chapter 7 chinese scan here
ch 7 here
Chapter 2 Shock: Sasuke of this manga appears! And it's none other than... Cloud Strife?
It's not the best out there, but I find myself cheering for the main character. It's very similar to my stance to ST&RS, I was always interested in universe, and I always wanted to do kendo (if there was a club in my town, that is). Let's see what will happen with this.
Chapter 6 & 7 From Clockwork Lies here~ Enjoy!
Personally I love this series. It's got that classic sports manga feel I grew up with and if it keep ranking like it did with the first chapter, I could see it becoming quite popular.
Chapter 7 has been out for awhile so if you haven't read it watch for spoilers I honestly didn't see the coach moving Kurogane to the back position though it wasn't a far stretch of the imagination. I'm picturing them losing the first practice match but it coming down to Kurogane and he gets close to winning but loses probably because of his lack of physical strength which will inspire him or something to do better.
After reading up to chapter 8, I'm beginning to think Kurogane might be WSM-type of sport manga. If if followed WSJ pace, then we should already see or started the parctice match.
The WSJ sport in late 2000s are pretty fast pace as compared to WSM's late 2000s sport series.
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; October 23, 2011 at 04:59 PM.
I think Slam Dunk is a fine example actually because, even though it was twenty years ago, it shows that sports manga can be done without only focusing on games. Most sport manga focus on the games/matches/fights that take place instead of other elements, even back when Slam Dunk was around. Kurogane is going to jump into the matches soon enough I'm sure, but maybe it'll be popular enough to not have to rely on them to stay alive like other series (...*cough* every sports series in Jump in the last five years *cough*)
Chapter 8 is out from Clockwork Lies~ enjoy!
ch 8 and 9 here