Gangsta., Vol. 1 by Kohske KohskeGangsta., Vol. 1 by Kohske Kohske

Gangsta., Vol. 1

byKohske Kohske

Paperback | February 18, 2014

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In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences.
Kohske made her manga debut in 2009 with the short story “Postman” in Shonen GanGan magazine. Her first series, Gangsta., began running in Monthly Comic Bunch in 2011 and became an instant hit. More about her work can be found on her website,
Title:Gangsta., Vol. 1Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.75 × 0.7 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:VIZ Media LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1421560771

ISBN - 13:9781421560779


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Became a favourite To be honest I only bought this because it was published under the same company as other series: Tokyo Ghoul, Goodnight Punpun/Inio Asano works, Fire Punch, etc. Yes, I had some expectationsc but Gangsta. met them all!
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! This manga is really something special. The three main characters are so fleshed out that I fell in love with each of them immediately. Even though I did not find anything particularly fascinating about the side stories, the atmosphere was so immersive that I could not put this volume down and immediately went out to seek the next one. I just want to keep following our three main characters and experiencing their little interactions.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woooah Nice Manga! If you're looking for great art, a good story that doesn't centre around the stupid teenager, and violence left and right, then this is a story for you! Personally I love the art style and the character designs, can't explain it they just look really REALLY nice! I've fallen in love with almost all the characters and find myself laughing at most of the stupid jokes(especially the jokes Kohske makes in the author's corner). I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good story and I can't wait for Kohske's other work to be brought west too! (I apologize for bad paragraph structure and other grammar mistakes D: )
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mafia Manga I was really excited to read this book as I love this type of novel but hadn't come across anything like it in manga yet. Gangsta totally met my expectations and more. I was surprised and rather pleased to read the author blurb and find out she is a woman. Seinen is becoming one of my favourite genres of manga and I haven't come across a female writer of this yet. It should prove interesting. Gangsta is very violent, graphic, has vulgar language and sexual situations but is not as hardcore as I thought it might be. The mature level is not gratuitous but what you would expect from the theme, be it manga or movie. Nick and Worick are hit-men for hire, one of their clients is a local cop, they've offed some local Mafia and have no qualms in who they'll work for. But Worick doesn't like to take out a lady and becomes innocently involved with a prostitute who should have been killed along with her pimp. By the end of the book, we've been given quite a bit of insight into the two men's characters and while, they have reprehensible morals, they are likeable enough at this point. Worick seems to have a work ethic, even though he is a gigolo on the side and Nick is a tough guy but is a unique character in that he is deaf. The art didn't wow me; it's rather plain but nothing to complain about either. So far, I'm very intrigued with this concept and look forward to the next volume
Date published: 2014-04-17