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Black Cat  
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Train Heartnet, also known as "Black Cat," was an infamous assassin for a secret organization called Chronos...until he abandoned that cold-blooded existence to live on his own terms as an easygoing bounty hunter. But is Train's past as far behind him as he thinks?


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Associated Names
Burakku Kyatto

Groups Scanlating
Akatsuki Manga
Chronos' Time Guardians

Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.176-185 by Manga-Heaven (3418d ago)
v.19 c.169-175+special by Manga-Heaven (3455d ago)
c.184-185 by Illuminati-Manga (3526d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
12 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 20, Chap 185

User Reviews
Black Cat by mako

3 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1139 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 1st 2015, 5:17pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #679 increased(+215)
Monthly Pos #1130 increased(+106)
3 Month Pos #1346 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #1272 decreased(-53)

List Stats
On 784 reading lists
On 771 wish lists
On 3322 completed lists
On 146 unfinished lists
On 339 custom lists

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Forum Posts
YABUKI Kentaro black cat question 1603 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes ago
Is their a possibliaty of more chapter or volumes? 1666 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes ago
How much of the manga does the anime cover? 2148 days, 5 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Eve was much more interesting   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bignort
March 17th, 2009, 2:46pm
This is the first manga I have read that they main character was not nearly as interesting as the side characters. Eve was by far the most interesting person in the manga, and got way too little time in the series. Not the worst manga by far, but could have been much better.
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one of my fave shounen mangas   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moneygrubber
January 24th, 2008, 3:35am
biggrin this is an awesome series. i highly recommend it to anyone who like reading about fighting and comedy. its really good. XD
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black cat!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sour_lemon_1k
March 18th, 2007, 9:13am
black cat is AWESOME.
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Great Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Grizzly Sigma
October 4th, 2006, 5:25am
It's a Great action manga, it to a lot of usual an cliche thinks a makes great use of them
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Rating: N/A
by akurashy
July 26th, 2006, 12:00pm
I just finished reading this, this manga
the characters are well developed
the art is also amazing

the plot and story is obvious but enjoyable at the same time
you end up loving the characters :p (eve <3 !! )
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It's just fun, and that's it   
Rating: N/A
by SenseiAgot
January 26th, 2006, 9:29am
The better opinion i read is the one Haily post. That's the reality, Black Cat dowsn't give us too much of a new concept but tons of hellish fun. It's entertaiment, that's what this is. Cowboy Bebop + Trigun + Gungrave + Kenshin but softer in the emotional aproach to the characters.

Train origins are the same as Spike, but we actually get more explanations about his past, Chronos seems to be just like Red Dragon. The difference is: even though Vicious and Creed are just f. crazy, the last one is a complete gay in love with Train, and the Black Cat never likes Creed and Spike was friends with Vicious. Anyway the problem start with a women, yet i love Saya and hate Julia. Kenshin like? Where? He tries not to kill, but unlike Kenshin, Black Cat doesnt have any personality conflicts, his story is not as tragic, and he knows that if he needs to kill he will have to, unlike our beloved Kenshin who sacrifices himself not to kill. Trigun and Gungrave (i guess you know that these two series actually are from the same universe) oh well the Sharpshooting skills of Train are a lot like the main characters in these two series. Yet Train is more simple than the main characters in this titles, and nobody hates him for playing dumb. Train is a charming stupid guy, who is in fact a pretty tough guy trying to enjoy his new life.

Sven is a Bishie version a Jet Black, he was a cop, he lost a body part, he is strong and smart, and even a great sharpshooter. But! He is almost every time left out of the fun because of his reckless partner. Is he just like Jet or not? Though... the Foreseeing Eye and the Glaspar Eye really kick ass.

I wont go on, this will take an entire day... Rinslet = Faye, etc, etc... Or the situations... there are too many common places, yet i love Black cat
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
January 9th, 2006, 10:46am
If you're looking for cool characters and great battles then this manga is highly recommended.
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Reminds me of Kenshin (one of the best mangas I've ever read)   
Rating: N/A
by estella
June 28th, 2005, 4:33am
I really like this Manga. Just like Anonymous said, it is really addictive. Start reading and you won't be able to stop. But to be honest, I first started reading it and I thought: "The drawings are really good and I like the character design but something is missing." [edit by mod, please don't spoil]
Many people I know say that it is bad because at the beginning it resembles the Kenshin manga; for example the main chara's non-killing attitude (and he can get really mad when fighting, still without killing) and the girl who died in his arms (just like Kenshin's wife); but I think it still is really good. A lot of shows resemble Kenshin, so what's your problem? You all watched/read Trigun, right??? Okay, anyway. Even though it's addictive and I love it I still think it's not perfect, so 9 Points :P (for being idealess at the character design and setting but good at drawings, character developement and story line)
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Rating: N/A
by KeroVivi
May 17th, 2005, 6:30am
I've only managed to read the first 3 volumes (couldn't bring my heart to read more >.<). What can I say, typical fightung-adventure manga with a horrible design of a gun. The protagonist is so typical, the food-loving happy-go-lucky who had this "scary eyes" when he gets angry. There's also a few scenes and characters that are copied from toher manga such as Hunter X Hunter (if you look carefully, you can see the resemblance).
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Quick Review   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Ty719
January 1st, 2010, 8:43pm
You can't put this in the same category as Dragonball since it's not as terrible.

Personally I haven't found many Shounen series that jumped out at me. This Shounen Jump series I think is more refreshing. The first bounty hunter themed anime I saw was Cowboy Bebop. Black Cat is quite a big better than that. The characters were all interesting, especially the Chronos characters and the Apostle of the Stars.

The story starts a bit differently in the manga than in the anime as the manga starts when Train is already teamed up with Sven as opposed to where the anime starts off before Train discards his "Black Cat" title.

I thought the anime background music was decent but not top notch, and I find Japanese voice portray the characters better than dubs. This is just my preference though. I'm also studying Japanese so hearing the seiyuus somewhat works as translation study for me.

Everyone's taste is different so best to check out a few chapters or episodes and se if it's your style.
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