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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]


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


Score: 6.961 (scored by 430 users)
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Ranked: #90632
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Popularity: #6098
Members: 1,008
Favorites: 8
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /7


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)


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



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Dec 24, 2010
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.

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