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Black Cat

Black Cat

Alternative Titles

English: Black Cat
Synonyms: Stray Cat
Japanese: BLACK CAT

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 187
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 11, 2000 to Jun 14, 2004
Authors: Yabuki, Kentarou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 17515 users)
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Ranked: #11432
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Popularity: #181
Members: 32,948
Favorites: 1,801
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Synopsis

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.

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

Background

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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May 21, 2008
Pyrefly (All reviews)
Black Cat at its worst is a typical action manga chock-full of unoriginal characters and plot devices, but at its best an enjoyable series in which those unoriginal characters are endearing, the plot devices are familiar enough to seem almost nostalgic, and the story as a whole flows well (for the most part).

Story: The core story is quite interesting, though it often takes the shonen staples of "I'm gonna fight you just to prove myself" and "I suddenly got so much more powerful" and "I'm the only one that can stop the bad guy." The story is fun and even suspenseful beyond those occasional nuisances. read more
Jan 5, 2008
Arilayna (All reviews)
This series would have been better if I didn't feel like I'd "seen it all before." The idea of a "bounty hunter" character who often ends up broke and refuses to kill reminds me of Trigun. Each of the characters within the story reminded me of some character in another story. And every single person in this manga had some kind of tragic past that made them who they were. This wouldn't have bothered me nearly so much if I didn't feel like everything was just glossed over...only mentioned because the writer felt they needed to explain everything. The mangaka read more
Apr 30, 2008
pietel (All reviews)
Black Cat is a typical shounen manga. While it's never very original, the care-free attitude of the main character results in a loose and enjoying atmosphere thats being kept though most of the story.

Story: The initial setup of the story is very standard: a sharpshooting hero with his weapon-inventing sidekick travel the world to catch criminals and save the innocent. A third team member and a bunch of super villains make the picture complete.
Besides from this typical and predictable storyline, the plot unfolds at a nice easygoing pace and keeps things interesting. The fun makes up for lots.
At the final showdown in the last few read more
Dec 16, 2009
Chenoan (All reviews)
When I stumbled across this manga I expected it to be another wild ride filled with violence and people getting their head blown off, my ultimate genre, but a few chapters in a quickly realised the the tale of Train Heartnet was much deeper than I had originally anticipated.

Story [8/10]
When the setting and basic backstory had been established, I was already enthralled; the story of an ex-assassin who turned his back on his dark past to face a brighter future was a pleasant thought and would make for an interesting manga. However, though I enjoyed the basic backstory, when the story found itself at the read more

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