Cover of Heat Manga Vol. 1
|HEAT -灼熱- (HĪTO -SHAKUNETSU-)
|Illustrated by||Ryoichi Ikegami|
|Magazine||Big Comic Superior|
|Original run||1999 – 2004|
Heat (HEAT-灼熱-?) is a seinen manga written by Yoshiyuki Okamura and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami. It was serialized in Big Comic Superior from 1999 to 2004. In 2002, it received the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga. It was adapted into a live-action movie in 2004 featuring Yoshihiko Hakamada, Takeshi Yoshioka, and Hakuryu as main actors.
Heat is a crime story featuring a young man named Tatsumi Karasawa who suddenly rises in the criminal world of Shinjuku, Tokyo, and becomes the leader of a group of amateurs who show no reluctance to face police and gangs alike. His successes in the Tokyo underground make a chief and a yakuza boss plot a conspiracy to eliminate him.
- 小学館漫画賞：歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
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