In a little town near Osaka, an old tradition is being perpetuated. Every year, for hundreds of years, the men of the town defy each others in the "grand ceremony of Masuraou". Their weapons? Their courage and their fists! Their goals? Becoming the the king of the town!
It's in this atmosphere that Takeshi Yamato, a young high schooler from Tokyo, moves in. Ex-gang leader decorated with an incredible secret, he is decided to forget the past and become a socially acceptable guy... However, between his secret being found out, the fights, the girls and the messing up with his friends, he is far from becoming a model high schooler!
Since the Edo periods of Japan, gladiator arenas exist in certain areas. In these arenas, wealthy business owners and merchants hire gladiators to fight in unarmed combat where winner takes all. Tokita Ohma, nicknamed "Asura", joins these arenas and devastates his opponents. His spectacular ability to crush his enemies catches the attention of the big business owners, including the Nogi Group chairman, Nogi Hideki.
Completed on 23 August 2018 with 236 chapters and 27 volumes (and a Volume 0). Links:
Bat has returned to her birthplace, Rainbowria, where her mother grew up. The 17-year-old Bat, as the princess of the Black Knight Queen, has roused the sealed Starship from its sleep. The story follows Bat's adventures in the mysterious Starship.
The plot of the series revolves around Mankichi Togawa, who at the start of the series is a single delinquent student with one dedicated follower. Like many later iconic shonen protagonists, Mankichi's power is his ability to appeal to the others around him who join his cause (sometimes only after first losing to him in a fight). Join Mankichi as he fights other delinquents, dangerous criminals, and even juvenile detention camps!
Historically, this is Weekly Shonen Jump's first major hit, the title that got their magazine to sell millions. The authors of both Saint Seiya and Fist of the North Star have both stated in interviews that Otoko was their inspiration to get into the manga industry, and it was one of the first shonen manga to get its own anime. While it may seem insignificant now, nearly every Shounen Jump manga out there owes its existence to Mankichi.
When the Devil King announces his retirement, he calls forth his two sons, Yomi and Sora, to give them each a quest. Whichever of them finds a pure Yamato maiden within a year would inherit the throne of the Devil King, while the other would die. Thus begins Sora's sex-fuelled adventure to find a woman that can satisfy his father... (Sakigake!! Otokojuku Wiki)
Otokojuku - a private school for juvenile delinquents that were previously expelled from normal schools. At this school, Japanese chivalry is taught through feudal and military fundamentals. Similar to an action film, the classes are overwhelmed by violence. Only those who survive it become true men.
Kinnikuman (Muscleman), a weak and clumsy super hero, constantly getting into wacky situations. As the series progressed, the story began changing from comedy to action as Kinnikuman battles stronger and stronger foes in the wrestling ring. The series continually introduced new Super Human characters, known as Chojin, who would challenge Kinnikuman and his friends for various purposes.
Received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga in 1985.
The original run was from 1979-1986 and ended with Vol. 36. The series directly continued in 2010.
Nagai Jinsei, aka "Bare-Knuckles Jinsei". Born in a dumpster, raised in an orphanage, living as a yakuza, he is tough enough that he fights all his fights bare-handed, and is covered with countless knife and bullet scars from his battles. But his life changes when he saves the five-year-old Ayumi, daughter of the new police chief, Enjoji Masayoshi, and befriends their family. For the first time in his life, Jinsei feels like he's found a family of his own, and decides to start his life over, but his past and his ties to the yakuza keep getting in the way.
Sequel to "Sakigake!! Otokojuku", which sees the return of Otokojuku, the school seeking to train true men of Japan. The story focuses on Shishimaru Tsurugi, half-Japanese son of Momotaro Tsurugi, the original series' protagonist, as he comes to Otokojuku and is joined by a whole new generation of new characters, both children and heirs of former characters and completely original characters.
