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Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.
Warning: This manga is for mature audiences only, since it has sexual content and graphic violence (gore, blood, rape, etc). Definitely not for the weak hearted.
The 1988 Prototype chapter won a prize at the Comi Manga School Miura attended and the main series won the Tezuka Osamu Award for Excellence in 2002.
Status in Country of Origin
39 Volumes (Ongoing)
Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 and skips to Vol 3, Chap 09 (1997) / Vol 3, Chap 09 (2012)
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 86 (102) (1997) / Vol 13, Chap 90 (2012)
Average: 9 / 10.0 (2598 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.97
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May 27th 2017, 7:02pm PST
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Licensed (in English)
(37 Volumes - Ongoing)
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