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Japanese: 番狗―ナンバー―


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 41
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 15, 2008 to Oct 15, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Comic Avarus
Authors: Tsubaki, Kawori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.011 (scored by 11571,157 users)
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Ranked: #84822
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Popularity: #4886
Members: 3,847
Favorites: 24

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Toneriko Furoribanda is an orphan whose family was slaughtered 10 years ago. He blames his mother and sister's deaths on Tekirai, the mysterious "Number 1" hitman belonging to the assassins' guild Thanatos. Contrary to reason, Toneriko does not hold Thanatos itself responsible, as he himself joins the guild and becomes one of the "Numbers" with a top 10 ranking. He quickly attains the title of "Number 5" but lacks the skills to climb any higher.

Toneriko longs to usurp Tekirai and exact his revenge against the man, almost as much as he wishes that he could bring his family back to life. The latter should be impossible, but the Numbers' supervisor, Ageha, tells Toneriko about the legend behind Thanatos' existence: each time the 10 Numbers execute 999 murders, a "Black Sheep" cycle is completed; if Black Sheep occurs 10 times, fulfilling a goal of 9999 murders—then whoever is Number 1 at that moment will be raised to God's Realm of Asgard and granted supreme power from Yggdrasil, able to rewrite the world as they desire!

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Dec 31, 2008
Preliminary (3/41 eps)
Story: Although only four chapters have been released, what the reader receives is so far great entertainment. The plot revolves around assassins and the "I hate you" revenge type however it is thoroughly intriguing somehow. There's also been a little bit of Shounen-ai in the first few chapters and the manga is ranked as "Shojo" so I'm a little confused. Hopefully this manga will live up to my expectation. =)

Art: I love the art. It is phenomenal. The characters are drawn well, the expressions portrayed are easy to understand and everything is clean and is pleasing to the eye. Although I can't really say it ...
Oct 22, 2011
Preliminary (24/41 eps)
Story: 9/10 The story is basically about a boy who seeks revenge for his parents deaths and joins an assassin group in order to kill one of the assassins there. I think this is a unusual story line but it is very simular to Kuroshitsuji as it is about a boy seeking revenge and there is a guy who can do everything perfectly. I like the story line because even though it is a shojo it has very dark underlying themes of death and killing but not too much that it becomes all about the killing like in shonen mangas. However, although i don't mind ...

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