aug 26, 2009
kluxorious (All reviews)
Livingstone is a collaboration manga between Maekawa Tomohiro, the author and Kataoka Jinsei, the artist. You might have known Kataoka's work from before: Eureka Seven.

First lemme explain what is the 'living-stone'. Living stone is the soul stone of a human being, which weight approximately 30 grams according to Professor Duncan who did an experiment to determine the weight of human soul.

This manga tells a story of two guys, Shozo Sakurai and Amano. Their job is to hunt and prevent people from their unplanned/unnatural death or otherwise to recover the "living-stone". To make sure that the next person will not suffers the same fate as the read more

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