The Fable
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The Fable

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Japanese: ザ・ファブル
English: The Fable
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 240
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 18, 2019
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy
Theme: Organized Crime Organized Crime
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Minami, Katsuhisa (Story & Art)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 1065410,654 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #420
Members: 38,491
Favorites: 1,100

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The Fable
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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.

The series has been published digitally in English by Kodansha USA since April 12, 2022.

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Jul 11, 2022
With the fan translation of this manga finally complete, I can write a full review of this series with my complete thoughts on the manga as a whole.

Story: 10.

The story of Akira Satou's assignment to leave his assassin ways behind him takes us through several dark and dangerous situations passed on as completely mundane annoyances or inconveniences. Conflicts are constantly born out of the simple desires of the antagonists, who treat their actions with careful planning and calm cruelty. The story works because of this. The seeming banal response of the characters and even the story itself to what is normally considered tense and suspenseful ...
Jul 22, 2022
It's funny how this works. The Fable's subject matter is something that'd be par for the course in Japanese pop culture of the 60s, the 70s, or even the 80s. But today, in 2022, it feels so out of place it once again becomes a breath of fresh air. There's nothing quite like it in the current media landscape, making any meaningful comparison extremely challenging—and, frankly, unneeded: its storytelling accomplishments stand firmly on their own legs.

The Fable's premise and narrative style occupy an unlikely middle ground between a classic sitcom and a dead-serious film noir. It tells a story of a pair of elite hitmen ...
Dec 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/240 eps)
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 ...

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This shit is greatness!
DruMzTV - Feb 6, 2020
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Aug 26, 8:04 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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