The Deadly Poison of Love
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Synonyms: Ryuugetsushou, The Deadly Poison of Love
Japanese: ベスティア
English: The Deadly Poison of Love
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2004
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Ikegami, Ryouichi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.041 (scored by 500500 users)
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Ranked: #185072
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Popularity: #11086
Members: 1,544
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MangaIkegami, Ryouichi (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /24


Long, long ago, a woman who had coupled with a strange beast gave birth to a Saishi, a half-human half-beast creature, whose body was filled with venom. These brutal creatures were used in battle during times of unrest, but during times of peace, they were shunned and hated. Indeed, they were cursed.

A Ronin samurai called Gen Tsukinosuke is one of the few surviving Saishis and the owner of a magnificent sword, the "Fangs of God." He travels in search of his estranged sister and sleeps with women who yearn for death, killing them with his deadly poison. The story takes place in the war-torn days at the end of the Edo period. With a destiny to be a Kaishi, Tsukinosuke is also being swallowed up by the harsh flow of history.

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Oct 22, 2022
Fantastic story and lore, realistic art and very raw and crude violence & sexuality.

I'll try to keep it as spoiler-free as possible.

The story of a Samurai who's identity has dubious origins and later those supernatural origins become the central part of the plot, with a massive backstory that dictates the present world's fate.

Story-wise (10/10),
The story starts off with an attractive Samurai who seems obsessed with having sex with prostitutes. Later we come to know that this obsession is not exactly sexual, but rather there's a supernatural element and purpose to it, and the effects of it are very clear. That becomes central to unveiling the ...
Oct 1, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/24 eps)
The storyline is lacking but the artwork is awesome. It's very artistic to the point that each page should be framed. However, I've read all the way to chapter 3 and its only for 4 in all and not mention of his lost sister. Just a short snippet of the main characters pass and ordeal. The only going for this manga is its artwork, high marks for that.


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