Rengoku no Karma
Karma of Purgatory
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Rengoku no Karma

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Japanese: 煉獄のカルマ
English: Karma of Purgatory
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 22, 2014 to Aug 20, 2015
Genre: Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Haruba, Negi (Art), Hirose, Shun (Story)


Score: 6.381 (scored by 26422,642 users)
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Ranked: #169242
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Popularity: #2331
Members: 8,638
Favorites: 40

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Tired of being harassed both inside and outside the classroom, Makoto Nanase decides to commit suicide by jumping off his school. However, much to his surprise, he is sent back to the roof from where he jumped, and a strange woman tells him he has died and is in purgatory.

To escape, Makoto has to help the people around him face their own personal problems. Though invisible to others and able to walk through walls, Makoto discovers that he is still able to manipulate objects if his will is strong enough.

Makoto is now forced to embark on a mission to save the same people he tried to leave behind and face the unexpected ways his death affected each of them.

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Nanase, Makoto
Hinata, Akari
Fuwa, Seiya
Kusanagi, Daigo
Yano, Atsuko
Kirisaki, Erika


Jun 8, 2015
Preliminary (4/40 eps)
What an interesting manga.

I’ve read a lot of manga that deals with revenge and bullying. Needless to say, suicide is a frequently discussed topic within those manga. However, it’s rare to see a manga that delves into the effects of a suicide on a victim’s surroundings.

Rengoku no Karma does exactly that. It actually shows a suicide, but then it goes on to show the unexpected consequences of that suicide in relation to those around the victim.

The manga deals with the subject decently enough, though at times it doesn’t explain things thoroughly. For example, why does the manga specifically say six people are affected? I had ...
Jan 8, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I purely went into this because I like a ghost story and it's always intriguing how the author handles the story. This is no exception because after reading this I immediately asked myself, "Why did I read this and finish it in one sitting?", I regret reading it but it's also good because you don't have to. I want to sincerely tell you that this manga is not good at all. I gave it a 5 just because purely on the art itself. That's the only reason that made me keep going till the end.

Heavy spoiler warning because I can't explain it if I don't ...
May 10, 2017
Preliminary (12/40 eps)
Suicide is a topic that, while included in narrative quite often, is not often the focus. Those few times when it is, more often than not, the story follows the character in the events leading up to their suicide rather than what happens to the character after. And honestly, most of the time when the focus IS on what happens after the suicide, it is not well done. This is one of those cases.

To be fair, this manga is actually quite interesting. The events that the protagonist goes through in his own little Purgatory are surprising and at times exciting and it does a ...

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Where is chapter 38?
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