Taboo Tattoo
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Taboo Tattoo

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Japanese: タブー・タトゥー
English: Taboo Tattoo
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 27, 2009 to Jun 27, 2017
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Alive
Authors: Shinjirou (Story & Art)


Score: 6.641 (scored by 28552,855 users)
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Ranked: #140922
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Popularity: #1834
Members: 10,755
Favorites: 37

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Taboo Tattoo
Volume 1


Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.

Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?

(Source: MU)


Taboo Tattoo was published in English by Yen Press from January 26, 2016 to March 26, 2019.

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Jan 11, 2011
Preliminary (8/80 eps)
Im re-doing this review because of how much i regret what i said the last time and im going to make this short and as least painful as possible.

The plot is about your average high school kid in japan (not very popular in school, female childhood friend, you know the type) named seigi, who saves an old man from some thugs. After saving him, this mysterious old man then gives seigi a crest, which burns a tattoo onto his hand, giving him special powers.

After this happens, the government gets involved. Seigi begins to learn to control his powers, fights random thugs/villains (there are ...
May 7, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This manga is ok, but nothing special. I don't regret buying it, but I will be selling it now, as don't feel I need to hold on to it, I won't be re-reading it.

I would tag this with:
- Action
- Dark
- Super Powers

Story: 6/10
To be honest, I liked the story up the point where the anime ended (same story as in the anime, the anime covered about half the manga), and slightly afterwards too. It was interesting, there are some real setbacks, and I like when some of the main characters don't have plot armor. The ending however, was just so bad in my opinion... ...
Apr 29, 2021
I completed this manga, very poor story, just the art is best thing in this series.

The concept at the beginning is attractive and it seem to turn to be good story ....but !! once you go deep in the manga it will turn to be very horrible.

If you are insist to read it,just make sure to be ok with very dark story and once you go deep in manga it will keep going to be more bloody and dark, just make sure you are ok with those things.

Unfortunately i completed it and i regret the 4 days i wasted it on this series.


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How does this end? Does he get with Izzy?
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The End of this manga is super weird
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