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Japanese Fans Rank Shonen Jump’s Coolest Scars

coolest scars

They sometimes say behind every scar is a good story.

If that’s the case, these characters definitely have some tales to tell.

In manga, a scar is often emblematic of a rough and tumble past or a closely-guarded secret. Ranking site Goo has asked its readers to rank the coolest scars found on the faces of characters from Shonen Jump manga. Here are their picks:

10. Xanxus

9. Yamcha
Dragon Ball

8. Allen Walker

7. Shu
Fist of the North Star

6. Monkey D. Luffy
One Piece

5. Kakashi Hatake

4. Tsukuyo

3. Shanks
One Piece

2. Roronoa Zoro
One Piece

1. Kenshin Himura
Rurouni Kenshin

Let’s expand the list beyond Shonen Jump—what are the coolest scars in all of anime and manga?

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.