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Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari

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
Authors: Kanzaki, Yuuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic@Bunch


Score: 7.901 (scored by 1765 users)
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Ranked: #12812
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Popularity: #1462
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At first glance Ryuzaki Ikuo, a detective in the Shinjuku Police Department's 2nd detective unit, and Danno Tatsuya, a high ranking member of the Matsuo yakuza clan have nothing in common. However, they both are working themselves up the ladder in their respective careers for one reason which deals with a murder case that happened 15 years earlier of which both men were witnesses to.


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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
Feb 14, 2015
Marthgun (All reviews)
Ouroboros, a snake eating its own tail. Most Ouroboros i've seen are depicted as a single snake, but perhaps in Japanese derpology there are two. And this series uses the twin Ouroboros to spin a fine yarn and it masters the use of duality throughout its pages.

This manga, like my score and review, is squarely aimed at readers who enjoy detective stories. If you don't like the catch and repeat, episodic nature of some of this, then you may as well hop of the paddy wagon. Ouroboros is a little different than many of the detective stories i've read before, it read more
Apr 19, 2016
deadoptimist (All reviews)
It’s really strange and unfair that you hear so little about this manga. Sure, it’s not particularly high-brow, but it’s madly entertaining, even addictive, has sympathetic cast, and the main mystery is intriguing.

The story is told in separate police cases (maybe I could call it procedural) and the storytelling stays at the level of, say, a fine TV-series. As I’ve mentioned, there are some silly moments, when mangaka tries to show off the characters, makes them cry or overdoes the evil face trope, but the core of the story is… healthy? solid? I like that in the end when it comes to the killing, they read more


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