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: 6.681 (scored by 27362,736 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #119982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1611
Members: 10,268
Favorites: 36

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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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More reviewsReviews

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.
Mar 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A manga with some potential to the action and some good comedy but that fails at everything surrounding that.

This manga gets better as it goes on, but it’s still kind of a mess. The first third or so of the manga is simply complete nonsense where it feels like it has no clue what it wants to be or what it wants to do with characters being incredibly inconsistent, the tone shifting randomly in very jarring ways, and the pacing being awful. After that it seems to settle into what it wants to be, which is a fairly standard battle series with characters with ...
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... ...


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