The Black Swindler
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Japanese: クロサギ
English: The Black Swindler
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 220
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 2003 to May 29, 2008
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Natsuhara, Takeshi (Story), Kuromaru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 18071,807 users)
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Ranked: #38152
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Popularity: #2557
Members: 7,665
Favorites: 42


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Volumes: /20
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White swindlers (shirosagi) are those that cheat people to take their money, red swindlers (akasagi) are those that swindle the opposite sex, and black swindlers (kurosagi) are those that cheat the white and red swindlers. After his family is swindled by white swindlers, Kurosagi sets out to avenge them by becoming a black swindler.

(Source: ANN)


Kurosagi won the 53rd Shogakukan Manga Award in a tie alongside Bambino! for best general manga in 2007.

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May 4, 2018
Having read the whole manga 2 years ago (not an MAL member by then), and recently going through ts sequel, I wish to share an opinion of this manga after 2 years of condensing: this is an informative collection on operation and prevention of fraud techniques, but not a great story.

Plot: 7

The plot is simple: Kurosaki, a young swindler vowed only to cheat money out of fellow swindlers, investigate them through victims of the swindlers or his boss Katsuragi (operating his own "Katsura bar" as a disguise), then approaches the swindlers and cheats money out of them by no less than the amount the victims ...
Apr 1, 2012
Preliminary (30/220 eps)
Uhhh the other review is pretty harsh, Kurosagi isn't that bad.

It's a shounen manga about, well, a swindler swindling swindlers. The manga follows a "swindler-of-the-week" format so there's no real overlying plot, just a new bad guy popping up every few chapters. I'll admit it's a little drawn out for 219 chapters but the protagonist is charming in his own boyish way and it's fun to see how he ends up saving the day in each arc.

Having said that, Kurosagi is NOT a psychological manga. The methods the protagonist uses generally revolve around finding loopholes in the law, not using psychological tricks. It's a fun ...
Dec 19, 2009
Story:Ok, so you get this kid who had a bad past-common character background. He seeks retribution against all swindlers because his father was driven into debt by the swindlers and attempted to kill his family then himself. Of course the protagonist survives but the rest of his family was no so fortunate. He gets taken in or begs to be taken in by a notorious swindler who is currently an underground bartender that deals with selling information. So he goes around stealing from the rich and giving it to the poor metaphorically and becomes the ant-hero story to story. There ...

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