Etorouji Shiono’s Übel Blatt is ending after more than a decade of publication. Monthly Big Gangan will publish the final chapter on March 25.
So, what is Übel Blatt? It’s a dark fantasy series that centers around Köinzell’s quest for revenge against the Fourteen Lances. Many years ago, Köinzell (known as Ascheritt) was a member of the Fourteen Lances and they were sent to fight a powerful invader. However, he was betrayed and ambushed by his comrades, who were received as heroes back home. After assuming a new identity, he decides to kill those that betrayed him.
Basically, Übel Blatt is a bloodier fantasy-themed version of The Count of Monte Cristo. There’s loads of stellar action, political intrigue, and world-building that will attract fans of slower-paced manga.
Übel Blatt has never received an anime adaptation, despite being popular in Japan. The manga is licensed by Yen Press though, so English-speaking fans have an option to legally support it.