Mushikago no Cagaster
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Mushikago no Cagaster

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Synonyms: Cagaster of an Insect Cage
Japanese: 虫籠のカガステル
English: Cagaster
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 14, 2005 to May 19, 2016
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Hashimoto, Kachou (Story & Art)


Score: 6.811 (scored by 932932 users)
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Ranked: #110942
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Popularity: #5329
Members: 3,343
Favorites: 37

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In a near future, an illness called "Cagaster" made ​​its appearance. It turns humans into insects. The story begins 30 years after the onset of the illness, in 2125. It follows the adventures of Kidou, a boy who fights insects.


Mushikago no Kagaster is a web manga series that the author published on his official site "Chicken no Tamashii" under Hashimoto Chicken penname. In 2010, the author also started releasing the series as a doujinshi at Comic Market conventions, and published nine volumes in total. The series was officially published in a seven-volume tankoubon format by Tokuma Shoten starting on January 12, 2016 with the first two volumes, and next volumes published every next month. The series won French Prix Mangawa's Shounen Manga Award in 2015.

The series was also digitally published in French by Glénat Manga from June 18, 2014 to May 6, 2015 in a six-volume format, and has been published in Argentina as Insect Cage by Utopia Editorial since December 7, 2016. It has been published in English as Cagaster by Ablaze from June 2020 to February 2021. Ablaze recompiled the seven volumes into six.

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May 20, 2022
If I have to describe Cagaster in short I'd say:
It's kinda setup like a generic action movie, short and straightforward but enjoyable at least with some intriguing stuff happening throughout the world.

You got your introduction to the characters, a mystery/twist appears, action stuff mid-movie scenes, flashback (you gotta have a flashback!) and the climax with an ending that's open because you want those handful of people hoping for a sequel which will never come.

Since the synopsis of MAL is a bit bare-bones, which is understandable, I'll write some more information below for people who like to know a bit more where the manga is going ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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