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English: Judge
Japanese: JUDGE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 12, 2010 to Aug 11, 2012
Authors: Tonogai, Yoshiki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Gangan


Score: 7.391 (scored by 9982 users)
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Ranked: #48712
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Popularity: #289
Members: 24,509
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"What is your crime?" From the author of Doubt, it's time for a new terrible game, Judge. Hiro's brother Atsuya is dating Hiro's childhood friend and secret crush Hikari. Hiro's affection for Hikari will lead him to commit an un-punishable crime against his older brother. At least, he thinks it is un-punishable, until he is kidnapped and imprisoned by a group of people wearing animal masks. The judging is about to start!

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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
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
Mar 6, 2012
Healiel (All reviews)
If you could - would you choose to save everyone? Especially if there was no guarantee they would save you?

Moral questions I couldn't instantly find the answer to present themselves again and again in this manga. And each one is more disturbing than the one before it.
Starting from the creepy masks right down to the reason why they all find themselves in that room. It all seems like a twisted game, and to be honest - that is exactly what it is.
Added to that is the question of the 'crimes' these people have committed. Given the hero's crime, it isn't exactly sure what read more


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