Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru
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Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru

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Synonyms: A Cruel God Reigns, A Cruel God Rules in Heaven, A Savage God Reigns, After Us, the Savage God, Zankoku na Kami ga Shihaisuru
Japanese: 残酷な神が支配する


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: May 26, 1992 to May 26, 2001
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Petit Flower
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 25112,511 users)
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Ranked: #4592
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Popularity: #2038
Members: 9,503
Favorites: 406


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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /55


The story follows Jeremy, who is sexually abused by his stepfather. Mentally disturbed by this, Jeremy goes down a path of murder; however, he accidentally finds himself the murderer not only of his stepfather, but also his own mother.

Soon his stepbrother Ian begins to suspect him as well as discover the twisted truth about his own father.


In 1997, Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru won the Excellence Award at the 1st annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Prize.




May 14, 2023
I’ve never read a story narrated like this one. It appears there is no structure, not even a well organized and hidden structure, no scenes to show you this, no dialogues to show you that, it is simply life. You see a part of a boy’s life and then you leave. There is no dramatic ending, only characters moving from one stage to the next. This is not to say it’s random and badly written, but it’s played so natural to the point where it feels as if you are living through him. It is flawless. You can hear its music. You can see the ...
Feb 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Words cannot describe how much I love this manga. First of, I don't read shojo manga and I'm surprised by how hooked I was with a series that doesn't particularly cater to my tastes . Without getting into massive spoilers, A Cruel God Reigns is about Jeremy, a young man who is blackmailed by his stepfather Greg, after he marries his suicidal mother Sandra. If Jeremy doesn't comply, Greg will divorce Sandra which may be the last straw to push her off the edge and end her life. This manga is heavy, and I am only briefly going over what it's about.

I believe this manga ...
Apr 21, 2022
It's way too long and dragged out. I cried numerous times in the beginning of the story and was just captivated by the tragic events that unfolded, however, that captivation dwindled into boredom. The characters kept backtracking their progress and the same sad elements were overplayed so much I stopped crying and started rolling my eyes. It basically felt like this:

Rising action
Falling action? No climax
climax X10000

I dropped this because reading it just became exhausting. I liked the beginning and would love to know where the characters end up, but I've attempted to finish this twice and failed both times, it's not worth it.

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