History Manga / Akumetsu

23rd Jul '17 9:14:12 PM Pastykake
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* CantStopTheSignal
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: That kid with spiky hair is Akumetsu! Believe me!]]
* CharacterTitle
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues]]: [[spoiler: Every Shou is a clone of a mega syndicate boss called Hiroshii Jinguuji, who funded all the cloning- and memory-related researches they're using now. But luckily, none of them inherited his degenerate memories.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Oh... hell, and ''how''.
* CrossPoppingVeins

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* %%* CantStopTheSignal
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: That kid with spiky hair is Akumetsu! [[spoiler:Akumetsu]]! Believe me!]]
me!
* CharacterTitle
CharacterTitle: The title is the name of a character, in this case the main character's alter-ego.
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues]]: [[spoiler: Every Shou CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Every Shou]] is a clone of a mega syndicate [[spoiler:a mega-syndicate boss called Hiroshii Jinguuji, Jinguuji]], who funded all the cloning- and memory-related researches they're using now. But But, luckily, none of them inherited his degenerate memories.]]
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CrazyPrepared: Oh... hell, and ''how''.
* CrossPoppingVeinsCrossPoppingVeins: People get these when they're mad.



** That varies. Death is cheap early on when he had clones to throw away. Death becomes not so cheap once he is pushed since he does not have the materials nor the resources to create new ones as the final race makes every clone count.

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** That This varies. Death is cheap early on when he had has clones to throw away. Death becomes not so cheap once he is pushed since he does not have the materials nor the resources to create new ones as the final race makes every clone count.



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:All of the Shous die, as does his teacher, and at least six classmates. The Prime Minister's reforms ultimately failed, and corruption is still rampant. To add insult to injury, he's also homeless. Shiina survives only because the last Shou used the material from his body to build a new clone for her to transfer her consciousness to.]]
** It also had a few countable [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]] moments sprinkled here and there; like [[spoiler:Shou and Shiina's final moment together in the last cloning room]], and particularly the two final lines of the Manga:
--> [[spoiler:'''Murase''': Could you tell me more about that boy called Shou?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Shiina''': Of course.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: [[spoiler:All of the Shous die, as does his teacher, and at least six classmates. The Prime Minister's reforms ultimately failed, and corruption is still rampant. To add insult to injury, he's also homeless. Shiina survives only because the last Shou used the material from his body to build a new clone for her to transfer her consciousness to.]]
** It also had has a few countable [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]] BittersweetEnding moments sprinkled here and there; like [[spoiler:Shou and Shiina's final moment together in the last cloning room]], and particularly the two final lines of the Manga:
--> [[spoiler:'''Murase''':
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--->'''Murase''':
Could you tell me more about that boy called Shou?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Shiina''':
Shou?]]\\
'''Shiina''':
Of course.]]



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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:EVERYTHING Akumetsu did. Only partially succeeds.]]

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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Akumetsu did. Only does. It only partially succeeds.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:The final Shous all do so.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:The final Shous Shous]] all do so.]]



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler: The Perfect One. Before completely inheriting Jinguuji's memories, which would supposedly have made him the same degenerate as him, his filial love for Sachiko, a female researcher in the project who fulfilled the role of his mother, pushed him on a different path.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler: The previous-generation Shous (surviving Jinguuji clones), after the process to create Version 1... kinda. Then again, the earlier memory-transfer gears drill holes into the skull and can't be taken off again once they're worn.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]: HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: The Perfect One. Before completely inheriting Jinguuji's memories, which would supposedly have made him the same degenerate as him, his filial love for Sachiko, a female researcher in the project who fulfilled the role of his mother, pushed him on a different path.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The previous-generation Shous (surviving Jinguuji clones), after the process to create Version 1... kinda. Then again, the earlier memory-transfer gears drill holes into the skull and can't be taken off again once they're worn.]]



* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Politicians Were Messily Killed]]: The prime minister bears a striking resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichiro_Koizumi Junichiro Koizumi]] and there's even a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v11/c091/16.html page]] in one of the translations giving you a helpful guide to the real life equivalents of the various [[SleazyPolitician Sleazy Politicians]] that Akumetsu meets.

