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Japanese: 犬神
English: Inugami
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 23, 1997 to Nov 22, 2002
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Hokazono, Masaya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 980980 users)
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Ranked: #41622
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Popularity: #5630
Members: 3,274
Favorites: 28
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One day Fumiki meets a strange dog at the factory. A dog who can understand human speech and push blades out from its forehead. The mysterious number "23" is carved onto its ear. Although there are many unsolved mysteries about the beast, the two begin to communicate and build trust. "23" arrived at the town following the voice of a higher power which said, "Observe mankind." Meanwhile a giant organization is moving behind the scenes to capture "23." The leader Kiryu wants "23" so that he can control "Tokoyonokuni, the land across the ocean of the dead, ancestors and human spirits. A paradise of eternal life and decadence."

(Source: ANN)


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Hishimi, Yoshihiko


Apr 5, 2012
Story: 9
In the time that has passed since Inugami has been published, I haven’t ever come across a story quite like it. Elements of the story (genetic take-over) have been used in a variety of other series—manga, books, movies—but they’ve never been quite so impacting.
Inugami never dawdles over its own arcs, it never introduces any elements that aren’t resolved and it never contradicts itself. Each element is explained and there’s no way you can be confused about what’s happening.
Inugami is a perfect example of the horror genre, with a mix of action and thriller thrown in.

Art: 7
Being published mostly in the 90’s, Inugami’s art ...
Jun 27, 2010
If a series that starts with a wolf with spikes coming out of its head (and occasionally rats, cats, or dogs) that turns into an apocalyptic story with lots of over the top pseudoscience sounds appealing, then you should probably read this!

There is a lot more action than characterization going on, but the characters are average at worst, although pretty much the weakest part of the story. The weepy sidekick female in particular is bad.

Art is old school decent. Sometimes the action breaks down a little, and there are quite a few unnecessary panels, but the style as a whole is pretty enjoyable. Especially when ...

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