Togari (manga)

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Togari is written and illustrated by Yoshinori Natsume. The manga was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from August 16, 2000, to February 27, 2002, [5] [6] ending the series prematurely at 68 chapters. ending the series prematurely at 68 chapters. Shogakukan collected its chapters in eight tankōbon volumes, released from January 18, 2001, and March 18, 2002. [7] [8] The abrupt ending was intentional by the publishers, as the last four pages of the 8th volume has a spoof advertisement for "Togari: The Perfect Edition". Then the publishers apologized for the spoof in the last page of the volume. [9] Media Factory republished the series in a four-volume edition, [10] released from October 23 to November 22, 2010. [11] [12]

Viz Media released the manga in North America, with English translation by AltJapan Co., Ltd. [13] The eight volumes were released between July 10, 2007, and September 9, 2008. [14] [15] Delcourt licensed the manga in France, [16] and released the eight volumes between August 1, 2002, and December 5, 2003. [17] [18]

Natsume wrote a sequel, titled Togari Shiro (咎狩 白), serialized in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper from October 5, 2009, to May 2, 2011. [4] [19] [20] [21] Media Factory collected its chapters in three tankōbon volumes, released from May 22, 2010, to June 23, 2011. [22] [23] [24]

Reception

Natsume's art was commended for featuring "heavy inks, lots of crosshatching, and copious amounts of shading". [25] [26] Mania.com's Patricia Beard feels that the manga makes a "compelling read" by "laying out its premise and conditions by the mid-point of the first volume". [27] Manga Life's Michael Aronson comments that the manga simply rearranges the "premise of every other pop manga series. We have an anachronistic protagonist ( InuYasha ) who’s rather impure at heart ( Death Note ) hunting spirits that no one else can see ( Bleach )". [28] Ed Sizemore from Comics Worth Reading criticises the series for ending its unfinished story with volume 8. As well as "putting salt in the wound" by advertising for "Togari: The Perfect Edition" in the last four pages, with the last sentence of the ad reading: "Sorry, this was all a joke! Thank you all for reading." [9] Jason Thompson's online appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide compares Togari to Inuyasha in their shared theme of "a villain gradually [turning] into a good guy" commenting that "Togari makes a stronger than usual effort to show Tobe’s gradual socialization process." Thompson also comments on the art "while not nearly as scary as the premise suggests, is clean and chiseled, similar to Ryōji Minagawa." [29] In a series of reviews on Manga News, the manga's graphics is commended for its "pure style with panels that are not overdone", [30] commendation on the level of precision through explanation, [31] with discrete action and advancing the plot through the use of intrigue. [32]

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First volume cover, featuring Tobei
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