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Japanese: HEAT-灼熱-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 134
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2004
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Theme: Organized Crime Organized Crime
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Superior
Authors: Ikegami, Ryouichi (Art), Buronson (Story)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 807807 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #56992
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4389
Members: 4,693
Favorites: 23


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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /134


Heat is a crime story featuring a young man named Tatsumi Karasawa who suddenly rises in the criminal world of Shinjuku, Tokyo, and becomes the leader of a group of amateurs who show no reluctance to face police and gangs alike. His successes in the Tokyo underground make a chief and a yakuza boss plot a conspiracy to eliminate him.



Aug 20, 2023
Preliminary (94/134 eps)
The success of the Ryoichi Ikegami-Buronson duo is clear to anyone who has read their manga. When I started reading their respective bibliographies, I was blown away by Sanctuary, which had a scenario far superior to anything I'd seen at the time. Curious, I explored the rest and really liked it. I had to wait a long time to discover Heat, as there were no translations or official physical publications. Fortunately, this problem was solved recently and there is now a translation, as well as 12 of the 17 volumes available in French. And in my opinion: it was worth the wait!

The story revolves ...
Jan 11, 2024
Preliminary (31/134 eps)
I just can't believe there is literally no discussion about this manga on the english internet whatsoever considering it was written by such a big name which is Buronson. Heat is one of the few adult mangas that were published in the antique days of manga distribution in Poland (~2005), so we can assume it happens nowhere to be found outside our borders.

Sure I haven't finished reading that yet, but I feel obligated to write the first ever review or maybe just a recommendation for those who still don't know this one. People should really get invested in Heat!

Japan, Shinjuku - Kabuki-cho, late ...

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ex0 - Aug 15, 2009
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