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Tekkon Kinkreet  
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From Viz:

Orphaned on the mean streets of Treasure Town, lost boys Black and White must mug, steal and fight to survive. Around them moves a world of corruption and loneliness, small-time crooks and neurotic police officers, and a band of sadistic yakuza who have plans for their once-fair city. Can they rise above their environment?

Won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan for the Eisner Award in 2008.


Related Series

Associated Names
Amer Béton (French)
Black & White
Black and White (MATSUMOTO Taiyou)
Preto e Branco (Brazilian Portuguese)
Reinforced Concrete
Steel Reinforced Concrete
Tekkon Kinkreet: Black & White
Tekkon Kinkurito

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (129 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 22nd 2017, 5:46am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (1 Omnibus - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #730 increased(+72)
Monthly Pos #1220 increased(+583)
3 Month Pos #2508 increased(+652)
6 Month Pos #3712 increased(+427)
Year Pos #4998 increased(+514)

List Stats
On 118 reading lists
On 405 wish lists
On 328 completed lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 167 custom lists

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tekkon kinkreet anime-film over 10 years ago

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interesting characters   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by whitespade
July 15th, 2014, 5:46am
i like all the characters in the manga, especially black and white who complement each other perfectly. the yakuza and the police, and all the people of the decaying town, they show off the worst of treasure town that the boys deemed as theirs.

however, i cant say im a fan of the plot progression. i love all the senseless violence but toward the end it getting kinda trippy, and i wish for a more 'logical' story because to me kiddies beating up people is enough, no need to add other element.

the art is quite original, but original doesnt necessarily mean good. this manga has been in my list for so long cos i think the art is not pulling me in. but the art do complement the story and the characters nicely, so if you love reading alternative manga, this will be great for you.

ultimately, its a good manga if you want a difference, but it do feel trying too hard when it pile more and more violence on top of another. but if like that kind of thing, try this.
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Little kids beating up yakuza with pipes..   
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by centzon totochtin
March 25th, 2011, 6:15pm
but that's just the surface ..with really unique interesting art style, great human characters, decaying but dreamlike environments, and so much life and craziness and darkness. I love this manga. The anime film was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, but doesn't do the story justice.

... Last updated on March 25th, 2011, 6:19pm
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One of my all time favorites   
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by Telecaster
August 22nd, 2010, 11:29am
Tekkon Kinkreet is awesome! It's kind of crazy and trippy. The charachters are awesome. The movie is cool too, but the comic has more space to flesh out the charachters I think. The art is awesome. The story is hard to explain, but it wasn't at all confusing to read. At first I stayed away from this comic because my eyes aren't too good, and I thought the trippy art might be too hard for me to figure out, but when I did read it, I didn't have any problems knowing what was going on. This is a really awesome comic. Awesome art, awesome charachters, awesome story!
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