Color of Rage
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Synonyms: Naki no Ishimatsu, Crybaby Ishimatsu
Japanese: からぁ怒
English: Color of Rage
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: 1984
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Koike, Kazuo (Story), Kanou, Seisaku (Art)


Score: 6.321 (scored by 602602 users)
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Ranked: #173042
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Popularity: #10492
Members: 1,666
Favorites: 2
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Two slave free themselves from a slave ship, one a Japanese man, the other an African American. After escaping they find themselves on shore in Edo-era Japan, a society with a strong caste system, isolated from the world. How will the Japanese people perceive this giant black man, how will they survive? But first things first, how will they get these shackles off their feet?

(Source: Dark Horse)

Included one-shot: Naki no Ishimatsu (Crybaby Ishimatsu)


Colored was published in English as Color of Rage by Dark Horse on November 23, 2011.




Sep 22, 2016
Colored or Color of rage is another great historical manga written by Kazuo Koike, the man behind "Lone wolf and cub".

The story, set in Edo period Japan show the adventures of two escaped slaves by name of George and King, African and Japanese, and their encounters with injustice and brutality of the era. Being former slaves themselves, they rush to help to those in need, sometimes they succeed in their efforts, but sometimes they fail because in reality, you can't save everyone alone.

The story shows how peasants and generally weak people were treated by the more powerful, strong people. The treatment of the humans is ...
Aug 9, 2023
I didn't care for this story. It wasn't anything terrible. But for just didn't really have too much going on. I get that George and King escaped slavery, and now try to right the wrongs of the terrible cruelty of mankind. But I just feel that the story could have told and be explored more. The art style was passible, and quite nice. Everything else just didn't capture my attention. Also, I've never really been a fan of blood and gore - at least not when it's just...plain. The idea was interesting, but it was a swing and a miss for me. I guess ...

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