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GunSmith Cats

Alternative Titles

English: Gunsmith Cats
Japanese: GUN SMITH CATS

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 75
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 1990 to Apr 25, 1997
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, CarsCars, DramaDrama, PolicePolice, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sonoda, Kenichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 22642,264 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13082
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1674
Members: 6,717
Favorites: 379
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Synopsis

Rally Vincent works by day in her Chicago gun store, GunSmith Cats. But at the drop of the hat, she hangs up the "Gone Fishing" sign, straps on her guns and takes to the road in her muscle car to fulfill her other role—as one of Chicago's toughest, most respected bounty hunters. Her expert sharpshooting and driving skills are augmented by her partner Minnie-May's abilities with explosives of all kinds. And she'll need every bit of her skills, and those of her friends, because only she can bring in the highest bounties and the most determined, powerful criminals from Chicago's mob, characters who hold a grudge for life and have the wits and the firepower to outwit whatever the law throws at them.

Featuring some of the most authentically detailed firearms and automobiles ever drawn, author and artist Kenichi Sonoda has created a complex and supremely exciting story in the vein of Hollywood action films, but with all the detail and dynamism of manga in this classic series.

Background

GunSmith Cats received a 4 volume aizouban reprint from July 22, 2005 and October 21, 2005.

The series was published in English by Dark Horse; initially in individual monthly chapter issues from May 1, 1995 to August 15, 2001, in 9 volumes from October 1, 1996 to February 13, 2002, and in 4 omnibus volumes following the aizouban reprint from March 14, 2007 to December 19, 2007. The series also began serialization in the British magazine Manga Mafia starting September 1996. The Dark Horse release retained the original Japanese right to left reading format, and removed certain scenes with sexual content with the approval of Kenichi Sonoda.

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More reviewsReviews

Feb 1, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
The Blues Brothers is an influence on Gunsmith Cats. The author says so in the preface to volume 1 published by Dark Horse. The author is also a gun-nut, fully recreating in the manga the details of pistols, revolvers, shotguns, machine-guns, grenades and any kind of bullet-proof clothing you can think of.

Gunsmith Cats begins by dropping us straight into a gunfight unceremoniously. Observe a cop getting shot, bodies rushing past, gun-hand POV, shooters sliding across floors, windows shattering and then it’s over as soon as it began. We get a close-up of the manga's first weapon, an S&W M-19, and even read more
Mar 15, 2020
fapping_wolf (All reviews)
Hey! Betcha came here after watching the OVA thinking, "Man that was awesome I sure would love more!" Well you're in luck kid! Go on ahead and at this to your Plan to Read list-

and leave it there.

No don't look at the ratings, people are often very harsh about these things, there is no way this series is lower than an 8.

Do make sure to scroll by the entry every now and then thinking, "boy that story sure seems awesome, I really should get around to reading it," and then keep scrolling. You'll spend your days wondering what awesome stories and characters lie inside this read more

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