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Japanese: マリオ


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: May 2, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.791 (scored by 32013,201 users)
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Ranked: #116142
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Popularity: #3714
Members: 5,188
Favorites: 16
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Mario, half-Japanese and half-Italian born in the US, works as a hitman. One day he meets a female colleague, Saori, who does not talk to men and is asked to work together with her.


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Jun 3, 2013
A very stylish, exuberant one-shot which has really left me wanting more. Certainly theirs a world of difference between Mario & Naruto, in terms of artwork, setting, dialogue. Still Kishimoto has shown us his great understanding of western organised crime, and has managed to create an interesting array of characters in the process. Kishimoto has demonstrated his boldness with lots of brash and blood covered pages, which are very delightful to look at. Mario is very well written and Kishimoto has really outdone himself this time. It’s likely that Mario will leave you hoping that Kishimoto makes the transition from one-shot to serialisation.
Oct 25, 2020
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

Masashi Kishimoto, the name hardly anyone does not know, started working on the mafia one-shot manga "Mario" even before "Naruto". The manga is set in New York. Gangster Mario, son of a Sicilian Mafioso and a yakuza, is assigned to work in a tandem with the silent killer Saori. Both cope with the first mission with flying colors and their next mission is even easier. However, they still have ...

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