Tsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance
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Tsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance

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Synonyms: Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance
Japanese: 罪と罰 A Falsified Romance


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 93
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2007 to Mar 1, 2011
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Action
Authors: Ochiai, Naoyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 16341,634 users)
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Ranked: #25892
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Popularity: #2844
Members: 5,338
Favorites: 60

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The protagonist, a poor, moody student named Tachi Miroku, was recently recognized as the Best New Writer in a major literary competition, but the stress of living up to his family's goals of him becoming a powerful man has broken him on the cusp of greatness. Despite his tremendous potential, success does not come easy. Alone and without direction, every day is a vicious battle with his past and his moral fiber. He hasn't been to work in four months and his dreams are a total mess filled with abuse, taunting, and the strong smell of blood. And that is just the tip of the iceberg...

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Feb 24, 2018
Anonlen (All reviews)
The story is absolutely the same as Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment".
From the dream of the dead horse to the ''perfect'' dream about the world of the protagonist. The diffenrence is probably the context and the time of the story. Dostoevsky's novel was published twelve monthly installments during 1866.

Crime and Punishment is about the troubles of Raskolnikov, a young man living in St. Petersburg. He used to be a student, but he became so poor he had to stop studying. He plans to kill a selfish old pawnbroker for her money, and he acts on his plan. Raskolnikov argues that with her money read more
Sep 2, 2021
mistressmadi (All reviews)
Maybe it's because I'm desensitized to these sorts of things, but this manga wasn't very well at shocking me or giving discomfort. The main character was already jaded, albeit a bit of a paranoid character.

However, I do wish the author would give more depth to his reasoning of killings. it doesn't exactly surprise me when he just does it out of paranoia. It seems like an unrealistic personification of mental illness and how it delves into murder. However, it is a good example as to how you can have pent up paranoiac episodes and fear for your reasoning to kill. It just doesn't seem "shocking" read more
Aug 2, 2014
AironicallyHuman (All reviews)
:: Intro & Narrative ::
"I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me." - Terentius

Some manga fly under the radar. Especially those by authors with no other popular works that are based on novels from well over a century ago. And seinen titles generally just receive a lot less attention than series aimed at younger demographics. HOWEVER, A Falsified Romance deserves better. The art is outstanding, the story is thrilling and the dialogue thought-provoking. A psychological profile of a killer disconnected with life, complete with an accurate representation of the human mind, this is a manga that offers everything.

First of all, an read more


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