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Bakuon Rettou

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: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.741 (scored by 435435 users)
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Ranked: #19862
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Popularity: #4758
Members: 2,202
Favorites: 45


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Apr 24, 2019
Tee (All reviews)
Bakuon Rettou is a story filled with anguish, existential dread and beauty, a young boy growing from a disgruntled geek to a renowned bosozoku is faced with the realities of becoming an adult and the regrets of missed opportunities due to his erratic younger days. This manga perfectly presents the rebellious stages of adolescence and the consequences behind this stage, but it also depicts the beauty of not giving a damn about the future living only in the moment.

We follow Takashi through his journey of ups and downs and my god is it beautiful, we cry with him and we laugh with him making you read more
Apr 7, 2012
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
Our man Kazei, Takeshi is a new transfer student to a school (which honestly doesn’t look so inviting) since the poor guy got kicked out of his last one because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong ‘friends’. So anyway, he gets picked up by the delinquents of the school because his ‘bad’ reputation followed him around like a stray hungry dog. And so the curtains rise on Kazei’s new school life that just so happens to involve a lot of roaring motorbikes.

Firstly, the art is a very cut-and-slash type of affair.
If you know what I mean…

Of course you read more
Jan 9, 2020
deadoptimist (All reviews)
This is a work of unbelievable quality: a proper confessionary bildungsroman in plot, a masterpiece in art, blossoming with loving depiction of Japanese motorcycles – in motion, no less, at night, in city lights, running, growling, flowing. Personally, I think Tsutomu Takahashi usually bites more than he can chew with his concepts, but in Bakuon Rettou he truly overdelivers. It’s a mature work of a mature mangaka, who draws from years lived and pages drawn – and emerges in unimaginable power.

The story is autobiographic. The author himself was a part of a biker gang, of bosozoku – a subculture drawing its last breaths in 80-s read more