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Tough  
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Description
This is a mixed martial arts fighting manga about the Miyazawa school of martial arts. Initially, it is about Kiichi trying to heal his father after he was nearly killed by his brother Kiryu. But then it goes on to be less about that as his father recovers and some tournament style fighting begins. At that point various apparently overwhelming opponents will encounter Kiichi on his way to the top. The objectives of the various characters start to play a more and more important role, as well as the different philosophical projections of several martial arts and disciplines. (Somewhat maybe like a modern day Samurai story.)

This is also a continuation of Koukou Tekkenden Tough which followed the main character, Kiichi, when he was younger and was training under his father Seiko Miyazawa. (Knowing the prequel isn't necessary at all.)

Type
Manga

Related Series
Devils x Devil (Side Story)
Koukou Tekkenden Tough (Prequel)
Oton (Side Story)

Associated Names
Free Fight (French)
TOUGH-タフ-

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Endless Abyss
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
39 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
4 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (142 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
May 25th 2014, 12:30pm PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #650 increased(+83)
Monthly Pos #942 increased(+26)
3 Month Pos #1109 decreased(-672)
6 Month Pos #1128 decreased(-523)

List Stats
On 1025 reading lists
On 458 wish lists
On 31 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 129 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Tough 372 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes ago
I have a question about the Tough manga. 602 days, 6 hours, 49 minutes ago
Tough to End on July 19 809 days, 23 hours, 4 minutes ago
Tragedy 1696 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes ago

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great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Manmankyle
September 10th, 2006, 4:40pm
this manga is great for martial arts lovers.with the plot with a underground fighter int he yakuza that wants to help his pop but the fights are awesome worth the look

... Last updated on September 10th, 2006, 4:40pm
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~~~   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
October 29th, 2008, 4:37am
if you like baki/garouden/riki oh/"insert any fighting manga name here", you will like this.
its pretty good for martial arts manga fans as it seems to be pretty well researched. and extremely well drawn, especially the fight scenes.

YOU DONT REALLY NEED TO READ THE PREQUEL FIRST, AS ALL IS EXPLAINED AS YOU GO, PRETTY MUCH

... Last updated on July 24th, 2009, 6:54am
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great fighting manga   
Rating: N/A
by Art
June 20th, 2006, 11:44pm
great art and fighthing
read it
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what just happened?   
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by bookawkee!
January 21st, 2013, 4:32am
so there havent been any releases for tough for some time now...and all of the sudden there are a few.but from the last chapter i read,kiichi was fighting seiko,but then it jumps to sometime after? did the scan crew skip some chapters?

mmmm...ok yeah there are some big gaps here. thanks to the scan crew for getting these out,but im really lost now. to anyone reading,its up to you if you want to read through the jump.

... Last updated on January 21st, 2013, 4:36am
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GrEAAAAT Fighting MAnGa   
Rating: N/A
by Cigotto
August 21st, 2006, 10:07am
Great History, Great Fights, Great Caracters, Great Art
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I love MMA manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
April 14th, 2014, 11:39am
I have trained in MMA, jujitsu, wrestling, and krav maga, so I always appreciate a portrayal of realistic martial arts in manga. That being said, a lot of this series is very unrealistic in the sense that many techniques should kill people and are impossible to do. It's a very fun exaggeration for mixed martial arts fans and action lovers alike! The story is not deep, but I mainly read this series for the action. For more realistic mixed martial arts and deeper stories try Holyland and All Rounder Megaru.
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shootfighter tekken   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 13th, 2006, 10:32pm
awesome fighting manga, also check out the anime shootfighter tekken.
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Only fights are worth   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by darkgenio
September 7th, 2008, 3:33am
If you like action and martial art mangas you might like Tough. You will not find anything deep in Tough though. Most dialogues are flat, the story is a linear, opponent, stronger opponent, stronger opponent, which will ultimately end with the "Battle king". If you like Vagabond or Blade of the immortal and appreciate mangas that go ddeper, then Tough is a Manga for teens.
Anyhow, Saruwatari can draw GREAT fights. He is one of the best out there. Fights are dynamic, interesting and clear, he lets you feel speed and pain and that's how fights should be. Only pain in the ass is the Voice Off often commenting the fight "Oh that's really a unique technique" and honestly, he could have spared us that Naruto like crap.
A 6 all in all cause art is clear and nice, characterization is not so bad either.
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If you just like fighting alone... sure   
Rating: N/A
by laclongquan
June 25th, 2006, 3:56am
[edit by mod: SPOILERS AHEAD]


Almost no plotline, not much character progress, Art is , well, 9/10. And the fatal weakness of fighting manga: NO CHICK. There's one or two pages with naked chicks but that dont count. No girls or women. Man, that's boring.

Well, as of c23, one female fighter appear. And maybe, just maybe it will get better in future. But I wont held my breath.

If you just like fighting scenes alone, this manga will give you plenty of them. So that's one good point for it.
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Which first?   
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by henki8
June 2nd, 2008, 3:51pm
I'm confused, should I read Koko Tekken-den TOUGH first then Tough? But Koko Tekken-den TOUGH is a 42 voulme manga and only up to voulme 2 is scaned...then why is Tough already being scaned?
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