In an old building, between floors seven and eight, a man has been incarcerated in a locked room for the last ten years. With no idea as to why he was taken in the first place, nor where he is, the man has spent the last decade alone with no contact to the outside world except for the television in the corner. One day, a group of men in dark suits burst into his cell and announce that his sentence is over before stuffing him in a suitcase and dumping him in a park. Free to do as he wishes, the man has just one thing on his mind: revenge against those who ruined his life. Now with the perfectly honed body and a festering anger gained from his time alone, he has become a lethal fighter hell bent on finding out exactly what the reason for his imprisonment was, the people behind it, and making them pay for it.
This was one of the first manga i ever read.
I got the urge to read it after i saw the korean movie Oldboy and wanted to see if the manga was any better(not that it is not good). I am glad that i did that choice :)
I was fairly suprised how fast i got addicted to reading chapter after chapter.
The pacing is good, and so is the art and the characthers.
The story differated a little... read more
As far as complexity and depth you wont find much better, as a mystery man that has locked away 25 year old Shinchi Goto and menipulates all aspects of his life until Goto finds himself wraped up in a life or death game to find the truth about who would want him locked and why. The auther does an amazing job of catching the deepest part of the human psyche and brilliantly pertraying real human emotions... read more