His name is Kuro and he's a cat. His owners are an old couple who live a simple, easygoing life. But because they have money, thieves often try to raid their home. Each time, however, Kuro manages to fight them off. Kuro is a great watch cat.
One day, however, Kuro is shot through with an arrow and whisked away by Doctor Go, an evil scientist. Doctor Go turns Kuro into a cyborg to assist him on his mission to conquer the world.
Doctor Go tries to control Kuro, but Kuro manages to escape. This infuriates the doctor. He feels that Kuro is ungrateful to him. With the help of Mi, another cyborg cat, he thinks of all sorts of ways to capture and kill Kuro.
Kuro has a new, invincible cyborg body, complete with the latest hi-tech weapons. But he also has a warm heart, which is partly what makes this story so loveable.
So long since my last review.So, i will introduce you all to my happy childhood manga, Cyborg Kuro-chan. Omg, i just forget about what year was that, but i am sure that i read this manga when i was middle - schooler (about 2000-2002 i guess). I won't write about the mangaka, author, director, producer, or all things that excluded from the story. I'm bad about that and also will never want to know it instead. Just about the story
And this review may contain minor spoiler, but i intended it solely to help you out since no one has reviewed this manga.
If you already had
watched the anime, i should say that is totally different from the manga. Perhaps you knew it better than me that sometimes anime was produced differently from the manga on purpose. The causes are varied and one of them is the manga serves darker story than the anime and it is not supposed to be watched by children even they served so kiddy kind of characters.Yup, the manga of cyborg kuro-chan is that kind of thing. The manga is much darker than the anime. However, if you enjoy about the kind of psychological stories, maybe you should take a glance into this one.
Kuro is a common name for black pet in Japan. Sometimes it is translated by 'blackie' in English because refers to the color of the pet's fur or skin. Not different, the main character of this manga is male pitch black cat in both of the color and background. Basically, he is a stray cat who lives in the band of cats that have no different fate with him. They lived together, shared everything that they had, and also fought to save each other. He took the lead of the band and accompanied by his comrade named Matatabi. Somehow Matatabi lost his eye because of certain battle. But it does make him looks like veteran of battle that already feels the tarty of fighting. Someday the band was totally ripped out. They lost all of their precious friends because of brutal attack from another band. Like mainstream leader that usually we see, Kuro wanted to take revenge and recklessly charged the enemy by himself. That made Matatabi as him comrade can not just do nothing. The result is clear, they were dying after beating a ton of stray cat. Insane scientist named Dr.Go found him and modified him in order to strengthen his chance of life. Yup, like in the robocop, a new life that granted by cybernation. Kuro is alive and masters a ton of artillery which ready to annihilate his enemy. Go's objective is dominating the world, however Kuro just assumes it as pain in the ass, so he won't join him. Go feels like betrayed and then tries to defeat him. But he made a mistake that actually Kuro is his masterpiece. He is so strong and unbeatable. Even Go had made his rival named Mi who inherited the same technology as him. It's still piece of cake for Kuro. His ability is not wasted, he involved into certain adventures that make him to go all out in order to defeat the enemy. Accompanied by his old comrade, Matatabi, he keeps fighting various kind of mech-enemies includes Go that never gives up to control him again.
Bloody battles are served in this manga. You can imagine all of those gore scenes completed by those amputation things. But there are just cat corpses here instead of human. Like torturing animal eh? It's up to you to comment and assume. However, the comedy is still a strong part of this manga. Dirty jokes, kiddy jokes, even boring jokes can be found. I remember there are two electric poles who claimed themselves as married couple and aliens as well. Absurd isn't it? So if still difficult about imagining what kind of story it is. Just imagine Shingeki No Kyojin with the cat as Eren