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Japanese: -ヒトガタナ-


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 10, 2009 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Authors: Onigunsou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Blade


Score: 7.271 (scored by 11101,110 users)
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Ranked: #44492
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Popularity: #2579
Members: 4,684
Favorites: 39
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Crimes committed using manned combat-androids dubbed "Katana" run rampant. In an effort to maintain order, the government has organized the Anti Katana Crime Division (AKCD). Togusa of the 8th squad of the AKCD, while holding existential doubts as a Human-Katana hybrid, continually casts himself into battle.

(Source: Maigo)


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Jun 14, 2011
Babels (All reviews)
Stories in shonen action titles often tend to be mere vehicles for fighting. Hitogatana is no exception. What makes it special is that it's so good at 'getting out of the way' of the fighting. While some action titles make half-hearted attempts at world building and emotional depth, Hitogatana is largely honest about it's identity as a android fighting manga. The author's best qualities are clearly art and pacing, and in those areas the manga shines. The first chapter's seventy pages fly by in a flash. Even the lazy 'save the princess' arc works because the author doesn't try too hard to make the reader read more
Feb 20, 2016
deadoptimist (All reviews)
A good manga to clear your palette, Hitogatana starts off clean, proficient and stylish, tidiness and minimalism permeating both its art and story. This manga manages to feel fresh, even when its plot isn’t. To me it is an unexpected happy find, so I am eager to recommend it, but there’re two important points that I must mention right away. Firstly, it may be best appreciated if you have already read your share of other shounen and are tired enough of its cliché to appreciate something that breaks away simply for the very fact of it. And, secondly, I think that maybe right now, at read more
May 30, 2013
MizuFlow (All reviews)
-Hitogatana- is a truly unique piece of work that surprisingly gets a lower amount of attention and exposure than it deserves.

The first thing that comes to mind about -Hitogatana- is 'clinical'. Everything about the art and plot is clean and precise, even the amazing fight scenes are the exact opposite of messy. However, this should not be taken to mean that the series is robotic (pardon the pun), but instead it has a very dynamic style that gives the art real depth of perception and movement.

The plot is unique and quite intriguing with primary focus on the theme of 'humanity' which the author read more

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