Ranked #4624

Kurogane (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Kuro Gane
Synonyms: Black Steel
Japanese: 黒鉄


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 1997
Authors: Toume, Kei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning


Score: 7.371 (scored by 731 users)
Ranked: #46242
Popularity: #3519
Members: 1,593
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Avenging his father’s murder is a matter of honor for the young samurai Jintetsu. But it turns out that the killer is a corrupt government official–and now the powers that be are determined to hunt Jintetsu down like an animal. There’s only one problem: Jintetsu is already dead.

Torn to pieces by a pack of dogs, Jintetsu’s ravaged body has been found by Genkichi, outcast and master inventor. Genkichi gives the dead boy a new, indestructible steel body and a talking sword–just what he’ll need to face down the gang that’s terrorizing his hometown and the mobster who ordered his father’s hit. But what about Otsuki, the beautiful girl he left behind? Steel armor is defense against any sword, but it can’t save Jintetsu from the pain in his heart.

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Kurogane was published in English by Del Rey from June 27, 2006 to June 26, 2007.



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Dec 23, 2011
Story: 9 Points: The story - about Jintetsu and various people he meets and befriends on his journeys - is very captivating and interesting. Each individual story has different characters trying to deal with a problem, and Jintetsu getting involved. The story has a great deal of sword-fighting (always a positive thing! ^_^) believable plot, and suspenseful story lines - where it is not immediately known exactly what is happening, but motivations and pasts are slowly revealed over time, making it almost a mystery as well.

Art: 9 Points: The art is beautiful, with many different characters and settings which catch a person's eye, as well read more
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