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Japanese: KATSU!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 157
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 8, 2001 to Feb 16, 2005
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: Combat Sports Combat Sports, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 41914,191 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12582
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2395
Members: 8,419
Favorites: 117


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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /157


Satoyama Katsuki and his best friend Kawakami Kyouta, both age 15, enrolls in Mizutani Boxing Gym to get close to their tomboyish crush, Mizutani Katsuki, whose father owns it. However, Satoyama soon finds out that she is distant from her father. Worse, it turns out that she hates boxing.

In a sparring match, everyone including Mizutani soon discovers Satoyama's hidden yet unpolished skill in boxing. Satoyama soon learns that Mizutani is really in love with boxing, but disdains it because its a man's sport of which she cannot join. Mizutani then takes it upon herself to be Satoyama's trainer/manager to reach the championship belt. Satoyama complies to be closer to his crush.

As the story progresses, we soon find out that Satoyama has a hidden past and lineage, one that would give him the necessary skill and talent to be a legendary oriental pro-boxing champion.

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Mar 18, 2009
First thing to note is the disappointing character artwork. Yet, it didn't bother me. Not to mention that the environmental artwork is amazing, and it's easy to see what's going on too (which is rare for action manga who are more often confusing and sometimes hard to follow).

If you look behind the artwork of the characters you'll most likely find either a blank page, another manga page or... if it's digital: the back of your screen. But if you look behind the way the characters are drawn and actually read a few chapters, you won't even notice and after a while start liking the weird ...
Mar 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I don't understand people's thinking process. People apparently dislike the art, but love the story. In my case, it's vice versa; the art is perfectly fine, but the story is not that strong. I just don't get people at all! To each their own I guess. Adachi Mitsuru's "Katsu!" is okay. I just had to read something that wasn't baseball. Baseball did end up in some of it, so I guess he couldn't help himself. This manga started off well. Katsuki Satoyama is a neat protagonist who I did enjoy. Surprisingly, he's pretty indifferent to the sport of boxing, which is ironic considering he has ...
Jun 11, 2023
Preliminary (28/157 eps)
28 chapters in, there's still nothing to care about. Things are happening, but we haven't been given any reason why we should be invested. Mizutani is training to fight her childhood friend, but given either outcome, what's the point? She doesn't have particularly much to prove, all the boxers are already aware of her ability. This childhood friend hasn't shown himself to be an asshole, or given really much of a reason for wanting to win either. We can infer that he wants to be able to stand up for himself since she used to defend him, but again there's no payoff in that; we ...

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