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Japanese: クローズ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 26
Chapters: 98
Status: Finished
Published: 1990 to 1998
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Takahashi, Hiroshi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.211 (scored by 84968,496 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #668
Members: 26,977
Favorites: 1,014


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Suzuran is a school where the misfits of society congregate. Known as "Crows," the students lack a promising future; they establish their place in the world only by using their fists. In this violent culture, physical strength remains the be-all and end-all amongst the teenagers with nothing else to live for. Suzuran maintains its set hierarchy, but such a system fails to unite all involved in a common goal. While there are those at the top, Suzuran has no single leader.

Enter Harumichi Bouya, an unethical teenager with little intellectual capability. As a typical delinquent, Harumichi loves to fight and takes on any adversity with his physical prowess. Now at Suzuran, Harumichi aims to prove himself and reach the very top of the vicious society he has been thrust into.

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Crows has been published in Spanish by ECC Comics since April 30, 2014.



Apr 8, 2024
TL;DR: It's a simple story with simple characters, nice art style, setting , comedy, it knows what it wants to be and the author put a lot of soul into it, as it can be seen from his notes at the end of the early chapters. For some, the fact that the story isn't too deep and doesn't seriously tackle the themes relating to what it means to be a man/delinquent can affect his enjoyment, but I would still recommend it for the humane and down to earth characters and world that builds around them.

In a world where quite a few of the most developed ...
Jul 19, 2021
crows is an exceptional manga, my first time reading it, it was just about highschool delinquents fighting, after reading it i felt empty, surprisingly though, it's still just a highschool deliquent fighting manga. why is it exceptional then?

the story is pretty simple throughout the whole story, but it manages to keep you hooked, crows is the type of manga that isn't about the story as much as it is about fights, characters and surprising moments that are able to make you reflect about pretty much anything.

about the art, while i do feel that the art improves as the manga advances, it's great since the ...
Jul 2, 2021
Crows is excellent, perhaps the ultimate delinquent manga. But let's go by parts.

The characters are exceptional, being very charismatic and surprisingly deep. It is even curious that Crows never tries to be a complex work in text, but gives density to them when reflecting on their philosophies or attitudes. By the way, the work pays great attention to them, being the protagonist of their own arcs, which is great due to highlighting the cast making them remarkable.

The protagonist, Harumichi, is quite charismatic but ironically less profound than the other characters. Don't get me wrong, he is by far one of the best characters in the ...

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