Jirou Azuma is descended from of a long line of shinobi, and he also can talk to animals. Although he may appear rough and tumble, his compassionate side emerges when it comes to furry critters. But Jirou's soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity's hidden battle against powerful, menacing spirits.
His resemblance to Bleach made me create a kind of "tie" with this manga. The art is very pleasing and its universe provides a rewarding experience.
This does not exclude the amount of clichés and empty characters in some issues.
I hoped that Jirou's growth would come from his relationship with his grandfather, which really put me down. But still, his ability to act in pairs with Ragou leaves the reader content, for one does not nullify the other's abilities...
I hoped that the relationship between Ichika and Jirou would grow into maturity for both of them, but the support they gave to the supporting character through
Reiji served for both of them to have script support.
Black Torch! A manga I picked up when the first chapter came out because I heard that it strongly resembles Bleach. I loved Bleach but it got really bad afterwards, so if a manga that has Bleach vibes just came out, Why not pick it up? And my decision turned out to be a correct one!
While not something "VERY" original, it's still pretty darn intresting. A boy who can understand animals saves a cat who he later finds out is a legendary Momonoke that has beeen sealed away for a long time. After a couple of events our MC Azuma Jirou acquires the
momonokes power, who's name by the way is Ragou.
The story is about an organisation who decide to have Jirou join them to keep a eye on him and Ragou. Jirou joins a team which consists of a girl and a "four eye", the team's name is Black Torch.
So as you guys can see it's not very original, but the execution is on point which makes following the story intresting and not to predictable, something that alot of new Shounen titles are.
It will probably improve and I will update this review later on but for now it's a solid:
The art is fantastic, Kubo Tite (Bleach author) used to be a brilliant artist but his arts quality declined throughout the years and ended on a low note. But the art in Black Torch so far is magnificent and especially the double pages, which are breathtaking.
Not a 10 because it can be improved slightly with the background in some panels where the background is just white, but it will definitely improve with time.
Again not original but not badly excecuted. Jirou and Rago are cool characters so you will probably enjoy these 2 characters. The glasses guy (can't remember his name) is alot like Uryuu from Bleach or Sasuke from Naruto. That dosen't mean that he is a bad character tho, he is right now a character that is pretty strong and he easily annoyed by the MC, but he has potential but so far nothing speciall. Let's hope that he dosen't turn out like Sasuke or Uryuu later on.
The main girl is called Ichicka, has a bit of a temper but nothing that is to annoying to be honest. She has a nice design if your're into that kinda stuff. But what I like from here is that 6 chapters in she's already eager to do something and tries to do everything in her power to help out. Which is nice cause alot of shounen girls are useless from the start and doesn't realise that until the end of the series (I'm looking at YOU SAKURA).
Now the thing is I know that this isn't super original, but it's very entertaining. It's not a go happy manga but dosen't take itself to seriously all the time and can have a few comedic moments. To put it simply; It's gives of those early Bleach vibes. Which is a positive thing!
I'm positive that this is the next big thing in Shounen Jump SQ and it can be adapted into an anime within 3-4 years if a studio is quick. But if you're looking for a new shounen manga that isn't as shounenish as the most things published in Shounen Jump today, then this is definitely worth a read!
Most of the people will say that Black Torch is Similar to Bleach , Yes it is similar.
some of the characters are exactly same and at first it seems very predictable like bleach fights, but its not like that ,this Manga is full of surprises and I think this is one of the best arts I've seen and it's just keeps getting better.
The manga follows a story about a boy named Jiro in the Universe where exists not only humans but also mononokes. Later you will se how jiro connects to a mononoke , I don't want to spoil you so see the rest yourself
the story is really intresting.
I strongly recommend this manga for people in love with Action, Shonen manga.
Mangwha such as Black Torch have always attracted me for its blend of warrior action, culture, and mythology. Recently I finished reading the first issue of Black Torch and found it to be a perfectly well established mangwha that has the potential to outclass Bleach and Naruto. The story has been superb and the writer delivers readers with a consistency in novelty and creative ingenuity. The art is unique on its own and complements the story very well, each panel and shot of the comic flows well with each setting to deliver to readers an articulate concept of the situation and mood. The author goes
beyond expectation to deliver to the story with strong historical and cultural ties connected to modern times. Overall the story of this Mangwha was excellently assembled with its eloquent story and aesthetic artwork.