Ranked #2484

Kagetora (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Kagetora
Japanese: カゲトラ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 56
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 20, 2001 to Sep 20, 2006
Authors: Segami, Akira (Story & Art)
Serialization: Magazine Special


Score: 7.621 (scored by 1692 users)
Ranked: #24842
Popularity: #1605
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The young ninja Kagetora has been given a great honor—to serve a renowned family of skilled martial artists. But on arrival, he's handed a challenging assignment: teach the heir to the dynasty, the charming but clumsy Yuki, the deft moves of self-defense and combat.

And yet, Yuki's inability to master the martial arts is not what makes this job so difficult for Kagetora. No, it's Yuki herself. Someday she will inherit her family dojo, and for a ninja like Kagetora, to fall in love with his master is a betrayal of his duty, the ultimate dishonor, and strictly forbidden. Can Kagetora help Yuki overcome her ungainly nature . . . or will he be overcome by his growing feelings?

(Source: Del Rey)


Kagetora was published in English by Del Rey Books from March 28, 2006 to September 30, 2008.


Kazama, Kagetora
Kazama, Kagetora
Todou, Yuki
Todou, Yuki

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Feb 14, 2014
Well, I've seen lately that there doesn't seem to be a full, proper review for this manga. That's a shame, as it really deserves one, so allow me to remedy that...

What do you get when you have a guy (young ninja in this case), sworn to a duty that prevents him from having feelings for a certain girl (a dojo princess)? But, he develops them anyway, mainly cause his duty forces him to constantly be around - and to take care of - her... You have forbidden love. Now, throw in some extra romantic interests for both the main characters, crank up the hilarity level, read more
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Jan 16, 2015
This is the story of a pubescent boy with raging hormones who gets his each and every wet dream fulfilled when he's forced to live with your stereotypical, clumsy, "dumb blonde babe" with big boobs.

She gets felt up, seen naked, there are plenty of panty and booby shots, and of course, the boy (or anyone, for that matter) never loses her favor because she's "kind."

Of course, being an airhead, she's completely oblivious as to why the boy blushes so much when he touches her breasts. She just smiles and says "that tickles!"

After feeling her up so much, the boy starts to feel hot and read more
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Jun 8, 2009

It's cool. On the first chapters, i was very bored... But When i saw the upcoming issues, it's getting more better. I didn't realized the friend who recommended this to me, this is great!

Story :
Even it's simple a story like this is very cool. I watch the ones like this. I'm addicted to sports , comedy romance , 5 shoujos chasing 1 shounen or in opposite situations, and ninjas.

Art :
Flawlessly drawn characters even it's a manga. Wow.

Enjoyment : enjoyed it a lot! Sometimes there are very funny*situations.

Character : VERY COOL

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Jun 16, 2010
I think, this story is very good... When I read the first volume, I don't like it... But, when I read Until finish all of volume 1,,, I turn to very like it... Funny n dramatic... This is a good story shounen...... I want to read manga like this again....
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Both are about the infamous ninja "Kagetora" and how he falls into a forbidden love. However, both are told in two very different ways. In Kagetora, he is sent to be Yuki's martial arts instructor, while in Shinobi Life, he is aninja from the past that time slipped to the future, saving Beni. Both are shoujo genre and have very sweet moments. If you like Kagetora, you will definitely like Shinobi Life.  
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There is a master and servant relationship, but it is barely noticeable in kagetora while is it really prominent in zero no tsukaima. While reading they evoke the same emotions.' 
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Manga: Asu no Yoichi!
Similar on the premise that someone from the mountain comes to the city. In asu no yoichi it is a samarai and in kagetora it is a ninja. Asu no yoichi is a lot more ecchi and less romance than kagetora. 
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They are both harems but love hina is more so. They reason why I say they are a good recommendation is better then evoke the same emotions in he readers. 
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The main characters are ninja who protect a klutzy girl who is more special then she appears. Flame of Recca has more action to it, but both are pretty romantic. 
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Manga: Cherry Juice
Both Minami and Kagetora are in love with someone they are forbidden to love. Otome and Yuki are kind of alike in their personalities. Both manga are filled with fluff and drama, love rivals and romance. Cherry Juice is about Step-Siblings, and Kagetora is about a Ninja and his master. Both are great reads!  
reportRecommended by MoMo-Da-Gr8

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