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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
Authors: Yamamoto, Hideo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)


Score: 6.461 (scored by 911 users)
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Ranked: #148942
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Popularity: #5476
Members: 1,778
Favorites: 9


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Feb 6, 2018
poppyco1 (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
Mar 8, 2019
eroticgrotesque (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