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Kurogane (IKEZAWA Haruto)


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Author: Ikezawa Haruto
Artist: Ikezawa Haruto
Genres: Action ActionComedy ComedyMartial Arts Martial ArtsSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSports SportsSupernatural Supernatural
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Complete
Description: Kurogane Hiroto is in high school, where he is academically the top of his class but literally the worst in physical activity. Born with a weak body, he has no endurance, speed nor strength and Hiroto wants nothing more than to be a hero. Fate teases him by giving him phenomenal eye sight, which allows him to see well beyond anyone else in sports, but his body is not able to react to any of it.

He learns from his friend Shiratori, who wants to recruit him for the Kendo team, about a rumor about a ghost named Tojo Sayuri, who wields a katana and haunts an alley in the city. Half curious, Hiroto goes there only to find that the ghost is real and that Tojo Sayuri has been looking for a successor to her Sakura sword style for 150 years. Sayuri chooses him as the successor after being able to dodge her attack and forces him to learn the Sakura style. Even with the help of the ancient swordsman ghost, Hiroto has to overcome his poor motor skills in order to be the hero he always wanted to be.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Ch.70: Strike 70 - 2 Years Later [End]
S2Scans naren 09 July 2013 - 12:47 PM
Vol.8 Ch.70: Dos años después[FIN]
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 29 July 2013 - 01:00 AM
Ch.69: Strike 69 - Interlude - Past Memories
S2Scans naren 18 June 2013 - 03:26 PM
Vol.8 Ch.69: Interludio-Recuerdos del pasado
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 30 June 2013 - 05:14 AM
Ch.68: Strike 68 - Kurogane
S2advance naren 17 June 2013 - 01:55 PM
Vol.8 Ch.68: Kurogane
Revolution Team revolutionteam 16 March 2014 - 02:29 PM
Vol.8 Ch.68: Kurogane
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 26 June 2013 - 09:35 PM
Ch.67: Strike 67 - Last Strike
S2advance naren 17 June 2013 - 01:42 PM
Vol.8 Ch.67: Ultimo colpo
Revolution Team revolutionteam 22 February 2014 - 07:37 PM
Vol.8 Ch.67: El último ataque.
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 26 June 2013 - 02:48 AM
Ch.66: Strike 66 - I'll Risk Everything
S2advance naren 16 June 2013 - 11:00 AM
Vol.8 Ch.66: Mi giocherò tutto
Revolution Team revolutionteam 21 February 2014 - 07:47 PM
Vol.8 Ch.66: Arriesgaré todo
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 18 June 2013 - 08:20 PM
Ch.65: Strike 65 - Shidou vs Ame
S2advance naren 16 June 2013 - 07:18 AM [A]
Vol.8 Ch.65: Shidou vs Ame
Revolution Team revolutionteam 23 January 2014 - 07:29 PM
Vol.8 Ch.65: Shidou VS Ame
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 12 June 2013 - 11:35 PM
Ch.64: Strike 64 - Asagiri vs Hare
S2advance naren 16 June 2013 - 06:53 AM [A]
Vol.8 Ch.64: Asagiri vs Hare
Revolution Team revolutionteam 23 December 2013 - 07:25 PM
Vol.8 Ch.64: Asagiri vs Hare
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 09 June 2013 - 04:12 AM
Ch.63: Strike 63 - Aoharu VS Koga
S2advance naren 16 June 2013 - 06:32 AM [A]
Vol.8 Ch.63: Aoharu VS Koga
Revolution Team revolutionteam 08 November 2013 - 07:19 PM
Vol.8 Ch.63: Aoharu VS Koga
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 03 June 2013 - 11:32 PM
Ch.62: Strike 62 - Strike in Accordance with Its Countermeasure
S2advance naren 16 June 2013 - 06:22 AM [A]
Vol.8 Ch.62: Secondo la contromisura
Revolution Team revolutionteam 02 November 2013 - 03:01 PM
Vol.8 Ch.62: En concordancia con su contramedida.
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 24 May 2013 - 11:18 PM
Ch.61: Strike 61 - Bumpkins
S2Scans naren 16 June 2013 - 06:15 AM [A]
Vol.7 Ch.61: Campagnoli
Revolution Team revolutionteam 30 October 2013 - 12:55 PM [A]
Vol.7 Ch.61: Pueblerinos
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 10 May 2013 - 05:49 AM
Ch.60: Strike 60 - Answer
S2Scans naren 16 June 2013 - 06:05 AM [A]
Vol.7 Ch.60: Risposta
Revolution Team revolutionteam 15 October 2013 - 07:29 PM
Vol.7 Ch.60: Respuesta
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 05 May 2013 - 03:34 PM
Ch.59: Strike 59 - Two Sakura
S2Scans naren 15 June 2013 - 05:49 PM
Vol.7 Ch.59: Due Sakura
Revolution Team revolutionteam 12 October 2013 - 06:51 PM
Vol.7 Ch.59: Dos sakuras
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 07 April 2013 - 01:53 AM
Ch.58: Strike 58 - Won't Relinquish
S2Scans naren 15 June 2013 - 04:51 PM
Vol.7 Ch.58: Non cedere
Revolution Team revolutionteam 12 October 2013 - 06:40 PM
Vol.7 Ch.58: No renunciaré
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 07 April 2013 - 01:43 AM
Ch.57: Strike 57 - 10.000 Points
S2Scans S.C. 15 June 2013 - 03:11 PM
Vol.7 Ch.57: 10.000 Punti
Revolution Team revolutionteam 26 September 2013 - 02:46 PM
Vol.7 Ch.57: 10,000 puntos
Hellstone no Fansub edo-taichou 07 April 2013 - 01:32 AM
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Ch.3: Strike 3 - The After-School Duel
Lazy Ass Scans Ren 28 September 2011 - 04:36 PM
Ch.3: Il duello dopo scuola
Enigma Team & The Nameless Team revolutionteam 18 December 2012 - 08:12 PM [A]
Ch.2: Strike 2 - Shidou
Clockwork Lies KidCongo 25 September 2011 - 07:56 PM
Ch.2: Strike 2 - Shidou
Lazy Ass Scans Ren 25 September 2011 - 01:00 PM
Ch.2: Shidou
The Nameless Team & Enigma Team revolutionteam 18 December 2012 - 08:11 PM [A]
Ch.1: Strike 1 - Hero
Lazy Ass Scans Ren 22 September 2011 - 03:51 PM
Ch.1: Strike 1 - Hero
Clockwork Lies BlaZin 10 September 2011 - 07:21 PM
Ch.1: Eroe
The Nameless Team & Enigma Team revolutionteam 18 December 2012 - 08:16 PM
Ch.0: [Oneshot]
Clockwork Lies & Hinshitsu BlaZin 19 August 2011 - 12:50 AM
Ch.0: [Oneshot]
Lazy Ass Scans Ren 17 August 2011 - 11:14 AM


