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Synonyms: Holy Land
Japanese: ホーリーランド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 182
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 13, 2000 to May 23, 2008
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Martial Arts Martial Arts, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Mori, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 8.451 (scored by 3114631,146 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1802
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #172
Members: 84,841
Favorites: 3,838


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A tormented soul, Yuu Kamishiro has no place in society. His peers constantly abuse him at school and finds that he does not fit anywhere. Out of desperation, Yuu stops going to school and ventures into the night in search of a safe haven where he will be accepted.

As Yuu roams the streets, he starts to believe he has found his place in society and a way to gain acceptance: in a world of violence and lenient law. Yuu takes up his fists in order to gain strength to protect himself, training and refining a single boxing punch. After honing his fists, Yuu wanders the streets once again, defending himself from street thugs. Building a reputation as the "Thug Hunter," Yuu finds that his name has been attracting all sorts people seeking him out for a brawl.

Fight after fight, Yuu exchanges fists to find his place in the twisted and dark society of the streets, all while battling the darkness welling up within him. The stronger he becomes, the closer he is to reach his "holyland."

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Izawa, Mai
Ohara, Yoshito


Apr 9, 2009
Joined this site just to write this review.

Like many of you, I'd been searching for a good MA(martial arts) manga for years now. Only found one, Hajime no Ippo. Along the way, it's been a long road strewn with chi blasts, wire-fu and moves that would get you killed in a real fight(Kenichi I'm looking at you). That's not even going into the retarded story lines of so many MA series.

Finally found this little gem and it's just great. Blood, violence, realism and all the consequences that come with it. The characterizations are just so realistic, despite the massive ...
Oct 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This was a ride, I went in expecting an action manga and was met with a manga which shows the writer's love of martial arts. 90% of this was amazing, the way different techniques were brought into play and the writer constantly geeking out about them was great.
But, the last arc of the story is one of the worst ways possible to end a story like this. It baffles me that the last story beat was able to be published.
The writer freaking brought up the point that the drug epidemic couldn't be just punched away and then the main character et al just had to ...
Aug 24, 2021
Preliminary (60/182 eps)
I feel really out of place rating this as low. Holyland is compelling in the areas it sets out to excel in. The fights are well grounded in realism and are quite convincing. Despite not being the necessarily high octane fights with explosive energy, the realisticness of the fights carry a decent amount of engagement. it's convincing that our main character, Yuu, can take on these opponents because the author does a great job articulating the dynamics of a street fight.

But when there aren't fights happening in Holyland, I am bored. While there are quite compelling characters such as our protagonist as well as ...

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