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Black Torch

Ninja and animal lover Jiro Azuma finds himself in the middle of a war with ninjas vs. demons.

Created by Tsuyoshi Takaki | MoreLess about Black Torch

Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of shinobi, and he also can talk to animals. One day, he rescues a very unique black cat named Rago, a supernatural being, and is dragged into a secret supernatural war.

Tsuyoshi Takaki published his first one-shot, “Freaks,” in Jump SQ Crown in Japan in 2016, and later that same year created the series Black Torch, which was published in Jump SQ. His next series, Heart Gear, began serialization on Shonen Jump+ in 2019.

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Black Torch, Vol. 1

Although he may appear rough-and-tumble, Jiro Azuma’s compassionate side emerges when it comes to the furry critters he can communicate with. But Jiro's soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity's hidden battle against powerful Japanese spirits, mononoke.

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