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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: No Politicians Were Messily Killed]]: Harmed, in this case. The prime minister bears a striking resemblance to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichiro_Koizumi Junichiro Koizumi]] and there's even a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v11/c091/16.html page]] in one of the translations giving you a helpful guide to the real life real-life equivalents of the various [[SleazyPolitician Sleazy Politicians]] that Akumetsu meets.



* OverlyLongGag: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v03/c022/7.html We cannot reprint/show you the lyrics here.]]
** "The head of the former congressman. But because of it's frightening expression, it's been censored"
* PaperThinDisguise: While Akumetsu appears in different uniforms, suits and costumes for different occasions, the only "disguise" he has is his gimmick; a stylized Oni mask... which, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v08/c063/7.html according to himself]], ''barely'' covers his face.

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* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
**
[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v03/c022/7.html We cannot reprint/show you the lyrics here.]]
** "The head of the former congressman. But because of it's its frightening expression, it's been censored"
* PaperThinDisguise: While Although Akumetsu appears in different uniforms, suits suits, and costumes for different occasions, the only "disguise" he has is his gimmick; a stylized Oni mask... which, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v08/c063/7.html according to himself]], ''barely'' covers his face.



* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: [[spoiler: The Perfect One]]. It was kinda sad, too. The bright side, on the other hand, is that [[spoiler: he uprooted Jinguuji's whole syndicate network before [[DoubleKnockout he met his end]].]]

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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: The Perfect One]]. It was kinda It's kind of sad, too. The bright side, on the other hand, is that [[spoiler: he uprooted Jinguuji's whole syndicate network before [[DoubleKnockout he met his end]].]]



* [[spoiler: SelfDuplication]]: [[spoiler: Subversion; EVERY SINGLE Akumetsu is the real deal, since they all share the same memory and skills.]]

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* [[spoiler: SelfDuplication]]: SelfDuplication: [[spoiler: Subversion; EVERY SINGLE Akumetsu is the real deal, since they all share the same memory and skills.]]



* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe]]: [[spoiler: What Akumetsu, or rather, Shou, planned from the beginning.]]

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* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe]]: [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe:
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What Akumetsu, [[spoiler:Akumetsu, or rather, Shou, Shou,]] planned from the beginning.]]



* [[spoiler: {{Ubermensch}}]]: [[spoiler: Katsuragi used the exact word to describe Shou.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Ubermensch}}]]: {{Ubermensch}}: [[spoiler: Katsuragi used the exact word to describe Shou.]]
23rd Jul '17 9:01:21 PM Pastykake
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The Japanese economy is crumbling. The country has a debt of over 7 trillion dollars. This is followed by, of course, bankruptcy, poverty and unemployment.

Hazama Shou and Nagasawa Shina are two high school students and friends. One day, with the school year almost over, Shina has to sell herself into prostitution due to her family's massive debt. That night, at the hotel where she is made to entertain the high-level members of a semi-governmental corporation, a guy wearing a mask crashes the party, calling himself [[TitleDrop Akumetsu]]. [[note]]''[[MeaningfulName Destruction of Evil]]. (Aku) Evil (Metsu) Killer also works and makes for a wonderful pun.[[/note]] Shina recognized him from the speech pattern... as Shou. After a conversation, bringing his target to admitting his crimes, Shou hacks his skull with an axe he brought and dragged the body outside with him, only to be shot to death by the police waiting outside.

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The Japanese economy is crumbling. The country has a debt of over 7 trillion dollars. This is followed by, of course, bankruptcy, poverty poverty, and unemployment.

Hazama Shou and Nagasawa Shina are two high school students and friends. One day, with the school year almost over, Shina has to sell herself into prostitution due to her family's massive debt. That night, at the hotel where she is made to entertain the high-level members of a semi-governmental corporation, a guy wearing a mask crashes the party, calling himself [[TitleDrop Akumetsu]]. [[note]]''[[MeaningfulName Destruction of Evil]]. (Aku) Evil (Metsu) Killer also works and makes for a wonderful pun.[[/note]] Shina recognized recognizes him from the speech pattern... as Shou. After a conversation, bringing his target to admitting his crimes, Shou hacks his skull with an axe he brought and dragged drags the body outside with him, only to be shot to death by the police waiting outside.



Cue one dead SleazyPolitician and CorruptCorporateExecutive after another as Shou in his alter-ego, Akumetsu, set in motion his plan to save Japan from its economic and political disasters.

