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Sun-ken Rock (Manga)

Sun-ken Rock

Alternative Titles

English: Sun-Ken Rock
Synonyms: Sun Ken Rock
Japanese: サンケンロック


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 24, 2006 to ?
Authors: Boichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young King OURs GH


Score: 8.291 (scored by 6711 users)
Ranked: #3802
Popularity: #204
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Ken, a young Japanese guy, is in love with a young Korean girl Yumin. He followed her in Korea and wants to become a policeman just like her. But then, he finds himself at the head of a local gang. What will happen to Ken?

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Spin-off: Sun-Ken Rock Gaiden: Yumin, Yumin ni Gomeshi wo Tabe Sasetai: Yumin to Issho ni Taberu Kankoku Ryouri, Sun-ken Rock Gaiden: Dango Knight


Chang, Do-Heun
Kim, Kae-Lyn
Kitano, Ken
Lee, San-ki
Tae-Soo, Park
Yang, San-dae
Yoshizawa, Yumi

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Apr 22, 2013
Story: 8/10
Protagonist starts out at ground zero in a foreign country and gradually builds his way to the top. You know that feeling when you're playing pokemon and you level up or evolve a pokemon? That's the feeling I get when I finish reading each volume because after each arc they just keep adding onto the gang empire as a whole, getting 1 step closer to their ultimate goal.

Art: 9/10
Amazing, art-style is beautiful and the author of Sun-Ken Rock takes the time to explain how he drew each page at the end of a chapter. Really dedicated author, more manga creators should do read more
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Jul 8, 2014
Sun-Ken rock has one of the best mafia/underworld/gangster based story line in any those genres manga nowadays. The story is fast paced from the start. The ART of this manga is probably something you will rarely get to see . The characters are quite uniquely made but Ken is just too freaking kind for a guy who beats the shit out of other gang members . The art during the action sequences plus the art of the many landscapes that are shown are too epic.
Random ecchi scenes and the fanservice are quite not needed , they just read more
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Feb 28, 2014
Sun Ken Rock is about a Japanese man named Ken. Ken's love interest Yumin moves to Korea to become a police officer, and Ken follows her to impress her with success. In a ridiculously short time he becomes the leader of one of the largest criminal organizations in the world, with a shitload of some of the most insane plot twists and over the top martial art fights I have ever seen in a manga in between. Make no mistake that this is predominantly an action manga, but by no means does that mean the characters were left out of the loop. Ken is like read more
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Mar 31, 2015
May contain minor spoilers for initial 2-3 chapters.
On a side-note, my first review on MAL.
STORY: Kitano Ken's crush Yoshizawa Yumin, moves to Korea to become a police officer. Following her, Ken moves to Korea as well. However, he is a failure. He meets Park Tae-Soo, leader of a local gang. Tae-Soo tries to convince Ken to become their boss. Ken agrees on something really ridiculous. (Salary what?). So basically, a failure rises from the bottom of scum to the top of the country. So, in my opinion, story is a 9/10.
ART: Each strip of the manga perfectly switches from sadism to beauty to fanservice as read more
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Not only are these two works by the same author but they also portray a similar style in terms of their characteristics. The main male protagonist has a tough attitude and is always finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time in compromising situations. Despite this, they fight for what they believe in and also meets a girl that they share an interesting relationship with. There is a lot of fan service and action so expect some edgy artwork. If you're into action oriented manga with tough stories, then check these two series out. 
very similar art-style, I would say the comedy is similar to something like...bokusatsu tenshi dokuro chan (exaggerated reactions), as well somewhat of a taste of typical harem artstyle i.e. skip beat/ kaicho wa maid sama (where they turn into little cartoon figures). . . Sun-ken Rock takes a lot of art styles from various manga and compiles it into an original plot.  
I find it similar because of it's plot and the main characters.
Both of the MC involvement in yakuza's, police and other organizations are so similar.
and not to mention the art looks good too!they both also start strong from the very start. but has a "character growth or development" :D

*they don't have the same author and artist btw :D 
You might not see the similarities in the beginning, and even though there are definitely more differences than similarities, I had to recommend this because of my love of both manga. First, I hardly ever read shounen manga, so these manga either have an amazing plot, or just really funny. Both manga have both these traits. Both the main protagonist life seems to be going no where. Until they both meet a girl that essentially motivates them to do what they're good at. Sun Ken? Fighting. Slam Dunk? Basketball. Friendship, courage, strength, love, and motivation are big parts of both the stories. And of course,  read more 
Sun-Ken Rock is pretty much Onizuka moving to Korea and starting a gang in an M rated manga. The humor is pretty similar, and although Ken isn't as much of a loser as Onizuka, they both share some character traits, such as being virtuous fighting machines, with a perverted side. 
If you're looking for some action and violence, then Gangsta and Sun-Ken Rock may be something to keep a keen eye on. Both series takes place in a setting where there is violence, politics, and corruption. The main characters also gets involved with local gangs that spawns rivalries with deadly consequences. There is character dynamics as well focusing on the main protagonists. Recommended for mature fans of action-drama. 

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