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Hitogatana  
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Description
From Maigo:

Crimes commited using manned combat-androids dubbed "Katana" run rampant.
In an effort to maintain order, the government has organized the AKCD - "Anti Katana Crime Division."
Togusa of the 8th squad of the AKCD, while holding existential doubts as a Human-Katana hybrid, continually casts himself into battle...

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ヒトガタナ
人型兵器.刀
-Hitogatana-
ヒトガタナ

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.22 by Easy Going Scans (3d ago)
v.5 c.21 by Easy Going Scans (28d ago)
v.4 c.20 by Maigo (462d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (174 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 16th 2014, 12:25pm PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Blade (Mag Garden)
Comic Garden (Mag Garden)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #142 increased(+175)
Monthly Pos #778 decreased(-112)
3 Month Pos #1158 increased(+1418)
6 Month Pos #1322 increased(+656)

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On 1370 reading lists
On 604 wish lists
On 42 unfinished lists
On 186 custom lists

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I'm interested   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by whistlebird
January 22nd, 2011, 1:44am
I think this series has a lot of potential. It starts off pretty easy going--doesn't get right into the thick of the plot and lets the reader get used to the world and situation these characters are in and we get to explore their personality a bit before it gets too heavy. The plot may seem a little typical at first, but the character design and their mysterious pasts are just intriguing enough to keep me looking forward to each new chapter. I think I would buy this one, if it continues to be interesting in the next few, and if it ever reaches the US.
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Aaaahmmmmmph! (closed my own mouth)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by geekdiva
January 6th, 2011, 1:55pm
OK. First of all, a very vague spoiler about chapter 4:
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it ends in a cliffhanger! I'm glad Maigo Scans left in the teaser for the next book. Wait a minnit, I guess since this is an action manga you might think it's an action spoiler. Only sort of, compared to the other sequences. But I wanna know more about her and now I gotta waaaaait!


Enough of my spoiled spoilerish ramblings. For a first tank, or even a fifth, well done. The tech designs are universe-internally consistent by and large, although the "katana" designs must include some very busy nanobots. Well, I suppose to be effective nanobots would have to be.

Anyway, good character history and plot telegraphing without making it obvious beforehand but giving you just a little of that "Ohhh!" feeling in retrospect. Plus, a couple of the early fights give you a really good feel for the level of the action without being boring. The
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fight during the meeting
could have been especially boring given
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its length,
but the cut-aways and chapter ending made it one of my favorites.

There's a depth of potential hidden in the central character's background and the constraints he faces in society. I am glad to see the series made it to volume 3, and I hope the series lives up to its promise. I'll be eagerly waiting and making sure I get to keep the rating at:
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Unique   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by YamiKuro
January 5th, 2012, 7:12pm
This manga has a really unique artwork. The plot is interesting and unique, whereby it does not just focus on one character. The characters are lovable and share a deep friendship. At first I was fooled by the short description, but upon trying out the first chapter, the first few pages caught my attention, and I can't help hoping for more. A great manga worth trying out!
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it's catching up again!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by meridianna
September 3rd, 2014, 7:15pm
ah, don't mind the title. i'm just very happy to see this manga again.
the characters, instead being only mysterious and dark, are also unique and unusual.
seriously, how many protagonist out there which is similar to Togusa?
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looking meek and harmless but has a very dark past and even......... hated humanity before.

that's very few, mind you. not to mention what happen to Seri and others.
about the artwork, it's nothing great but it has a very nice and neat feeling. and the angle, i like it so much. it builds the action to be very good and not boring.
and the atmosphere, even this manga is dark enough, the jokes are good enough so the readers won't get bored. at least to me, it's like that.
the last is... the history which is slipped to this manga. i was very surprised to know that every cyborg here is named to a katana.
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i just realized Kogarasumaru is a name of a katana. lol.

it gives me more knowledge about katana. i like it.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2014, 8:11pm
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