Viz License Itsuwaribito, A Con-Artist Manga

By Ishaan . December 11, 2010 . 10:30am

Viz’s latest license is another rather interesting-sounding manga series, titled Itsuwaribito, which goes on sale starting December 14th under the Shonen Sunday imprint for $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.


The premise sounds unique. Utsuho is a boy whose honesty as a child caused an enormous catastrophe, due to which he decided that lying was the better alternative. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk who inspires him to do good, Utsuho turns into a con-artist of sorts, out to use his skills for good after his master’s death.


Being a shounen series about a con-artist, a little fantasy and action are to be expected. Utsuho is joined on his journeys by a swordsman and a raccoon as he sets out to fight evil with immoral methods.

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  • YOUNG ICHIMARU GIN?! Looks like him.

    Anyway sounds interesting, I need to get back into buying manga, I got behind in Bleach (vol 33) and Ultimo (vol 3) and Ikigami (vol 5 and 6). I probably wont be catching up on those until the new year because I want to get the last 3 or 4 volumes of Bleach DVD, and the next volume of the FMA:Brotherhood Blu-Ray this December. So much to get, so little time.

  • Sounds alright. I’ll wait for a couple of volumes to be released and then see if it clicks.

  • Electrium

    I’ve been looking for something new to start reading – I think I’ve made my decision!

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