598 Comments

Unfortunately, in the end, the strongest sword in Japan never had a chance against the axe of Jump

A shame this was axed. I really quite enjoyed this series.

 

The art was quite good and I had become quite fond of all the characters. I really wanted to see more.

 

Probably the thing I most regret not being able to see more of is the relationship between Kurogane and Sayuri. Every scene they were together really warmed me heart.

 

Alas nothing will come from my regrets, but I still quite enjoyed the series. Thanks for the work everyone who tled this series.

I'm totally blown away by this series... I'll be the first to say I really do dislike this kind of series. Sports stories are just something I cannot get into. But something about this series caught my eye, maybe it was the whole concept of Sayuri, but it really engaged me. As for the ending and the romance, I think I'm not disappointed that much by this as much as I thought I would be since I really do like that part of stories. The abruptness is unfortunate, but the fact that it got an end at all is a good thing. In fact, I really quite liked the final chapter, and I'm really glad that Sayuri is still around at the end.

Feels...

TRADUCETELO PRESTO, PER FAVORE!

Dang, didn't expect chapter 70 is the final chapter. I was like, chapter 68, ok good good, chapter 69, great great, chapter 70 [End], wth.....

...it...got axed...WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??!! SO MANY AXED MANGA NOWADAYS, ITS EAITHR THE MEDIA GOT NO SENSE FOR GOOD MANGA OR THEY ARE SIMPLY F*CKED UP. T^T i wanna moooooorrreeee.

And in the end, I don't think Yodaka and Kamiya ever had that duel lol. So much for being friends. It's a shame Yodaka never got a rematch with Kurogane either. :/

So many future potential fights that just got glossed over. Oh well, its been a while since I've enjoyed a shounen manga so much. :3

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Aaaa... and I wanted to see the fight between Yoroizaka and Kurograne... T.T

loved sayuri's character >.< , its somehow similar with "return of the condor heroes" - student x master romance

but really, the romance part feels so incomplete..

It was an OK ending, I just think the side characters didn't get much of an ending.

 

For example:

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I also find it ironic that a "sword" fighting manga got "axed." 

As others have said, the romance wasn't the main point of the manga, but that's no excuse to half-ass it. That confession gave the impression that Hiroto was no longer in love with Tsubame, but I didn't get the feeling that he loved Sayuri either; so what am I supposed to think?

 

Other than that, it was a nice ending and the manga is good overall.

wow, she took two years to confess, and hiroto was dense through the whole thing too (and still is), well, the romance was never the main part here, at least the scene with the kouhai was nice.

 

wait... was that one page a shidou x ebana pairing?! (shidou was looking a bit girly in a few panels too)

the meh conclusion of a meh manga. 

I agree that the confession was a little awkward. Perhaps the author would have been better off just saying that they had already started dating. The scene of him training the kouhei was good though and overall came off as a solid finish if not for that confession. Then again it's a rushed finish so better a bad confession than a open ending with nothing resolved.
While this never felt like a great manga, it did go 8 volumes so the author should be proud. I wish him good luck and hope to see something interesting from him in the future.

man, that was one odd epilogue. somehow.

 

At least we got one. Most axed series don't have that luxury.

Dat confession. Let's walk home together -> I love you -> what next, phone call tonight w/a proposal?

man, that was one odd epilogue. somehow.

Very nice series wrap-up.

I bet he still can't win against Yodaka or whatever the sword saint's name...

Chapter 70... wasn't really appropriate. Well i wasn't saying it was bad or something along the line, but even without it, the manga already had it's closure at it's best.

Indeed, romance were horrible but this isn't what is all about. 

It's still was a great epilogue, he was teaching his kouhai and the sword style become famous.

I really do hate dense main characters...

damn this was alright manga, reminded me of hikaru no go, except

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