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[Manga] Black Torch

Discussion in 'Akihabara Library' started by OS, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. OS The Entity

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    Very surprised no thread for this is up.


    Black Torch
    Author: TAKAKI TSUYOSHI
    Artist: TAKAKI TSUYOSHI
    Synopsis: As a descendant of shinobi, Jirou Azuma has been learning ninja techniques his entire life. But in addition to that, he also has the ability to talk to animals. One day when he rescues a strange black cat named Ragou, he learns that the world is filled with spirits called mononoke that can take the form of both people and animals. However, their meeting is cut short when they are attacked by a hostile mononoke who is after Ragou's power.

    4 chapters are out with the 4th coming out today


    This series is a monthly. It has good action and art. Can't compliment on the story since it just started.
     
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  2. Tayimus Number One

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    Huh. Interesting.
     
  3. OS The Entity

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    Rimworld

    chapter 5
     
  4. Tayimus Number One

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    I didn't even remember that I commented in here. I didn't read the manga at the time, just the premis. But I read it today. I really like it.
     
  5. Doc Mindstorm Walking In The Air

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    Yeah good thing to read. Let see how this will turn out.
     
  6. Kolby Mystic Kolby

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    Has potential, black cat ftw
     
  7. SoulFire! Venerable Sage Moderator

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  8. OS The Entity

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    Konoha Bathhouse

    chapter 6
     
  9. SoulFire! Venerable Sage Moderator

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    I like the style and the MC and so far the fan service isn't too much--but I don't understand why Rago is the only Mononoke in animal form. I would prefer if they all were like this instead of human in form. It would make better use of Jiro's ability to talk to animals (discovering which is which, etc.) and would just make more sense.

    The whole 'we eat humans' stuff is a bit silly since Mononoke obviously eat other things as well--and why exactly is this small cat version so much more powerful than all of the big hulking things that the human like Mononoke actually are?

    I also hope the female member Ichika gets past that 'I'm useless' stuff that marred Sakura's character and is used for more than a tight ass in short shorts.
     
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  10. Tayimus Number One

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    It's almost unbelievable how outta left field her feelings of weakness came. She's been training for, what, ten years and obviously excelled, but NOW she's feeling useless? Excuse me? And her interactions with Jiro were a little grating to my nerves. The worst of it is that I fucking bet that romantic feelings will spring up between them. Ugh.

    It's ridiculous how obvious it is...
     
  11. SoulFire! Venerable Sage Moderator

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    Yeah, she's a bit of a snotbox, but I figured this was just the author going for the ole tsundere trope. Sure seems to me that she is being set up as Jiro's love interest.

    Yeah, well--that's fan service for ya. I don't mind a little of it as long as there's more to her character than cheesecake--and this sudden 'I'm so useless' stuff bodes no good. It does seem out of place because Ichika has been a very confident and sure of herself character up to this point.
     
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    Looks interesting might read.
     
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    The first few chapters have been pretty interesting so far. The artwork is great, but I'm fairly hit-or-miss w/ the main characters. I do like the relationships between Jiro, Rago, and Reiji. As for Ichika, a person will drive themselves crazy with a mentality like her's. She did nothing wrong, and she's beating herself up over it.

    Shiba's attitude is gonna bite Black Torch's ass later on, I bet.

    Interested in seeing how Kusumi factors in later on.
     
  14. Blade DAN DAN™

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    i just read chapter 6

    the series has potential

    easily

    the art also reminds me a mix of Ao No Exorcist and Blood Lad
     
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    The two latest chapters:


    Chapter 8

    Link won't work for 7, tf :psyduck
     
  16. Tayimus Number One

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    Well...that was interesting.
     
  17. SoulFire! Venerable Sage Moderator

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    I was wondering when this manga would appear again!
     
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    Raigo is just a confused little Neko. :catwave
     
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    Seems like things are really getting rushed now. Revealing the villain like this already is a weird choice. It's a common Shonen trope to use it as a cliffhanger when the villain cast gets revealed for the first time as a twist. Normally we readers are left speculating who the man on the tablet was and many would come up with the theory that it was the guy from the flashback, but now the author already gave it away.

    Also skipping the fight...

    One of two things. Either the author is trying to get to the point to gear up interest before it's too late and they decide to cancel it or it's already been axed and he has to wrap it up soon.
     
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    That would be a shame. I find it a little rough around the edges, but I do like the mains and the artistic style and would like to see what the author has further planned.
     
  21. Tayimus Number One

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    I do like the art style, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was cancelled.
     
  22. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    4 volumes strong, but only 12 chapters translated. It's pretty good.
     
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