Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"As a descendant of shinobi, Jirou Azuma has been learning ninja techniques his entire life. But in addition to that, he also has the ability to talk to animals.
One day when he rescues a strange black cat named Ragou, he learns that the world is filled with spirits called mononoke that can take the form of both people and animals."
Black Torch is a shonen manga series by Tsuyoshi Takaki that was cancelled.
I'm really sad that this manga got cancelled because I actually really enjoyed this. The concept and the art style were really good. Rago and Kouga were the best characters in this and the humour elements in this worked well.
I wasn't really fan of the objectification of women in the text but that could be translation issue.
There are a lot of manga like this which is probably why it was cancelled, but I enjoyed reading this nonetheless and it was cancelled after the first arc was completed so at least this is kind of wrapped up.