The Fable
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The Fable

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ザ・ファブル


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 1, 2014 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Minami, Katsuhisa (Story & Art)


Score: 7.971 (scored by 21432,143 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7642
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1438
Members: 8,797
Favorites: 120
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Fable is a legendary hitman who has completed numerous jobs for a variety of clients. After concluding his latest assignment, the number of people he has recently killed becomes too high, and Fable is ordered by his boss to lay low for a year. He is suggested that having to adapt to life as an ordinary citizen might prove a valuable experience for his future work.

Fable is to be accompanied by the woman who acts as his driver, and the two will assume new identities as siblings. However, their boss warns them that they will both face a deadly punishment if Fable kills anyone during his time off. Thus begins Akira and Youko Satou's joint one-year sabbatical from the underworld.

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The Fable won the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards in the general category.


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Oct 15, 2017
Rezzed (All reviews)
A professional hitman having to live as a normal person for 1 year, already original. My first impression was quite good, interesting story and introduction of the main character Fable, who is quite the badass. This is going to be a simple review as not much is currently out for The Fable in English.

Story: 9
The story struck me before I had even read because of its originality and it's a seinen which makes it semi-serious and appealing to the older demographic but still has its satire going with the story.

Art: 7
The art varies to me as at some points it is very well drawn and read more
Nov 30, 2020
Debesuotas (All reviews)
This right here boys and girls is a masterpiece and those who say otherwise or compare it to the similarities in western culture movies about hit mans staying low, don`t really see the beauty of this work and don`t really get deep enough to the story and how it is written.
This is by no means simple manga. This has many many layers of complexity going on and a reader just go through those layers, some do notice that, others don`t and only concentrate on shallow bits of the story.

I am not gonna write much about the story line, because you can read more
Aug 13, 2020
shegoth (All reviews)
This manga starts off with an original, but cliche concept of a professional hitman trying to lay low in society for a year and become a "normal" citizen. While this trope is cliche in Western culture, what particularity drew me in was its Japanese perspective of a pro hitman trying to become normal.

Story: 6
In Western culture, the whole hitman concept of trying to live a normal life has been done numerous times. The only real enjoyment I got from this series was its Japanese perspective on criminal syndicates and how crime culture of Japan was portrayed in manga form.

Art: 8
Backgrounds look dull and boring, read more
Dec 18, 2017
TheLewdOtaku (All reviews)
Although the concept isn't exactly original or anything I think the only time I've seen this in manga or anime format and have the story revolve around it completely not one episode or just a few chapters would be Full Metal Panic.

There honestly isn't much to talk about as it's only at 8 chapters, in English anyways, so i'll be lazy and list off what I like and don't like about it so far

The art, an easy 6. The art isn't particularly bad or good, which is the problem. It's somewhat boring and lackluster but you can tell what everything is supposed to be read more

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