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Ankoku Shinwa

Ankoku Shinwa

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Synonyms: The Dark Myth, Jofuku Densetsu
Japanese: 暗黒神話


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: May 4, 1976 to Jun 8, 1976
Authors: Morohoshi, Daijirou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 5.951 (scored by 64 users)
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Ranked: #134602
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Popularity: #17021
Members: 154
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Chapters: /7


A story of old myths, an ancient destiny, godly powers... And the young man who's expected to choose whether to be a saint or a devil while seemingly powerless against the forces that push him towards darkness.

(Source: MU)

Included one-shot: Jofuku Densetsu


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Apr 4, 2015
Certainly not a work which will satisfy everyone's senses. Not only is it initially abstruse in its presentation, but its esoteric nature could repel casual readers and those who'll dive into it with expectations of a typical horror work.

It blends myths from Buddhism and early Jomon and Yamato cultures with intent to tell story of a certain boy's divine journey. Problem lies in educational input which breaks immersion and makes the reader feel like in the middle of a lecture. Abundance of various traditions, names and places, accompanied by substantial explanations makes it feel like a chore you need to endure to finally proceed read more
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