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Koroshiya 1

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Koroshiya Ichi, Ichi the Killer
Japanese: 殺し屋1


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 114
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 19, 1998 to Apr 5, 2001
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Themes: Gore Gore, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Yamamoto, Hideo (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 1209412,094 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18602
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #582
Members: 29,741
Favorites: 835

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Chapters: /114

Synopsis

In Shinjuku Kabukichou, the biggest sin town in Japan, there are two crazy guys. Ichi is a coward and a wimp, but once he breaks into tears, he turns into a human weapon. With great martial arts skill and a blade hidden in his boots, he butchers a bunch of enemies into mincemeat in the blink of an eye. His arch enemy is Kakihara, a yakuza boss who's tired of everything, including himself. Only when he pierces, cuts, and burns his own and other people's bodies does he feel that he is alive.

Background

In 2001, Koroshiya 1 was adapted into a live-action film which was directed by Takashi Miike.

The series has been published in Spanish as Ichi the Killer by ECC Comics since February 20, 2015.

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Reviews

Jul 24, 2021
The protagonist really lives his life on the EDGE, he has a SEAT at the edge of a marina at one point, which i really related to on a personal level.

This manga really kept me at the edge of my seat, i gotta admit.
My seat is really long, so this means alot. I could lie down on my seat, but i chose to stay at the very edge, the entire time.

The antagonist, now he's a man who truly lives his life on the EDGE.
The amount of freedom this man exudes really kept me at the edge of my seat.

The story ...
Jul 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
If I wasn’t recommended this manga from a trusted friend I would not have given it a chance or endured so much just to finish this manga. In fact I kind of wish I hadn’t read it.

I feel like everyone who has a high review of this manga either lacks the intelligence to understand the distinction between true ero guro and something created solely to be edgy and offensive with no true purpose in its writing. I have a rule of thumb that if a horror manga is dependant on sexual violence it’s just a piece of shit and thats that. But this particular ...
Feb 21, 2023
This manga is interesting to say the least lol. if you want something with very crazy gore, very intense sexual assault scenes and a lot of content that's just plain hard to stomach then I'm sure you'll enjoy this. But honestly, it didn't seem worth the read in the end. The overall plot is definitely what kept me going, and it was pretty fun to see the main characters' motivations get revealed along with all the complicated dynamics everyone had with each other, and themselves. That being said, the gore and general violence felt kind of pointless. Especially when it came to almost every female ...

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