Kami no Kodomo
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Kami no Kodomo

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Synonyms: God's Child
Japanese: 神の子供


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 6, 2009 to Mar 6, 2010
Genre: Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Horror M
Authors: Nishioka Kyoudai (Story & Art)


Score: 6.651 (scored by 71917,191 users)
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Ranked: #139042
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Popularity: #1344
Members: 14,696
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A disturbed newborn finds himself tasked with carrying out his mother's will—to exact her revenge upon the world. Growing up with sociopathic tendencies facilitates his twisted behaviors as he methodically schemes gruesome acts throughout his childhood. This leads him down a spiral of murder and immoral acts in this dark tale of a misunderstood child going from nothing to reaching a god-like state.

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God's Child
Bullied Girl
Runaway Boy
Defecting Boy


Mar 23, 2011
A more realistic re-telling of the manga 'Monster'.

People who haven't finished reading the manga Monster may not get this and in many ways the art and the story spoils the final plot developments of that manga, but it cannot be denied: this manga at least is shorter and is much more realistic in the sense that there's no hero to the horror and the timeline of the story is much closer to how long real life serial killers' careers last.

This doesn't mean this is realistic though. From the first panel onwards, it is clear this is meant to be more poetic than realistic. Those who ...
Jul 29, 2011
Mixed Feelings
an enjoyable aesthetic experience, but it's immediately clear that this is very much a matter of style over substance. you could call it a bitesize parable, i guess. although only in the framework of its own (a)moral code, it does have a moral to the story, a lesson to be learned.

points for an idiosyncratic style that is easy on the eye, but it was also much too easy on the brain, a cruise-control sort of read. perhaps this is inevitable, given that it's a one-volume work.
Sep 4, 2022
Don't overthink this. People may throw many many interpretations to Kami no Kodomo as a great and mature work of art. But what lies beneath is just edgy and shock factor material, that doesn't bring anything substantial to the table.

The story follows "Child's God", a kid who had a disturbing and lonely childhood, and grows to be a twisted adult years later. From property damage and killing to beating witnessing and abusing, Child finds himself surrounded by minor boys, whom learn "loving" through his visions, which of course, isn't nowhere to be find in the normal and sane area.

After a series of disturbances ...

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