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Blank Slate (manga)

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Alternative title:
Akusaga (Japanese)
Istota zła (Polish)
L'empreinte du mal (French)
悪性 -アクサガ- (Japanese)
惡性 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, mystery
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Zen, a man with no memory from before being found by a band of thieves on the verge of death, and no interest in his forgotten past, wanders a war-torn country while wanted by the new government for committing unspeaking acts of evil. Not because he seeks to commit acts of evil, but simply that he does whatever, wherever, whenever, and to whomever he wants, and if a few rules or law-abiding citizens happen to be in the way then he destroys them without a moments hesitation or regret. After a chance encounter with the daughter of the army’s general, and the surviving family member of a terrorist organization, he comes to suspect someone is controlling him … a prospect he cannot accept. This drives Zen to set off with the doctor who just patched him up, a physician willing to treat any patient, to rediscover his lost past and eliminate those controlling him. All for the sake of returning to his life of complete freedom.
User Ratings: 36 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, Eng:1)
 Very good: 5 votes (Eng:3, sub:1, others:1
1 French
 Good: 10 votes (Eng:7, dub:2, sub:1)
 Decent: 9 votes (Eng:9)
 So-so: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 91 users, rank: #914 (of 6719)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.833 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6073, rank: #3797 (of 7450)
Weighted mean: 6.698 (Good−), rank: #4391 (of 7450) (seen all: 6.78 / seen some: 6.00 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.798 (Good−), rank: #2849 (of 3485)
Number of tankoubon: 2
Number of pages: 196
Vintage: 2005-09-16
Release dates: We have 8
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Aya Kanno
Japanese companies
Publisher: Hakusensha
English staff
English cast
Translation: John Werry

Adaptation: Carla Sinclair
Design: Sam Elzway
Editing: Joel Enos
Touch-up Art & Lettering: James Gaubatz
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French cast
Translation: Mari Kuroda

Adaptation: Nagy Véret
French companies
Publisher: Akata/Delcourt
Polish staff
Polish cast
Polish companies
Publisher: Waneko
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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