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Akumetsu


Alt Names: alt アクメツalt 恶灭
Author: Tabata Yoshiaki
Artist: Yugo Yuuki
Genres: Action ActionComedy ComedyHorror HorrorMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeSci-fi Sci-fiShounen ShounenTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Complete
Description: Nagasawa Shiina is just an average 3rd year high school student until her parents' company goes bankrupt. In order to pay the bills, she sells herself into prostitution. At her first job, a mysterious masked man crashes the party... and it's someone she knows.

Akumetsu is the story of Shou, a vigilante that's out trying to straighten the corrupt Japanese Government through terrorism with his "One man, One kill" code of action.
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Vol.18 Ch.162: Shiina Nagasawa (End)
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:32 AM
Vol.18 Ch.161: Plan E
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:31 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.160: Explosion
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:30 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.159: 11-20
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:29 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.158: Reality
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:28 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.157: Friends
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:27 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.156: Premptive Rage
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:26 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.155: Feed
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:25 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.154: 300 Meters Below
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:24 AM [A]
Vol.18 Ch.153: Infiltration
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:23 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.152: Announcement Room
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:21 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.151: Removal
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:20 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.150: Gunfire
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:19 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.149: Weakness
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:18 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.148: The Final Struggle
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:17 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.147: Documentary
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:16 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.146: Like Cats
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:15 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.145: Patriotism
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:13 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.144: Surface and Underbelly
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:12 AM [A]
Vol.17 Ch.143: Mediator
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:11 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.142: Trap
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:09 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.141: True or Not
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:09 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.140: Confession
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:07 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.139: System
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:06 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.138: Sparring
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:05 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.137: The Real Dirt
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:04 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.136: Yuji Kitagami
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:03 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.135: Postwar
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:03 AM [A]
Vol.16 Ch.134: Chance
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:02 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.133: What is "Evil"?
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:01 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.132: Degradation
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 08:00 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.131: Infiltration
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:59 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.130: Up to You
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:58 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.129: Those Responsible
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:57 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.128: National Traitors
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:56 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.127: Great Unraveling Scroll
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:55 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.126: Encore
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:54 AM [A]
Vol.15 Ch.125: Akumetsu Fire!
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:53 AM [A]
Vol.14 Ch.124: A Strange Model
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:52 AM [A]
Vol.14 Ch.123: The Public Welfare Area
AT-Translations & Izumo no Ryuu & Manga Downloads TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 07:51 AM [A]
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Vol.1 Ch.5: Fortress of Justice
AT-Translations TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 05:06 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.5: Fortaleza de la Justicia
Otaku-Central Cesc 25 November 2011 - 04:34 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.4: Happy Youth
Mahou TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 05:04 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.4: Juventud Feliz
Otaku-Central Cesc 25 November 2011 - 03:36 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3: Goodbye Akumetsu
Mahou TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 05:02 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.3: Adios Akumetsu
Otaku-Central Cesc 25 November 2011 - 03:36 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: 300 Million Yen
Mahou TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 05:00 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.2: 300 millones de Yen
Otaku-Central Cesc 25 November 2011 - 03:35 AM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Super Elite
Mahou TRMshadow 24 August 2011 - 04:59 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: La Súper Élite
Otaku-Central Cesc 25 November 2011 - 03:33 AM [A]


79 Comments

SHIT. The ending was good, but I can't help but desire more. I wanted to see what the future had in store for the other significant characters in this series.

 

Alas, we can only imagine.

 

All in all, it was an entertaining series, and I will probably find myself rereading this in the future at some point.

 

Thanks for the entertaining read.

Sorry for the wall of text beforehand...

I started off really liking this manga and as it progressed, it became a little stagnant. It can become a little boring towards the middle as some of the mini-stories can be repetitious. But, I always feel the ending can either make or break something and in this case, it DEFINITELY made the manga. The final chapters leading up to the end were so dramatic and tense. Although the end was rather abrupt, I felt it was satisfactory as a conclusion that left little loose strings and was impactful. That being said, the story is far from perfect and there are some characters that were introduced then shoved aside without much development (eg. the girl that shou may have liked in the beginning chapters). Now for he actual breakdown of each of the categories:

art: 9/10
The art style is stylized and expressive. It conveys the emotions of the characters quite well and is quite good at causing moments of extreme epicness. The artist did a good job is expressiing the ugliness of the "evil" through his drawings. I felt a true sense of digust every time I looked at them. While the literal interpretation that evil is ugly might be over powering in other manga, it works well in this story where evil is shown to be so oppressive and overwhelming. While, the art isn't especially impressive and detailed, it is well drawn and creative in how showing how the story is told.

story: 8/10
The story was rather simple and straightforward but had depth at the same time. It did not try to convince the reader that what the "hero" was doing was undeniably right. The actions of Akumetsu are questionable at best and downright immoral at worst. Though there was a "good" side and "bad" side, the story gave the reader room to ponder the actions of the akumetsu. It allowed us to understand nothing is inherently evil, but will undoubtedly become corrupted with time. There some flaws and issues that I could pick out throughout manga but non that are big enough that would ruin the manga. As I mentioned before, the ending though abrupt was good enough to give a feeling of completion. The story understands that there is no end all solution for "evil" and I'm glad that they didn't pull out some bullshit method to end all evil (I'm looking at you Code Geass R2).

