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Kento Ankokuden Cestvs


Alt Names: alt Cestusalt Cestvsalt Cestvs: The Legend of Boxing in the Dark Agesalt 암흑 전 세스타스alt 拳闘暗黒伝セスタス
Author: Wazarai Shizuya
Artist: Wazarai Shizuya
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalMartial Arts Martial ArtsSeinen SeinenTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: 54 AD. Cestvs, a young boy and member of the lowest social class, is placed into a training school for slave-boxers. It is here that he begins his journey to defy fate and survive.

Sequel:
> Kendo Shitouden Cestvs (http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/kendo-shitouden-cestvs-r20582)
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.XI Ch.XCVI: A Mundane Quarrel
Dumbnut Category G 15 hours ago
Vol.XI Ch.XCV: Fighting Dogs
Dumbnut Category G A day ago
Vol.XI Ch.XCIV: The Night the Goddess Fell from the Tree
Dumbnut Category G 5 days ago
Vol.XI Ch.XCIII: Gazing at the Other Side
Dumbnut Category G A week ago
Vol.XI Ch.XCII: The Banquet
Dumbnut Category G A week ago
Vol.XI Ch.XCI: The Beast's Path
Dumbnut Category G A week ago
Vol.XI Ch.XC: The City of Venus
Dumbnut Category G 2 weeks ago
Vol.XI Ch.LXXXIX: Prologue
Dumbnut Category G 2 weeks ago
Vol.X Ch.LXXXVIII: Consecrating the Thornless Flower (IV)
Dumbnut Category G 2 weeks ago
Vol.X Ch.LXXXVII: Consecrating the Thornless Flower (III)
Dumbnut Category G 3 weeks ago
Vol.X Ch.LXXXVI: Consecrating the Thornless Flower (II)
Dumbnut Category G 3 weeks ago
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126 Comments

The gang going into a tavern to raise hell and brawl with drunks. Simple, meaningless, but fun.

What are you talking about? Aren't you rooting for his OTP, the acrobat gal?

i hope cestus my boy gets to nut in that

Is there historical precedent for that? Gladiators, for instance, lost occasionally and just kept going; there aren't any that I'm aware of that went undefeated.

Also, isn't she overestimating her safety? Even today murder solving rates are below 50% are they not? And even lower for those cases where the victim did not know the killer. I doubt investigations back then would've been as good so the chance of someone killing her and getting away with it would have been even higher.

Before we go on, have you actually researched slavery in ancient Rome? I'm asking because I've studied history in university and part of that included antiquity in general and Rome in particular. While Romans did mistreat their slaves on occasion (meaning beyond the mistreatment that slavery itself is) that actually became less common over the centuries and eventually it became outlawed to even injure your slaves! A cynic might argue that this was due to a decrease in slaves from conquests and thus a lower supply but either way it is a matter of fact. I'd have to look up the exact dates but some of those laws might've even have already come into effect during the time that this manga is set in. Anyway, similarly, in the USA slaves were generally only killed if rebellious, not due to poor performance.

But be that as it may, my point is really just this: Cestvs is a worker. Not only that, his master has invested a lot in him and most likely hasn't seen a return on that investment yet. So to think that he would injure let alone kill Cestvs (which seems out of character to begin with) for losing a fight is just moronic. Sure, if you imagine his master to fly into a rage so blind that he forgets everything else it could happen. But why should that occur in the first place? Every fighter loses sooner or later so it wouldn't exactly come as a surprise to his master if he lost at some point.

We can all agree that Cestvs will not be killed if he loses, but he will definitively be punished, being that punishment physical, or in other form like getting his debt increased, or being forced to pay the wages lost, etc.

 

So i think that the general consensus is that he can't afford to go around losing any matches, specially if he is aiming towards earning his freedom as an answer to the question that started all of this:

 

I forget, is he not allowed to lose a match or something? There's no shame in losing and recovering 

 

Unless what is at stake is something else, something that weights more than the money Cestvs can bring by fighting, like getting his owner banned or costing him his business.

The historical record shows slaves in the antebellum south were routinely severely beaten or even killed, there's little reason to think roman slaves would fare significantly better.

Before we go on, have you actually researched slavery in ancient Rome? I'm asking because I've studied history in university and part of that included antiquity in general and Rome in particular. While Romans did mistreat their slaves on occasion (meaning beyond the mistreatment that slavery itself is) that actually became less common over the centuries and eventually it became outlawed to even injure your slaves! A cynic might argue that this was due to a decrease in slaves from conquests and thus a lower supply but either way it is a matter of fact. I'd have to look up the exact dates but some of those laws might've even have already come into effect during the time that this manga is set in. Anyway, similarly, in the USA slaves were generally only killed if rebellious, not due to poor performance.

But be that as it may, my point is really just this: Cestvs is a worker. Not only that, his master has invested a lot in him and most likely hasn't seen a return on that investment yet. So to think that he would injure let alone kill Cestvs (which seems out of character to begin with) for losing a fight is just moronic. Sure, if you imagine his master to fly into a rage so blind that he forgets everything else it could happen. But why should that occur in the first place? Every fighter loses sooner or later so it wouldn't exactly come as a surprise to his master if he lost at some point.

You forget the economics of slavery. Killing a slave is like throwing away money.

Not everybody's slowed down by that, I'm sure you've had acquaintances punch walls, or destroy furnitures, or crash their cars out of carelessness or thrill-seeking, or take their anger on their laptop, or a number of other acts destructive to their own property.

 

They'll bitch and moan about the money afterwards but that won't stop them from doing it again.

 

The historical record shows slaves in the antebellum south were routinely severely beaten or even killed, there's little reason to think roman slaves would fare significantly better.

Or even killed for being useless.

You forget the economics of slavery. Killing a slave is like throwing away money. More likely he would be sold off.

He is a slave boxer.
A light punishment can mean his victories to freedom is reset to zero.
A heavy punishment can mean beatings, starving or even being sold off, perhaps even to the mines.

Or even killed for being useless.

I forget, is he not allowed to lose a match or something? There's no shame in losing and recovering


He is a slave boxer.
A light punishment can mean his victories to freedom is reset to zero.
A heavy punishment can mean beatings, starving or even being sold off, perhaps even to the mines.

I forget, is he not allowed to lose a match or something? There's no shame in losing and recovering 

Spoiler

Friendly Reminder: Valeria > Octavia

Dang.

Why is this framed as being ominous? Shouldn't this be the best for both of them?

Spoiler

Why is this framed as being ominous? Shouldn't this be the best for both of them?

Oh snap, here come the sex and intrigue!

What is Raoh doing in Ancient Rome?

Those words by Master are just in point

Preferring being literally worked to death over becoming an instructor? What dumb pride.

Man when will Cestvs learn that his teacher is always right, he only has to listen and his situation would have been so damn different.

 

I bet Zora will be more obedient to Edou, than Cestvs will ever be to Zafar.

Good choice Monson!! Good choice...

Oh wow so muh reflexes can even resist a double-combo knockout blows. Sure.

No. A train boxer will always win ^^

Agreed, a boxer jabbing from a train, will always win ^^


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