Souten no Koumori
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Souten no Koumori

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Synonyms: A Bat in Blue Sky
Japanese: 蒼天の蝙蝠


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: 2006
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Historical Historical, Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 24302,430 users)
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Ranked: #43892
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Popularity: #4716
Members: 4,325
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This is the story of a shinobi, Henpukumaru, who awakens in an enemy's mansion. She is introduced to the future master of the mansion, Chiyozuru. Chiyozuru is able to get the unemotional Henpukumaru to smile and react differently than she normally would. But, one night, there is an attack by Henpukumaru's former allies...

(Source: Illuminati-Manga)


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Sep 16, 2009
It's always nice to find a good story about ninjas, especially given the penchant for loud voices, orange jumpsuits, and an overall lack of anything remotely resembling stealth or cunning (believe it!). Thankfully, Souten no Komori (or, A Bat in the Blue Sky), is nothing like a certain anime series.

The manga is by Arakawa Hiromu, a mangaka whose name should ring some bells with people, especially as she is the creator of the Full Metal Alchemist and Jyuushin Enbu: Hero Tales manga. Although she is the brains behind one of the most popular franchises in anime and manga, her body of work also includes a ...
Mar 30, 2021
It’s actually a pretty good manga about a “shinobi warrior demon” girl who has a bat shape birthmark on her face and is pretty much a badass like my god man, the fighting scenes with her were clean af. It’s just too bad this was cut short like it would have the potential to be a full on 90 chapters story. It’s even interesting to see that this manga is set in Feudal Japan because the author did well with Full Metal Alchemist so it’s a pretty nice shift to explore more by the author!

Props to Hiromu Arakawa for creating this one shot, it’s ...

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