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Believers

Believers

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ビリーバーズ

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: May 1999 to Nov 1999
Authors: Yamamoto, Naoki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 7.001 (scored by 1518 users)
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Ranked: #87062
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Popularity: #1897
Members: 3,427
Favorites: 22
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /22

Synopsis

On a small island somewhere near Japan, three cult members have devoted themselves to the "Deserted Island Program". Calling each other by rank, these people-two men and one women-have been chosen by their superiors to throw off the corrupt influence of modern society and "purify" themselves. But as time passes two of the members begin to give into human desire...

(Source: ANN)

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Characters

Hishiko
Hishiko
Main
Chairman
Chairman
Main
Operator
Operator
Main


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Beatnik
Apr 23, 2009
Believers is a tense pot-boiler of a drama that you could easily imagine as a live action effort directed by Lars von Trier or some other eclectic director with a penchant for putting his actors through the emotional wringer.

Three cult members are on a small island off the coast of Japan taking part in a program to purify themselves in order to become new heightened humans, and the method to do this is through a humble routine of mental exercise and meditation, eating, sleeping, and the occasional secret lust-ridden sex, betrayal, paranoia, death and mutilation.

You see, you can’t just plop three humans on an island read more
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Nervin
Sep 3, 2015
Imagine three persons stuck on an isle. Now imagine that those people went there voluntarily to "redeem" themselves. Sounds like an interesting scenario right? Believers is a psychological drama manga that narrates the daily life of three cult members on an island.

The story is quite straightforward: three persons of a cult, who participate in the "Desert Island Program", decide to live on an small island to purify themselves from the corrupt society. This is done in two ways: through mental exercises (that involve communicating everything, even secrets) and strange meditation methods. As the reader can imagine, there is no way three persons can hold out read more
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Melodux
May 22, 2015
Believers is an adult psychological manga that has a tinge of mystery to it. It follows a small sub-division of a pop-culture, well-organized cult in the setting of a small, isolated island in Japan.

Story: 8/10

The story starts out following the character’s main activities on the island; working hard for their “compatriots.” The opening chapters are a little strange, with the characters not having being called natural names {rather entrepreneur-esque names like “Chairman” and “Operator”}, mindlessly chanting after a cassette recorded message by the cult leader, and discussing dreams over scarce food rations. The intrigue is what kept me reading, I wanted to find out why read more
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