well since there wasn't a topic and this manga is so much awesome
Sanctuary (サンクチュアリ Sankuchuari?) is manga written by Sho Fumimura, and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami. It was serialized in Big Comic Superior from 1990 to 1995, then released into 12 volumes by Shogakukan. It was collected into nine volumes and published in America by Viz Graphics from 1995 to 1997. Each volume collects 10 or 13 "chapters" of about 24 pages each. Sanctuary was a bestseller in Japan, inspired a live action film. It is also one of manga series that has paved the marketplace for seinen in the United States.
Sanctuary is a political thriller and crime story that featured two childhood friends, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami, who are ruthlessly struggling to set a new paradigm of living in Japan. However the two friends took radically different paths: Akira chose the dark path of Japan's most infamous organized crime gang, the Yakuza, while Chiaki strived to become the youngest member of the Japanese Diet. Being survivors of the Cambodian killing fields, the two characters developed an unmatched aggression and survival instincts, helping them to achieve their common ultimate goal: making Japan their own sanctuary.
I've read through volume 1 and my god this thing is made of so much gripping win. anyone else read it?