September 11, 197x, In the whole Kantou region a magnitude 8-9 violent earthquake occurred. Scholars called it the great destruction of the Showa Era, but the people called it the earthquake from hell! Volcanoes erupted, buildings crumbled, Tokyo became decimated in a single day. The government, after failing to recover the city, abandons Tokyo and moves the capital. The survivors form a society with no laws. In this harsh lawless world emerges Jack, a 10 foot giant who annihilates anyone and anything in his path. The manga details his journey.
The numbering is from the Complete Edition, with around 20 Chapters per volume.
The series began as a fairly humorous and lighthearted satire of Japan's teenage delinquent-gang subculture told from the perspective of Matsushita Tadashi (who also narrates these early Karate Bu stories), a 2nd year student at Kangokou High and a constant target of Kangokou's numerous bullies who beat him up routinely after school. He is almost always accompanied by his best friend Saitou Takaki, who is also constantly harassed.
As the pair grow increasingly tired of being victimized they decide to join the titular Karate Club, which is notorious throughout Osaka's youth gangs for training and producing the city's most hardened and toughest teenage thugs while maintaining the facade of a legit school sports club. But when they join the club, they find themselves picked on just as much if not worse by the club's current members. But as the story progresses they grow to be increasingly capable fighters.
Along with the manga's change in attitude and central character, the various teenage fighters throughout the series grew increasingly stronger and even began to tap into superhuman ki abilities, putting Osu!! Karate Bu in the company of other similar epic Shōnen fighting manga such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Ball, and Fist of the North Star.
Osu!! Karate Bu was wildly popular in its native Japan, but is otherwise almost completely unknown in most other countries. It spawned a four episode OVA mini-series released over a period of two years from 1990-1992, a 1990 live action movie, and a 1994 Super Famicom fighting game.
Doctor K is a doctor with exceptional skill. Graduating from a top-tier, high profile medical college, instead of working in a hospital or running his own clinic, he prefers to live his life wandering around to treat people in need of help.
The manga tells a fictional version of the story of historical Tang China diplomat Wang Xuance, centering on his diplomatic journey from Tang Dynasty China to the Empire of Harsha in India in the 7th century CE. When he comes upon a crumbling empire that is now hostile to him he escapes to Tibet and raises a confederation of Tang, Nepalese, and Tibetan soldiers to mount a raid on the Empire of Harsha.
In the 13th century, the Mongolian Empire rapidly expands across the globe. Later historians who studied the prophecies of Nostradamus would say that Mongolia was the birthplace of the "Great King of Terror," Angolmois. And at last, the force of the Mongolian Empire would turn their attention toward Japan... 1274: The Bun'ei Invasion. The exiled samurai Jinzaburou Kuchii is in Kamakura when he finds himself face to face with this invasion.
This story is a fresh look at the great battle that rocked all of medieval Japan: the Mongol Invasion. It shows how the people of Tsushima panicked, struggled, and eventually rose up against the overwhelming forces of their enemy. Links:
Out of all Japanese historical figures, Oda Nobunaga is probably the one with the widest range of interpretations. But what was the real Nobunaga like, and why was he really betrayed and murdered? While a lot of manga make their stories more interesting by taking historical liberties, this one does the opposite, using historical research to paint a clearer - yet more intriguing - picture of the man behind the myth.
God's come down to earth and all hell is breaking loose! Enter a world where demons seen only in dreams are real, oceans swallow cities, and the powers of the mind are preferable to guns.
It is here in the "Demon City" that Kyoya Izayoi, master of the rare martial art of nenpo, wields the mythical sword Ashura in defense of beautiful Sayaka Katagiri. As the evil Dark Order and the Super Soldiers of the Special Abilities Task Force clash in a race to find the one believed to be God, Kyoya saves a member of the SATF—and lands himself smack in the middle of a mess. Meanwhile, members of the Dark Order ambush Sayaka. Can Kyoya slay the beasts and save the girl? Will Kyoya help the SATF defeat the Dark Order and their plan to destroy the world?
Ukyo Ozora came from Brazil, holding up his Musashiri Tenryu, a special fist created by Miyamoto Musashi. As soon as you come to Japan, defeat the giant Rick who defeated `` Hazinkai '' karate and get attention at once!
