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Japanese: MW
English: MW
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 26
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 25, 1976 to Jan 10, 1978
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 29722,972 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19002
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2287
Members: 8,014
Favorites: 146


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Gurai is a Japanese Catholic Priest, who is unable to give up his lifelong sexual relationship with Yuki, a beautiful and sadistic young master criminal. Yuki's malicious crimes have become more and more extreme over the years, claiming many innocent lives, and Gurai is tormented by guilt at his inability to stop them...

(Source: ANN)


MW was published in a single volume in English by Vertical, Inc. on October 30, 2007 and in Spanish by Planeta DeAgostini Cómics on November 2005.


Hige Oyaji

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May 27, 2009
While seemingly a commentary about the American military presence in Japan, Tezuka's MW is a rather silly thriller, although refreshing in its unromantic focus on the sociopathic Yuki Michio. The principle influence behind the infamous Johan from "Monster", Yuki is a troubled but seemingly emotionless killer and manipulator. He seems to have only one real human connection, to Father Garai, a Catholic priest who tries in vain to resist his forbidden relationship with our pro/antagonist. The frank depictions of homosexuality (and sex in general) are refreshing, providing character development without seeming over-the-top.

What I found wonderful about MW was its lack of preachy ...
Jan 27, 2008
I was certainly shocked upon reading MW. Reading Manga doesn't ussually disturb me, but MW did.

So whats it all about? MW tells the story of Father Garai a catholic preist, and Yuki a serial murderer. Their fate was intertwined the day they first met. Both are the survivors of the MW incident. The time when an entire Island was wiped out by a poisinous gas.

After the incident Yuki was driven insane and soon becomes a murderer. Father Garai tries to cleanse Yuki of his sins. In doing so he eventually has homosexual relationship with him. And thats only the first 30 pages of a 600 ...
Nov 6, 2010
Perhaps the Penultimate Sequel to the Exorcist, .REC or any of Stephen King's classics.

Perhaps the Penultimate Prequel to Death Note.

The hallmark of a true heavyweight manga is to leave the reader out of breath before they finish it.

For MW to do this before hitting it's 3rd volume just speaks volumes for how good Tezuka really is.

Don't get me wrong, depending on what movie, book, synopsis, genre you associate with this book prior to reading the first panel will decide how high or low you consider this manga to be but considering how MW matches up to the above titles - it's safe to ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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