Cover of first US Volume
|Written by||Hiroshi Takahashi|
|Published by||Akita Shoten|
|Magazine||Monthly Shōnen Champion|
|Original run||May 30, 2002 – July 6, 2013|
Worst (ワースト?) is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Takahashi. The plot revolves around a group of teenage boys who fight their way through the notorious high school, Suzuran.
The manga was first published by Shōnen Champion in 2002. The series is currently being serialized in Japan and has been collected into twenty-five tankōbon volumes. In North America, Digital Manga Publishing has released only three volumes, with the last graphic novel released in November 2004. The series is currently on hiatus but Digital Manga Publishing has said that if enough fans show interest, they will consider continuing the series. Worst is infamous for not having any female characters.
Hiroshi Takahashi had also released Worst Gaiden, which is the short collection of sides stories for the Worst series.
Hana Tsukishima is a country boy that recently moved to city. He is a good guy, ingenuous and honest, but he is also very strong. His goal is to become the leader of Suzuran High. He and his friends encounter and fight many other gangs and rival schools, led by clan-logic and strength hierarchy.
|No.||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||August 25, 2004||ISBN 978-1-56970-983-2|
|2||September 25, 2004||ISBN 978-1-56970-982-5|
|3||November 25, 2004||ISBN 978-1-56970-981-8|
As of 15 January 2012, volume 28 has sold more than 200,000 copies.
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- "Digital Manga Publishing Worst in US". Digital Manga Publishing. July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 9-15". Anime News Network. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-25.