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Green Blood

Green Blood

Alternative Titles

Japanese: GREEN BLOOD

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 13, 2011 to May 13, 2013
Authors: Kakizaki, Masasumi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 3802 users)
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Ranked: #19232
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Popularity: #811
Members: 8,360
Favorites: 177
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /49
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Synopsis

The end of the civil war signaled the start of the industrial revolution in the United States and immigrants from all over the world traveled to find their American dream. But what awaited the majority of them was poverty, discrimination and hopelessness. Manhattan, New York was full of immigrants flooding through the ports and the 6th district, Five Points, was considered at the time, the world's worst slum. The mobsters corrupted the entire area, including the police by paying them off; Five Points was the mob's territory and they were the law.

But even in Five Points, where there seemed to be nothing but robbery, prostitution and murder, showed some signs of hope. Luke Burns was a honest and righteous teenager who realized that the mob was the cause of the harsh lifestyle and that joining the mobsters would not bring him the American dream. But his older brother, Brad Burns, had become the assassin to the biggest mob group of Five Points, the Grave Diggers, a secret he kept from Luke for his own protection. Brad was known as the Grim Reaper and his reputation preceded him as a ruthless and skilled killer.

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Background

Green Blood was published in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc from January 2015 to May 2015. It has also been published in Polish by J.P. Fantastica since October 3, 2015.

Characters

Burns, Brad
Main
Burns, Luke
Main
King, Edward
Supporting
McDowell, Kip
Supporting
Eagle
Supporting
Dodo
Supporting
Danny
Supporting
Howard, Charles
Supporting
Macy, Anne
Supporting
Parrot
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Jun 2, 2015
YabukiJoe (All reviews)
This is simply a very solid piece of work and it's worth reading. Here's what you'll get:

1) a rather unique "Old West" setting with a strong focus on portraying the harsh reality of trying to make a living in the young United States

2) a story of brotherhood, revenge and the pursuit of happiness, which is not exactly new or unique, but very well exercised here.

3) fantastic art that manages to illustrate the atmosphere of the story perfectly

4) a concise story that proceeds from start to finish without any major filler episodes. Instead, the plot moves forward rather swiftly and you'll find yourself read more
Oct 23, 2013
BBQ_Chicken (All reviews)
I've seen debates about the naming of this manga. I feel its worth mentioning that Green refers to Irish and Blood to gangs (I'd assume).

Now onto the relatively short tale of revenge.

Story- 6

The story takes place in the USA, during the industrial revolution. Immigrants are flooding into the country which has led to the 6th District of New York, known as the Five Points being considered the worlds worst slum and is an area which is completely under the control and the law of various Irish gangs.

There isn't much room for development with it being short, add 40-50 more chapters and I'd read more
Mar 9, 2017
YungMozambique (All reviews)
When I first stumbled into this manga and read the first chapter, I thought I'm off into an ultraviolent Tarantino-esque journey through the Wild West.
Revolvers, ponchos, saloons, street shootouts, railroad barons, Native Americans, tumbleweeds, you name any general Revisionist Western trope.In the surface, I got what I expected. However, I feel like this manga is too short for the kind of scope the author wanted to convey.

I truly enjoy the noir-ish aesthetic of this manga. Illustrations are fully drawn, the shading and linework is a real treasure, and action movements felt fluid and clear. The ultraviolence felt fitting for this kind of setting.

Now, the read more
Aug 9, 2017
Agerno (All reviews)
This work was like an amzing adaptation from a classic western movie to Japanese manga. Kakizaki Masasumi made such a wonderful piece of art.

The story was great, easy to understand without warped plots or difficult ideas that blow your mind. It was simple, a bad guy experienced in battle and murder has an insatiable blood thirst. He wants desperately to kill his father and avenge his mother, without his brother finding out that he's a gangster. What makes it a fantastic tale is the thrilling suspense that fills it. You never know what will happen. You expect something to happen or someone to die read more

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