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Original title: 鍵人
Alternative Titles: Kenjin
Demographics: Shounen
Chapters at MH: 21
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Finished
Writer(s): TANAKA Yasuki
Artist(s): TANAKA Yasuki
Serialized in: Weekly Shounen Jump
Published by: Shueisha
Year: 2009
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Popularity: 121 favorites
Translators: 5 (Click here to view)
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Score 4.2 of 5.0 - 39 votes

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One-shot in Akamaru Jump Winter 2009 issue (1/10/09), to be serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump effective 7/2009.

To be free like a swallow out of its bird cage, that’s what Tsubame sees in his eyes. In the East Asian Desert, #13 Salvage Camp, Tsubame works as a metal scrap collector as he tries to earn enough money to travel on his own, like a free swallow. But one day a girl was found buried inside sand and she has a key hole on her wrist, the symbol of a Kagijin, one who posses demonic powers that can withstand that of an army. The empire who kept her as a slave arrives to retrieve her, however Tsubame refuses to hand her over and promises her that he will free her. How will he do so? And what significance is there to the key that hangs around his monkey's neck? Read and find out! [Mamo]


Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural

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Review by SameOld
This is basically every single shonen cliche put together into an ugly, disjointed and incredibly bland mess. It's almost offensive to the readers' intellect. I find it hard to believe Japan's best-selling manga anthology gives such an amateurish work 19 pages every week. I figured they might have some kind of quality control there, but if this is any indication, there's none. Thankfully, it seems like it won't last long in the magazine. Permalink " "
Review by RomanDogBird
SameOld basically summed it up pretty well, and now, thankfully, Kagijin has ended. Good riddance to rubbish. Permalink " "
Review by ~†Ale†~
...I can't understand the drop of this Manga...
For me, it's spectacular! Permalink " "
Review by 88 Movement
In my opinion this manga was amazing. Why we still have Bleach, Reborn and Naruto running puzzles me. They are the garbage of Shonen Jump. Stuff like Toriko, One Piece, JJBA and Kagijin are good manga. Dropping it was a big mistake for Weekly Shonen Jump. Permalink " "

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Latest Translations

Date Ch Lang Translator
Nov 6, 2009 17 en Ju-da-su
Nov 3, 2009 16 en Ju-da-su
Oct 29, 2009 15 en Ju-da-su
Oct 21, 2009 14 en Ju-da-su
Oct 11, 2009 13 en Ju-da-su
Oct 8, 2009 12 en Ju-da-su
Sep 29, 2009 11 en Ju-da-su
Sep 20, 2009 10 en Ju-da-su
Sep 16, 2009 9 es lgarcesg
Sep 13, 2009 9 en Ju-da-su
Sep 11, 2009 2 es Kvothe
Sep 11, 2009 1 es Kvothe

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