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Übel Blatt (ユーベルブラット, Yūberu Buratto?, lit. "Evil Blade") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etorouji Shiono. It is serialized in the semi-monthly seinen manga magazine Young Gangan since December 2004, with the chapters having been collected into 18 tankōbon volumes as of May 2015.
A side-story called Übel Blatt Gaiden was published in Young Gangan Big on August 25, 2011. Yen Press began releasing Übel Blatt in North America in October 2014. The series has also been translated into French, where it has ranked amongst the country's bestselling manga.
When the Wischtech threatened to invade the fiefs of Szaalanden, the Emperor dispatched fourteen youths. Of these, the Seven Heroes halted the invasion to herald a time of prosperity while the four Lances of Betrayal were supposedly defeated.
Two decades later, the Lances of Betrayal have reappeared and formed a bandit militia near the frontier fief Gormbark. A man with a black sword and a scar over his left eye slays an entire troop of that militia. He is identified as the boy, Koinzell, and becomes as much an object of fear as of hope even as his own past, motivations, and purpose are a mystery to those he meets on his journey.
- w:c:ubel-blatt (merged wiki)