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Synonyms: Advanced Notice Criminal, Previously Noted Crimes
Japanese: 予告犯
English: Prophecy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 25, 2011 to Aug 10, 2013
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Theme: Detective Detective
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Jump X
Authors: Tsutsui, Tetsuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 70157,015 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23482
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1100
Members: 17,397
Favorites: 323

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Tokyo Police Department's Cybercrime Division is headed by the young, brilliantly ruthless Yoshino Erika. Her track record has been solid, but when a new threat appears online, it starts making all the headlines. A man who goes by Shinbunshi, because of the newspaper mask he wears, begins acting as a vigilante of justice. His message is simple: he can see what is wrong with society right now and although he doesn't have the power to change it, he can help the frustrated citizens release their pent up anger from the crimes that go unpunished like people treating others like trash, corrupt government pushing their weight around and other issues the typical person has no control over. Although it starts relatively harmless, it quickly snowballs out of control thanks to the power of social media and the Shinbunshi becomes an overnight internet sensation with the severity of the crimes exponentially increasing.

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Yokokuhan was published in English as Prophecy by Vertical Inc. under the Vertical Comics imprint from November 18, 2014 to March 31, 2015, and as a 3-in-1 omnibus volume on June 13, 2023; in Spanish by Planeta Comic; in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc from May 2014 to July 2014; and in German by Carlsen from December 23, 2014 to June 30, 2015.



Aug 12, 2017
This is a story that hits very close to home because all of us live in it; the era of the internet and everything that entails, such as flame wars, hiding behind anonymity, getting viral, getting defamed overnight, etc and how those things can affect society. It has some very accurate depictions of what most of you have encountered online at some point and this is what makes it interesting.

The plot itself is simple enough; an almost classic police chase in a digital age. It is linear with our “villain”, Paperboy, notifying online and punishing mostly everyday people for their misdeeds which subsequently have caused ...
Jan 1, 2023
Prophecy is not about one thing exactly, as it touches many topics, but this manga does it all with mastery.
Some of the topics are:
1)Cancel culture and topics related to internet authoritarism (even extending that to physical violence) are constantly dealed withing the whole manga
2)The corruption lying inside the heroes that people love (even leaders of political manifestations)
3)Authoritarism of the police
4)corruption in the politics
5)And even how extreme we tend to be when we are using social media
6)How capitalism pushes people to do absurd work only to survive, and the violence neoliberalism propagates just by its existence
The characters are all very good, the police and ...
Mar 9, 2014
Preliminary (7/22 eps)
Yokokuhan in short gives off the death note feels but on a more realistic scale. This story is about a boy who wants to help people punish society for all the bad its done to the people. Much like kira from death note are main character also go's by a nickname of Shinbunshi because of the newspaper bag he wears to hide his identity. He acts as a man of justice, but at first nothing was to serious but with the hype and media/internet things start to get out of control. I found this manga very good and a change of pace with ...

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