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GunSmith Cats

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English: Gunsmith Cats
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 75
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 1990 to Apr 25, 1997
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama
Themes: Detective Detective, Racing Racing
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Sonoda, Kenichi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 31693,169 users)
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Ranked: #13262
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Popularity: #1651
Members: 11,620
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /75


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.


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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Feb 1, 2009
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 ...
Nov 5, 2020
This has got to be the most American manga I've ever seen. To get into Kenichi Sonoda's head, just know that he loves three things. Cars, guns and women. He draws all three in glorious detail, from the grille of a sports car, the slide of a handgun know what, I'll let your imagination finish that sentence.

Our heroines here are Irene "Rally" Vincent and her partner Minnie May Hopkins. Bounty hunters, gun shop owners, and destroyers of anything that ain't nailed down. We see car chases, running gun battles, murder mysteries, explosions (that's May's bag, baby), and every criminal ...
Feb 28, 2022
“Gun oil and Gun-powder are my favorite fragrances.”

Author Kenichi Sonoda is a gun enthusiast, and Gunsmith Cats is a gun-nut’s absolute dream written by one. The story took place in Chicago, Illinois, around the 80s - 90s and was influenced by the 1980s comedy, action film “The Blues Brothers.” Following the duo of smiting gals: Rally - our main gal, Minnie May - her partner in their day job as gunsmiths, and their side-job as bounty hunters in Chicago’s underbelly.

The manga focuses on three things: guns, girls, and cars.

Starting with the girls, our pistol packin’ momma, and main girl - Irene “Rally” ...

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