Bakuon Rettou
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Bakuon Rettou

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Synonyms: Detonation Islands, Sonic Boom Islands
Japanese: 爆音列島


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 105
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 24, 2002 to Nov 24, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 20612,061 users)
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Ranked: #5022
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Popularity: #1754
Members: 10,631
Favorites: 331


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Kazei Takeshi moved with his parents to a new house and new school. One of his new friends is a motorcycle enthusiast and soon invites him to meet with his gang, the Zeros. Takashi comes to love motorcycles and soon gets involved in the gang's fights and issues. What has he got himself into and is he ready to face the consequences?

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Miyamoto, Shinji
Ishikawa, Shouko
Komiya, Mitsuhiko


Mar 23, 2022
one can be nothing but stunned thinking of how much Tsutomu Takahashi is as a storyteller (and if you ask me, also as a drawer).
Being in love with the bosozoku phenomenon, I was more than delighted discovering that one of my favourite mangaka used to be a gang member himself and even wrote a story that resembled his own experience with such fidelity (you can read him talking about his teen years after the epilogue). I've read tons of delinquent manga, but many of them romanticize the idea of being in a gang. all you see is cool kids riding their bikes at night, getting ...
Feb 13, 2022
Most delinquent manga tend to devolve into insane, over the top fights and action as they go on. But for Bakuon Rettou, the story only matures, the same as Takeshi does. It handles the themes of drugs, sex, death, violence, and abuse with a blunt yet careful attitude. BK shows the struggles young adult goes through in their transition into adulthood, and how no matter how much you rebel, no matter how much you rage against the machine, you have to grow up eventually. BK, in my opinion, is a coming of age story on par with Catcher in the Rye. Takeshi's own transition into ...
Dec 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A manga that tells a story of a journey through youth that went absolutely nowhere. 

This manga is an autobiography of someone that grew up as part of a biker gang and is hence the story of a rebellious youth going from feeling out of place to finding a group where he feels like he belongs and can vent his feelings to giving his all for that group to ultimately having to move on from it. The manga portrays the core subject matter of motorcycles and gangs in a pretty interesting manner. It doesn’t seem like there’s much of an overarching narrative beyond the protagonist ...

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May 23, 8:03 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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