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Aku no Kyouten

Aku no Kyouten

Alternative Titles

English: Lesson of the Evil
Synonyms: Aku no Kyoten
Japanese: 悪の教典


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 7, 2012 to Sep 7, 2015
Authors: Karasuyama, Eiji (Art), Kishi, Yusuke (Story)
Serialization: good! Afternoon


Score: 7.401 (scored by 1042 users)
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Ranked: #48352
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Popularity: #2916
Members: 3,433
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A teacher named Seiji Hasumi is loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he has a severe antisocial personality disorder. Because of his mental condition, Hasumi chooses to deal with problems like bullying and overbearing "monster parents" the easy way, by systematically murdering his students/parents.


Aku no Kyouten is based on the 2010 novel of the same name. The novel received a live-action film adaptation which released in Japan on November 11, 2012.


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Aug 14, 2018
my_wander_woman (All reviews)
Not to be confused with GTO!

Lesson of the Evil had everything to please the seinen fans with a dark and bloody story and yet…

A promising start
The manga starts well even very well. The main character - Seiji Hasumi - is a competent English teacher. He takes care of a difficult class like in GTO but do not be fooled! Hasumi has nothing to do with the famous Onizuka.

Annihilate whatever the method is!
Behind his appearance as a kind, talented and attentive teacher hides a real psychopath. Thus in the first volumes, we witness a strategic fight to bring down all those who would stand in his read more
Apr 16, 2019
DorkOrca (All reviews)
WARNING: No explicit spoilers, but details hint at the vibe and cohesion of the plot.

Aku no Kyouten appears unique at first, but all-too-familiar, as well. The drama is built up steadily, and as the pieces start to come together and characters are developed and expanded upon, you really start to feel like the stakes could hardly be any higher. Unfortunately, the conclusion is anything but satisfactory, or earned. All wildcards built throughout the story are abandoned, all loose ends are dealt with in a flurry of rushed violence that gradually blends together and makes you wonder why you stuck around for 9 volumes.

The art for read more
Jun 6, 2019
nymphtendencies (All reviews)
Lesson of the Evil

A thrill and suspense filled story that make you build a love/hate relationship with the psychopathic protagonist. We're swamped with nothing but uneasiness that makes us doubt the motives of the MC time and time again. The storytelling in the first half was rather slow. Second half though, the pace steadily picks off and escalates the story quite well.The story could've honestly ended either way and both endings would've been satisfying, so I've no qualms about that.

The art is where this manga shines. It's one of the better for this genre of manga. Murder scenes are illustrated glamorously. Author pays great read more
Apr 3, 2018
TheLewdOtaku (All reviews)

So basically this story is about a homicidal sociopath who has somehow managed to become a teacher. Interesting.

The story itself is handled well, it isn't outstanding or anything though. There's no intense psychological aspect to it as of yet and I think since we're about a third of the way through the story at this point there won't be any of that in the future. This story is your average Japanese crime thriller, the kind you would find on Netflix or whatever else streaming services you use. In fact, It has a movie and I'm pretty sure the movie is what spawned the manga read more


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