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Meet Shooto. He's a big hero fan and wants to become a hero! The problem is that he's mocked for being too short. One day, his classmate Mizushima invites him to become a "hero" at her home which is actually a criminal organization called Jackal.
Shooto then gets tricked by Jackal's leader Crea to become their supervillian, Ratman! Now the world's smallest hero will embark on his battle against heroes and villains alike!
ラットマン RATMAN ฮีโร่พันธุ์จิ๋ว Ratman - The smallest hero!? ˇiurkia˛mogis
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Author is starting to run out of idea
Ratman was a good series until about 30 or so chapters in which the author writing skill deteriorate to a point of him writing a random plot out of no where and can easily be pick apart for all of its plot hole that all end with Ratman being consider more and more like a hero which is good in some way but it get old after 30 or so chapters, to a point where there aren't really much plot creativity left for the author.
ok give a good guy a super suit..... then tell him he (by contract) is a villian.... i just got to laugh at the sad turnout for our little illfated "hero"... then you throw in the escapades of the mime-like jackies and its perfect.... i mean those dudes just know how to be in the worst place at the worst time.... then when you think they are completely useless they do something right, and to be honest in my opinion i mostly kept reading to see what the heck they will pull off next.... the jackies are just awesome
... Last updated on July 27th, 2012, 1:21am
The "antihero" category is misleading
It is hard to have an antihero main character in a shounen manga. Sometimes it works /Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro/ but without making it borderline seinen it feels half-assed.
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The main character is typical shounen male lead, in other word a hero with strong moral compass, witch is a polar opposite of the egoist, manipulative antihero. The method of accomplishing their goal is just too different
. The other characters are great,
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except the sempai who is just a female clone of the main char
. The comedy is generally good but nothing groundbreaking. If you like shounen manga check it out.
The usual crap
Kid gets superpowers. Kid has ideals questioned. Kid's power of friendship and kindness triumphs over child soldiers, human experimentation and black box organizations. Everyone goes home happy.
(6 volumes translated) This is shallower than a Saturday morning cartoon plot. The story keeps hinting at the darker aspects of human biological weapons development but never goes anywhere with it. Instead, the story plays it safe with the usual "beat up enemy = become their friend" pattern. The whole synopsis about becoming a villain? Never explored. The heroes? Never explored.
... Last updated on May 3rd, 2012, 8:05am
I know most people hate the cliche hero story but Shooto is a genuinely nice guy with his own faults so he's both likable and the reader can relate to him. The art isn't the greatest in the world but it's decent in its own sort of charm. The characters are all pretty cool and Ratman is such a badass looking kamen rider inspired anti hero that you just can't hate him, kinda reminds me of a cross between Venom, Batman, and Kamen Rider.
so far I like it pretty much, this is not your average shounen, the characters are definitely not single dimension, the main character started as weak person, but he has strong belief and very good personality, even so what I like that he always questioned every action he made, not really simple minded like in majority of shounen char, and even the seems to be a bad guy has another side.
the art is pretty clean and well drawn, definitely a good read
useless peace loving protagonist.
Oh my god, so disappointed. It was wonderful until 2nd volume where the fight in heroes conference happened. Can't stand this cliche fight where main hero keep getting punched by the bad guy without resisting although he is stronger and then bad guy says something making main hero angry and main hero defeats the bad guy in one punch. What the fuck was good guy knocked around for? Just seems really stupid. Hate cliches like that.
Random Comedy JACKIES!!
Whahaha, its been a while since i had such a good read, to bad that there are only 17 chapters released... i want MOARRR (more), and the jackies are really good, i wonder how they are under their masks
its called 'superhero' manga but really it is no different than any other mecha/fighting/superpower manga, just with a different term. its a shounen with weak lead that somehow gain incredible power and have pure heart, nuff said. as generic as it is,it is very enjoyable, the comedy get me in stiches at times, especially the jackys actions. i love straightforward shounen like this, with clean art, cute characters, nice fight and a dose of comedy
Definitely a must read. The irony in the beginning is just hilarious! There are also 2 potential love interests and the art is quite good. I can't wait for the next chapter releases that manga got me really hooked. 10/10