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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: 7.991 (scored by 15394 users)
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Ranked: #9172
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Popularity: #132
Members: 27,861
Favorites: 1,643
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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /187

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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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Characters

Heartnet, Train
Heartnet, Train
Main
Eve
Eve
Main
Vollfied, Sven
Vollfied, Sven
Main
Walker, Rinslet
Walker, Rinslet
Main
Diskenth, Creed
Diskenth, Creed
Supporting
Minatsuki, Saya
Minatsuki, Saya
Supporting
Kirisaki, Kyouko
Kirisaki, Kyouko
Supporting


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Polyphemus
Sep 12, 2015
Black Cat is like if Trigun's ugly little brother had met Rurouni Kenshin's retarded little sister and decided to wife her, because no one with a modicum of intelligence or self-respect would ever settle for him, and then they had a kid, but instead of a human the kid came out a kitten. Then they got into this big fight because Trigun's little bro assumed that his wifey had been unfaithful. (And it's a pretty understandable assumption. I mean, the kitten was black.) But, as it turns out, this anomaly was due to a birth defect brought on by inbreeding. See, Rurouni Kenshin was actually read more
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Akaike
Feb 10, 2008
Personally, I love this manga. With former bad guy assassin turned good guy story lines being done to death in various other manga, it's nice to break away from the format every now and then. The manga focuses on the aforementioned reformed character: Train Heartnet. The former Chronos number XIII, ruthless assassin turned sweeper - or plain old bounty hunter. He's partnered up with Sven Vollfied, a former IBI (International Bureau of Investigation) turned sweeper. And of course Rinslet Walker, the famous thief for hire. Later they are joined by a young girl named Eve, who happens to be read more
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Pyrefly
May 21, 2008
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
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Arilayna
Jan 5, 2008
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
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