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Kongou Banchou  
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Akira Kongou is looking to take down the "23 district project" which involves "banchou" from 23 districts of Tokyo fighting for the right to control Japan. Without meaning to, he becomes a participant with the alias Kongou Banchou and must take down other banchou while searching for the leaders of the project.


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Kongo Bancho
Kongoh Bancho
Meet The Banchou

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v.12 c.114 (end) by ComeBack Scans (1062d ago)
v.12 c.113 by ComeBack Scans (1063d ago)
v.12 c.112 by ComeBack Scans (1064d ago)
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12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (248 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 10:56am PST



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Epitome of shounen manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SephiriaChronos
December 25th, 2014, 5:27am
I think my title says it all.
No draggy fights, no long useless speeches, no annoying protagonist.
I even like the dash of romance in it.
One word: Epic
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Great shounen manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bull3thole
December 31st, 2012, 4:19am
Just exactly like the person below be said, this manga is what shounen mangas should be like. There are no bs chapters and it is straight forward. It may be cliche but just like zimzimbadabim said, "It has all of the good cliches with none of the bad ones". The manga is like bleach but with none of these outrageous power ups or wasted chapters with full of dialogue. The ending was good because there is no open ending bs.

The only negative thing is that this manga is nothing new but I still recommend you to read this. I give this a 8.5/10 because its another cliche shounen manga but don't forget that it is executed perfectly.

... Last updated on January 5th, 2013, 10:38am
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Shounen action done right   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
September 15th, 2012, 2:05am
It has all if the good cliches with none of the bad ones, and unlike those manga that make you sick of hearing about the power of friendship, this makes me look forward to how teamwork and comraderie will win the day. Great diverse set of main characters that interact well with each other and a really cool cast of villains than seem to have unpredictable plans makes this manga one of my favorites.
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Erm, waitaminute...   
Rating: N/A
by jasonred79
June 2nd, 2012, 2:21am
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Where's Iai Banchou? We all know he's coming back, but surely he should return before too much "power inflation" sets in? I mean, This ain't dragonball where Kuririn powers up 2 steps behind Goku... If they're fighting Hakai Banchou now, what can Iai Banchou do against the later even bigger heavy hitters?

Also, I don't see why Kongou Kai + Kongou Homura (who is probably not much weaker than Kai) + Gokurou (who even as an old man could cut off Hakai's arm with ease and dodge his blows easily until he got tired) all together could not PAWN something created from Kai's cells... did the Japanese government improve the cells that much ??? I would think that an imitation couldn't beat the original, much less original x3...

Oh, and I don't understand why burying Hakai stopped him, nor do I get why digging him up freed him. What, did merely being buried under SOIL stop the movement of someone so powerful? Even the Bride from Kill Bill dug herself out of a grave...
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Banchou Love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lefance
March 29th, 2010, 11:36am
I fricken LOVE this series. It's so wicked, the art is powerful and the techniques are crazy. Later they even present banchou who are made by readers (just like choujin in Kinnikuman). In fact, KB reminds me lot of Kinnikuman and Hokuto no Ken, which is always a good thing. Nice, Suzuki-sensei!
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Puts the MAN in manga   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by mattai
December 6th, 2009, 3:07am
There isn't exactly a focus on being realistic, but that doesn't detract from the manga at all.
The main character is both hilarious and awesome at the same time. The fights are simple, not too drawn out and make you feel pumped up. The enemies are kind of strange, but creative. The manga is not too innovative otherwise, but all in all if you like shounen action, you can't really go wrong here.

... Last updated on December 31st, 2012, 4:50pm
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Excellent fighting manga.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ChaperonNoir
August 26th, 2009, 10:15am
This is an excellent fighting manga. The main character, Kongou is a big guy with herculean strength. But even more, he is very kind to others, even his enemies and he can make them understand the error of their ways.
In the world of banchou, we can see ENORMOUS people. Many enemies are ridiculously big and tall, some even have a giant size. There is no magic, but there are many special abilities and they usually are exagerated stuff from legends and science.

The fights are not sophisticated like in Naruto but they are prideful and the outcome is never determined by small tricks.

Don't sweat the small stuff!

... Last updated on August 26th, 2009, 10:15am
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Rating: N/A
by mono-sama
June 24th, 2009, 6:33am
its weird. very predictable, everything you expect to happen, happens.
but he goes through enemies every few chapters so its kinda ok as it doesnt get TOO boring.
this summary at the top isnt very accurate, just give it a try
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IF(isempty(Banchou.3rdParty)) then "kill" else "make peace"   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by fortune-teller
June 20th, 2009, 2:46pm
This manga is pretty binary. Kongou fights one Banchou after the other (and defeats them of course). Most of them are pretty cruel. Now, if this needless cruelty is in any connection with protecting a third party (like a little brother or so), then all ends well. They get back onto the right path. But if they do not have a dear third party, well, then they'll get utterly defeated.
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Like the Japanese X-Men...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gencbiba
June 18th, 2009, 5:18am
Almost... You should approach this the same way you approach American superhero comics, by expecting ridiculous fights and incredible powers.
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