Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa
What would you like to edit?

Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa, The Legend of a Strongest Man
Japanese: 最強伝説黒沢


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 2003 to Sep 2006
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 63346,334 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2362
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #707
Members: 20,524
Favorites: 1,122

External Links

Ranked #236Popularity #707Members 20,524
Add to List
Volumes: /11
Chapters: /90
* Your list is public by default.


Kurosawa, a 44-year-old underpaid construction worker, sustains a head injury during a brawl. He then lives a peaceful life in heaven for eight years, immobile on his hospital bed, until he comes to a startling realization: there are no women in heaven. As a headstrong man, Kurosawa choses to leave the luxuries of the afterlife behind to pursue his lifetime goal: to date a woman.

Although Kurosawa returns to Earth with an objective in mind, he finds himself in many undesirable situations caused by his own straightforward behavior. Groping women, fighting, and acting petty are just a few things that a soul from heaven should not be doing. As a result, Kurosawa's misdeeds earn him only society's disdain.

However, Kurosawa's mistakes are due to his strong human impulses—he also benefits from the positive sides of his nature. He is introspective, and his battles are opportunities for lessons to be learned. Despite starting his mid-life crisis as nothing more than a desperate soul searching for a woman, Kurosawa soon finds other worthy reasons to live and gains a new perspective on moral virtues.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Manga


Nakane, Shuuhei
Akamatsu, Shuuhei
Miki, Ryouichi

More reviewsReviews

Jan 4, 2014
Kenji_The_Engi (All reviews)
“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 read more
Feb 28, 2014
Po_and_Dong (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 27, 2010
Daimyo (All reviews)
Preface (Please don’t read)

And now it’s time for another amazing (half ass) review from the world renowned and now famous (in his head) Daimyo. In our last segment we reviewed blank. Indeed blank and blank’s characters will always hold a pace in my heart. This time around we’ll be reviewing a personal favorite of mine Fukumoto Nobuyuki’s Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa (Legend of the strongest Man, Kurosawa). And now I know they’ll be those among you who will ask what’s the occasion? Why is the elusive and super rare Pokémon Daimyo making such an appearance? A review even!? Well I can calmly say that it read more
Jul 19, 2011
rustopholis (All reviews)
If I only have my first sentence to grab your attention then read this. This is probably the most real, hilarious, sad, scary, disgusting and exciting manga I have read in about 3 years.

Do not let the art scare you away if it isn't your style.

I wont necessarily call this a review.

I don't want to summarize it because I couldn't do the story justice.

But I will say that this story takes an unlikely character and turns them into a hero. An awkward, dirty, old, fat, ugly hero in need of anger management and alcoholics anonymous.

Please read this entire (11 volume) series. read more

Interest Stacks

44 Entries · 20 Restacks
by Denji
10 Entries · 7 Restacks


Recent News

Q3 2020 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/19]

Q3 2020 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/19]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (Jul-Sep) of 2020. Summer 2020 anime which were licensed more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa Chapter 90 Discussion
MagEarwhig - Aug 10, 2011
35 replies by Ashhk »»
Mar 14, 8:10 PM
Poll: Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa Chapter 51 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Mar 24, 2012
3 replies by Ashhk »»
Mar 10, 6:07 PM