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Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru (Manga)

Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Kairyuu
Japanese: 空手小公子小日向海流

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 50
Chapters: 500
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 27, 2000 to Aug 27, 2012
Authors: Baba, Yasushi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 3521 users)
Ranked: #18002
Popularity: #499
Members: 7,642
Favorites: 121
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2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Kohinata Minoru is a college student at a college that is popular for its sports rather than academic orientation. Although he starts out as a gymnast alongside his friend, Nana, Minoru is bullied by the higher ranked gymnasts. One evening, a karate student at the college, Mutou Ryuuji, witnesses Minoru being bullied and comes to the rescue... but his intentions aren't to save Minoru, but to drag him into the world of karate. Minoru makes new friends and learns some of their dark pasts, including a shocking death that reveals motives for revenge.

Related Manga

Sequel: Karate Shoukoushi Monogatari


Characters

 Minoru
Kohinata, Minoru
Main
 Seiji
Mamiya, Seiji
Main
 Hiroki
Minami, Hiroki
Main
 Ryuuji
Mutou, Ryuuji
Main
 Kazutora
Akamine, Kazutora
Supporting
 Rika
Akamine, Rika
Supporting
 Miharu
Akita, Miharu
Supporting


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Apr 11, 2010
Zanboba
Here we have a seinen marital arts manga about a man working his way through the world of karate. As martial arts manga go, this would have to be one of my favorite. The pacing is quick, the characters interesting, and the plot believable. And something about me before I start: I'm a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. Now then, onto the review:

Story: As I said, it doesn't stay in one place for too long. When the main character has beef with someone, the conflict is resolved without lingering in one place for 100 chapters (I'm looking at you Bleach!) During the well drawn read more
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Apr 19, 2010
Elydan
As a great fan of action-oriented manga's and especially those influenced by a martial art. I came across Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru. While excited by the gaze upon its genres and summary, was I eventually pleased to read this manga?

If there's anything that bothers me about this manga, it's the focus. Though it has the ability to grasp the reader and involve it with its action and dialogue. It does so only rarely. You have a story about a gymnast who, with a tough and flexible atletic body, somehow becomes involved with karate and the karate club. The story seems a little weird at first read more
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Jun 27, 2014
Amber216
I'm writing this review because I've never written one before and I really like this manga. Btw this is being writing by someone who is a 1st Dan in Goju Ryu style karate.

I'm currently reading this manga and I am up to date with it too. I rated it 8 (very good) overall because I feel that it's really interesting and quite accurate too. Plus it's quite helpful when you want to try something new on who you're practicing kumite with :)

The storyline is also good - a gymnast who gets bullied and starts to learn karate. One can easily get intrigued as to read more
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User Recommendations

Bullied everyday by others, the main characters pick up martial arts in order to fight back.
Only later as we follow them do we see that martial arts grows to be more than just a form of self defense.
similar path of development of the protagonist through the story, very resembling minor characters and kind of humor
Despite following a different set of principles and sport, both series adapts a similar style with their story. The main male protagonist gets themselves involved in a competitive sports that tests the limits of their abilities. Throughout both series, they adapt and learn new techniques against powerful adversaries. And although they have different fundamentals with their sport, both series crafts a well rounded story that stays in line with their momentum.
High resemblance, Ultra Red is tournament and dojo style, similar to Karate Minoru.

One difference is in Ultra Red, the main character uses different martial arts mixed together while For Karate Minoru, the main character uses Karate.
They are similar in the sense that there are pros, but they are training someone to become even better - and they both look really cool because they have to put in a lot of effort to improve. It's about having a good fighting spirit and not being cold blooded. The senseis in both are untouchable (almost). In The Breaker the main kid is brought in to karate from scratch.. worthless..weak pathetic..scratch. He grows a backbone and becomes admirable. In Karate..blah blah..the main kid is already a gymnast so he's got the phyique and a lot of technique that he builds off - he's not a fighter in the beginning.. but he's not that weak either. The breaker takes you into a world of underground fighting factions in a more adult world, while the karate one is a school related one that deals with other clubs.
If you like HanzaSky you might want to go on to reading Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru. First of all these are both martial arts, sports manga featuring karate and training to be stronger. However, Karate is a more mature manga that is a seinen and it's much longer at 500 chapters. But if you enjoy sports manga and martial arts manga try both of these. We see a lot more development of Minoru in 500 chapters of course and it's art, detailing muscles and fights is very strong and well drawn. Sometimes the seinen contains eechi and mature themes. They are both completed in Japan but both still being translated to English.

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