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The Fable

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ザ・ファブル
English: The Fable
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Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.541 (scored by 1431214,312 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #344
Members: 48,796
Favorites: 1,530

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Synopsis

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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Background

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

The series was published digitally in English by Kodansha USA from April 12, 2022, to January 9, 2024, and in print as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes since April 9, 2024.

Characters

Satou, Akira
Main
Satou, Youko
Supporting
Yamaoka
Supporting
Ebihara, Takeshi
Supporting
Shimizu, Misaki
Supporting
Kuroshio, Ryou
Supporting
Matsu
Supporting
Jackal Tomioka
Supporting
Master
Supporting
Kainuma, Etsuji
Supporting

Reviews

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
Well-writtenWell-written
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 ...
Jan 26, 2024
Mixed Feelings
TL:DR
Unexpectedly light-hearted tale of the a hitman trying to become a normal person - but he needs to escape the past first. This is more of a slice of life (albeit a slice of a very strange life) than action or comedy. However, this is very compelling for a certain kind of person.

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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 ...

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