Worst (manga)

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Cover of first US Volume
Genre Comedy, action
Written by Hiroshi Takahashi
Published by Akita Shoten
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Champion
Original run May 30, 2002July 6, 2013[1]
Volumes 33
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Worst (ワースト) is a Japanese delinquent manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Takahashi. It has the same setting as Takahashi's previous manga Crows and QP and 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.[2] The series is currently on hiatus but Digital Manga Publishing has said that if enough fans show interest, they will consider continuing the series.[citation needed] Worst is infamous for not having any female characters.[citation needed]

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.

Volume listing[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Hiroshi Takahashi's School Brawling Manga 'Worst' to End". Anime News Network. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Digital Manga Publishing Worst in US". Digital Manga Publishing. July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 9–15". Anime News Network. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 

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