Ranked #750
Shibatora (Manga)


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Japanese: シバトラ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: 2006 to 2009
Genres: Action, Drama, Shounen
Authors: Kibayashi, Shin (Story), Asaki, Masashi (Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 1044 users)
Ranked: #7502
Popularity: #1760
Members: 2,334
Favorites: 35
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The story follows a rookie cop named Taketora Shibata who, despite his childish looks of a middle-schooler, fights against juvenile crime and has the ability to see anything at a crime scene. Nevertheless, it's still a struggle to rise out of the ranks and become a real detective.

Story written under the penname Ando, Yuma.


Fujiki, Kojirou
Houshou, Mizuki
Shibata, Taketora

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Feb 16, 2013
I always was curious what this manga was about and i have to say after hours of reading it i absolutely love it. It's unique and it's something you rarely see.Definitely unlike any other manga/anime i have ever seen. It shows the realism in life and it has motivated me to also help my fellow teens in my generation and the next. I feel like going out there. I love the humor and the romance, i just wish it was longer or still on going. I guess i have grown attach to these characters that i am not ready to say good bye lol
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Jan 29, 2013
This is about a detective in youth department who looks like a middle schooler.

The story is great. Its as good as other mystery stories but not only some serious mystery about solving murder cases. Its about helping teenagers.

Art is also great. Characters are good. Only rarely, they're disappointing. Also it can be enjoyed by all. Wether you're a romance fan, mystery fan or action fan, this manga will entertain you until the end (its still ongoing by translators :P)

Overall, its an OUTSTANDING manga. Totally worth reading.
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There were times while I was reading Shibatora that I thought I was reading a new chapter of GTO - and that is among the highest praise I can give a manga. Unlike most manga that are considered "similar" to GTO, Shibatora is not another rehashed teacher-delinquent student story. Instead of an unusual teacher, it's an unusual detective. However, the underlying themes, motifs, humor and, ultimately, uplifting nature of GTO are all present in Shibatora. If you liked one, I have absolutely no doubt that you will like the other.
The art to me is quite similar and the logic behind these stories is so interesting. It will keep you gripped and wanting to know more! Not everything is what you think it appears to be. The Liar Game is not as optimistic as Shibatora though. Anyway, if you like the other you should definitely check this out.

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