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Synonyms: Ratman - The smallest hero!?
Japanese: RATMAN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2007 to Jun 26, 2013
Authors: Inui, Sekihiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 7.521 (scored by 4954 users)
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Ranked: #35542
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Shuuto Katsuragi is a shrimp that can't catch a break. He wants to emulate his favorite super hero, Mr. Thunder, but instead he gets teased all the time for his height and he can't win any fights. The one thing that keeps him going is his love for super heroes, which he shares with his classmate Mirea Mizushima. Little does he know that she's about to make his dreams come true by tricking him into participating in her sister's experiments!


Ratman was partially published in English, with the first four volumes published first by Tokyopop from May 11, 2010 to April 5, 2011, and later digitally by VIZ Media, under the VIZ Select imprint, from March 24 to June 23, 2015.


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Jun 1, 2014
Black-Paw (All reviews)
Ratman was a very interesting read given that I was expecting absolutely nothing when I started it and stumbled upon it by accident. The protagonist is your regular fanboy when it comes to superheros, though not your typical antihero when it comes to his actions, given that he is supposed to be a villian, his actions do muh to betray that notion right from the beginning.

The art style in Ratman is fantastic, the designs given to Ratmans costume and the costumes of other heroes serve to highlight their abilities as supeheroes. The supporting combatants to Ratman, wearing the standard evil henchman uniforms, but read more
Nov 29, 2018
exist_archived (All reviews)
Story: 9
A decent plot where the male lead wants to be a hero because of his childhood. He grows up to finally become a 'hero', just that he is viewed by many as a 'villain' in the initial chapters of the manga. The story is well developed such that readers would not find their selves lost in the back story of the characters, and the plot unfolds nicely without jumps or time skips. Not much unsatisfaction with plot, however I personally feel that the story lacks emotions. Some of the chapters can make you feel that the story is bland, but the ending makes read more
Apr 3, 2011
Gh0stex (All reviews)
Shuto Katsuragi is a short guy, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming that he'll someday become a superhero. One day, his wish comes true –- Shuto gets amazing powers and a bad-ass costume, but he's been recruited as one of the 'bad guys.' Where did it all go wrong? But even that wont stop him from trying to be a hero.

With some hilarious tongue in cheek humor, Sekihiko Inui cheerfully skewers Japanese and American superhero comics in Ratman. Sure, it's filled with gratuitous fanservice and crazy comedy, but Ratman also offers some smart, sly satire about the true meaning of heroism in the age read more
Sep 20, 2012
anbublackcops (All reviews)
Honestly not the best of choices especially if u r kinda new to manga. It's supposed to be a fusion of humor and action, failing in both. The plot seems kinda cliche and the jokes are rarely funny (atleast to me). If you are the more intellectual type this is definitely not for you. The art work though is praise-worthy and is wat drew me to this manga. Expect nothing and u should be able find this entertaining


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