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Buster Keel!  
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Keel, the hero of our story, is looking desperately for Siva the so called "best monster fighter" to retrieve something precious that he took away from him, on his search he joins a beginner monster fighter girl, along with her flying pig monster and goes for an adventure to find Siva who for some reason has been missing for two years.


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Akashi Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.27 by Akashi Scans (426d ago)
v.7 c.26 by Imangascans & Sense-Scans (1029d ago)
v.7 c.25 by Imangascans & Sense-Scans (1188d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2015, 5:09am PST



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Shounen Rival (Kodansha)

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So so   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jijiey
November 14th, 2008, 5:25am
Yes another typical shounen manga with RPG theme, this manga looks like the mix of Fairy Tail with Monster Hunter Orage yet the story still interesting if you a shounen fans manga.
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So so   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by heavenvn
January 21st, 2009, 11:25am
Well, I read the first chapters and it was so so. Not bad at all, but there were nothing really special about it either. Well it may also be because I'm kinda tired of tsundere characters. I mean, where in the world would you associate and stay with people you don't stand ? It's fine in shoujo mangas but in a rpg kind of manga, I think it's a bad thing.

Art is fine, it does remind of Fairy Tail as said before.

I guess it would be good for someone who's not tired of tsundere characters.
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L-O-V-E<3 <3 <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by badkittygrl4567
September 5th, 2011, 1:23pm
I really like this. Its similar to Fairy Tail in some ways, but it is different in good ways. I really real really fucking love this manga and I wish they would update it faster. The fights and the plot isn't like fairy tail, but its the main characters who are similar to natsu, lucy, and gray, but hey! I love those guys so it fine by me. Again they are different in good ways.
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Good ending!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by coquidragon
January 30th, 2014, 7:42am
I just finished reading the not-yet scanlated chapters. The ending has a couple of good twists. It was a good read, for an action shonen. It is a pity no group is yet to finish the scanlations.
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The art feels familiar...but it's different   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
December 1st, 2011, 6:52pm
The art for this is familiar to One Piece and Fairy Tail, but at the same time it's different enough to not be a distraction. I think the author might have been an assistant to one of the two authors. Everyone who says this is just like fairy tail is a bit wrong in my opinion. For one, all shounen protagonist are basically the same. Keel is just as dumb as the rest of them. The heroine is just as spunky as the rest of them, and Keel's archnemesis/best friend is just like the rest of them. In short, the characterizations are pretty cliche.

That being said, the cliches don't feel forced. It's actually quite a fun read, and once the story starts to pick up, I think it gets better. I can't say that anything about this manga elevates it from it's peers, but I don't think it's a bad addition to the shounen action genre.
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Better than most   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
August 5th, 2011, 1:22pm
Yeah, it's not incredibly original, but it is well crafted.

I like all the main characters, and enjoy seeing them interact. I like how they feel like a family, with the super-weak little fire-pig thing not hesitating to stand up to the dragonape, as indeed 'brothers' will fight about food and what-not, but it's all in jest because deep down they care about one another. I also like how the girl plays a key role in many of the fights, rather than being just someone to save: she's not waiting to be saved, she's also fighting and pitching in!

I like how it's not a story that makes heroes out of psychos, how the heroes mainly strive to make the world around them better for all, rather than just better for themselves (even the dragonape, who in the end is just lonely and hurt, and therefore starts off in an overly defensive/aggressive stance).

It's a nice story smile
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
January 25th, 2011, 6:40pm
im really liking this series right now it has a pretty good story thats getting more interesting and its art may be as unique as fairy tails but its still as great, the characters are funny and im really expecting a lot from this manga. also i think its really worth giving it a chance like i did, i dont think the user rating it got above is fair and thats one of the reasons why i still give a lot of the mangas thats less than 8.0 a chance to judge for myself doesnt give it enough justice, ii mean they even rated Naruto a 7.99 and its one of the top 3 shounens out right now. i hope this series gets more popular too

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Rating: N/A
by 2snobal
October 5th, 2011, 9:09pm
I think it's a mix of Rave Master and Fairytail. Think about it. The characters resemble Natsu Lucy and Gray (and the Rave characters). They're looking for these 4 treasures (remind you of anything?) that will let them save the world and find what they're looking for. Yep. Lavi's parents are rich and want her to become a docile little princess, she ran away to become an adventurer, and their last names are Heartful. -_- There are a bunch more (like the fact that Lavi, who sounds eerily similar to Lucy, uses "monsters" who she views as companions), but it would be a waste of time to list them all. Aside from the obvious similarities, this is a really good manga. I love it, but I think it should stray a bit more from Fairytail. :I
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by axel478
October 1st, 2014, 2:55am
I really really love the series, I hope I could read the scanlated chapters please.. I love the anime OMG it's very nice. Or, please give me the link where can I read the not yet scanlated chapters? PRETTY PLEASE
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Buster Keel, it has its charm   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Darkfire31
November 10th, 2010, 4:34pm
Yeah, you can draw comparisons between this and Fairy Tail, but Buster Keel has its own charm. It is a typical shonnen manga, with all the trimmings; the good point is that the slight deviations from the standard mold make it more interesting. Rather than a human protagonist with magical, supernatural or no powers, we have Keel who's a monster (Dragonape) pissed off about being stuck in human form, his personality is abrasive, and he's cocky to no end.

Did I hook you yet? No?
Just read Buster Keel, you might enjoy it; I know I do.
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