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From Wikipedia:
This story introduces Takeru who is an average Japanese highschool girl raised in a Buddhist convent by nuns. She has been experiencing reoccurring nightmares about the Witchblade calling out to her. This is due to the secret that the temple houses within, the Witchblade sealed inside a box. Furthermore, her lineage keeps an unknown connection with the mystic artifact and the folklore of the Oni, hence explaining Takeru's strong attraction to the gauntlet which is locally called Oni no te (鬼の手, "Hand of Oni"). Ultimately, Takeru's life suffers a drastic change when she becomes the next bearer of the Witchblade due to some circumstances that force her to randomly encounter it.


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Associated Names
Witchblade Takeru

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.12 by Whitewolf & DCP (2494d ago)
v.2 c.11 by Whitewolf & DCP (2541d ago)
v.2 c.10 by Deckard & DCP (2551d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews

1 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (120 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 28th 2013, 11:17am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Champion RED (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Bandai Entertainment (2 Volumes - Complete)
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Weekly Pos #904 increased(+394)
Monthly Pos #2410 increased(+216)
3 Month Pos #4237 increased(+252)
6 Month Pos #6140 decreased(-25)

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On 232 reading lists
On 316 wish lists
On 317 completed lists
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
August 28th, 2013, 11:14am
The Gonzo anime is boring but watchable. This side story though is complete and utter crap in both art and storytelling. The american (colored) version mangages to be worse than the manga by the way.
Just avoid this manga (and Akita Shoten in general). And what is up with the ending. Was the creative team to bored to go on ? Read Ron Marz Witchblade Run instead. Or the Darkness by Garth Ennis.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2013, 11:16am
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For a quick read.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by panos
May 6th, 2011, 5:56am
It could be better,but it feels more like a generic forced mixture of Japanese cliche rather than an attempt of making a good alternative story.As @Aikanaro said,you cannot bring yourself to care about the main characters,probably because they are underdeveloped.The ending was also sad but it brings hope that things will return to how they were.
A comment about the art:When Takeru transforms you feel like the manga worth your time.But when she is in her normal human form both her and the main protagonist don't feel too well colored at times.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2011, 7:04am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by jajakaha
July 16th, 2010, 5:23pm
I read 2 chapters then got bored and skipped to the end to ruin the story for me so ill never think of this manga again. Im not saying its a bad manga but ive read to many manga just like this one and there just isnt anything special about it.
Oh the end is kinda sad
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
April 8th, 2010, 12:51am
Lost in blandness. There are some things that I really liked but those things weren't what the story was about and were pretty much entirely incidental. Couldn't bring myself to care about the main characters. Even though the themes in it and the subject matter are things than I'm generally strongly inclined towards it just seemed lacking something.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
April 5th, 2009, 3:50pm
It's nothing really special (seen the concept before) but it wasn't bad at all. But one thing i didn't like is how it felt more like an American comic than a manga and the characters felt a little generic and cliched.

Nice art, seen before plotline, bloody violence and in full color.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2009, 5:26pm
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That's new   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cjchan
October 23rd, 2007, 12:02pm
Drawn by japanise, colorued by americans :>
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Worth reading   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Juneau
April 22nd, 2007, 8:53am
Really nice art, very cute and bloody.
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