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Kokou no Hito

Kokou no Hito

Alternative Titles

English: The Climber
Japanese: 孤高の人

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 170
Status: Finished
Published: 2007 to 2012
Authors: Sakamoto, Shinichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.461 (scored by 5031 users)
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Ranked: #1582
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Popularity: #362
Members: 15,176
Favorites: 738
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Synopsis

Through pain and arduous effort, one can reach the top of the world. Standing where no man has ever set foot before, there is an exhilarating feeling of success. This is what Mori Buntarou trains, works, and lives for.

His climb to the top starts when he transfers to a new high school. Despite his lonesome and solitary nature, Mori's classmates persuade him to climb the school building. Without a harness or hesitation, he begins his scale to reach the top. Edging past the point of no return, he halts when he is faced with a final intimidating obstacle—a horizontal overhang. Adrenaline courses through him, and Mori jumps for the final hold at the summit.

From there, he casts his eyes upon something that he normally would not have seen—another peak, another goal. With an awakened passion and newfound purpose in life, Mori explores the breathtaking sport of rock climbing.

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Characters

Mori, Buntarou
Main
Miyamoto, Hajime
Supporting
Oonishi, Masao
Supporting
Niimi, Taku
Supporting
Takemura, Ayumu
Supporting
Kase, Akihiko
Supporting
Murata, Yasufumi
Supporting
Ninomiya, Yuusuke
Supporting
Katou, Hana
Supporting
Adachi, Isao
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Mar 10, 2015
Rqt (All reviews)
Its a sort of coming of age story, that is to say, we watch as this young aimless boy becomes a man through the many trials and tribulations he faces, through the mountains he climbs and the people he meets. From the inception he is ostracized from those around him (largely by his own accord) who has no clear goals in life. As fate would have it, he is bullied into climbing, and in turn he develops a deep love for it. Death, betrayal, disloyalty and sacrifice follow Mori on his passage to adulthood and Kokou no Hito is able to present the harsh read more
Jul 31, 2015
Dunkelklinge (All reviews)
This is not a typical sports manga. There is no friendship, no team spirit, no working towards the same goal. It's more psychological than sports.

The goal of climbing is not to beat the opponent, it is to reach the top of a mountain. That is usually done in a team of two or more people, so you would expect some team dynamics at least, but that is not the case with Kokou no Hito. The protagonist Mori Buntarou climbs alone and over the span of the story you learn about his past and why he pushes everyone away and isolates himself.
It starts like read more
Feb 28, 2014
Po_and_Dong (All reviews)
Kokou no Hito is about Mori, a young, very angsty and lifeless man who initially transfers to a new high school. In 1-2 chapters Mori is goaded by a classmate into climbing up the school building and seemingly in a trance, he does so, almost killing himself in the process as he climbed up a small pipe 4 stories up. After being scolded heavily and slapped in the face by Onishii-sensei, he is encouraged to take up climbing and take part in a local contest, of which he initially refuses but ends up going through a series of events. Mori realizes rather unconciously, as he read more
Feb 18, 2015
blazingraz36 (All reviews)
|| Manga Review and Recommendation - Ultimate ||

Manga - Kokou No Hito.
Genres - Drama, Sports, Psychological, Seinen.
Authors - Sakamoto, Shinichi

From the title you can guess how much i liked this manga, i surfed through Myanimelist to find good seinen manga and i found this Golden Gem. The Manga takes the story to the deep philosophical and psychological world of Mori Buntarou, who is a Mountain Climber. Life is not easy and therefore for you to enjoy you need to climb the mountain to achieve your dream..a random quote i made. The life of mori Buntarou is explored in this manga from a high school read more

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