character(s): 7/10
I felt this was the weakest part of the manga. Aside from the main character, the side characters get little if any development. They felt quite two-dimensional and they all lacked personality. An exception might be Katsuragi. Although he character wasn't even alive during the timeline of the manga, the chapters dedicated to him really fleshed out his character as well as the reason for Akumetsu's actions. I actually felt sorry that he had to die. Putting secondary characters aside, the main character was quite delightful and unique to learn about in the story. The reason I'm still giving this section a good rating is because the manga is supposed to be focused on the point of view of Akumetsu as a man that tries to take on evil by himself. The problem is when he begins relying on the power of the side characters in the end. Without much development of the secondary characters, their collaboration felt somewhat hollow. That being said, the finale was still nothing short of gratifying.

I've just finished reading this manga for what I think is the third time. The first time I read it must have been around two years ago and although I don't read it often, I still come back to read it again just because I never forget how absolutely amazing of a manga it is and how relevant the issues they cover are especially in the past few years. My one wish was to see an Akumetsu anime series but sadly nothings come up yet. 

 

This is the manga that, even though you can read it for free, you will still buy it.

Wow, this was such a great series. It was basically V For Vendetta, if V found a way to clone himself. It had my attention from the begging to the very end(had me at the verge of tears, but I held back, I HELD BACK! ...Then I cried like a little babby later that night.)

This was an amazing manga. Slightly farfetched, but still believable. I loved it, and would recommend it to most everyone. One man, well, high school student, reforming Japan while terrorizing it. Or was he terrorizing Japan while reforming it.. Either way, the story is incredible. 

 

If anyone asks whether his way was "right or wrong," be sure to ask them if they're talking morally or legally. Because legally, of course it's not, but the moral portion provides a great topic for debate.

NOOOOO, THE ENDING!!!! My heart hurts for Shiina. Ugh I shouldn't have had hopes when I read that all the Akumetsu would be gone after that one month...

It's on 666 likes and I don't want to destroy it. ANYWAY! AKUMETSU IS FUCKING AMAZING.

This series lights a fire in your soul and consumes you all the way to the end of the series. I can't recommend this enough.

You know, I liked it from the get-go, from the start it was easily just below my top favorites list. And when I saw that ending....it became one of my favorites. I seldom cry, and get emotional, but I cried some manly tears, some of the manliest tears I have ever wept.

And too add, while I was reading the last few chapters in my Bee Gees playlist the song "I Started a Joke" played until I finished it. That song is now this manga's theme in my opinion, fits it perfectly (the words do, I suspect the theme song to this would be metal or rock.)

It's not often that one gets a truly satisfying end to an amazing manga.

Usually it gets axed or the author tries to make more money and in the process killing it.

 

This was truly a masterpiece and I am sad that there is no more akumetsu, but from the start we all knew that this wasn't going to have a happy endng, but low and behold they managed one anyway. A cool bonus was that during the final two chapters the song "This Is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars started playing and the final panel ended on the lyric "Welcome to a Brave New World"

 

God bless creative artists such as these two.

Truly an amazing manga, some really great stuff. This pair needs to make more long running manga together

this is the shit

ABSOLUTE AWESOME!!!!!

...but the ending still sucks.....

Very good manga

Definitely a MUST read. It is possible that you don't like it but it is very well written, not too long but also not too short and just so fucken badass.

Filled with all the comedy, action, drama, never ending fun and romance (mainly at the end there were barely any in it but you've got to admit it was touching at the end!) one could ask for. Everything was well written and was never dull in the least. It was truely the perfect manga. I'd be more than happy to keep on reading this manga over and over again in the future.

You know, I liked it from the get-go, from the start it was easily just below my top favorites list. And when I saw that ending....it became one of my favorites. I seldom cry, and get emotional, but I cried some manly tears, some of the manliest tears I have ever wept.

And too add, while I was reading the last few chapters in my Bee Gees playlist the song "I Started a Joke" played until I finished it. That song is now this manga's theme in my opinion, fits it perfectly (the words do, I suspect the theme song to this would be metal or rock.)
never gets fkin old
why so serious? it's only akumetsu time :D
This ending... Goddammit, I didn't like the ending, Akumetsu should of reign over Japan with terror! Mwuahaha!
Why didn't someone tell me about this series sooner!?

I'm on chapter 44 right now and it looks like I won't be able to stop until I finish it!!!
So i just finished reading the whole thing for the first time in one go and all i can say is WOW! I think my favorite manga has just become my second favorite manga. This thing is a masterpiece. A truly awesome read. I don't think i can recommend this manga highly enough. I wish i had more than two thumbs so i could give it more ups.

READ. THIS. MANGA. O____O
I only read the first 30 chapters so far, but 1 thing I gotta say for sure; wohhoho that dude is just going crazy.....but well in an "amazing" way ^^
great. that's all i have to say about it, and all the reason one should need to read it.
I loved this manga when it came out. A great piece of work. Ridiculous nonsense with a sense of righteousness.
I feel sad now that I finished the manga. great read and probably one of those manga with a deeper meaning and message compared to most. it all felt kind of concluded and there were no significant plot holes. too bad it was not longer but maybe that is one of the good points that it wasn't dragged out.

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