Impossibility Defense
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Japanese: 不能犯
English: Impossibility Defense
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 83
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 17, 2013 to Nov 4, 2020
Genre: Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Grand Jump
Authors: Kanzaki, Yuuya (Art), Miyatsuki, Arata (Story)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 15291,529 users)
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Ranked: #39492
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Popularity: #2603
Members: 5,812
Favorites: 124

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Who does a person turn to if they need someone assassinated? They can contact the mysterious Tadashi Usobuki, a red-eyed assassin clothed in black. Spoken of as an urban legend, he requires no payment and leaves no evidence because he never actually kills anyone himself. His preferred method is to hypnotize his victims into committing suicide through the power of suggestion, or to manipulate events so that his desired outcome will be achieved.

But what does Usobuki get in compensation for his services? His "payment" is getting to relish in the folly of humankind, and oftentimes those who request his help end up far more sorrowful than they were before.

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Funouhan has been published in French by Delcourt.


Taki, Mahoro
Hosaka, Atsushi

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Mar 18, 2021
ItzYaBoiSatan (All reviews)
Not recommended sure the idea seems interesting but after like 5-10-15 chapters it gets insanely repetitive. At first it seems fresh but it just gets so repetitive and predictable i guessed what will happen every single time even tho not in detail i knew how it will end and honestly its boring. Its like listening to the same beat with different lyrics non stop and the lyrics barely even change.

I hoped for some bigger twists but this whole time it just had 1 predictable twist. I tried to make myself believe its gonna be something different next chapter but no ending was always the read more
Jan 28, 2019
s0ngelixir (All reviews)
Funouhan is a really interesting manga. I did at times feel as though the manga was a bit shallow because of its repetitive plot but overall it's an amazing manga. If you love psychological mangas then you will love this 100%.

The artwork is amazing. I first initially started the manga because of its unique art cover and fell more in love when I saw the beautiful drawing.

The characters change frequently except for Usobuki (main) and a detective that is crazy about Uso. Usobuki's character is very mysterious. There is nothing said about his background and childhood and the detective also has a very interesting persona.

Overall, read more
Jan 5, 2018
RichardStallmanu (All reviews)
It's basically a better Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo). If you liked Hell Girl you can just stop reading this review right now and go read Funouhan, because you will definitely like it.

As it's episodic, characters don't need to be fleshed out too much. Aside from Usobuki, there is one other detective character that persists between chapters, but he's hardly fleshed out at all. There isn't much actual character depth in this series. it's basically all about Usobuki and his very mysterious character.

All the females are drawn the same way. The art is amazing and very atmospheric, but the women have some serious sameface. I'm just read more
Jan 14, 2018
song12301 (All reviews)
Just one word to describe such a work.


The best ongoing manga now and in a long time, and rightfully so.

Firstly, I would like to present myself as someone who has fairly high standards, or at least I claim to be so.
If you were to check out my profile, you will find how cruel I am a critic. Berserk, which seems to be the highest rated manga on animelist, would be nowhere near my list of very good manga, although I gave it an high score. Yet this manga, for now, sits among the top for all the manga I have read. Amazing, truly amazingly read more


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