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This story introduces Takeru who is an average Japanese highschool girl raised in a Buddhist convent by nuns. She has been experiencing reoccurring nightmares about the Witchblade calling out to her. This is due to the secret that the temple houses within, the Witchblade sealed inside a box. Furthermore, her lineage keeps an unknown connection with the mystic artifact and the folklore of the Oni, hence explaining Takeru's strong attraction to the gauntlet which is locally called Oni no te (鬼の手, "Hand of Oni"). Ultimately, Takeru's life suffers a drastic change when she becomes the next bearer of the Witchblade due to some circumstances that force her to randomly encounter it.


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Associated Names
Witchblade Takeru

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.12 by Whitewolf & DCP over 10 years ago
v.2 c.11 by Whitewolf & DCP over 10 years ago
v.2 c.10 by Deckard & DCP over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews

1 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (125 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 1st 2017, 9:20am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Champion RED (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Bandai Entertainment (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #526 increased(+265)
Monthly Pos #1211 increased(+651)
3 Month Pos #3048 increased(+185)
6 Month Pos #3547 increased(+966)
Year Pos #6533 increased(+1018)

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On 235 reading lists
On 328 wish lists
On 341 completed lists
On 22 unfinished lists
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An unreadable disgrace for comic fans   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
August 28th, 2013, 11:14am
The Gonzo anime (4/10) is boring but borderline watchable but i still couldn´t bother to finish. This "side story" though is complete and utter crap in both art and storytelling and the colored US version manages to be a tiny bit worse than the manga as the it looks ugly as sin so avoid this manga and Akita Shoten in general. What is up with the lack of an ending too. Was the creative team to bored to go on and i deducted one point do to that final blunder. Read Ron Marz´s highly acclaimed Witchblade run instead or The Darkness by Garth Ennis. Batman: Death Mask (7,5/10) further proves that manga adaptations of comics don´t have to suck so read it instead.

... Last updated on May 4th, 2015, 1:15pm
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For a quick read.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by panos
May 6th, 2011, 5:56am
It could be better,but it feels more like a generic forced mixture of Japanese cliche rather than an attempt of making a good alternative story.As @Aikanaro said,you cannot bring yourself to care about the main characters,probably because they are underdeveloped.The ending was also sad but it brings hope that things will return to how they were.
A comment about the art:When Takeru transforms you feel like the manga worth your time.But when she is in her normal human form both her and the main protagonist don't feel too well colored at times.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2011, 7:04am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by jajakaha
July 16th, 2010, 5:23pm
I read 2 chapters then got bored and skipped to the end to ruin the story for me so ill never think of this manga again. Im not saying its a bad manga but ive read to many manga just like this one and there just isnt anything special about it.
Oh the end is kinda sad
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
April 8th, 2010, 12:51am
Lost in blandness. There are some things that I really liked but those things weren't what the story was about and were pretty much entirely incidental. Couldn't bring myself to care about the main characters. Even though the themes in it and the subject matter are things than I'm generally strongly inclined towards it just seemed lacking something.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
April 5th, 2009, 3:50pm
It's nothing really special (seen the concept before) but it wasn't bad at all. But one thing i didn't like is how it felt more like an American comic than a manga and the characters felt a little generic and cliched.

Nice art, seen before plotline, bloody violence and in full color.

... Last updated on April 9th, 2009, 5:26pm
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That's new   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cjchan
October 23rd, 2007, 12:02pm
Drawn by japanise, colorued by americans :>
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Worth reading   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Juneau
April 22nd, 2007, 8:53am
Really nice art, very cute and bloody.
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