Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari
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Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari

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Synonyms: Uroboros
Japanese: ウロボロス―警察ヲ裁クハ我ニアリ―


Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 144
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 6, 2009 to Dec 21, 2016
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, PolicePolice, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Kanzaki, Yuuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic@Bunch


Score: 7.801 (scored by 22802,280 users)
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Ranked: #11542
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Popularity: #1526
Members: 8,072
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Ryuuzaki Ikuo and Tatsuya Danno once belonged to a happy family of orphans at the Mahoroba Orphanage. Their beloved teacher, Yuiko, cared for and nurtured them; to Ryuuzaki and Tatsuya, she meant the world to them. Thus, one late night, their whole world fell apart when they witnessed her tragic murder.

Though the young pair testify that a man shot their teacher, the police force them to keep quiet. And so, they realize that this murder case contains a darker truth, one hidden by the authorities. With no one else to trust, Ryuzaki and Tatsuya decide to work within the shadows to catch the seemingly influential culprit. Even if they end up dirtying their hands, the only justice that matters to them is the truth behind Yuiko's death. Fifteen years later, Ryuzaki joins the Shinjuku Police force and becomes the second department's top investigator, while he secretly works with Tatsuya, who is now a high-ranking member of the yakuza.

Fueled by vengeance and love for their teacher, the two friends join forces to find the culprit, vowing to exact revenge upon the evil who took their world away.

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Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari was adapted into a Japanese drama series under the title Ouroboros. The drama starred popular actors such as Toma Ikuta, Juri Ueno and Shun Oguri who also appeared in live action movie adaptations of Crows Zero and Gintama. The drama was aired on TBS network from January 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015.


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Jan 14, 2021
dumbdeity (All reviews)
Quite possibly what is known as one of the top crime detective manga out there.

Ouroboros is filled with a diverse character list and clashing motives. When people have such huge motives, what will happen when someone goes against them?

The story is a long string of complexities, all of which have their small branching stories and interesting moments. Each character gets time to show what they believe in, and justify their way of living before it is compared to another character's, and the climax is seeing who's justification for being alive was better.

The art is always clean and allows each character to look distinct. Thugs with read more
Oct 23, 2012
Trametas (All reviews)
I went into this series having no idea what I was getting into... let me tell you what a surprise I got.

The bulk of the story is about 2 people, Ikuo Ryuzaki and Danno Tatsuya which 15 years ago they saw their precious teacher killed, but to add to that a certain detective with a golden watch (you just hope it's a got to be a Rolex) covered the whole thing up.

So what do you normally do in a situation like this, that's right Ikuo joins the police force to become a detective while Danno joins the Yakuza. Sounds similar to "The Departed" which read more
Feb 26, 2015
flyingpardin (All reviews)
One of the most underappreciated police/mystery manga in my opinion, despite being of very high quality and adding so much to this genre. Here is why.

It may be essentially a police manga, but two main characters have serious connections to the underground business, one ranking high in the yakuza. Their motives are not strictly pure and innocent, what drives them is hatred and revenge. As a result, the borders of what is just and legal are explored and played with. Problematic aspects of our society are attacked at the sidelines: unfair company hierarchies, corruption, abuse of power, sexism... you name it. Who exactly is the read more
Aug 25, 2015
geearf (All reviews)
I came to read Ouroboros as it was suggested on the Sanctuary page, and all in all it was a great recommendation.

Overall I enjoy reading Ouroboros, but reading it right after Sanctuary is unfortunately making me see it as weaker manga... They both have the very interesting light and shadow theme, but in Ouroboros the Shadow one (Tat-chan) seems to have not much more to do in his daily life than rescue his baby brother... I wish the story would portray both characters equally and not make one a side character with a weak background... plus the fact that help goes only one way makes read more

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