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Darkside Blues

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In the near future, almost the entire world lies in the iron grip of a huge conglomerate, the Persona Century Corporation. One day, a mysterious good-looking man appears in Shinjuku, one of the few places not dominated by Persona Century. Shinjuku is a dangerous and lawless place, teeming with rebels and terrorists. The stranger's name is Dark Side - and with the help of a ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by ADV Manga (first published 1993)
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Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
People have a right to live in peace.
Even when that peace is corrupt?


I first became obsessed with this story in anime form. It was one of those I was lucky enough to randomly pick up from the video store. Then I bought it on tape, and eventually on DVD.

This is both sci-fi and fantasy, with a bit of dystopia/apocalyptic thrown in. There is so much to this story, yet so much is left unexplained. I watched it and re-watched it, and eventually started developing theories. I even made a fansite for
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Anne Barwell
Aug 10, 2010 Anne Barwell rated it liked it
Shelves: library, manga
This one, although a good storyline, I'm a bit more undecided re whether I'd recommend or not. It left a lot unexplained about characters, but there isn't anymore in the series, and there was one hell of a lot of graphic violence/torture in places. I enjoyed the read, but it wasn't one I felt I needed to have more of, or my own copy of. The latter, I think, is usually the gut reaction deciding factor on something for me.

The manga carries a horror tag but I didn't think it really strayed into th
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Leila Anani
This one-shot can be mighty confusing - it contains characters and plot worthy of a series in just a single volume. We have Kikuchi's trade-mark post-apocalyptic dystopian future where 90% of the world is ruled by the Persona Century Corporation who live on a floating island satellite above the Earth. Shinjuku is the last free zone and a band of rebels have attacked the corporation HQ. The one surviving rebel escaped and ended up in Shinjuku where he meets up with a delinquent street gang known ...more
Mazohyst
Jan 25, 2011 Mazohyst rated it really liked it
While I'm not all too fond of the sci-fi genre, I found that I really enjoyed this manga. There was some blatant nudity in the beginning, and even more blood and gore throughout, but not so much that I would consider this as a horror. Everything's really futuristic, but the artwork has that classic, 90's feel. I almost felt like I was reading Dragon Ball Z (bad comparison, both great works).

Even though this volume is over 300 pages, I found it to be relatively short. It had nice bits of action s
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Subbu G
Apr 24, 2011 Subbu G rated it liked it
Exceptional artwork! .. The story seemed very promising, it has lot more to offer than what can be accomplished with just one Volume. This manga deserves to be continued.
Lauren Mc
Oct 16, 2011 Lauren Mc rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
A bit confusing, and it ends on what could be considered a cliffhanger. The majority of the characters go unexplored, but the ones we do see more than just a few scenes of are interesting.
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