• Sad
  • Scareful
  • Made me think
  • Shocked
  • Impressed
  • Shed tears
Other media: Anime:ASURA / Movie:Asura: The City of Madness
Comics total pnts rank Rank 1,147in 8,983 titlesTotal 9 / Deviation 51.29
Comics rank of 1970 Rank 4in 23 titles
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Character/Setting2.00(Very good)3
Story1.67(Very good)3
Made me think100%3/3
Shed tears67%2/3
Hot heart0%0/3
Learned something0%0/3
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George Akiyama
Weekly Shonen Magazine
Japan Released:1970 / End:1971
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2015/10/05 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The figure full of wild life living only with instinct is just like Ashura, so from the figure it can not feel anything like human or cultural elements

However, organisms are originally such things, and if they do not choose means to survive, what is a person with people? Was not it the subject of the theme of casting

I can not give a high evaluation because it is not interesting as purely because it is not interesting as a comic but this can easily be imagined that it would have been quite a topic at that time, and it was a terrible manga in various ways.
But it is called Queen Geba, he is a person who writes unwelcome works

2013/08/10 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Read the book version after watching anime.

Is it better or bad that the sculpture as a movie touch is weak compared to the current George Akiyama ....
Regarding the story of the hero ashura, since other people are already mentioned, about himself about the heroine 's Wakasa who gave him humanity.

She was starved to death in the animated version and her lover, Shichiro, carried the dead body.
In the original work, however, she lives in a form that strikes a love affair named Hikijiro who gives food.
Will you obsess with life until protecting a pure soul or dying human dignity?
The poor aftertaste is not non-animated version ....

Evaluation is "very good".

2011/08/01 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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When I was an elementary school student, a comic book designated as a harmful book was why at home somehow. Time passed for more than 30 years,
Book purchase immediately by discovering a resale book by chance in a jungle of book mail order (?). That is a problem work by George Akiyama "Ashura".

Although I read it again, it is intense ,, trauma was resurrected, it was a shock more than a round trip back and forth by Senju Kaneko.

In extreme conditions where there is no famine and no water or no food, the man who was hunted down peeled off love, common sense, conscience,
It depicts the process that goes down to Kedamono of survival instinct only vividly. Meat meat eating is commonplace. A world like a hell picture in which parents devour their children and their children devour their parents. Even if you survive there, you can not survive insult to conscience of conscience, to commit suicide, to survive from deep wounds of the heart, to survive, really a spectacular world.

I was a student and a person who hardly read comics after that. Even though there was something to pick up at a bookstore, it was rare to purchase. Because there was no work that has cross-Ashra impact ,,,

I will never recommend it to others. Dangerous goods are handled with caution.

2009/12/09 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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This was a really shocking work ...
A depiction of starvation portrayed as if this is still from the beginning. An adult glue to the body of a living child, and the crows picks up the eyeballs of the dead.
I think that I saw the depiction of extreme life and death probably the first time I wanted to cover my eyes.
As the people who were not hungry and were in peace were tied to family love, romance, friendship, etc. and those who were stupid than those who were in difficult circumstances became extremes, became the eyes of suspicion and beasts Sex is exposed. Even those who trust the most is a fear that turns into enemies. The most important part for human beings to be human beings is gradually lost due to hunger, and the scratching of being stripped off is drawn to be more clear. While I was watching this kind of development, I remembered "Devilman", but once human beings are caught up to the limit, it will be frustrating that it hurts to be cruel as far as it hurts. If it really is such a situation, will I also do horrible things ...?
Conversely, it may be that it will become obsessed with "raw" because it lives in hell. Though it is peaceful, when considering the constant current of suicide people, it can only be said that it is ironic ...

In such a situation that can not be salvaged, only the hero Ashra who could not give human love from the beginning will survive with tremendous vitality. But there is no human nature, just killing people according to instincts and eating human meat. There is no hesitation there. Even though the word 'I wish I had never been born' has been repeated many times, I just keep on living. Is there such a sad thing?
However, afterwards, fellows and fathers in scattered places, encounters with Taiko Scattered, a gentle girl living in a manor.With contact with Wakasa, psychic ashura, teaching a man's path, etc., Ashra little by little human heart Will start to grow. At first glance it seems like a faint salvation, but it will bring new suffering to Ashra who has lived like a beast before. Family love that could not be obtained, love from mother (much less Ashra was about to be eaten by her mother), and they feel hopeless that they will never get oneself ...
Therefore, looking at the sight of a family group that seems happy, it also causes actions that would kill the family.
This was the first time that Ashira did killing acts other than to eat and protect yourself. I think that it is a very sarcastic depiction to make a murderous innocent for the first time because the human heart has budded.
But in the end, while fulfilling revenge for the mother who tried to eat himself, the appearance of crying crying to its dead, and refrained as if "I should have never been born" and the story ends, in the depths of my heart It seems there is an infinite question, "love of truth" that can not be thrown away.

Hunger where limits are placed, hell pictures, and the fundamental "raw" ... I thought that it was really a miracle to be able to serialize works of such a serious and profound theme in a juvenile magazine, It may be that it was real worth in doing.