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Japanese: JUDGE
English: Judge
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 12, 2010 to Aug 11, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Tonogai, Yoshiki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 1524015,240 users)
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Ranked: #63192
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #376
Members: 37,966
Favorites: 564

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Volume 1


Hiroyuki "Hiro" Sakurai is jealous that his brother Atsuya is dating his childhood crush, Hikari. However, his envious ways lead to the unintentional killing of his brother. Two years later, Hiro finds himself handcuffed in a pitch-black room, wearing a rabbit mask, and unsure of his captor's identity. Suddenly, eight other people in animal masks enter the room, and "Judge" commences: a twisted game where nine participants must judge each other's sins and decide who will be spared from death—and only four can leave. Aside from his own survival, Hiro needs to figure out who he can trust, why he was chosen to participate, and how his actions impact those around him.

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Judge was published in English by Yen Press from August 20, 2013 to February 24, 2015 and digitally from April 8, 2014 to February 24, 2015.

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Feb 25, 2015
ImmortalTurnip (All reviews)
When I first started reading this manga I found that it was a lot like an anime I had recently watched (Dangan Ronpa) which put me of initially, however, I soon got gripped into this series! The characters develop smoothly and in a way that make you ask yourself, 'Who can I trust?' which is something I personally enjoy.

Would I recommend this series? Yes! The ending is extraordinary and the plot develops at a steady pace which leaves the reader wanting more.
Mar 16, 2015
snartjelly (All reviews)
I'll try my best to write this review without spoilers. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I genuinely enjoyed this story. It definitely is a shorter manga, as it only has 6 volumes, and it leaves room for some necessary details that were left out, and a slightly rushed ending to get to a conclusion as to why people were paying for their sins, or crimes.

Story 6/10 : The back story to how the whole "Judge" game was really intriguing to me. All of the middle parts where characters are paying for their sins were kind of flat because we weren't read more
Feb 19, 2019
Naptalan (All reviews)
To be fair, this manga is extremely average. It isn't the best and there are a lot of others mangas with the "you are locked up and playing a game that can kill you" setup.
The story is so so, It's very slow at the start and only deepens when talking about Hiro, the protagonist. In opposition, the last chapter tells almost the whole plot and the ending feels rushed. I felt a bit unconfortable about the author leaving all the explanations for the two ending chapters even though he had 32 issues.
The art is ok. It can be bland sometimes, but it has good panels.
There read more
Nov 1, 2015
BYE_LIL_PUT4S (All reviews)
Story: following up as almost a sequel of Doubt (from the same author) if you liked doubt this one won't disappoint you and will get you equally interested, the ending was dragged a bit but still delivers a sense to it

Art: found it quite good myself

Characters: most of them are quite appealing, except for a few but in general they all keep a good thrill to the plot

Enjoyment: same way as Doubt, Judge engages well in telling the story in a way that makes you enjoy it specially if you like the genre

Overall: again in the same example this one could have an anime adaptation, read more

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Poll: Judge Chapter 15 Discussion
RainyYesterday - Feb 29, 2012
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Any idea if this will ever be continued?
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