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Japanese: アラクニド
English: Arachnid
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 73
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 21, 2009 to Dec 22, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Murata, Shinya (Story), Ifuji, Shinsen (Art)


Score: 7.021 (scored by 72797,279 users)
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Ranked: #82962
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #876
Members: 19,681
Favorites: 294

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Alice is a senior high school student who lives with an uncle that spends his time tormenting her everyday. One day, Alice witnesses the death of her uncle by the hands of an assassin called "Kumo" (Japanese for Arachnid). She then falls unconscious, and upon waking up, she finds out that she's in Kumo's house... Now, this Alice who no longer has any family is being raised by the assassin himself..!

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Arachnid has been published digitally in English by Square Enix through Manga UP!

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Sep 24, 2016
Overall it was a great manga and sadly we won't be able to read about the whole story, rest in piece author-san.
I recommend reading the Spin-Off "Caterpillar" first.

Story - Quite an interesting plot, the whole story was based off of people or these assassins, incorporating these insects as a pillar for their distinctive way of killing. One thing I do have to complain about is the lack of the background story being built in the initial stages of the story, though i do understand that, that was for the best in the later stages. going along with that, i was confused at certain parts ...
May 27, 2020
To be frankly, if I would go way more in depth on the rating, I would probably go for a 6, but I have my reason. and I will compare this manga with the author's other work Killing Bites. My anime list is raising to almost 300 but I still am not good at judging what a good or bad anime/manga is, but I think I will become better when writing more in depth reviews (reason: I like Fairy Tail, while a lot hate it, because it was my first encounter towards anime).

Story: 5
Has a crappy story if you look at it normally, but this ...
Dec 21, 2015
There are manga's out there that are enjoyable while at the same time being very lackluster storywise and characterwise: such is the case of Arachnid. Although it was a somewhat enjoyable read, its premise was dull and generic, the characters suffering from the very same issue. It must be said that the action presented is entertaining, as well as the abilities of the characters. Arachnid is mainly an action shōnen, yet it has some dramatic elements as well.


The setting of the story is generic, the highschool girl Alice being tormented by her uncle everyday, until one day she encounters him murdered by an assassin called ...

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