Kami no Kodomo
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Kami no Kodomo

Alternative Titles

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: 6.671 (scored by 69596,959 users)
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Ranked: #134512
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Popularity: #1356
Members: 14,241
Favorites: 272
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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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Mar 24, 2022
Does the beautifully surreal and creative art style excuse the sloppy plot? Personally, yeah. It is still worth experiencing. The characters are shockingly vile, but the story itself becomes pretty contrived. Starts out solid, great attention grabber. It’s nauseating and yet you can’t look away. After the burst of visual stimuli, there’s not as much to sink your teeth into. Due to the art style, the explicit scenes aren’t too visually gross but the discomfort comes from the reactions and implications. The short length does make it an enjoyable read and as stated earlier, the art and paneling is delightfully unique. This had a lot ...
Feb 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This manga is/was disturbing, but still somewhat intriguing. It being a quick read makes it difficult to put down because you're immediately drawn in and want to know how more fucked up it could get or if it would at least redeem the main protagonist but (spoiler alert) it never happens. There are only 11 chapters

The main reason why I read it and what initially drew me in was the art. The art is beautiful and unique. Its sort of a minimalist gothic style, to be honest that's the main reason why most people probably picked it up.

This manga is basically a case study of ...
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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is this manga similar to diary of a wimpy kid except the protagonist is a clinically diagnosed psychopath?
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