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Japanese: バトゥーキ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 5, 2018 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sako, Toshio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.361 (scored by 492492 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35882
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Popularity: #5091
Members: 2,560
Favorites: 24
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Ichiri Sanjou is a young girl who discovers capoeira after being saved by a homeless man during a robbery. Wanting to learn more about the Afro-Brazilian martial art that blends dancing, music, and acrobatics, she begins practicing with others in a local park under the guidance of the same man who helped her.

Ichiri slowly becomes enamored with capoeira and begins to find freedom from her father's strict rules. But she soon learns a harsh truth about her family, which forces her to face the dark underbelly of various martial arts and kick-starts her journey to becoming a capoeirista.

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Jan 13, 2021
pedroguscos73 (All reviews)
Ok, look, I'll be honest. As a brazillian myself, my judgement may be biased, but I sincerely loved the way brazillian culture is fused in the story.
And, that's my first spoiler-free review. And I'm not fluent in english, so sorry for any bad writting.

I never understood capoeira or had interest in researching the martial art, but this manga single-handed brought all my love from my country and it's dorment culture, and I'm not kidding. In the days of today, when our president is someone who doesn't care about our culture himself, it's kinda hard to look up to Brazil. But then I started reading Batuque, read more
Aug 19, 2020
CountofUndolpho (All reviews)
Loved this at first but I'm totally bored of it now. I no longer know or care who is fighting who or why and it's all about fighting!

He should have stuck to the initial premise and added foes with less gay abandon. The continual bad guy one-upmanship has left me with little interest in who fights next. Even the "let's explain a different martial art" palls after a while as does the you can make Capoeira unbeatable. There's a reason why only a couple of Capoeira kicks show up in MMA.

I like the art style for it's originality but the fights are awful to follow, read more
Apr 25, 2021
Fotig (All reviews)
Reading this Manga feels very exotic, it's something unique in japanese manga. Batuque is covering multiple topics, starting from family problems to brazilian mafia issues and the main part - Capoeira, a brazilian martial art.
The art is magnificent and fighting panels never feel too chaotic.
The Mangaka, Toshio Sako, decided to dive into the world of martial arts and even started training Capoeira for this story. You can really tell that he has knowledge on the History of Capoeira and it's different uses!

All in all, please give this manga a try and form your own opinion! Imo every martial arts fan should give this a read more

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