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Japanese: イノサン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 99
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 31, 2013 to Apr 16, 2015
Genres: DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sakamoto, Shinichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 8.151 (scored by 50515,051 users)
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Ranked: #4452
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Popularity: #563
Members: 18,229
Favorites: 709
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In the 18th century, seeking "freedom and equality," the event that became the starting point of modern French society, the French Revolution, began. There was one more protagonist that lived within the darkness, Charles-Henri Sanson. He was the fourth generation family head of the Sanson Family, and executioner of Paris.

This is the story of him nobly facing his harsh fate...


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May 24, 2016
Dullboy (All reviews)
"Grandiose et romanesque, ampoulée et pittoresque"

Shinichi Sakamoto is one author of a kind . Pretty discreet, he have been "revealed" with his previous manga "Kokou no hito", that made a lot of fans.
Me too, when I heard about his new project, "Innocent", I was very exited and eager to read it, and that is because Shinichi Sakamoto have a style and way of doing things of his own.

I entered this manga expecting impressive art, lyrism and some exuberant metaphorical and symbolistic drawings along with a story shouldered by a lot of studies from the author for the domain and historical period he was immersing read more
Dec 23, 2018
CivilianHero (All reviews)
Firstly, this manga's biggest strength is the art. Its simply gorgeous, everything from the depiction of France, the character design, the flow, the individual panels in themselves are all extremely beautiful. But that's where the good things come to an end.

The story is a mess, rather the mangaka did not know where to proceed. It started off as a character drama based on MC and the trials and retributions he had to face to be the man the future would remember him as. The presentations regarding MC's qualms about killing criminals was quite philosophical akin to Vagabond. This had me instantly excited as Vagabond read more
Jul 18, 2017
deadoptimist (All reviews)
Think of a moment when you really need to get yourself off, but at the same time just can’t get into it. You feel the need, but your inspiration isn’t there. Then Versailles no Bara comes up in your mind, no matter the reason – and you start to work desperately on what raises those chemicals. Let’s make all the characters into sophisticated smashing androgynes – think you – who want to have sex with each other in weird situations and combinations (and with each other’s families, and in front of one’s family). Then you toss in executions and torture, psychological issues and taboo, exciting read more
Sep 8, 2018
KuroginJoestar (All reviews)
Innocent....Before reading that ,I used to believe that it wasn't something special ,in the end it proved me wrong cause it's actually pretty good.The story is about a family of executioners that lived some years before the French revolution began.The protagonist is a boy that doesn't like what's happening but as the next executioner of Paris he had to be get on work at a young age.As the continues the protagonist will realise how harsh and unfair the world can be due to the numerous executions he performs and changes quite a lot until the end.The is beautifully drawn as the art read more

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