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Saru Lock  
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Yataro Sarumaru, nicknamed Saru, is an ace in the locksmith trade and is obsessed with girls. This (almost) average teenager is given a hardly ordinary mission which marks the beginning of his adventures!


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Associated Names
Обезьяна и Замок

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Death Toll
Friendship Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.56 by Death Toll & Friendship Scans (113d ago)
v.6 c.55 by Death Toll & Friendship Scans (160d ago)
v.6 c.54 by Death Toll & Friendship Scans (266d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (346 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.91 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 29th 2013, 10:42am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #984 increased(+147)
Monthly Pos #1938 increased(+29)
3 Month Pos #2427 increased(+53)
6 Month Pos #1860 decreased(-335)

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On 2000 reading lists
On 836 wish lists
On 44 completed lists
On 106 unfinished lists
On 193 custom lists

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Ending to Saru Lock 411 days, 1 hours, 54 minutes ago
Will he ever get laid? 864 days, 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Saru Lock uncensored version? 1004 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago
Saru Lock ending Spoilers 1595 days, 19 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ftfchris
July 30th, 2013, 9:14pm
Because it's labeled as Seinen here on MU. It might be a cool Shounen manga but people were expecting Seinen. When i read a Seinen i don't think i'm going to be reading a Naruto-like story where assassins, soldiers and spies don't kill people. When i read about Yakuza, Mafia and gangs in a Seinen i expect more.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zybactik
February 20th, 2012, 2:07am
If I'm correct this is a shounen manga, not seinen...
Anyway, it is more or less on par with GTO or Kamen Teacher. No progress, that is pretty out of nowhere. The development here is far from being top priority. This manga is really light and relaxing. With no hard feelings. Pure entertainment. And you should remember that this is a monthly manga. It should not be read as 22 volumes at once.
I really liked it. comparing it with Naruto would be a waste. Most of shounen is that way. What's the problem?
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Not so good.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by momimomi
November 9th, 2011, 2:01pm
I've read it alll. And this manga doesn't have a feeling of one story.

First, there is "Cherry Boys" story. Saru and his school friends are main characters. Weak plot. Typical school ecchi comedy with a bit of romance. Even though it's ecchi, you won't see more than 3-4 ecchi panels per volume. Inconclusive ending. Well, from volume 1 to volume 22, there is almost no progress in this story. 4/10

Secondly, "Heaven's Crow". This is a story about Saitou, Saru has secondary role here. I was expecting bloody yakudza action out of this. But instead it was like Naruto with seinen characters.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
1 death, almost no guns and goody-goody main lead... Is this really seinen?

Anyway, first Yukki ark (vol 1) is the best ecchi story, Scouts ark (vol 3-4) is the best Heaven's Crow story. Everything else is boring.
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Rating: N/A
by harrysoung
January 23rd, 2011, 10:17pm
This is a gem. Even if I try to say something, I will only be repeating what everyone below me said: Totally Awesome. The violence, the sex... everything just fits right in. Whats more, its damn funny.
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Rating: N/A
by kisame16
December 3rd, 2010, 10:08am
Read a lot of manga in my time, this is by far the funniest one. Worth picking it up.
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Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by Kitsame
September 14th, 2009, 7:25am
Holy Shit this is one hell of a funny manga-I laughed my ass of in EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER so far(and thats 31scanlated chapters so far which is shame,because there's 21 RAW VOLUMES SO FAR!!!!)
Main char is a locksmith named Saru,a brilliant at his work and useless in his love life.With his fatty friend(btw sex obsessed freak) they solve cases of stolen sex tapes of idols,class mates losing virginity and so on...
Artwork is also great
Can't wait for more chapters to be scanlated of this jewel

... Last updated on September 14th, 2009, 9:27am
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wow jus simply wow   
Rating: N/A
by Brainskull
May 8th, 2009, 9:08pm
i picked this up on whim and was like holly shit, this is f@$kin awesome. Some parts can be rly graphic (epically the first 2 arcs) but the light moments r rly funny, so it has a great balance to it. I 100% recommend this
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Great so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by appletreetop
December 27th, 2008, 3:43pm
I've read up all the way to volume 17, waiting on my 18&19 >.<, but so far everything has been awesome, the story gets more and more interesting each volume and i cant stop rereading old chapters because they're just so funny! smile

EDIT: Just bought volume 20 and I gatta say its still keeping me interested.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2009, 11:05pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RiderFan
November 12th, 2008, 2:12pm
A skinny dude and a large dude are always a great comedic team. Add the fact they are obsessed about sex (but both are virgins) and you get situation after situation of hilarity!
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Benchmark of FUNNY!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shavonescales
June 3rd, 2008, 2:02pm
This manga is too funny, I can't believe there is a fat guy side kick who is a major comic relief. HAHAHA Saru is a freakish lock smith, but a looser who doesnt get chicks. He has an incredible infactuation with a popstar which he worships and would cry over... ok forget the plot seriously the character interation of Fatty and Saru is the funniest gob of comedy I've ever read and it goes on and on through out the manga causing literally almost non stop bursts of laughter! Its all bout these two idiots and their reactions to each other in every type of situation they get into, the plot is like additional material hahaha seriously you'll have to read it to believe it. Tell me if you dont laugh your head off by the end then you know not how to laugh my friend. The art is surprising good and captivating, if your not already taken by the hilarity. A Must read!!


My rating is only for the first volume.

... Last updated on June 28th, 2008, 9:15pm
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