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Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru  
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Kohinata Minoru is a college student at a college that is popular for its sports rather than academic orientation. He starts out as a gymnast alongside his friend, Nana, but is bullied by his gymnast seniors. One evening, a karate student at the college, Mutou Ryuuji, witnesses Minoru being bullied and comes to his rescue and drags him into the world of karate. Minoru makes new friends and learns some of their dark pasts, including a shocking death that reveals motives for revenge.


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Associated Names
Karate Shôkôshi

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Latest Release(s)
v.45 c.451 by Deadbeat-Scans 3 days ago
v.45 c.450 by Deadbeat-Scans about 1 month ago
v.45 c.449 by Deadbeat-Scans 2 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
50 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (531 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 10th 2016, 4:00am PST



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Young Magazine (Kodansha)

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Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru anime? over 2 years ago
chapter 40 over 4 years ago
What are the 'parts' that the series is divided into? over 5 years ago
why is the gap between scanlations and actual chapter that big? over 6 years ago

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so good   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
May 13th, 2010, 9:18am
if you like underaged kids your are a Pedo but if you like Minoru your are a Pedro ....loll
this one is really good i won't compare it to All rounder Meguru because there is an impedance mismatch
but seriously what happened Nana from the first volume did the authors forget about her ??
and Haruka is sure the most sexy girl in the manga world <3
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Sucked in by the cool cover...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by yblees
April 6th, 2010, 4:50am
Yes, I too was sucked in by the cool cover art on this page,
while searching for something to fill time between All Rounder Meguru chapter releases.
But after 3 chapters of this, I just can't bear to read any more.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2010, 4:52am
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waste of time   
Rating: N/A
by kv5810
March 21st, 2010, 11:55am
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This manga is a complete waste of time. The main character is pretty weak. I've read until vol 37 and the main character lost all the tournaments final. Guys don't bother about this one and if you're looking for good martial art manga try: The Breaker, Veritas, Baki, Tough, Holyland, kenichi, Aiki, noritaka.

... Last updated on March 21st, 2010, 12:12pm
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Realism of this Manga   
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by geoduck
March 11th, 2010, 8:00am
Hey all

I am new here, i just want to comment on one thing. Most martial arts manga have very little to NO realism to it.

Elementcharm. Which style of Karate are you involved in? The manga's bunkai of Saifa, Seiyunchin and Suparinpei is not perfect, but its not totally out of whack. These are traditional Goju kata (but also practiced by other style). I agree that jump kick is probably not the best technique to use in sparring, it give you very little control, butits not NO control.

Just so you don't question me of my knowledge, I am a black belt in Geishin ryu, only started doing Goju since 3 years ago, and am a 3rd den in ITF Taekwon do, also a brown belt in Judo... Not saying that I am absolutely correct, but just to be fair to the manga, while it did exaggerate on a LOT of things like ALL manga does, the author was not a complete dunce, he did do some research...

Another thing, about the spin kick, again, you can't just judge or make a comment base on what you can do... i myself can't do it as well either, but trust me, i have seen some Taekwon do master that can stop in the midst of a full power round house or hook kick...

Now, i agree totally with you concerning the teaching of any martial art, its not meant to start a fight, its meant to GET OUT of the fight if anything.....

... Last updated on March 11th, 2010, 8:04am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mORaN4323
February 19th, 2010, 5:07pm
@elementcharm: I don't really get your attitude...although the image of Karate may not be all to great, this Manga promotes Karate. You should be happy that there is actually an other manga promoting karate. Btw... Minoru isnt the kind of guy who learns Karate for the sake of beating up doesn't glorify violence. Keep your distence, knowing that this isn't real Karate, and try to enjoy the manga.
Peace man biggrin

Real nice manga though...expecting much from this one ^^
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Rating: N/A
by Soujirou
January 23rd, 2010, 8:27am
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this manga is all fun and great.... except one major problem..... wt* is up with this pedro guy.... if its just a one time dude that comes and goes it wouldn't be so bad... its done after a few pages.... but why the **** did the author keep the guy in here??!?! if its for comedy purpose.... ITS NOT FUNNY

i'm fine with having homo ppl in manga here and there is fine.... so long the main char is not homo..... but male homo rape.... just.... WHAT...THE...****

is this written in a jail or something?? the mangaka been dropping his soap??? or is this common in japan??

