Karakuri Douji Ultimo
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Karakuri Douji Ultimo

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Synonyms: Karakuri Doji Ultimo, Ultimo Pilot, Ultimo Ulate, Karakuri Douji Ultimo: Zero
Japanese: 機巧童子ULTIMO
English: Ultimo
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 4, 2009 to Oct 16, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Takei, Hiroyuki (Story & Art), Lee, Stan (Story)


Score: 7.081 (scored by 25792,579 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #66652
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2080
Members: 7,658
Favorites: 170

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Two beings, one of pure good and one of pure evil, infused with all the knowledge and abilities of their creator, were set to awaken when the world was about to enter its final war. Shortly after his masterpieces were completed, the creator committed suicide, satisfied with the potential mayhem his creations will cause. Now, 1000 years later, a peaceful city is terrorized by a monster attack. The monster was created by the "pure evil" being named Vice, as a means to draw out his "pure good" counterpart, Ultimo. When the monster starts wrecking the city and attacking innocent bystanders, Ultimo appears to take out the monster. Finally, the two meet and their grand battle begins. Who will win? Who will lose? What do the police think about these new creatures destroying their city?

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Included one-shot:
Volume 12: Karakuri Douji Ultimo:0 (pilot)


Karakuri Douji Ultimo was published in English as Ultimo by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from February 2, 2010 to December 6, 2016.



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Jul 23, 2017
megarock327 (All reviews)
I came into this series not expecting much, but I was very surprised about the concepts that the manga is trying to achieve. If you are looking for something similar to Shaman King, then then this is not the series you may want to read, since this Ultimo has a different vibe from Takai's predecessor.

The series Ultimo is based around the idea philosophers have been trying to figure out for centuries and that is what is truly more important within life, being good or being evil? And through this idea, our main antagonist Dunstan, who show similarities to Stan Lee, is trying to uncover read more
Aug 26, 2009
kluxorious (All reviews)
Okay, if the first page of colored spread does not got your blood pumping or your b0nar expanding, then something is definitely wrong with you.

Meet Ultimo the 'Good' of Karakuri Douji, one of the first ultimate robot that was made by Dunstan. This old fucktard also made Vice the "Evil". The reason he created these robots are because he wants to see who is the strongest: Good or Evil. Fascinating idea, don't you think?

Ultimo is a collaboration manga between Stan Lee (yes, the Stan Lee from Marvel Comics) and Takei Hiroyuki (the same mangaka that did Shaman King). Stan Lee is the author and Takei read more
Aug 27, 2009
gatokitty (All reviews)
Oh wow! I am truly liking this story. It's true that it's very early in the game to review but I think it's getting better and better as I keep on reading this.

Story: 9 - The story seems simple but boy it is fun. One thousand years ago, Dunstan cursed the world by creating two doll like robots. One represents the ultimate good (Ultimo) and the other, the ultimate evil (Vice). Dunstan created them to see which of the two will win. In addition, we also leaned that he made more models to fill in the gaps of good and evil. Now, it's the 21st read more


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