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Tekkon Kinkreet

Tekkon Kinkreet

Alternative Titles

English: Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White
Synonyms: Black and White
Japanese: 鉄コン筋クリート


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: 1993 to 1994
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 8.181 (scored by 2012 users)
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Ranked: #5722
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1423
Members: 6,797
Favorites: 263
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Orphaned on the mean streets of Treasure Town, lost boys Black and White must mug, steal and fight to survive. Around them moves a world of corruption and loneliness, small-time crooks and neurotic police officers, and a band of sadistic yakuza who have plans for their once-fair city. Can they rise above their environment? Surreal manga influenced by European comics.


Tekkon Kinkreet was published in English as Black & White by VIZ Media from March 8, 1999 to November 20, 2000. VIZ Media republished the series in a complete omnibus under the VIZ Signature imprint on September 25, 2007.

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Apr 11, 2008
Phill-z (All reviews)
After watching the anime there was no way that I would pass up the chance to read the manga. The result was something that was great but was completely different from anything that I expected.

Story: The story has several components. The first and main story follows Kuro and Shiro (Black and White) as they struggle to defend their territory and adapt to a changing city. Another follows the Rat as he also tries to fit in with adapting times. There's Kimura, who tries to find his own way and make his own path. Add in a few cops who realize read more
Feb 10, 2019
dinokyu (All reviews)
I started reading Tekkon Kinkreet basically without any prior knowledge of what it's about and finished it over the weekend. I'm writing the review mostly just because there's currently only one review^^

The story has a pretty straightforward pace to it and doesn't really play around with any overly elaborate or complex plotlines. A few of the different mini-plotlines actually have a bit of a lush slice-of-life feel to them, which I found mostly enjoyable. It's suprisingly unpredictable, though.
There are a few absurd moments in the story, often related to the "abilities" of the main characters. It's not really clear to me whether all of the read more


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