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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: Publishing
Published: Jun 26, 1996 to Oct 12, 2010
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Itagaki, Keisuke (Art)
Serialization: Evening


Score: 7.301 (scored by 320 users)
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Ranked: #54132
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Volumes: /25
Chapters: /238


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.

This series is on hiatus.


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Aug 8, 2008
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
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Mar 5, 2010
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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