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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: 7.071 (scored by 1613716,137 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #76162
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #399
Members: 40,210
Favorites: 558

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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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Aug 11, 2021
maybe im being bias but i truely loved the story and the story telling it was a 10/10 for me bcuz of how it made me feel.
i personally didnt think it was rushed at the end maybe one more chapter of explaining but its a mystery genre its something that gonna make you drown into your own feeling and thinking.
i really really recommend this manga to anyone reading this review . its short and really entertaining.
i found this manga on anime man recommendation video on yutube and damn im lucky that i listened to it.
before reading this manga i finished doubt which is another work ...
Feb 11, 2021
This is how combine Saw and Circle (2015) and than flavour it with the theme of Se7en.

This manga is a perfect lovechild of these franchises, taking their elements and combining them into a great mix to pump you for a day or two with a little adrenaline.

The strongest aspect is the great story, that keeps up the tention perfectly.

The art is nothing special, but it has some cool moments, especialy the drawing of the symbolic, and quite iconic animal masks.

The characters are servicable, they are written well, they do their parts but don't expect anything groundbreaking.

My only big problem is with the ending. If you ...
Apr 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
A short manga from the same creator as Doubt. If you really enjoyed Doubt, you'll enjoy this. Personally, I love the iconic creepy big rabbit heads this mangaka has made his signature. And I admit that's a big part of what sucks me in to his work.

~Story~ (7)
Very much like we see in Doubt, Judge has a very slow pace/reveal that then shoves pretty much the entirety of the full story in at the end. Since the manga is so short, the slow pacing isn't terrible (if it were any longer, and I mean, like one volume longer, this would have been a problem).

The ...

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Any idea if this will ever be continued?
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Dec 17, 2018 7:19 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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