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Synonyms: Kokuhaku
Japanese: 告白 -コンフェッション-
English: Confession
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1, 1998 to Sep 16, 1998
Genres: Drama Drama, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Magazine Uppers
Authors: Kawaguchi, Kaiji (Art), Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 31773,177 users)
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Ranked: #47212
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Popularity: #3224
Members: 6,366
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Two miles up in the unforgiving heights of Mt. Owari, hikers and friends Asai and Ishikura are hit by a blizzard and lose their way. Injured and sure of his imminent death, Ishikura confesses to killing a member of their university hiking club five years ago. However, Asai then stumbles upon shelter and carries them both to safety, only to realize that the confession has forever changed their relationship—and that the brutal elements may no longer be the most deadly threat around.

(Source: Kodansha USA)


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Apr 4, 2015
The recommendation baseline for Confession/Kokuhaku is simple: if you're a fan of intense psychological thriller, you'd probably love this.

Award-winning creators Nobuyuki Fukumoto and Kawaguchi Kaiji provided the story and art respectively for this single-volume manga about two long-time friends stranded in the middle of a mountain blizzard. An unsettling sentence on a pitch-black background set the opening tone, and we are whisked straight away into the thick of it. The rest of the story you should really discover by yourself, but suffice to say that fan of Fukumoto's works (most notably popular long-running series Kaiji and Akagi) would be familiar with what's in store: mounting ...
May 24, 2011
Backwards Reading Idiot Reviews: Confession

Confession is a short one shot by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, who has a surprisingly long list of notable works, which mostly include gambling series such as Kaiji (three seperate series) and Akagi. Unfortunately I yet to read these series, so this is my first impression of the 52 year old mangaka.

Story: Two friends who frequently climb a mountain get caught in a blizzard. In the confusion, one of them, Ishikura gets injured on a rock, and it's up to Asai to save him. After a while and ...
Mar 15, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Allow me to confess that this is not a bad read, but execution and short duration won't exactly put it on top with some of the finer examples.

The necessary pace for conveyance of such a story is avoided for the sake of quick culmination. The thrill is there, albeit it is questionable how well you'll be able to immerse yourself next to such predictability.

Characters quickly jump into their situational and predetermined roles. There are minor traces of deeper characterization, but are only seen under scrutiny and even as such remains mediocre.

Art doesn't really supplement the positive points of this work. Verily, it ...

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