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Japanese: JAPAN ジャパン
English: Japan
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: 1992
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Miura, Kentarou (Art), Buronson (Story)


Score: 5.881 (scored by 20782,078 users)
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Ranked: #187762
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Popularity: #4701
Members: 4,347
Favorites: 9


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Yuka Katsuragi, a beautiful TV news reporter, has attracted the affections of a Yakuza thug, Katsuji Yashima, who travels with his brother all the way to Spain to find her, only to have his affections rebuffed by Yuka. A terrible earthquake hits, and Katsuji, his brother, and Yuka, along with four high-schoolers in Spain on a field trip, all fall deep underground. While trapped below the surface, they encounter a mysterious old woman who reveals to them prophecies that the wealthy nation of Japan will meet the same demise as the once-prosperous city of Carthage. Katsuji and the others insult the old woman, who then sends them to see the world of the future with their own eyes, a future of desolation and death...

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Japan was published in English by Dark Horse on September 13, 2005 and in Polish by Hanami on September 30, 2009.


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Apr 22, 2011
Stumbled upon this in the [url=http://www.mcjp.fr/]maison de la culture du Japon à Paris[/url], a japanese cultural agency quite famous among Japan's lovers here in France.

Il was visiting their shop which is expensive to say the least. ^^' and went "Wow!" Buronson, famous Hokuto no Ken and Sanctuary writer, famous for his manly men PLUS Kentaro Miura, also famous for his manly men?

This has to be the team of the year! And at a post apocalyptic story at that!
Took it for the sheer awesomeness of theses authors and their duo.

And I wasn't displeased. Ok, the story is quite sketchy: it's a social and economical critic of ...
Mar 8, 2020
(Spoiler warning) This is a book that could have been so much more than a lecture about how the Japanese are number 1 and are taking advantage of their status to further their own agenda and how when the time comes every nation on Earth would turn on the Japanese and enslave them. I liked the magical dystopian event to this but shouldn't the old dude have called them back to present-day wherever they were after they defeated the European enslavers? Man, I expected so much more from the person behind Berserk than this bull. Also what's up with the huge dude lecturing ex-Japanese about ...
Dec 13, 2008
I actually can't believe Buronson (aka Yoshiyuki Okamura who wrote Sanctuary) wrote this manga, it's both hilarious and pathetic. The core concept is sound, but the actual execution is not only awful but insulting, hypocritical and misses the mark so badly.

The idea of commenting on Japan, its identity, its possible future is all well and good, but there's no commentary on Japan's own misdoings (its treatment of indigenous people or neighbouring countries, etc), not even sly winking, it’s all played very straight-faced which makes it look like fascistic propaganda.

The story itself is very simple, which is not a problem in itself as the ...

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