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Synonyms: 17-sai.: Joshikousei Kankin Satsujin
Japanese: 17歳。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2005
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Action
Authors: Kamata, Youji (Art), Fuji, Seiji (Story)


Score: 6.601 (scored by 22542,254 users)
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Ranked: #118782
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Popularity: #3062
Members: 4,956
Favorites: 14

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This is the story of a terrible crime committed against a 17-old-girl, committed, in part, by 17-year-old boys. Why did such a thing happen? Why was no one able to prevent it?

In the beginning, high school boys Hiroki and his friend Takashi are rescued from bullying by a notorious gangster, Miyamoto. At first, they are thrilled to be under his protection, and cheerfully run off anyone who threatens them with the mere mention of Miyamoto's name. Soon, they learn that there is a lot more to being in Miyamoto's gang than just being protected. In return, they're expected to offer loyalty and obedience, or face possibly deadly consequences. This becomes harder as the violence and the crimes they find themselves committing begins to escalate.

One night, they kidnap a high school girl, Sachiko. Now Hiroki has two battles to face. Internally, he faces the dissonance between his sense of self-preservation and his conscience. Externally, Sachiko's twin sister Miki, who goes to Hiroki's high school, her parents and the police are searching for the missing girl. Will Sachiko ever return home? What kind of person--or monster--will Hiroki become?

(Source: MangaHelpers)


17-sai. is based on the murder of Junko Furuta which occured in Adachi, Tokyo in 1989.

The series was published in Spanish by MangaLine from April 2006 to December 2009.


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Jul 10, 2018
Z-I-CO (All reviews)
Reading the reviews here, I realized that this manga was based off of on a true story. After reading the manga, I checked out the real story to see how near to the actual story this manga was and also if the victim was faring well. What I found out was...disturbing. The manga is not even close to the real injustice the victim faced. This, however, does not make the manga bad. In fact, I am glad the manga did not remain true to the actual case because the torture the real victim faced was just horrible. No, it was more than horrible.

This is read more
Aug 12, 2019
Otorez (All reviews)
17-sai is based a true story that happened in Japan decades ago. However, when the reality was extremely shocking and violent, this manga only keeps the beginning, meaning the kidnapping of a 17-year old girl.

To quickly summarize the real life event : a group of thugs/delinquents kidnapped a high school girl after her part-time job, brought her to one of the guy's house, raped her, tortured her and eventually murdered her. In this fictionnal story, only the kidnapping & raping elements are kept. To clarifiy things up : no, there is not too much sexual violence (scenes are extremely censored) or physical violence (some characters read more
Feb 25, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
This is a manga adaption of a novel interpretation of the real life events of Junko Furuta.

It's hard to say this is enjoyable due to the subject matter, but a good way to describe this is a manga episode of 'Criminal Minds.' The benefit that 17-sai has over virtually every episode of Criminal Minds is that 17-sai wasn't created to capitalize on people's morbid interest in all things evil, but to memorialize an event that should have never taken place. (if 17-sai WAS originally conceived for the sole purpose of making a profit, than damn the original writer, Seiji Fujii)

Morals aside, the actual story follows read more
Dec 27, 2015
federgolo (All reviews)
As of now, there's only one review for this manga. When I first found this, that review almost dissuaded me from reading; honestly, I was scared of what I was about to read. It took me a couple of months before I could actually sit down and read the whole thing, so I will leave you my general impression in order to help people with doubts like me decide whether to read it or not.

To keep it spoiler free, I'll just say that the manga is a lot more "vanilla" compared to the actual crime which you can read about on wikipedia, so unless you're read more


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