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Synonyms: Ichi
Japanese: イチ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 8, 1993 to Jun 11, 1993
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SchoolSchool, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yamamoto, Hideo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)


Score: 6.371 (scored by 12711,271 users)
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Ranked: #125752
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Popularity: #4959
Members: 2,414
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Growing up a target of bullying, a senior high student, Shiroishi Hajime, is a skilled karateka, but goes completely weak at the knees with fear when it comes to fighting.

Among all this, a power junkie and classmate of Ichi who does nothing but fighting, Akakuma Dai, sets his eyes on Ichi!!

When Ichi starts to shed tears, all of a sudden a violent impulse that resided inside him is unleashed!!!!

This is the complete collection composing of the prelude to the masterpiece: "Ichi The Killer," and for the first time ever in book form: "Ichi The Killer - The Birth!!"

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May 15, 2020
Gatsu-chan (All reviews)
Currently reading the full Ichi the Killer story as of writing this. I read this before moving on to the full story. I am a big fan of older classical styles of manga illustrating, and this book has that fun comical style to the art. I enjoyed the character designs and storytelling. I have seen some say this contradicts the full story, but I don't think it does, to be honest. This is a fun introduction to Ichi, but the real story also touches on his past life, much more brutally if I say. I would recommend any one read this before reading the full read more
Mar 8, 2019
shintarokago (All reviews)
i love ichi the killer more than anything (the live action film is my favourite movie) but this was honestly just..... weird
the story makes no sense at times in relation to the original ichi the killer manga
so many things dont add up to the original ??? in ichi the killer, ichi is CONSTANTLY training to become stronger and he even says it took him years and years to get to that point but for some reason in this he is EXACTLY THE SAME?? the film for this was so horrible it honestly just makes me sad but that's a whole different story
i enjoyed read more
Feb 6, 2018
Cloneable (All reviews)
If you read Ichi the Killer, you maybe were looking for a little more hyper violent action featuring your favourite sadistic crybaby manchild. The thing is, Ichi the Killer was written five years after this prequel story, and you can tell that time was spent drmatically improving the authors storytelling. The art is among the worst ive seen published. in some of the drawings a characters chin will take up 90% of their face, other times characters will become 11 feet tall and be half their height the next panel. The memorable characters of Ichi the Killer are totally absent, with Ichi being half as read more

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