Kengan Ashura
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Kengan Ashura

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Japanese: ケンガンアシュラ
English: Kengan Ashura
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 256
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 18, 2012 to Aug 23, 2018
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Serialization: Ura Sunday
Authors: Daromeon (Art), Sandrovich, Yabako (Story)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 2436024,360 users)
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Ranked: #3272
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Popularity: #281
Members: 57,107
Favorites: 2,418


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Behind every major business deal in Japan is a fighter left lying on the ground... and another standing over the body. Ever since the Edo period, Japan's most influential companies have settled their conflicts through ruthless unarmed gladiator battles. In order to facilitate these matches, an underground organization, known as the Kengan Association, was created.

Ouma Tokita, a man nicknamed "The Ashura," strives to become the strongest martial artist. To do so, he becomes a Kengan fighter for a company called the Nogi Group. Shortly after, Kazuo Yamashita, an employee with a stale job at the Nogi Group, is asked to become Ouma's manager. Now thrown into harrowing arenas, will this duo be able to survive in the brutal world of Kengan?

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Kengan Ashura has been published digitally in English through Comikey since October 12, 2021. The volumes have been published digitally in English by MangaONE since October 1, 2023. The series has also been published in French by Meian since June 9, 2021.

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Jan 11, 2019
Kengan Ashura is quite a unique and overlooked manga. While on the surface Kengan Ashura may seem like an average battle manga with big muscular men punching each other, it's so much more than that. While it does indeed include big muscular men punching each other in cool ways it also has a strong emotional core and it could even be said to be one of the greatest martial arts stories ever told. The story is simple but well executed. An average middle-aged salaryman by the name of Yamashita Kazuo just so happens to witness a street fight where a young man defeats a Yakuza ...
Mar 4, 2019
Boys, what a damn piece of art we got here ! I'm not a professional, but I'll try to give you all a good review.

First, the story. Even if I love it, I must say it's a bit simple (excluding character's development), I mean, it's a series of fight, even if there are some events which come enrich the story. The humor, just like the fights, is pretty good.

Second, character's development. I rarely see a manga with such great and well-developed characters. Everyone is fascinating, even the useless ones. It make the story much better, because we know why all of them are fighting.

Finally, the ...
Mar 8, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Kengan Asura is refreshingly straightforward about what it wants to be. Even though I had many issues with it over the course, it’s still nice to read a manga where the team behind it clearly knew what they wanted to do and were passionate about executing it to the best of their ability.

Kengan is first and foremost about action, action and more action. To a point where nearly entire 27 volumes of it are a single, gigantic tournament where not a single damn fight is omitted. Plot, while present, takes a back seat or rather gets shoved in the trunk. As such, I think ...

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