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: 7.791 (scored by 2202222,022 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #330
Members: 47,962
Favorites: 1,761


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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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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. ...
Nov 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
In a lot of ways, Black Cat is a quintessential late 90s/early 2000s manga. Its style and characters feel so indicitave of its era. I understand that this is kind of just saying that Black Cat is pretty unoriginal and not particularly special, but it still has good qualities. The characters are pretty good here. None of them really have impressive arcs, but their relationships and dynamics are usually well done. Sure, some side characters didn't entirely live up to their potential, but the characters are overall a net positive for the series.

I think what really holds this series back is the worldbuilding and story. ...
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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