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
Genres: HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Nishioka Kyoudai (Story & Art)
Serialization: Horror M


Score: 6.791 (scored by 36903,690 users)
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Ranked: #98872
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Popularity: #1817
Members: 7,436
Favorites: 145
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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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Jul 29, 2011
misericord (All reviews)
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.
Mar 23, 2011
Foolness (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 29, 2020
Ekhein (All reviews)
Kami no Kodomo is a short manga but consistent in its history and accurate in conveying its message.

The story tells about a sociopathic killer and his birth, growth and fall. Its events are raw and represented in a very cruel way. Its narrative is very good and tells the events from the point of view of the protagonist with a great exploration of his sick mind; the explanations of every event are also very disturbing because of the casual way that is being told. It is worth mentioning the end of the manga that has the message that a murderer is like a disease or read more
Oct 24, 2018
gumbus (All reviews)
The best thing about this manga is definitely its art. While I wouldn't say it's amazing, it is certainly aesthetically pleasing and unique. Although, where the art can fall a little short is in the story's depictions of violence, the lack of detail in the style being unable to create an image that is too graphic. This is also in part because these moments are not sold on the narrative end, which I will get into.
Where this manga is really lacking is its story. Most of the time it just comes off as trying to be edgy. It just seems read more

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