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Kimi no Knife

Kimi no Knife

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Your Knife
Japanese: 君のナイフ

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 71
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 8, 2009 to Apr 24, 2013
Authors: Kotegawa, Yua (Story & Art)
Serialization: Grand Jump Premium

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 2550 users)
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Ranked: #18222
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Popularity: #927
Members: 6,385
Favorites: 97
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /71

Synopsis

Shiki Yukitaka is desperate for money, but he makes way too little as a long term substitute teacher. While drinking one evening, a pretty woman asks if he would be willing to assassinate people for 5 million yen a kill. Although Shiki is hesitant, he grudgingly admits that he might do it, provided all the targets are serious evildoers. He soon finds that her offer is deadly serious, when she introduces him to the rest of the team and points them towards their first target. The driver, Yan, is doing this for the money as well. Shiki's partner, Kuzumi, is a cop. He doesn't appear to be interested in the money, but he seems to be driven by a deep anger.

On Shiki's first mission, things don't go quite as planned. They didn't count on their target's 18-year-old daughter Itsuki being locked up in the house. She's been confined for 10 years, due to her spooky ability to read things from people's minds when she touches them. She claims to want to be their ally, and Shiki is reluctantly made responsible for her care. With the police investigating their crime, is keeping her alive too dangerous? How long will the team be able to get away with continuing their highly paid vigilante murders?

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Characters

Shiki, Yukitaka
Shiki, Yukitaka
Main
Yamashina, Itsuki
Yamashina, Itsuki
Main
Makihara, Ei
Makihara, Ei
Main
Kuzumi
Kuzumi
Main
Hosaka, Mamoru
Hosaka, Mamoru
Main
Nakagawa, Erika
Nakagawa, Erika
Supporting
Suzuki, Eiji
Suzuki, Eiji
Supporting


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ZeroHumor
Feb 4, 2015
Vigilante justice. It's a topic that's frequented by many pieces of fiction, often glorified, painted black-and-white, oversimplified, or accompanied by sociopathic characters. The moral and psychological nuances that are tied with this subject are likewise dumbed down, leading to stories that feel both unrealistic and emotionally distant. It's a tragedy among storytelling that I've seen repeated far too many times, and going into Kimi no Knife, I certainly didn't have the highest of hopes. Luckily, the manga demonstrated through its more mature and thoughtful take that it wasn't going to be your average Joe action narrative.

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greenforv
May 27, 2011
I grabbed this manga because the summary attracted me and it sounded like a good psychological manga, well it sort of is and not. To be clearer I really enjoyed the first two chapters, because they built up to great suspense. But that was it, for me those chapters were the best and made me expect even more or at least the same level of suspense further. It didn't happen, the manga levelled off from there on. There really isn't one main character, but most of the manga revolves around the two hitmen. The events in the manga happened too fast without much insight read more
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Nadium
Nov 16, 2013
It took close to two years to reach the end and I wanted to put a little something in here because it was worth the waiting. As I'm writing, I'm waiting for last chapter which I'm sure, will be a fair ending.

First, the plot was interesting. A young substitute teacher in need of money to live and to pay his sister's hospital few, becomes a hitman, partnering with a cop called Kuzumi. Reading this, it had to be interesting as soon as a cop is involved because sooner or later, the cat will be out of the bag and it will be bad.

Where the manga read more
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lawlietghost
Jan 6, 2014
Kimi no knife has a good plot line, it is secure and constant throughout the whole story. Although it has a good plot, parts of the story made me feel anxious. Usually, you'd think that's a good thing. While reading, it caused me to have an anxiety attack. I gave the story an 8/10 because it was well written and played out. I have the art a 9/10 because it was clean and polished. I gave the characters a 9/10 because I really enjoyed how each main character developed. Enjoy meant was an 8/10 because I enjoyed it the entire time even though my anxiety. read more
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