well its its not for the homo stuff going on in this manga, its actually pretty good
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Badass999
January 22nd, 2010, 11:08am are you talking about confused its a manga its a manga..... most of the mangas arent realistic.... and 1 information... he done athletics for many years... so he have the muscle for it.... the only thing he learns in two weeks ... is how to fight.. and the determination to win..... only that matters .... and wtf are you talking about not getting stronger in two weeks confused .. he done the basics trainig long enough..... what he is lacking was the will to fight and the sharpness of his techniques..... so in this two weeks he trains nonstop the sharpness.... and of course he has the will to do it.....because it was for his friend... and you talking about control in the midair... don't you read the first chapters confused ? he did athletic.... so he spin so much with his body in mid-air(everyday)...of course he has the control for it....when you don't like it then don't read it.... and you talking about to be banned .... so what?? why don't you think that the jurys find him interesting and let him passed?? they are interest how much he can grow up.....blablablabla..... its only my opinion.... just want to say it... don't take it too harsh smile

in my opinion..... this manga is really great.... those who like shounen, martial arts, action etc. mangas ... you must read it..... aa i forget to mentioned it.... till chapter 20 or so ... it will be a little boring... but then ... biggrin

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2010, 12:17pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by F0RR
January 2nd, 2010, 12:30pm
Of course it's not Hajime no Ippo. But it is still good. Don't want really fast development - don't read manga)) Like, in HSDK, where your average wimp was turned into awesome fighter in one year. And it still is by far the best martial arts manga ever. So, who cares about realism, if it is awesome? I don't.
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Let's see if you can suspend disbelief with this one   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
December 29th, 2009, 1:05am
(from reading the first 20 or so chapters)
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I'm sorry, but setting up the story in a supposedly realistic world where the total beginner martial arts hero has his first match (in school, _to the death_?!?) bare-handed against a sadistic kendo master swordsman? I don't care what kind of training or aptitude you have, you ain't gonna be 10 times better than the swordsman in a matter of a few weeks. Who cares about the result or the choreography of the fight: just the fact that the idiot was able to find someone to train him is silly.

The bad guy for that fight is the same old story of the sibling who somehow got so confused in life that the sadistic bastard should truly be in arkham asylum with the Joker, not in college with a bunch of similarly sadistic hoodlum chums. That's OK 'n all, but don't make him so insanely over the top, yo! In real life, you face consequences when you walk around campus assaulting people with a sword in broad daylight.

Sorry for being so tough on this manga, but I don't see how it can be compared with Hajime no Ippo either - that manga is actually largely believable (so long as you look past some boxers' video arcade-like special moves) - as a boxer/thai boxer I can see it. The martial arts drawings in this manga are very realistic as well (and 'look' better, overall), but the situations just aren't realistic in the slightest and the characters are all 1-dimensional.

P.S.: in case it wasn't clear, the reason I'm being critical about the realism of the manga is because the author chose a realistic setting. DragonBall is in a slightly different 'world' for a reason: that's what explains why the characters are able to do things like they do.

In other words: the hyper-realistic drawings and environment simply don't fit the dragonball-like 'imaginary arts'. The two are so jarringly inappropriate for one another that it's hard to ignore.

The greater criticism that the characters are one dimensional is also significant: an astute reader would notice that the characters in dragonball (for ex.) are not one-dimensional - they're fun and surprising. In this manga, each character simply acts to make the plot progress, not because they are individuals.

2 points given solely for the drawings, 1 point for 'being'...


P.S.: I see some comments claiming that the martial arts are realistic, when in fact it is only the movements themselves that are realistic - always getting the perfect TIMING to land these moves however is NOT realistic AT ALL.

This is actually one of the big problems of martial arts (compared to competitive combat sports like boxing or Muai Thai): people tend to set things up, where they figure "if you stand there without moving" then I can do X to you, or "if you move in specifically this way" then I can counter you with Y. The problem with this approach is that in REAL LIFE, your opponent will NOT do what you expect, hence most of the fancy moves do NOT WORK against strong opponents who have developed excellent timing and situation awareness (which takes years to develop).

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So when looking at that fight of newbie-MC vs. master swordsman, although the fancy kick used by the MC *could work*, in practice there is NO WAY he would be able to get the right timing against a much more experienced adversary who even has the immense advantage of the sword.

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2016, 9:48am
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Good series, be patience.   
Rating: N/A
by canimator
April 7th, 2009, 8:19pm
This is one of the series that the author took some time before he found the right direction. At first he was going for more fan service and school bouts (the 100 martial arts clubs which was introduced at first). Couple of volumes down the road the story got serious about real fighting and it got real interesting and entertaining. I'd say it is as good as Hajime no Ippo (which has run almost 100 volumes by now). The artwork also got better, much much better, and the art in the first few volumes is nothing to look down at, it is much better than other series.

Keep this in mind when trying to get through the first few volumes, that if the series is no good, it won't last 34 volumes (and on going with no end in sight), be patience.

... Last updated on April 7th, 2009, 8:25pm
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