Mr. Ho

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Mr. Ho
Genre Action, Comedy
Written by Akira Toriyama
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shonen Jump
Published December 1986
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Mr. Ho (Mr.ホー?) is a one-shot manga, drawn and written by Akira Toriyama. It appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump #49 in 1986 and was later released in the compilation Tankōbon, Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol. 2.


The story is about a former soldier from the north named Mr. Ho whose car broke down while driving through the South. As a war between the North and South ended recently, Mr. Ho is not treated too kindly by the citizens of the south for being a soldier from the north. While at a restaurant trying to find a place to get a ca,r Mr. Ho meets a young boy named Chazke and his Anthropomorphic cat friend, they agree to let Mr. Ho use the car from his ranch in exchange to teach them how to use weapons to fight off the Chai Gang who have been terrorizing the south. When they get to the ranch, Mr. Ho meets Chazke's older sister (which he saw earlier when his car crashed) who takes a disliking towards Ho. While keeping his end of the bargain, he is taken to their basement where he finds lots of military weapons that belonged to Chazke's deceased father. Just then the Chai Gang show up to the ranch because they found it suspicious and decide kidnap Chazke's sister, Ho fails to stop them due to tripping over a bottle. Mr. Ho gets equipped with all the military arms and takes off to the Chai Gang's Base in a plane that was in their basement. While at the base, Mr. Ho easily defeats the entire Chai Gang as well as their boss, revealing that Ho was part of the legendary Unit 223 which was known as the Black Berets. After Ho blows up the base, he returns to the ranch with Chazke's sister, who now likes Ho. The story ends with Mr. Ho and Chazke's sister driving off together in the car.