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From Del Rey:
Torn to pieces by a pack of dogs, young samurai Jintetsu's ravaged body has been found by Genkichi, outcast and master inventor. Genkichi gives the dead boy a new, indestructible steel body and a talking sword - just what he'll need to exact his vengeance. But what about Otsuki, the beautiful girl he left behind? Steel armor is defense against any sword, but it can't save Jintetsu from the pain in his heart.


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Associated Names
Black Steel
Kuro Gane
Kuro-Gane (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.4-5 by Manga-Sketchbook (2963d ago)
v.3 by Manga-Sketchbook (3165d ago)
v.3 c.7-9 by Dragon Voice Project (3211d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
3 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (180 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2012, 1:56pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Del Rey (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1030 increased(+197)
Monthly Pos #1755 increased(+685)
3 Month Pos #3879 increased(+175)
6 Month Pos #4154 increased(+792)

List Stats
On 290 reading lists
On 432 wish lists
On 554 completed lists
On 31 unfinished lists
On 120 custom lists

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Boring + Crappy Ending   
Rating: 6.6 / 10.0
by sujinj523
May 14th, 2013, 8:29am
Honestly, I was bored, bored, bored throughout the series. Yeah, there were some interesting scenes but overall, it was I had to force myself to finish reading it even though it was only 5 volumes long. The ending pretty much sucked too. As a slice of life type of manga, it isn't too bad. I guess it's understandable that it's seinen. But as someone who was looking for an action manga with a big plot, I was really disappointed. The stories were mostly separate from each other and Jintetsu never got a real ending. I was hoping the mangaka would let Jintetsu develop more and give us some more information about his background or what he accomplishes, but no. It's just one unrelated story after another. Hmph. In a nutshell, it was crap. Don't waste your time. There are better manga to read even if you're just trying to pass the time.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2013, 8:31am
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Awesome Story, Crappy Ending   
Rating: N/A
by dragon00
July 29th, 2009, 6:39pm
Like many awesome epic manga's, the story is interesting but the mangaka failed to complete it with a solid fullfilling ending. Jintetsu as a character really stands out. Read this manga and you wont be disappointed until you get to the end.
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This manga owns ^-^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
March 1st, 2009, 4:15pm
Ok, this isn't like Blade of the Immortal but it's up there to be considered as one of the best. i got completely addicted to this series and finished it in two days (which is rare). It boggles me how the rating can be so low for this series.

The character Jintetsu really makes the manga and the story really impressed me as one who like to read these kind of action samuari mangas. I really recommend this to anyone whos looking for good quality to read.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2009, 12:31pm
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Nice but way too short   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Deva
February 26th, 2008, 8:27pm
It is a nice manga with interesting characters and acceptable art. You could say it lacks of originality except for the two main characters but I don't mind, the manga is entertaining and nice for killing time. Only thing that that bothers me is that because of the short run there isn't a real main story just episodes and so there isn't a real "end".
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Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
October 4th, 2007, 12:46pm
Its a good action manga, but I have to object with the description of this series as a "romance". If this is so called "romance" then Bleach and Dragonball should be called a romance mangas as well...

Since its not the case, I think it would be better to remove label "romance" from it as there very obviously no romance (only few hints) in it, so that readers would not be deceived.
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Cool manga   
Rating: N/A
by fiva55
September 5th, 2007, 10:13am
the idea of a samurai terminator appeals to me. However i cant find much of a romance element in this manga.
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Very interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 4th, 2005, 5:33pm
I'm sad that I can't seem to find this series anywhere =(. Such an intersting story! At least, the first two volumes were.
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