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


Score: 7.881 (scored by 823823 users)
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Ranked: #9452
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Popularity: #3337
Members: 4,222
Favorites: 104
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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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Kase, Takashi
Ooki, Kengo
Miyamoto, Shinji
Ishikawa, Shouko
Gotou, Shouji
Akegawa, Kazuya
Komiya, Mitsuhiko

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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
May 3, 2020
IWantDraw (All reviews)
The story is very realistic. It's great if you are looking for something more down to earth. I didn't relate with the themes of the story, but if you like gangs and old-school motorcycles, then I think you could have a really great time.

The art is great. I don't think I have anything else to add.

Other than the main character, there was no one else to root for. It's also kind of fun watching Takashi become an asshole.

I enjoyed it despite not being into motorcycles or hang wars.

I recommend this series if you are into realistic stories but as for me... meh
Dec 29, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
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 read more
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

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