Manga Review: OldBoy



Ten years ago, they took him in. He doesn’t even know who. And 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 jail mates. 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. (Source: Dark Horse)

General Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 79
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 1998
Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Psychological, Seinen
Authors: Tsuchiya, Garon (Story), Minegishi, Nobuaki (Art)
Serialization: Manga Action



This manga was recommended to me a while back. Once I started reading, it was hard to stop. I would latterly finish 15 chapters a day, without even noticing. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll keep it short. The art is old school, which is perfect for this kind of story. The story is so mysterious, serious, and amazing written. I haven’t read anything like that before. The characters were so unique, personality wise. The manga is so good. The mystery there will keep you wanting to know more. You wont be able to stop reading. OldBoy is a must read!!!

Overall Rate: 9/10

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