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Synonyms: Ga-rou-den, Ga-Ro-Den, Legend of the Hungry Wolves
Japanese: 餓狼伝


Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 238
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 1996 to Oct 12, 2010
Genres: ActionAction, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Itagaki, Keisuke (Art)
Serialization: Evening


Score: 7.101 (scored by 671671 users)
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Ranked: #63992
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Popularity: #5915
Members: 2,158
Favorites: 25
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The central plot revolves around a man named Bunshichi Tanba, a dojo-crasher who seeks stronger fighters to prove his strength to himself. While traveling to several schools and challenging the best each had to offer, Tanba came to the FAW (a gym that trains pro-wrestlers) and is pitted against T. Kajiwara. Tanba is defeated and humiliated after realizing that he is not strong enough and disappears for 3 years. Upon his return, he has become nearly unbeatable.

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Jul 13, 2019
Hanma_Orochi (All reviews)
Garouden is my favorite martial arts manga ever, even though i love grappler baki, the last sagas really took a tool on me, Baki dou and Baki dou 2 are really a turn off for the fans, but that is not the subject here ! Garouden is one hell of a ride if you are a martial arts fan, praticioner ou just someone who enjoy combat sports, i am a martial artist since 12 years old, and series like hajime no ippo and baki, especially baki, made me dive into that and train in many styles, and Garouden only made that flame for fighitng inside read more
Aug 8, 2008
YoungVagabond (All reviews)
Garouden is penned by Keisuke Itagaki, of Grappler Baki fame. Like Baki, it is a series about jaw-dropping, brutal fights between unique, realistic characters one wants to learn more about, all told with many helpings of humor and self-deprecation.

Unlike Baki, the manga is largely based on the best-selling action books, from a different author, and follow a very different story arc and approach towards combat. The fighting is vastly more realistic. In fact, of every manga and anime I've seen, it's the closest to legitimate mixed martial arts.

The grapplers are shown as mostly dominating the pure strikers, and the submission read more
Mar 5, 2010
sukotsuto (All reviews)
Seeing as I'm an Martial Arts manga fan, MMA fan, Martial Arts fan, Karate fan, Wrestling fan, Pro Wrestling fan, Realistic Fighting fan, AND Combat Sports fan, I can honestly say that Garouden is my favorite manga series of all time. I'm starting to feel that EVERYTHING in this series is catered just for my tastes, and with that, I gave a 10 on everything (except art, which I gave a 9) because I'm definitely the target fanbase of this series and pretty much everything I wanted in a martial arts manga is seen here, and it's done a lot more realistically (despite manga exaggeration) read more

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