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Japanese: クロガネ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 70
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2011 to Jan 28, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Ikezawa, Haruto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 71637,163 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #950
Members: 14,135
Favorites: 97

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Kurogane Hiroto is in high school, where he is academically the top of his class but literally the worst in physical activity. Born with a weak body, he has no endurance, speed nor strength and Hiroto wants nothing more than to be a hero. Fate teases him by giving him phenomenal eye sight, which allows him to see well beyond anyone else in sports, but his body is not able to react to any of it.

He learns from his friend Shiratori, who wants to recruit him for the Kendo team, about a rumor about a ghost named Tojo Sayuri, who wields a katana and haunts an ally in the city. Half curious, Hiroto goes there only to find that the ghost is real and that Tojo Sayuri has been looking for a successor to her Sakura sword style for 150 years. Sayuri chooses him as the successor after being able to dodge her attack and forces him to learn the Sakura style. Even with the help of the ancient swordsman ghost, Hiroto has to overcome his poor motor skills in order to be the hero he always wanted to be.

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Jun 18, 2013
Eddjeld (All reviews)
Hi, this is a awesome manga and a really simple yet enjoyable one, the story is great and it appears that is still ongoin, i've just read chapter 49, i really hope this manga will continue for a long time
Jan 28, 2013
Ragix (All reviews)
What comes down to a lot of manga being successful in the long run is if whether it is popular or not. In Kurogane's case it unfortunately missed the mark and was axed, but this doesn't reduce its value any less.

Kurogane is a sports shounen manga based around the sport kendo in a high school setting. However, the author puts a small supernatural twist on it to try to make it 'fresh'. Unfortunately, since it was axed we never get to see Kurogane's full potential as it sets itself up for something that could have been great, but never could show it.

Story: 7/10

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Sep 24, 2018
xckit (All reviews)
Kurogane was a manga that I chanced upon. I think it really is a shame that it isn’t very popular, as it contains many of the elements of a successful sports manga.

I really, really enjoyed reading this manga. It got me excited to see what would happen, and much like Haikyu! or Kuroko no Basket, the prospects of strong opponents, developing friendships and skills added to the story. The integration of a supernatural element was unusual, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

There aren’t many drawbacks to Kurogane but the main one I would like to point out is the length. Because it is so short, I read more
Jun 23, 2013
evil_eye (All reviews)
story 7/10 the idea isnt really origional nor very special. Boy who isnt good at sports joins kendo club and proves to be very very talented for it. There are some problems but they are easily solved and all important matches are won.

art 9/10 yeah i really like this art style.

character 8/10 the characters arent really origional but they do behave according to their character and have some personal growht. New characters are introduced at a nice pace and they a look diffrent so you can remeber them.

enjoyment 9/10 i liked it but this is just because i like this sort of manga. If you read more

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