Black Cat
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Black Cat

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Synonyms: Stray Cat
Japanese: BLACK CAT
English: Black Cat
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 187
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 11, 2000 to Jun 14, 2004
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Yabuki, Kentarou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 2247522,475 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13082
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #338
Members: 48,868
Favorites: 1,764


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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /187


Train Heartnet is an amicable bounty hunter—known as a "Sweeper"—with a talent for sharpshooting. Working alongside his cool-headed partner Sven Vollfied, they hunt down wanted criminals. Unfortunately, however, despite their efforts, the dynamic duo always seems to be short on money, which forces them to accept a job from the beautiful Rinslet Walker, a sly thief for hire, and a mysterious girl named Eve.

However, the motley crew soon discovers a terrible plot to revolutionize the world, and the mastermind is someone Train knows and loathes with a passion. As the plan is set into motion, it is soon made clear that behind the carefree sharpshooter's smiling face lies a tragic past and an insatiable desire for revenge.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shot:
Volume 8: Stray Cat (pilot)


Black Cat was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from March 7, 2006 to May 5, 2009 and in Italian by Star Comics from February 3, 2004 to April 2, 2007.

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Apr 8, 2024
I really stumbled upon a hidden gem with this Manga. It's a rare example of a good and completed story. One of the most fun stories I've read or experienced in a good while.

Enter Black Cat, A severely under-popular Shounen from the early 2000s which deserves more credit and recognition than it gets. It has all the standard Shounen tropes but to be honest, For it's time, Kentaro Yabuki really did his best. If you don't know who Kentaro Yabuki is, Then he's the Mangaka behind To-Love Ru, a very popular Ecchi series but not many know about his earlier work which was this. It ...
Jan 10, 2024
Mixed Feelings
If you're looking for a comfort action-manga with a light worldbuilding, this is for you. Don't expect great complex storylines and plot-twists. It's a simple, honest, straightforward manga with enjoyable (yet simple) characters. Learning about Train's past is an interesting part of the journey, and it could have been developed even more (imo). Sven and Lily are archetypal side characters you could find in any decent shounen/adventure manga, and the villains, while not the most memorable, are not entirely one-dimensional and boring. The main villain of the story could have better motivations, and his obsession gets a little overwhelming towards the end of the manga, ...
Jul 14, 2021
Black Cat

I saw the anime adaptation of this manga for the first time in 2008 and I liked it as one of my first anime. I watched this series again 2 years ago and was mostly disappointed, especially with the rushed ending.

The only thought that occurred to me, why not read the manga to see how the series would really end? Curiosity is the death of the cat

The manga begins quite differently than the anime in that the 2 protagonists are already a team and many events from the anime are only part of the background. How the other characters are added is practically the ...

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