ES: Eternal Sabbath
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ES: Eternal Sabbath

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Japanese: エス -Eternal Sabbath-
English: ES: Eternal Sabbath
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 83
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 23, 2001 to Oct 7, 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Souryo, Fuyumi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.831 (scored by 50945,094 users)
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Ranked: #11922
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Popularity: #1270
Members: 14,628
Favorites: 271


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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /83


Ryousuke Akiba calls himself ES, a code name taken from a mysterious scientific experiment. Ryousuke will live to be at least two centuries old and possesses strange mental powers: He can enter people's minds, discover their darkest secrets, even rearrange their memories so that complete strangers will treat him like family. Ryousuke acts not out of malice but for survival-wandering Tokyo for reasons known only to him. No one recognizes him for what he is...until Dr. Mine Kujyou, a determined researcher, meets someone who challenges everything she knows about science-ES, possessor of the Eternal Sabbath gene. But is he the only one?

(Source: Del Rey)


ES: Eternal Sabbath was published in English by Del Rey from May 30, 2006 to March 18, 2008.


Kujou, Mine
Iwamura, Yuri
Sakaki, Shinichiro


Jun 5, 2011
Whenever I find a manga that qualifies as a masterpiece in my book, I feel the need to write a review. It is a silly compulsion, purely because I have little to say save "It's perfect".
The story and its development are smooth and natural, the characters are complex and lifelike. The ones which are not-so-human manage to capture the essence and ambiguity of what it means to be a human being. Eternal Sabbath is complex and simple at the same time, and it poses an eternal moral dilemma - is anybody born good or bad?
I loved everything in this manga. The sensitivity of ...
Sep 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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ES doesn't come anywhere close to a masterpiece, mainly due to flaws in the plot (plot holes, plot armor) and in the characters, notably their lack of depth.

In terms of plot, ES falls short due to its premise. Shuro's power is non-interactive: he goes into your mind and can kill you or brainwash you. This is nothing short of being OP, and if he enters someone's mind, there's no real telling what's going on until the narrative fills us in. So where could this manga get interesting?

In the characters! That's because now the question is, how will he use his powers and how will ...
Apr 5, 2023
Really interesting premise but I think it could have been executed a lot better. Lots of problems I have with the manga. I find it interesting that some other reviewers claim this is a masterpiece despite its blatant flaws.

STORY - [5.5/10]
You follow the journey of 2 individuals developed in a special lab. They were developed to have psychic powers and one of them was taught morality, while the other one was not. By psychic powers, I mean that they can read minds, control people, and even harm others (through doing mind stuff). With this in mind, you follow both of them and how they interact ...

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