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Synonyms: Jigoro!: Urasawa Naoki's Short Story Collection Masterpiece, Genroku Yarou, Genroku Era Rascal, A Bat & 2 Balls, A Bat and 2 Balls
Japanese: ジゴロー!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: 1994
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.231 (scored by 450450 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #179552
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Popularity: #12513
Members: 1,323
Favorites: 0
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /9


1-5. Jigoro!
6-7. Genroku Yarou
8-9. A Bat & 2 Balls



Dec 4, 2017
In simple terms, hilarious. This manga is hilariously enjoyable. Even in the sequel ”yawara!” Jigoro is a witty nutcase whose humour is strange, but enjoyable. I can remember the multiple times this manga has made me burst out laughing. If you’re still doubting this manga then go and try it! After the very long, tiring, emotional yawara, jigoro is light hearted and refreshing. I love this manga due to its short length, and its humourous yet touching scenes.
The only thing I disliked about this was the fact that there was no closure to it, but being a prequel it is a common thing.

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