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Black Torch Vol. 1-3 by Tsuyoshi Takaki | Review | Booksmagick

Jiro has been trained in Shinobi art his whole life but to his granddad's great dismay gets into street fights too often. Gifted with the ability to talk to animals, Jiro doesn't hesitate to save an injured cat which turns out to be a Mononoke called Rago. Rago is hunted by other Mononoke but Jiro hasn't gone through all the trouble of nursing Rago back to health only to see him killed on his watch.