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Benkei in New York

Benkei in New York

Alternative Titles

English: Benkei in New York
Synonyms: New York no Benkei, N.Y. no Benkei
Japanese: BENKEI IN NEW YORK [N.Y.の弁慶]

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 1995
Genres: Drama, Seinen
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Art), Mouri, Jinpachi (Story)

Statistics

Score: 6.881 (scored by 527 users)
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Ranked: #103112
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Popularity: #5937
Members: 1,276
Favorites: 9
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Chapters: /7
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Synopsis

Manga doesn't get much more noir than this. Benkei is just another expatriate Japanese arist living in the Big Apple. Or so it appears. As there "diabolical hard-boiled stories" show, surfaces aren't always what they seem. Flashbacks delve into sordid, secret past lives, and old scored, long festering, emerge without warning, asking to be settled.

And Benkei's secret? Maybe it's just that he's the only artist in town who isn't having fantasies of being a hitman-for-hire. He is one.

(Source: MU)

Background

Benkei in New York was published in English by VIZ Media on May 6, 2001.

Characters

Benkei
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More reviewsReviews

Dec 24, 2010
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
Do you believe in murder if it was justified?
Do you believe in what goes around, comes around?

For once, I have read a story that wasn't a tragedy. Nor was it a comedy. Nor was it a romance. It wasn't a horror either.
It's not a story of blood, gore and meaninglessness.

It's a not a story for those who live in a two-dimensional world.

Benkei, that's who the story surrounds. An exquisite painter and a hit-men that isn't blood-thirsty. You see the story is realistic. It's so realistic, it's hard to think that it's a fiction. That it all came down to creativity and an idea.

Not everything's black read more
Aug 24, 2017
SingularAegis (All reviews)
The title page reads: Diabolical Hard-boiled Story. With this goal in mind, we follow the life of Benkei. Drawing heavily from the Noir genre, this story is chock-full of murder, mystery and mafia. The story has as much development as you can get in 7 chapters from a combination of hits and Benkei’s personal life. Where the story falls short is the personal side. While that could be a stylistic choice, several developments happen behind curtains and later are just evident from the new state of affairs.
7/10 Story

The art is nothing special either way. It is stronger during the assassination parts, but falters during more read more

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