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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 38983,898 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11202
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2249
Members: 7,643
Favorites: 113

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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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May 30, 2011
It took some time for me to decide what to give this manga. It felt like a manga which was a mix of Hajime no Ippo and Cross Game, the story that is.
I agree with the others that the artwork is not up to scratch like many other animes but for the anime itself it works.

It is a sort of smooth flowing manga. There are a few funny scene but not so great that you will wet yourself. Like other great manga's, this manga's lead male is a character which the average person can relate to.
The love scenes make you want to rip ...
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 ...
Sep 16, 2009
I've read a lot of Mitsuru Adachi's works and Katsu! is among my favorites. Like most of his newer works, Adachi sets out to establish the main relationship from the start, and builds up this relationship throughout the series - it's even touching to know that both characters had feelings for each other before they became friends. Lots of Adachi's trademark humor, self-insertions, and a good tie-in to the sport gimmick (in this case, boxing). In addition, the antagonists/rivals are actually pretty decent guys, you don't root for them, but you don't hate them either - you want them to be successful in their lives ...

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