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Japanese: シューピアリア


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 24, 2004 to Feb 21, 2009
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Powered
Authors: ichtys (Story & Art)


Score: 7.761 (scored by 82428,242 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15312
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #865
Members: 21,275
Favorites: 342


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /28


The Demon Queen Sheila has massacred over half of the human population, holding no regard for life. With no end in sight to her reign of terror, the people elect a hero to vanquish the Demon Queen and her monster kin. However, the chosen hero, Exa, is not exactly humanity's champion: he values not only human lives but those of monsters as well.

During his journey, the idealistic Exa saves a monster girl from a dragon, completely unaware that this girl is the Demon Queen herself. Intrigued by a human who would save one of his species' enemies, Sheila poses as a meek, lovestruck monster and joins him on his journey—all while planning to stab him in the back. Even as she is continuously exposed to Exa's ideals, Sheila stands firm on her plan. Yet, she finds herself putting off her original mission time and time again; perhaps these fake feelings have grown into something real...

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I making this review based on both the first part (this one) and the second part (Superior Cross), due to it should be viewed as a whole. Superior is a well balanced mix of Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen (would add the label comedy as well, even if it´s not dominating the manga). So let´s talk a little bit about the ride that was Superior, and why I enjoyed it so much.

Story: 9/9
I quite enjoyed the story. What first appear to be a classical "good vs. evil" based plot, soon grows into something much more complex. In a world where monster and humans has ...
May 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
So i finished Superior and all i can say that it was unimpressive. The series has good worldbuilding. how the author uses episodic chapters to enrich the world was well done. but sadly thats seems to be the author's only decent point. The story is that the MMC who is the Hero needs to kill the leader of monsters who is the FMC. Unknown the MMC is that the FMC is some human looking monster and since he doesn't know her apperance but the FMC knows him she tags along just for fun. Along the way she falls in love with him however whilst the ...
Jan 15, 2023
Great Idea plagued by terrible execution. Extremely by the numbers plot, poor romance, cliché pacifist hero. Don't read this.

Story: 2/10
The demon lord who has halved the human population (not that this seems to have had any consequences to the story) falls in love instantly because the guy doesn't kill. Yeah, it's that kind of story.

The romance was bad. No real progression,

Every arc ends exactly as you expect it to. Guy doubts the hero's "no killing" rule? Convinced by the end of the chapter. Even the backstories of the hero's companions are clichéd. If you were given the beginning of the arcs, you could ...

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