Black Torch
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Black Torch

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English: Black Torch
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 31, 2016 to Jul 11, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Takaki, Tsuyoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 1060710,607 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71122
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #579
Members: 29,929
Favorites: 354

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Chapters: /19


Seventeen-year-old Jirou Azuma lives a quiet life with his grandfather, utilizing his supernatural ability to speak with animals to befriend and protect them. Both Jirou and his grandfather are descendants of a long-standing shinobi clan, training in combat to keep the art of battle alive within their family. Jirou's life is thrown into upheaval after rescuing a seemingly normal black cat, Ragou, only to discover that the cat is actually a mononoke—a demonic spirit that has long been at war with mankind. When a hostile mononoke comes looking for Ragou, Jirou uses his shinobi training to jump to the cat's defense, but immediately suffers a mortal wound.

Faced with the decision of whether or not to devour Jirou's fading energy and restore himself to full power, Ragou instead chooses to give his remaining energy to Jirou. Reviving the boy, the transfer also grants him great supernatural powers that complement his own shinobi fighting style. This act is witnessed by Ryousuke Shiba, an officer in the Bureau of Espionage whose job revolves around dispatching aggressive mononoke. Shiba extends Jirou and his grandfather an offer: to join the Bureau's new squad, Black Torch, and help them battle powerful mononoke who seek to devour innocent people.

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Black Torch was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 7, 2018 to August 6, 2019.


Azuma, Jirou
Kishimonji, Ichika
Kusumi, Touko
Usami, Hana
Shiba, Ryousuke
Kirihara, Reiji


Oct 24, 2019
sometimes black torch is like pow! and other times it's like bang! so yeah it's pretty epic. The art is by far some of the best on offer and the action scenes really jump out at you. The story is short with only 5 volumes which is a bit sad as the world could really have been expanded but also fair as the story wasn't stretched out but condensed, if a little too much. Our main character Jiro is your typical bottomless stomached dumb protag with his run of the mill popular smart guy, hot chick and cool old dude team. Rago the cat he ...
Apr 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 17, 2021
Preliminary (16/19 eps)
I will say man, the art is pretty great in this, especially the fighting scenes! However i just felt the story was dragging and I just couldn’t connect much from the characters, especially the main character acting just basic edgy and constantly shouting a lot. I decided to drop this at 16 out of the whole 19 chapters because I just felt less excited what’s going on tbh. This manga might as well be an artists exhibition book than having a actual story to it. I think the story might as well just disappear and let the whole plot go at its pace. It’s just ...

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