Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa
The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa!
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Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa

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Synonyms: Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa, The Legend of a Strongest Man
Japanese: 最強伝説黒沢
English: The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 2003 to Sep 2006
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 80788,078 users)
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Ranked: #3052
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Popularity: #693
Members: 26,046
Favorites: 1,290


Ranked #305Popularity #693Members 26,046
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /90


44 years old, single, working in a construction company for his entire life. All Kurosawa wants is a little respect from his co-workers. And a little popularity won't hurt. Unfortunately Kurosawa's plans fail miserably from time to time and one day, he finds himself right in the middle of a fight against...delinquent middle schoolers?


Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa was published digitally in English as The Legend of the Strongest, Kurosawa! by Fukumoto Production/Highstone Inc. from October 28, 2017 to December 18, 2017.

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“At the crossroad in my life, I didn't know which way to go. I just mindlessly choose a random direction... then, after regretting my decision I tried to retrace my steps. However, without even realizing it the sun had already set.”

Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa, or Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa (not to be mistaken for Onanie Master Kurosawa) is a masterful tragic comedy manga written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, the original creator of well-known works such as Kaiji, Ten, and Akagi, which tells the magnificent tale of a middle age man going ...
Feb 28, 2014
Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa is an outstanding manga by Nokuyuki Fukumoto of Kaiji and Akagi fame, telling a story about a man named Kurosawa and his quest to find his place in the world. Throughout its 70 something chapters it gives some of the most touching and bizarre moments, all revolving around the titular strongest man. I begin the review by saying that this Legend of the Strongest Man is one of the best manga I've ever read.

Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa, or as its known in English as The Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa, tells the story of Mr. Kurosawa, a 44 year old single, overweight ...
May 19, 2023

Kurokawa is an average worker who feels he has not accomplished anything in his life. He is grumpy, awkward, envious and shy. His story is a succession of painful moments as he fails at being respected, attracting women or making friends. And the rest is frustration as he keeps comparing himself to others or his idea a what a great man is.
That is, until the moment he gets to use violence!

The whole story supports the character's new-found use of violence to 'take your fate into your own hands' and celebrates his 'putting your life on the line' to the point of kitsch.
The story ...

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