Ranked #2406
Tough (Manga)


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Japanese: TOUGH-タフ-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 39
Chapters: 426
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 31, 2003 to Jul 19, 2012
Authors: Saruwatari, Tetsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.681 (scored by 1011 users)
Ranked: #24062
Popularity: #1963
Members: 2,410
Favorites: 43
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This is a continuation of Koko Tekken-den Tough which ran for 42 volumes and followed the main character, Kiichi, when he was younger and was training under his father Seiko Miyazawa. This is a mixed martial arts fighter manga about the Miyazawa school of martial arts. Initially, it is about Kiichi trying to heal his father after he was nearly killed by his brother Kiryu but it then goes on to be less about that as his father recovers and some tournament style fighting begins.

Related Manga

Prequel: Koukou Tekken-den Tough
Side story: Oton
Adaptation: Koukou Tekken-den Tough


Miyazawa, Kiichi
Miyazawa, Seiko
Suzuki, Minoru

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May 4, 2011
I'm really shocked that nobody wrote a review on this one yet so I'll break the ice for now.

I need to make this clear from the beginning: If fighting isn't your thing, drop this manga, it's not for you.

If you read the prequel and liked it, you'll love Tough!
But even if you started with this one, you won't be dissapointed, you don't really need to know what happened before to appreciate Tough!
As a fan of martial arts/full contact I can assure you that this manga is the real deal.

ART 10
I was really impressed by the art.

I love all the characters in read more
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Both bring the style of fighting into a new view. If you loved the fighting style and tecniques from tough All rounder Meguru will show you a new one. Just as fun and captivating.
Both have incredible fighting monsters ready to deastroy everything. With amazing competitions and well rounded story.
There both martial arts manga that involve secret underground tournaments. In tough Kiichi is becoming stronger so he can defeat his evil uncle who believes only the strong deserve to live, Baki on the other hand is becoming stronger so that he can defeat his evil father who believes only the strong should survive. Besides lots of similarities in the story the artwork is also very similar and if you liked one I would recommend the other.
Both of them are martial arts manga that revolve around insane fights that push the boundaries of human nature. In Tough Kiichi is fighting to become strong enough to defeat his uncle, in Garouden Bunshichi is more interested in proving his strength to himself. Both have a fairly similar story and the art is pretty similar as well so if you liked one you will like the other.

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