Story: There have always been people and there always will be people that will evade laws and slip past justice after committing a crime. For people that have committed serious crimes and escaped unscathed, there is an organization of code breakers to dispose of them. The manga brings up many philosophical ideas of crime and punishment especially of the death penalty and the "can people really change?" debate. Although a very interesting plot at first, I can only give the story an 8 because it is very repetitive and does not present any big plot twists or enough suspenseful moments. I must have heard the saying "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" at least once every chapter.
Art: Nothing special. Could see what was going on in the battles and the characters are pretty well drawn. (9)
Character: The development of the characters is very drawn out in the series. It teaches you little by little about each code breaker and their reasons for fighting. The main character of the story doesn't seem to have much of a personality except for a save everyone even if he is evil attitude. However, the main code breaker makes up for this with his mysterious often contradicting ideology that I still can't figure.
Enjoyment: I loved the action scenes. Each code breaker's power makes sense (which is a plus! well... sometimes its a stretch, but almost!) and is just plain badass. When compared to other strictly action shounen mangas, this definitely comes on top. (10)
Overall: You can probably compare this manga to D.Gray Man, Naruto, and Bleach in its ability to bring you into action filled battle mangas. I give this an overall 9.read more
This is the story of a guy who judges criminals by his own set of morale principles through a secret government shadow organization. He kills criminals mercilessly and probably in the most painful manner possible.
- Its not gory
-its based around a secret government organization
-there are super powers
-its high action
plotline is about the ethics of killing criminals (how far should law enforcement go in punishing criminals). Basically the story is saying "What would it be like if the victim was put first in every situation?" Is this a world you would want to live in? It also argues the other side as well, theres a second main character who argues that no one should be killed and when she does this, it blows up in her face every time.
If anyone is fed up with all of the manga which has some dumbass kid saying killing is wrong under any circumstance no matter how many lives are at stake, then this manga is for you. I can't tell you how relieved I am reading this after reading something like The Breaker where killing is strictly forbidden by one annoying character.
The story isn't too deep really. They start out with pretty much everything explained fairly well so the story can end at any time. Theres no great mysteries given at the start of the manga which are slowly revealed as the plot moves forward, but its a solid story with evolving characters and evolving powers.
Overall, I gave it a 9 because it is one of the great mainstream mangas. read more
Okay here goes nothing. The character with the exception of one, are all likeable. The male lead isn't your typical annoying weak/good goody character. He's constantly killing people which is a plus for me. The character in this manga all have some sort of "ability". Control fire, magnetism, electricity and so forth which you would think makes for some pretty decent fights, but not really. All the fights go one or the other. The lead either completely dominates or completely gets dominated. There is no middle ground, making most of the fight scenes pretty boring. As for the story, well it's not terrible but it certainly isn't great either. And finally the reason I hated this manga...the female lead. Just about every other page she is preaching on and on..."You shouldn't kill people, you should be good guy and do the right thing.." If she isn't preaching about that then she is interfering wit all the fights in order to save the bad guy. She will hug serial killers and terrorists and tell them to stop being evil...Now if that wasn't enough what really gets me is that they actually listen to her...In conclusion, as long as you can put up with the most annoying female lead in history, then Code Breaker is an alright manga. What I call a "time passer". Nothing special, not really that great but if your just looking to pass some time till you find a better manga then it's alright. read more
I'm writing this review while having in mind that the first manga i have saw was Kyo Samurai Deeper ( Akimine Kamijyo's first manga ). So, I will be a lot more strict about this manga, because I'm thinking that Kamijyo take too much elements from his previous work.
Story : 6/10
The first volume was quite good, with the mysterious blue flame of Ogami Rei, and the notion of justice. But, with the time, he doesn't tell anything new, and a lot of events are predictable because it's following most of the time the rules of shounen manga. Kamijyo takes too much time to reveal some secrets, without reason, except for the timing, which is not perfectly used. The worse is that the author takes the same plot from Kyo Samurai Deeper, with unexplained things in the past, hierarchy inside the enemy's side, the higher you are, the mightier you are, etc....
Art : 7/10
It's without mistake possible, Akimine Kamijyo's art. Beautiful, with a lot of luminosity effects. Caracters are well designed. But for a manga about justice and cruelty, he should have used a darker style.
Character : 2/10
Seriouly, it makes me cry. I could call most of the main characters by the name they had during Kyo Samurai Deeper, and i could talk about it with someone who have seen the two, it would be understandable, because they are the same. Ogami Rei is Kyo, Sakurakouji is Yuya, it's the same with Akira, Akari, Muramasa, Yukimura and Hotaru ( Keikoku ). All the evils characters from the beginning are caricaturated so much that I am thinking Kamijyo tried to put some symbolism to make the sense of justice of each character more understandable, which is not necessary. And so, the villains, are evil, and want to kill a lot of people, cute childrens included, and nice guys are tsundere or something near. Even Ogami, more rude than the other, is kind, and the rudest he talks, the kindest he will be.
Enjoyment : 6/10
Bad character makes me sad, so I'm depressed. Still, they are some very funny situations.
Overall : 5/10
It could have been a good manga, if Kamijyo didn't plagiarize his previous work, and put something realistic in his villains, and put less shounen moments ''it's fine if we are together''.
This manga is mostly about a girl that meets a boy that kills for a living. She has a strong sense of judgment so she doesn't want him to kill anyone anymore. As the story goes on several other killers that work in the same kind of "company" as him appear and they all become friends. She learns more about Ogami (the boy) and all about his situation that he's in. She tries to help him. In the more recent chapters, it is about how their friendship is tested when the other killers go out and try to kill Ogami.
Overall, its just about a girl helping a boy and lots of killing and friendship in between.
I really like this manga so I think you should defenitly read it once you get the chance! But I am going to warn you now, this manga can get complicated and seem like its making no sense at all but that's just how its written.
i came across the manga on this web site as i was looking for something good to read and i read the review, and it sounded like everything i wanted in a manga, bad ass character's, teens, superpowers, with some romance on the side. sounded good, so i had high hopes for this manga and well it didint disappoint me in the least and it was even better than i thought i would be, also it got lots of chapter and this summer in 2012 it may turned into a anime so i have high hopes, its going to be one of the next naruto, bleach and one piece.(hopefully)
the story is fantastic, it develops and such a good pace, and the way it develops is great, lots of twists and turns, power ups, betrayal. each main character have there own goal and thats the reason they joined the organisation and they will do anything to achieve there goals.
the personally loved the art, it looks fantastic and it seems to get better and better as it goes on, the art work really shines in the later battle's that get out of control. i guess you could compare it to 'the breaker' but better,
the character's in this manga would be the strongest point in this manga, each character makes amazing development through out the manga. the main character makes the most development he pretty much turns into a new man kinda, the other main character the girl, to be honest at the start of the manga she was really annoying always getting the way of the other main charcter. but as the manga progresses she stops doing that less and less what is good.
i enjoyed this manga from start to up to what ever chapter the latest chapter. nothing about this manga bored me in the slightest, i enjoyed every chapter i actually read it for 2 days straight till i read every chapter
i suggest this manga to anyone who like good story with bad ass main characters, with mystery backgrounds, and amazing fights. read more