Taboo Tattoo
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Taboo Tattoo

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English: Taboo Tattoo
Japanese: タブー・タトゥー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 27, 2009 to Jun 27, 2017
Genres: ActionAction, Super PowerSuper Power, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Shinjirou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Alive


Score: 6.841 (scored by 24462,446 users)
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Ranked: #92622
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Popularity: #1263
Members: 8,883
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 has been published in English by Yen Press since January 26, 2016.

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May 7, 2020
Saume (All reviews)
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... read more
Sep 19, 2015
LilGreasyKid (All reviews)
Minor spoilers ahead. Just skip to enjoyment if you want it completely spoiler free, although the amount isn't really that much to begin with.

Ecchi and action: a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, that's only the case if the proper set up and balance are created, which Taboo Tattoo does not accomplish. What it does do is it creates a visually sound action adventure of pervs, sadists, heroes and homosexuals.

Story: Right off the bat, the classic set up of "boy gets dragged into secret war between two sides" comes into play. Battles are not in short supply but are instead brief albeit brutal affairs with lots read more
Jan 11, 2011
Letheate (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 20, 2016
Warnoise (All reviews)
Taboo Tattoois a manga that basically built itself by recycling elements from previous similar adaptations plus the extra fan-service to appease the thirsty readers.


Akatsuka Seigi is your average Japanese High School boy who got a tattoo from a mysterious guy which resulted him being dragged in a secret warfor those tattoos. If i had a shot of whisky each time i saw this kind of plot, i would die from alcohol poisoning.


The only good thing in this manga. The characters are well drawn, the character design is nice, the details, emotions, etc...The artist did a good job in that.


Here is the worst part of the read more

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