Comic Book Series

Cover to Black Cat vol. 1

Black Cat is published by Viz as part of the Shonen Jump line. Current price is $7.99 per volume.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

Black Cat, vol. 19: 04 Mar 2009

Current Issue

Black Cat, vol. 20: 06 May 2009

Next Issue



Bimonthly. Tankōbon. Scheduled for twenty volumes.


Main Characters

Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

Black Cat, vol. 20

This is the current volume, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 1421523795

Black Cat, vol. 19

WorldCat - ISBN 1421523787

Black Cat, vol. 18

WorldCat - ISBN 1421516098

Black Cat, vol. 17

WorldCat - ISBN 142151608X

Black Cat, vol. 16

WorldCat - ISBN 1421516071

Black Cat, vol. 15

WorldCat - ISBN 1421516063

Black Cat, vol. 14

WorldCat - ISBN 1421516055

Black Cat, vol. 13

WorldCat - ISBN 1421516047

Black Cat, vol. 12

WorldCat - ISBN 1421514702

Black Cat, vol. 11

WorldCat - ISBN 1421510405

Black Cat, vol. 10

WorldCat - ISBN 1421510391

Black Cat, vol. 9

WorldCat - ISBN 1421510383

Black Cat, vol. 8

WorldCat - ISBN 1421510375

Black Cat, vol. 7

WorldCat - ISBN 1421510367

Black Cat, vol. 6

WorldCat - ISBN 1421506106

Black Cat, vol. 5

WorldCat - ISBN 1421506092

Black Cat, vol. 4

WorldCat - ISBN 1421506084

Past Storylines

Black Cat, vol. 3

WorldCat - ISBN 1421506076

Black Cat, vol. 2

WorldCat - ISBN 1421506068

Black Cat, vol. 1

WorldCat - ISBN 142150605X


"Train Heartnet was once a legendary assassin known as 'Black Cat' and belonged to a secret society called Chronos. But two years ago he faked his own death in order to leave Chronos and become a bounty hunter, able to live by his own rules. His main mission in life now is to find Creed Diskense, a former Chronos member who killed his best friend. Train and his partner Sven are joined by a sexy thief named Rinslet and an amazing young girl named Eve who is a creation of nanotechnology!"

Leftover Useful Information

Creative Team

Created, Written and Drawn by Kentaro Yabuki (矢吹健太朗).

Publishing History

First published in Japan as ブラックキャット from 2000–2004 in the anthology Shonen Jump.

First English-language translation published by Viz in 2006.

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Future Publication Dates

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