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Black Cat  
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Train Heartnet, also known as "Black Cat," was an infamous assassin for a secret organization called Chronos...until he abandoned that cold-blooded existence to live on his own terms as an easygoing bounty hunter. But is Train's past as far behind him as he thinks?


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Associated Names
Черный кот
Burakku Kyatto

Groups Scanlating
Akatsuki Manga
Chronos' Time Guardians

Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.176-185 by Manga-Heaven over 11 years ago
v.19 c.169-175+special by Manga-Heaven over 11 years ago
c.184-185 by Illuminati-Manga over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
12 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 20, Chap 185

User Reviews
Black Cat by mako

3 topics, 17 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 22nd 2017, 5:31am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #590 increased(+25)
Monthly Pos #992 increased(+130)
3 Month Pos #1364 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #1447 increased(+92)
Year Pos #1504 decreased(-47)

List Stats
On 827 reading lists
On 849 wish lists
On 3495 completed lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 370 custom lists

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Forum Posts
YABUKI Kentaro black cat question about 1 year ago
Is their a possibliaty of more chapter or volumes? about 1 year ago
How much of the manga does the anime cover? over 8 years ago

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Loved it!!!!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by surabhi147
May 18th, 2008, 5:38am
I decided to read the manga after watching the anime. The anime, it turned out, got so many things wrong and revealed some glaring plot holes. Like how come Train had a change of heart after knowing Saya for a week tops?? But the manga gave adequate explanation for all phenomena and I was satisfied. It was weird to see Train drop down from the position of a scary assassin to a goofy milk-loving guy who is just too good with the gun. It was a great read with amazing action and funny fillers. And I love Janus and Train (hot guys!!!!!).
A must read for all those action lovers out there.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by zeidrich
October 9th, 2006, 10:05am
Cheesy morals, but good action and interesting characters.
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nothing special   
Rating: N/A
by babyagusia
January 4th, 2006, 9:08am
It's really boring and it doesn't have any interesting action. I give it 6 for the nice drawings and main characters (Train and Sven)
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 16th, 2005, 10:45am
It may be quite the typical manga, but at the same time, its unique aspects create an addicting story. I love the characters, the plot development, and the fights. Finish scanlating it!
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the joy of Black Cat...   
Rating: N/A
by Weazul-chan
July 11th, 2005, 11:29am
when I started reading it I was amused enough to keep reading and even look for more during the lulls between releases of what I was really hooked on at the time. as I read more I became more and more impressed; sure it has clichés in it, but it manages to have them and STILL kept me wanting more. considering it's gotten to the point a lot of manga is full of clichés and much of it doesn't keep me interested enough to go ganking scanlations from almost half a dozen scanlation groups to keep up with the latest chapters that says a lot. (I guess after the decades manga has been in existance it's bound to suffer from clichés a bit and if you want to make sure you're not going to get them you'd have to go back to early manga before those clichés were common)
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My 2 Cents   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Phiiyrael
April 23rd, 2007, 3:27pm
Great art, good storyline, kinda predictable but thats okay. I loved each of the characters and the scenes were drawn magnificently, They make all the characters very cool and unique and super powering without making them seem completely immortal. Definetly a must read i enjoyed this very much, as Zeidrich said there are some cheesy morals but don't let that bother you. Highly recommended.
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Rating: N/A
by hellena
March 22nd, 2007, 12:22pm
this was a really good
it is very interesting .
it has action and good story line
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Rating: N/A
by creative
December 22nd, 2005, 12:03pm
If someone rates this title giving 10 than how would he/she rate Berserk/Bleach/ Detective Conan/20-th Century Boys/Monster/Death Note/Gantz (which are better in my opinion)? This manga is entertaining and I enjoyed reading it but the plot is only decent and I had the feeling "I saw that somewhere" if you know what I mean. For me it's on the same level as Naruto - there is nothing new in here but it's served well and in right amounts. In short - worth reading.
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Average but well-made   
Rating: N/A
by Haily
July 24th, 2005, 9:56pm
If you're looking for something particularly innovative, this isn't it. The plot is more or less average shounen, although it gets to the point quite quickly and doesn't bother with suspense much, most obvious secrets are revealed fairly early on. Flashbacks are used liberaly, but they're tasteful and don't particularly interfere with the story. Definitly nothing new in terms of plot or character development.
The art is superb, there's nothing to to complain there (very crisp, clean lines, beautiful character designs).
It's basically a new look at a fairly average set up. The author has a particular style of story telling which involves going back and forth in time in short bursts and using flashbacks to further explain himself later: sometimes confusing but ulitmately well-written.
The characters themselves are entertaining, not particularly deep but still well constructed.

If anything, the plot is a mix of Cowboy Bebop-type "episodes" with a central villain coming in occasionally. There's a resemblance to RK's Kenshin, but Train (the main character) is hardly as philosophical or as conceited, and his naivete is not annoying. He's more like Trigun's Vash, without the emotional bagage...

Over all it's a fun manga. Nothing particularly to remember it by, but it manages to compile some of the best elements of other mangas into a very, very nice package. If you like shounen and you like pretty boys/girls, just read it and enjoy.
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Quick Review   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Ty719
January 1st, 2010, 8:43pm
You can't put this in the same category as Dragonball since it's not as terrible.

Personally I haven't found many Shounen series that jumped out at me. This Shounen Jump series I think is more refreshing. The first bounty hunter themed anime I saw was Cowboy Bebop. Black Cat is quite a big better than that. The characters were all interesting, especially the Chronos characters and the Apostle of the Stars.

The story starts a bit differently in the manga than in the anime as the manga starts when Train is already teamed up with Sven as opposed to where the anime starts off before Train discards his "Black Cat" title.

I thought the anime background music was decent but not top notch, and I find Japanese voice portray the characters better than dubs. This is just my preference though. I'm also studying Japanese so hearing the seiyuus somewhat works as translation study for me.

Everyone's taste is different so best to check out a few chapters or episodes and se if it's your style.
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