''Blaster Knuckle'' is a manga by Shizuya Wazarai. Set in America in the 1880's, this series takes place in an alternate history where TheKlan are actually flesh-eating demons, using the racism of the time as an excuse to hunt and eat black people. One man named Victor "Bloody Rain" Freeman knows their secret and has made it his quest to hunt down and kill as many as possible. To do so, he uses the titular Blaster Knuckle, a modified gauntlet that shoots silver bullets on contact. However, the demons only change shape at night, and turn back in the morning without anybody knowing better.

''Blaster Knuckle'' ran for a short 20 chapters and was then discontinued. Still a fun read for mindless action.

It's also interesting to note that Wazarai was good friends with Creator/KentaroMiura in high school. Yes, ''[[Manga/{{Berserk}} that]]'' [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Miura.]]


* AnachronismStew: The American South looks more like the American West.
** Additionally, the manga is set in the 1880s; after the fall of the first KKK (roughly 1872) and before the rise of the second KKK (roughly 1915). Although this could be explained as demons simply taking the place of the Klan during this period of inactivity.
* AuthorAppeal: Boxing
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Victor's Slayer training has him operating in blatantly superhuman range. Apart from the speed mentioned below, he also punches hard enough to collapse skulls and leave fist-shaped craters where faces used to be.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Or translation notes do, anyway. The KKK is limited to a single scene lasting a few pages.
* DemonSlaying: Victor's stock in trade.
* DodgeTheBullet: Victor's insane boxing skills allow him to read the movements of people trying to shoot him and accordingly evade the shot before it's even fired.
** Further into the manga, Vic proves to be [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower fast enough to dodge bullets after they have been fired]]. At one point he moves with enough speed to vanish before his opponents' eyes and circle behind them ''before they even notice that he has moved''.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Despite using many other weapons, Victor's most often used (and effective) is a set of metal knuckles with several shotgun barrels built into them, which fire silver loads directly into any demon they hit.
* GeniusBruiser: The secret demon slaying society TrainingFromHell also included educational classes on par with a military academy, while also turning all of the kids into super human fighters.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Victor is reviled as a murderer because of the racism of the period and because every demon he kills [[ThisWasHisTrueForm reverts to human form upon death]], and so he always has to move around to avoid capture by the police and lynching by angry white folks.
* LightningBruiser: Victor again.
* OneWingedAngel: Every demon has a form like this.
* {{Outlaw}}: Victor is this by default because of his DemonSlaying career, the way demons work in this verse, and the racism of the period.
* PowerFist: Victor's title weapon of choice, a modified gauntlet that fires silver bullets on contact when he punches demons.
* RecycledInSpace: This series is essentially what early ''Berserk'' would be like if Guts was a black boxer, the demons he fought were members of TheKlan, and the whole thing was set in the 19th Century American South.
* ScaryBlackMan: Victor.
* ShootTheDog: Victor has to do this a lot.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Every demon that Victor kills reverts to its former human form upon death, which causes problems for Victor who already has to deal with the racism of the period.