The story revolves around the lives of two rough-and-tumble high school friends Kato Hiroshi and Nakama Toru, who seemed to make a habit of getting into trouble and starting up fights. In keeping with the spirit of the manga, Toru and Hiroshi sport slicked back 50's style ducktails and adopted exaggerated swaggers that made them comical and yet also oddly cool. The drama also features an assortment of outlandish characters who sport even weirder fashions and hairdos. To describe the action in this drama, think Fight Club meets The Breakfast Club.
*Won the 12th Kodansha Manga Award for general manga in 1988 (shared with Bonobono)
Yasuda Ippei is the heir to the wealthy Yasuda Family, and a bright and talented student who is admired by all. On his 18th birthday, he is sent on a year-long journey in which he is guaranteed complete and utter freedom. However, unless he returns by the end of the year with a bride the entire family approves of, he will be disinherited.
A continuation of the manga "Ultimate Path Private High School", this story follows Toratora Tora on his quest to become the most notorious gangster in all of Japan. When he encounters Schoolcap Masa, the boss of the Gokumasa family, he immediately admires him and joins the family on their rampages. Full on both laughter and violence, the manga takes reader everywhere from a juvenile reformatory all the way to the halls of the Diet.
Daizaburo "Eddie" Ban, a Japanese-American, joins New York City's toughest precinct, the 34th. On his first day he is partnered up with John Estes, called Sleepy by his friends and Mad Bull by his enemies, a cop who stops crime with his own violent brand of justice. Mad Bull makes no qualms about executing common thieves with shotgun blasts if they even pose a minor threat to him or anyone around them. Mad Bull also often steals from prostitutes and does incredible amounts of property damage while fighting crime. Mad Bull's unpoliceman-like behavior often puts him in hot water with his partner Daizaburo and the 34th precinct. However, despite how reckless or illegal these acts are, a good cause is almost always revealed. Perrine Valley, a police lieutenant, joins Daizaburo and Sleepy later on to help them tackle more difficult cases involving the mafia and drug-running.
Mad Bull 34 is inspired by the high-action buddy cop films of the 70's and 80's.
Space Adventure Cobra is a popular Shounen Jump manga from the late 70s, early 80s.
Cobra is a notorious Space Pirate with a laser gun as his left arm. But, he was tired of being chased by the agency in space and decided to lead a regular life by changing his face & being wiped of his memory.
3 years later, he is a regular person leading a regular life.
In the United States, portions of the manga were published by Viz Media in 1990. The feature film was licensed by Tara for its release in American theaters and by Manga Entertainment in British theaters in 1995. Urban Vision and Discotek Media released it for home video market, while Madman Entertainment acquired it for the Australasian region's release. The anime series was licensed in the Northern American region by Nozomi Entertainment.
Kujaku is a Buddhist monk who specialize in exorcism, devil hunting. He is a member of Ura-Kouya, a secret organization in Japan that specialize in demon hunting. In the first 3 volumes, Ogino wrote independent short stories about Kujaku's demon hunting. But in volume 4, it evolves into an epic saga against a secret evil organization lead by The Teachers of Eight Leaves. The goal of The Teachers of Eight Leaves is to revive Peacock King and Snake King, and allow them to fight each other to give birth to the ultimate Dark Buddha.
Okada Kenzo, 60 years old, is fired after a whole life spent to work. His wife and children leave him without money. He tries to commit suicide without success and decides to live a new life in the forest that doesn't let him die.
John K. Hiba, an ex-Green Beret is forced back into service by JCIA director Takechi to take odd jobs for the Japanese and American government, often involving someone that Hiba has a personal connection with. In addition to the violence that characterizes Saruwatari’s works, this manga is highly political, particularly criticizing American foreign policy during the Reagan-Bush years.
Volume 1 includes the oneshot that would eventually lead to the series Damned.
Youkai are specters who have lived in the human world since the dawn of time. They often rest peacefully in their dwelling places, until humans rouse them by inconsiderate actions. Kitaro is a young youkai boy who wants to help humans and youkai live in harmony, and he fights to protect humans from the enraged youkai who lash out at them.
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