Published in ''Weekly Shonen Champion'' from 2002 to 2006, ''Akumetsu'' is a very violent series, but also boasts a realistic art-style. The story department, though, is a tad polarizing. The first plotline explores where and how "evil" can thrive in a modern society; in this case, the author chose politics and economy as its breeding grounds. The second one is about Akumetsu's plot to rid Japan of evil and the government's attempts to apprehend him and stop his terrorist acts. Those politically conscious might have a chance to pause and ponder on the facts the first plotline presents, while a casual reader will probably be interested in the second. Bottomlined, it has MultipleDemographicAppeal which may also appeal to some of the {{Shonen|Demographic}} audiences.

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Cue one dead SleazyPolitician and CorruptCorporateExecutive after another as Shou in his alter-ego, Akumetsu, set sets in motion his plan to save Japan from its economic and political disasters.

Published in ''Weekly Shonen Champion'' from 2002 to 2006, ''Akumetsu'' is a very violent series, but also boasts a realistic art-style. The story department, though, is a tad polarizing. The first plotline plot line explores where and how "evil" can thrive in a modern society; in this case, the author chose politics and economy as its breeding grounds. The second one plot line is about Akumetsu's plot plan to rid Japan of evil and the government's attempts to apprehend him and stop his terrorist acts. Those politically conscious might have a chance to pause and ponder on the facts the first plotline plot line presents, while whereas a casual reader will probably be more interested in the second. Bottomlined, it has MultipleDemographicAppeal which may also appeal to some of the {{Shonen|Demographic}} {{shonen|Demographic}} audiences.



* {{Blackmail}}: One of Akumetsu's oft-opted methods. Apparently not [[HostageSituation his favourite]] though.
* BlandNameProduct: Such gems as [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v06/c049/7.html Weekly Tsop]].

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* {{Blackmail}}: One of Akumetsu's oft-opted methods. Apparently not [[HostageSituation his favourite]] favorite]], though.
* BlandNameProduct: Such gems as BlandNameProduct:
** The very first panel has Starbunnys Coffee in the background.
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[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/akumetsu/v06/c049/7.html Weekly Tsop]].
11th Apr '17 3:59:27 PM TwistedGrimm
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** {{Fingore}}: Happens in the same volume mentioned in the EarAche example, where a police chief gets ''every finger on his left hand shot off.''

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** {{Fingore}}: Happens in the same volume mentioned in the EarAche example, where a A police chief in Volume 2 gets ''every finger on his left hand shot off.''



** OffWithHisHead: At least one of their victims suffers this.

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** OffWithHisHead: At least one of their victims suffers this.is killed this way.



** YourHeadAsplode: Akumetsu's favorite trick; in order to hide his identity, [[spoiler: the mask is made to explode moments after Akumetsu's death.]]

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** YourHeadAsplode: Akumetsu's favorite trick; in order to hide his identity, [[spoiler: the mask is made rigged to explode moments after Akumetsu's death.]]



* AxCrazy: Tell me he's not.

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* AxCrazy: Tell me Go ahead and try telling us he's not.



* HouseFire: One of the CorruptCorporateExecutive characters that Akumetsu takes out has his ([[BigFancyHouse rather expensive]]) house set on fire moments before he's killed.



* KnightTemplar: Chou.

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* KnightTemplar: Chou.Shou as a whole.



* MutilationInterrogation: The manga.

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* MutilationInterrogation: The manga.Everyone on Akumetsu's hit-list gets a side order of this trope.
9th Apr '17 4:49:52 PM TwistedGrimm
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* DeathMontage: Chapter 27 features a truly memorable one of these. Just turn on [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture]] and watch the fireworks.


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* MutilationInterrogation: The manga.
9th Apr '17 4:39:54 PM TwistedGrimm
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* AnatomyAgony: This series does not fuck around when it comes to this.

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* AnatomyAgony: This The series does not fuck around when it comes to this.



** {{Fingore}}: The same volume mentioned in the EarAche example, where a police chief has ''every finger on his left hand shot off.''

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** {{Fingore}}: The Happens in the same volume mentioned in the EarAche example, where a police chief has gets ''every finger on his left hand shot off.''
9th Apr '17 4:38:32 PM TwistedGrimm
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** AgonyOfTheFeet: A man in the first volume gets his toe shot off, courtesy of one of the Akumetsu.
** BoomHeadshot: Too many times to count.

