Black Cat (manga)

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Black Cat
(Burakku Kyatto)
GenreAdventure,[1] science fiction, thriller[2]
Written byKentaro Yabuki
Published byShueisha
English publisher
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runJuly 10, 2000June 14, 2004
Volumes20 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byShin Itagaki
Produced by
  • Masaya Shinozaki
  • Naoki Watanabe
  • Taito Okiura
  • Takashi Takano
  • Tetsuo Daitoku
Written byShuichi Kouyama
Music byTaku Iwasaki
Licensed by
Original networkTBS
English network
Original run October 6, 2005 March 30, 2006
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Written byTomohito Ōsaki
Published byShueisha
Original runMarch 10, 2003October 24, 2005

Black Cat (Japanese: ブラック・キャット, Hepburn: Burakku Kyatto) is a Japanese manga series. It was written and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from July 2000 to June 2004. The story is about a man named Train Heartnet.

A twenty-four episode anime series based on this manga was created by Gonzo studio. It was aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) channel from October 2005 to March 2006. The manga was licensed for English-language publication in North America by Viz Media and Madman Entertainment in Australasia.

In Japan, the Black Cat manga sold over 12 million copies. In North America, some volumes have been featured in weekly top ten lists of best-selling manga. The anime has also been popular in both Japan and North America.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Black Cat". Funimation. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. "The Official Website for Black Cat". Viz Media. Retrieved October 27, 2017.