Black Torch
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Black Torch

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English: Black Torch


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 31, 2016 to Jul 11, 2018
Genres: ActionAction, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Takaki, Tsuyoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 7.241 (scored by 42484,248 users)
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Ranked: #47652
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Popularity: #875
Members: 12,485
Favorites: 180
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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 has been licensed in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint.


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

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Apr 17, 2019
XxLockyxX (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 27, 2020
Ashed_13 (All reviews)
Ill keep this short just like the manga.The story was nothing new,it wasn't something exceptional and neither was it something subpar.The author somehow managed to cram in quite a bit of lore that made sense to me.While the characters were also rather generic and fell into very common archetypes were memorable and had quite enjoyable backstories.The interactions between the characters really stood out to me while reading this especially that of Rago and Jiro.The chemistry between the two was nice and I absolutely adored Shiba's character as the father figure of the group.Although there are such positives they do fall short in their individuality read more
Oct 24, 2019
xyzsterx (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 17, 2019
Pilowsoficalkapa (All reviews)
So i just finished the last vol. today (at work lol) and i have to say i enjoyed it ,but for different reasons that i had originally thought. I was expecting this to be a long running shonen ,like bleach or naruto and found out after reading the first 3 vol. that it wasn't going to go that route. If this manga is better off for it , is left for discussion ,but for what we got i have to say it was very enjoyable and compressed ( which makes it easier to share with friends). Our protagonist is very likeable and since the length read more

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