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Ratman  
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Description
Meet Shooto. He's a bit vertically-challenged. He also wants to be a hero. But guess what? Midgets cant be heroes! Ha! So he becomes a villain instead. Sort of. Not really. Wait a minute here, why is he so heroic if he's sup­posed to be the bad guy? And what about the so-called good guys? Why are they so evil?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ラットマン
RATMAN ฮีโร่พันธุ์จิ๋ว
Ratman - The smallest hero!?

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.55 by Silent Sky (102d ago)
v.11 c.54 by Silent Sky (142d ago)
v.11 c.53 by Silent Sky (207d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (382 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 12th 2013, 1:27am PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ace Assault (Kadokawa Shoten)
Shounen A (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (4 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #723 increased(+85)
Monthly Pos #1124 increased(+39)
3 Month Pos #1270 increased(+99)
6 Month Pos #962 decreased(-64)

List Stats
On 2655 reading lists
On 578 wish lists
On 41 completed lists
On 43 unfinished lists
On 217 custom lists

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Vol 7 Chapter 32 402 days, 17 hours, 42 minutes ago
Discussion (spoilers) 756 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Huzzah to Random Finds   
Rating: N/A
by catilleon
September 28th, 2010, 1:20am
I found the second volum of this randomly in a sydney comic book store, it was the only volum there had and it was amazing I found it as there Manga section covered the enteriety of their back wall, and loved it. I just love superhere stories which play with the normal conventions (though this is no where near the usual ulterviolence fare I'm used to, bless you Mark Millar). Aside from that I quite like know if I could only find a place to read it.
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Falls Off   
Rating: N/A
by Endrak
November 22nd, 2013, 10:59pm
This manga started out really good. It had an interesting world and fun characters. My only gripe is minor enough that it does not bear mentioning.

However, after the existence of Ratman becomes public knowledge, the series starts to fall off. I thought that would be the time when things got serious, where the themes that had been alluded to in the beginning of the series would be explored more thoroughly, and possibly when we explored the political and social repercussions of the existence of heroes.

However, that doesn't happen. Volume 11 brings almost every important plot points to an abrupt and unsatisfying close, in a way that doesn't really make sense.

My best guess is that Ratman wasn't as popular as the publisher thought it would be and they told the mangaka to finish it in less than ten chapters. The same thing happened to Battle Angel Alita, which was then continued by a different publisher under the name Last Order.

Hopefully the same thing happens to Ratman. Until then, the 8/10 only applies up until Volume 10.
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Pretty Good..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Vayth
August 27th, 2012, 10:12pm
I like the settings and the plot. I like all the jackals member, including shooto, especially jackys XD
the humors are good too..
if only not for the fillers and random chapters, I would give it higher
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The "antihero" category is misleading   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by RIP131
July 26th, 2012, 6:27am
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.
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hajimete no aku wannabe?   
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by reivatin
October 30th, 2011, 12:45pm
well the concept of anti-hero that do "heroic" deeds seems cool for me

btw the i really enjoy this 2 chapter and it have 8 volume now!
for now it's really exciting to watching

plus from the start we can expect ?triangle? romance biggrin
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I Like It   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
December 1st, 2013, 1:13am
I like the summary they gave for this series. Suits it perfectly. I'm only on chapter 21, but so far I'm sold. A large portion of parody and humor, some good amount of action and intrigue, some nice warm fuzzies, and who cares if it's got a few cliches here and there. It's self aware enough that doesn't bother me.

The setting is a lot like Tiger and Bunny, where you have commercial "heroes" who are pretty much a mixed bag of those who work for the fame and glory and those who do for justice. And those who are just there to sell stuff. The "villains" are not so villainous as they appear... OR ARE THEY? The "evil" minion Jackies... are hilarious. The protagonist Shooto is just a kid who reeeaaally wants to be a hero and somehow or other gets contracted to be the opposite. He's cute, stubborn, determined to carry out justice at any cost, powerful (and kind of scary) when it counts, pretty much your typical shounen protagonist.

The story is funny, it's got good art, there's some mystery to it all and a tiiiiny bit of romance so far. Nothing too deep but enough to entertain and interest.
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Good and Bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by d3m0naras
November 8th, 2011, 3:19pm
Its a pretty funny manga to read in your free time but ehmm..
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the contract thingy it just retarded just .. they should just say that they will break his dolls or whatever.. and ratman.. .. that says enough..

Comedy part is good and it has a decent story to it.
7/10
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-_-   
Rating: N/A
by That2ndGuy
August 23rd, 2011, 4:31am
Shooto me in the face.
As an American, I'm tired of super hero comics. Maybe this is cool if... no, never mind.
Not the worst, but not great. Only read one chapter though.
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The usual crap   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
May 3rd, 2012, 7:54am
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
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useless peace loving protagonist.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Astral100
February 16th, 2012, 4:40am
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.
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