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** AgonyOfTheFeet: A man really dark[[note]][[BlackComedy or darkly-humorous, depending on your view of things]][[/note]] example happens in the first volume volume, where a CorruptCorporateExecutive gets his toe shot off, off courtesy of one of the Akumetsu.
** BoomHeadshot: Too many times examples to count.list.
** EarAche: A biker in Volume 2 gets shot in the ear with a revolver.
** {{Fingore}}: The same volume mentioned in the EarAche example, where a police chief has ''every finger on his left hand shot off.''
** KneeCapping: [[SubvertedTrope More or less]]; all of the Akumetsu have a habit of shooting/stabbing people in the legs and thighs in order to accomplish the same goal that this trope would.



** TeethFlying: The Volume 1 Akumetsu mentioned above pistol-whipping a guy in the face ends up resulting in this trope.



** Considering that the Shou conclave began from [[spoiler: several different clones that had all grown up in different areas, families, careers, and lifestyles, the current shou can be interpreted as an extreme case of becoming the mask that it jumps all the way to HiveMind]].

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** Considering that the Shou conclave began from [[spoiler: several different clones that had all grown up in different areas, families, careers, and lifestyles, the current shou can be interpreted as an extreme case of becoming the mask that it jumps all the way to HiveMind]].



* DecoyProtagonist: Played straight and subverted with Shou Hazama. [[spoiler: Hazama may have preformed the first Akumetsu killing but he isn't connected to the overarching story and is quickly replaced with Shou Niikura as the protagonist by the second volume. However Niikura is killed by the penultimate volume and Hazama takes up the reins as protagonist once more until the end. So in essence, everything begins and ends with Hazama.]]

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** The first Akumetsu pulls off a variant of this; instead of holding up a severed head, he hoists [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TEpsISexTv0/TnNd2WHePwI/AAAAAAAAA8g/iu_fo7PMT8A/s0/004.png an entire dead body into view]]. (Complete with an axe embedded in the skull from earlier on in the previous chapter)
* DecoyProtagonist: Played straight and subverted with Shou Hazama. [[spoiler: Hazama may have preformed performed the first Akumetsu killing but he isn't connected to the overarching story and is quickly replaced with Shou Niikura as the protagonist by the second volume. However Niikura is killed by the penultimate volume and Hazama takes up the reins as protagonist once more until the end. So in essence, everything [[{{Bookends}}everything begins and ends with Hazama.Hazama]].]]
9th Apr '17 11:03:56 AM TwistedGrimm
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Comparable to ''[[ComicBook/OldManLogan]]'' in this area. Easily a 10.

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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Comparable to ''[[ComicBook/OldManLogan]]'' ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' in this area. Easily a 10.
9th Apr '17 2:54:12 AM TwistedGrimm
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* AnatomyAgony: This series does not fuck around when it comes to this.
** AgonyOfTheFeet: A man in the first volume gets his toe shot off, courtesy of one of the Akumetsu.
** BoomHeadshot: Too many times to count.
** OffWithHisHead: At least one of their victims suffers this.
** YourHeadAsplode: Akumetsu's favorite trick; in order to hide his identity, [[spoiler: the mask is made to explode moments after Akumetsu's death.]]



* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Comparable to ''[[ComicBook/OldManLogan]]'' in this area. Easily a 10.
** As mentioned under DecapitationPresentation above, one page in particular was so gruesome that the official scanlators felt the need to censor it themselves.



* YourHeadAsplode: Akumetsu's favorite trick; in order that they can't identify his face, [[spoiler: the mask is made to blow up on Akumetsu's death.]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: Akumetsu's favorite trick; in order that they can't identify his face, [[spoiler: the mask is made to blow up on Akumetsu's death.]]
26th Feb '17 2:13:38 PM nombretomado
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Not to be mistaken with [[KenAkamatsu a certain mangaka]].

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Not to be mistaken with [[KenAkamatsu [[Creator/KenAkamatsu a certain mangaka]].
10th Jul '16 6:28:15 AM Rhyme
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* DecoyProtagonist: Played straight and subverted with Shou Hazama. [[spoiler: Hazama may have preformed the first Akumetsu killing but he isn't connected to the overarching story and is quickly replaced with Shou Niikura as the protagonist by the second volume. However Niikura is killed by the penultimate volume and Hazama takes up the reins as protagonist once more until the end. So in essence, everything begins and ends with Hazama.]]
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