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Title(s): Old Boy
オールドボーイ
鐵漢強龍
Oldboy
Author(s): Tsuchiya Garon
Artist(s): MINEGISHI Nobuaki
Genres: Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen
Start Date: 1996
Status: Completed
Summary:
Ten years ago, they took him. He doesn't know who. For ten years he has been confined in a private prison. He doesn't know why. For ten years his only contact with the outside world has been a television set and the voices of his jailers. In time, he lost himself. He changed...transformed himself into something else...something hard...something lethal.

Suddenly, one day his incarceration ends, again without explanation. He is sedated, stuffed inside a trunk, and dumped in a park. When he awakes, he is free to reclaim what's left of his life...and what's left is revenge.

Manga that inspired hit Korean movie Old Boy!

Won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan for the Eisner Award in 2007.
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A Psychological Masterpiece
Written by revsethsmith on May 3, 2012 at 4:13 AM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 5
Entertainment: 5
Old Boy is a manga that is truly written well. With both mystery and suspense, a man must figure out who his shadowy tormentor has been for the past decade. I have to be careful not to give anything away, but let me say this: many of us start to be able to predict the plots of TV shows and manga with frightful accuracy such that even they can become mundane. This manga shatters that pattern. I never would have thought the perpetrator's motive was what it turned out to be. This among other surprises keeps you intrigued to the very end. Read (read more)
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