Black Cat (manga)
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.
|Genre||Adventure, science fiction, thriller|
|Written by||Kentaro Yabuki|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Original run||July 10, 2000 – June 14, 2004|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shin Itagaki|
|Written by||Shuichi Kouyama|
|Music by||Taku Iwasaki|
|Original run||October 6, 2005 – March 30, 2006|
|Written by||Tomohito Ōsaki|
|Original run||March 10, 2003 – October 24, 2005|
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.