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Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru  
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Kohinata Minoru is a college student at a college that is popular for its sports rather than academic orientation. He starts out as a gymnast alongside his friend, Nana, but is bullied by his gymnast seniors. One evening, a karate student at the college, Mutou Ryuuji, witnesses Minoru being bullied and comes to his rescue and drags him into the world of karate. Minoru makes new friends and learns some of their dark pasts, including a shocking death that reveals motives for revenge.


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Associated Names
Karate Shôkôshi

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
c.320 by Deadbeat-Scans (13d ago)
v.31 c.319 by Deadbeat-Scans (18d ago)
v.31 c.318 by Deadbeat-Scans (34d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
50 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (497 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 20th 2015, 2:58am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

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3 Month Pos #607 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #596 increased(+12)

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Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru anime? 137 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes ago
chapter 40 989 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes ago
What are the 'parts' that the series is divided into? 1100 days, 1 hours, 56 minutes ago
why is the gap between scanlations and actual chapter that big? 1553 days, 11 hours, 8 minutes ago

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My Opinion   
Rating: N/A
by yamaki045
July 15th, 2015, 2:40pm
I agree about the ending being mediocre but I think that yasushi ended it that way since meo and ootsuki takeru will take on where the manga ended.
as for the sequel, I expected the sequel will end faster because of flow of the story for example Koshien Karate Tournament where you will earn the title shoukoushi if you win. Koushien Karate tournament It doesn't hold any impact unlike the tournaments of the KSKM.
This manga is Seinen. if they put this in shounen there will be a parents sending a letter of complaint since shounen manga focus audience is 7-18 years old and seinen is 20+. you can't read seinen manga if you don't know kanji but for shounen even if you don't know many kanji you can still read it because it has furigana(it's a reading aid for kanji)
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same old   
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by Darkn1te
February 10th, 2014, 3:58pm
same old a little better than the rest, i skipped to the end and im glad I did not waste my time trying to read 200+ chapters to be greeted by a mediocre ending. the sequel I expect to be just as average.

Friendly warning : with the pace of the translation releases it will take atleast 4 years for them to finish all 500 chapters.
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Overall thoughts...   
Rating: N/A
by dzk87
May 14th, 2013, 1:42pm
Just so people know, seinen and shonen mean the MAGAZINE it's in. They usually correspond to age of reader, but its magazine based..

The characters don't have much depth to them, but the fight scenes are realistic, if nothing else is. Art is good, nothing groundbreaking. People claim the feats here aren't realistic.. sources? As somebody who does martial arts, up to the current release, there is nothing shown that wasn't technically possible. Could a college student do it? Most likely not, but there aren't any superhuman feats..

Yes, petty things like "my martial art is best" exist completely. Source: Does martial arts in college. Everybody claims theirs is best. EVERYBODY.
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fictional works and realism   
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by Seeker91
April 29th, 2013, 10:18am
mercio, Being a fictional piece of work is not a justification for lack of realism. That is, realism for the work's generally accepted rules, the way its universe works. What I am trying to say is that, the manga or any other media in question still has to make sense in its own world, whether it includes aliens, fruitcake elves or plain humans. Tolkien's Lotr for example has realism within its work because near everything has a reason and is explained, despite having fictional elements as its basis. Now about Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru , we have simple humans that perform stunts and deeds that are hardly believable and yet completely unexplained. I am not only referring to the martial arts stuff, I am also referring to the fact that if they had done half the things we see in the manga, in reality they would have ended up in jail, a psychiatric ward, or worse. But there is no explanation of how the society just deems it normal.
On the positive side the art is good.
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Okay manga.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mercio
February 20th, 2013, 3:48pm
I LoL at all these people saying they hate it because it's not "realistic". This is a manga! COMIC BOOK! If you want realistic go watch "real life" martial art match. The author can make the main character half alien half onion and shoot hobbit out of his nipple if he wants to. Don't complain about stupid things.
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Should have kept on moving   
Rating: N/A
by liquidsin
February 10th, 2012, 12:42pm
Nesfe summed it up perfectly. This series isn't seinen, the kids aren't college students, and the realistic quality that people talked about is a joke. Even with the classification of shounen, it's so poorly executed that I wouldn't recommend it to a friend (nor even speak it's name).

For those wondering how this series holds up in the later volumes...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
A small cast of new members are slowly added: a homosexual wrestler that wants and attempts to defile the main character multiple times, and the last remaining member of the 'ninja' club who serves to do nothing more than give background on future enemies. Enjoy

... Last updated on July 4th, 2012, 5:04am
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Not really "realistic"   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nesfe
November 24th, 2011, 10:07pm
This will be my first review ever, so please bear with it. The review has only some details from the first volume, not really spoilers.After i have read all the comments about the realism of this manga, I thought why not, I'll give it a try. A couple of chapters in and I'm already disappointed in it. People should have mentioned that it is only realistic in terms of techniques and martial arts (maybe) and not really realistic in terms of characters and story.

First, the main character starts out as a college student in a College . However not one character in the entire first volume seems to behave as a university student. All of the characters seem to be in the middle of puberty and high school. I don't know how to describe it well, but it just doesn't feel right the way everyone is acting. The setting might have worked in high school, but in college it really fails especially since they are supposedly martial artists (something like a 24 years old college judo club member picking a fight just seems wrong.) The main character didn't really help. when he sees karate practice he has this dreamy kid look and text bubbles writes "so cool" .

Second, apparently all martial artists or sports people are complete a**holes in this manga. In the first 2 volumes alone we have fights going by judo/karate/taekwondo/kendo and even gymnastics clubs. Now don't get me wrong, I started reading this manga expecting villain martial artists, but not in the stupid way it is presented here. The entire judo club fighting the college karate "kid" like some middle school delinquents. The "gymnastics" club bullying the main character, and my martial art is better than yours kid mentality, Sigh 。。。。。。
The biggest disappointment is that it is labeled Seinen when it has shonnen written all over the characters. From the i want to be strong main character to the nice girl/friend that cares about him.

There you have it, if you can get over the fact that the guys in the manga are supposedly 20+ years old martial artists with children's brains and delinquent behavior, then you might enjoy it. After all the art is good and just think of them as highschool kids and look at the manga as a shonnen. But for me who was looking for a senien realistic martial arts story, this is definitely is not it. I'll give it a 6 for being an average shonnen manga.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2011, 10:23pm
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It's alright   
Rating: N/A
by CowTail
July 7th, 2011, 8:55pm
Worth reading anyway. The characters are pretty shallow, and the chapters are incredibly short, but it's a decent fighting manga you can read while waiting for your favorites to be released.
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Some Serious Humor   
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by ejusdemgeneris
May 2nd, 2011, 2:10am
The art's good, fighting scenes are well depicted and explained.

Now, what struck me more was how humorous extremely mature topics were shown here. You'll find out when you meet the Brazilian.
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so good   
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by jasperv
May 13th, 2010, 9:18am
if you like underaged kids your are a Pedo but if you like Minoru your are a Pedro ....loll
this one is really good i won't compare it to All rounder Meguru because there is an impedance mismatch
but seriously what happened Nana from the first volume did the authors forget about her ??
and Haruka is sure the most sexy girl in the manga world <3
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