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Japanese: シバトラ


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


Score: 8.061 (scored by 1378 users)
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Ranked: #7512
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Popularity: #1935
Members: 3,062
Favorites: 48
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /131


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.


Shibatora was adapted into an 11-episode TV drama which aired from July 8, 2008 to September 16, 2008.


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Aug 19, 2015

Summary: Good series with feel-good elements. If you want realistic reactions then it all goes downhill in the final arc. -2 points for the final arc. Worth reading but prepare for disappointment towards the end.

Edit: The ending arc ticked me off which affected my review, so here is an updated review.

If you are a fan of good-hearted naive main characters then this is for you. If you are more realistic and is not a fan of soft hearted and naive MCs (to the detriment of other people) then this is not for you. If you are a believer in that people can change read more
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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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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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Nov 24, 2012
Shibatora is a great story that has a lot of comedy, great mystery, smart solving and a amazing sense to protect the youths. If you are a fan of detective stories or mysteries in general, Shibatora is a must read for sure.
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