Black Cat is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Sh__nen Jump from 2000 to 2004, and later collected in twenty tank__bon volumes. The series was adapted into a twenty-four episode anime series by Gonzo studio, which aired on the satellite television network Animax and the terrestrial Tokyo Broadcasting System channel from 2005 to 2006. The story centers on a man named Train Heartnet who withdrew from an elite group of assassins called the Chrono Numbers to become a bounty hunter, or Sweeper.Viz Media licensed the manga series for an English-language publication in North America and as of May 2009, have released all 20 volumes of the series.
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