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Japanese: ニードレス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 114
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 18, 2003 to Jun 19, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Imai, Kami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.601 (scored by 34213,421 users)
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Ranked: #22052
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Popularity: #2062
Members: 9,105
Favorites: 255

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Year 2130 -- after the third world war, large contaminated areas known as "Blackspots" formed all over Japan. Large Walls were used to quarantine off these "Blackspots". In time, signs of inhabitance appeared within these wastelands. Among the survivors who had been abandoned inside the Blackspots, labeled as "those who were unneeded", came forth possessors of uncanny abilities -- Fire, wind, brute strength...they were defined by their supernatural abilities. Others, fearful of their powers, expelled them and named them --- Needless!

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Nov 6, 2014
Needless is certainly a very odd series with its constant shifts in tone and is definitely not for everyone. I recommend watching the anime first and if you enjoyed it then read the series. If you didn't... well there's not much else the manga can offer. What is to be expected in Needless are energetic battles, creative science fiction, shonen parody/satire, perverted humor and lots of Loli's.

The basic plot of Needless is about a resistance group battling the forces of the Organization named Simeon whose motives are mostly in mystery but hint at global conquest and the extermination of "Needless". Needless are people with super ...
Feb 17, 2018
There's way too much to say about needless, it's very good series it's very funny it's entertaining amusing and has tons of twists and turns that I would never have seen coming that is one of the reasons why this is so funny the sure absurdness that happens from time to time is just insane.


What can I say the art style is pretty basic, I mean it's nothing special, and the story is kind of basic as well but the characters and their development are paramount. It is amazing how well these characters not only interact with each other but with outside parties, it's the ...
May 3, 2022
If you watched the anime first, READ THE MANGA! You will be surprised to see what they changed. The show does not do it justice.

I'll say one thing first, you have to be able to stomach little girls being weirdly/ridiculously sexualized. I know it sounds awful with my opener being something like this, but bear with me. This is one awesome manga. The world building is very strong, and the power system is unbelievably enjoyable. You really get the sense that this is a genuine world with real people who have their own feelings and emotions. The powers, fragments, have an interesting origin and the ...

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Manga 'Needless' Ends After 10 Years of Serialization

The manga "Needless" had its last chapter published in the latest issue of Ultra Jump (July 2013) released on June 19th. The manga was written by Kami Imai and more

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Nov 16, 2022 11:07 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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