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: 8.511 (scored by 1074110,741 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1322
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #418
Members: 38,747
Favorites: 1,117

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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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Aug 31, 2023
the best manga i have read so far.

story is gripping, some might think its cliche, but personally i had no gripes with it and everything happened for a reason.

the characters are excellent, very well written and very believable. 10/10

art style MIGHT be hard for some people to get into, but once you start reading it enhances the experience. the body language, realistic look and just the sheer cleanness of the art makes it top tier in my books. 10/10

pacing is just right, i never got bored once i started reading. didn't have any parts where i felt like i was wasting time or felt frustrated. ...
Jun 19, 2023
The Fable uses a well-rounded way of building up the action and letting it flow from panel to panel without any hiccups. I never felt lost and always knew what was going on. The mangaka's approach to building suspense must be highlighted. Letting the reader experience memorable moments in thoughtfully spaced intervals, giving hints of what might happen next, and then it all comes together until you reach the peak of the current arc and it feels quite rewarding.

The story is full of sensitive topics like exploitative prostitution, abuse, stalking, even attempted rape is used to drive the plot. Quite a lot of heavy topics, ...
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!
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Aug 26, 8:04 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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