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Sasuga no Sarutobi  
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Description
Nikumaru, meaning "meatball" in Japanese, is a seventeen-year-old student at Ninja High School, a special school for the training of ninja. He is short and chubby, but he possesses a super technique known as the "kamikaze", where he stirs up a whirlwind with his feet. The series introduces his many adventures and pranks as Nikumaru meets with his rivals both in and out of school.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
さすがの猿飛
Amazing Sarutobi
Clever Sarutobi
L'Académie des ninjas (French)
The Academy of Ninjas

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Latest Release(s)
v.6-7 c.35-46 (end) by Project Bite Me! Scanlations (763d ago)
v.6 c.33-34 by Project Bite Me! Scanlations (799d ago)
v.6 c.32 by Project Bite Me! Scanlations (810d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)
3 Volumes (Bunko - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (50 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 12:21pm PST

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Year
1981

Original Publisher
MEDIA Factory (2003)
Shogakukan (1981)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #834 increased(+317)
Monthly Pos #2584 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #3606 increased(+1011)
6 Month Pos #5215 increased(+850)

List Stats
On 288 reading lists
On 172 wish lists
On 132 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 84 custom lists

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Light comedy   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nail80
November 11th, 2012, 7:20am
I'm very into old manga. I like the art, i like the campyness that you often see in plotlines, i like the ridiculousness of it all.
Maybe it all started with Kimagure Orange Road, a manga that i ended up enjoying tremendously.
Sasuga no Sarutobi provides a light comedy with a ninja plot. It isn't perfect, and the story drags through the middle, but there aren't many more flaws that i can find in it.
It doesn't take itself very seriously and so i can't be harsh. In what other manga would you find a fat ninja protagonist who also has plenty of talent?
Overall, if you want to spend some time on it everyday it will provide it's funny moments, but yeah it isn't spectacular.
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