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: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Themes: Detective Detective, Organized Crime Organized Crime
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic@Bunch
Authors: Kanzaki, Yuuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.751 (scored by 29482,948 users)
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Ranked: #14732
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Popularity: #1744
Members: 10,725
Favorites: 126

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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.



May 19, 2021
tl;dr: A manga about a police officer involving a core plot and various side cases that is mostly pretty well written, though the core plot seems to drag on towards the end.

This is a manga that is described as and has covers the make it seem like there are two main leads, Ryuzaki and Tatsuya, though I don’t think that’s really the case. Rather, I think that Ryuzaki is the clear protagonist, and his two partners, Tatsuya and Mizuki, are both equally important. The overarching plot is centered around Ryuzaki and Tatsuya as in their roles of cop and yakuza respectively they search for the ...
Jan 14, 2021
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 ...
Apr 19, 2016
Preliminary (85/144 eps)
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 ...

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