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Japanese: TOUGH-タフ-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 39
Chapters: 426
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 31, 2003 to Jul 19, 2012
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Saruwatari, Tetsuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 27322,732 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25302
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2642
Members: 7,856
Favorites: 104

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Volumes: /39
Chapters: /426


This is a continuation of Koko Tekken-den Tough which ran for 42 volumes and followed the main character, Kiichi, when he was younger and was training under his father Seiko Miyazawa. This is a mixed martial arts fighter manga about the Miyazawa school of martial arts. Initially, it is about Kiichi trying to heal his father after he was nearly killed by his brother Kiryu but it then goes on to be less about that as his father recovers and some tournament style fighting begins.



Jun 11, 2020
This needs a new anime adaptation by a studio with bones or madhouse level quality.

It's criminal how unknown this manga is.

Characters and story are so well written that you genuinely feel goosebumps when things gets bad or a character is just in panel. Expressing tension when you want to perfectly is surprisingly difficult yet the mangaka that wrote this has such a solid understanding of it and how the ins and outs of real martial arts work you gain a new respect for it. Of course there is some Baki level absurdity yet when you see the things some of the characters do it feels ...
Sep 24, 2020
Tough is the sequel to Tekken den Tough, which if you read it was okay but nothing more. Tough is more evolved than that.

The art is realistic, gritty, and overall very good. I really enjoyed looking at the panels during fights and seeing how much the author must have researched in order to draw out some of these scenes. reading through you can see how the characters get caught and trapped in submission holds, how their bones break from taking serious blows, how their ligaments get stressed from certain actions. The art is no holds barred, it can be a little gross for some ...
May 4, 2011
Preliminary (173/426 eps)
I'm really shocked that nobody wrote a review on this one yet so I'll break the ice for now.

I need to make this clear from the beginning: If fighting isn't your thing, drop this manga, it's not for you.

If you read the prequel and liked it, you'll love Tough!
But even if you started with this one, you won't be dissapointed, you don't really need to know what happened before to appreciate Tough!
As a fan of martial arts/full contact I can assure you that this manga is the real deal.


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