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Ore to Akuma no Blues

Ore to Akuma no Blues

Alternative Titles

English: Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson
Synonyms: Me & the Devil Blues
Japanese: 俺と悪魔のブルーズ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 2005 to ?
Authors: Hiramoto, Akira (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Magazine the 3rd

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 1120 users)
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Ranked: #6622
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Popularity: #1383
Members: 4,632
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Synopsis

A combination horror story and re-telling of the mythologies of the American South, "Me and the Devil Blues" features RJ, a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the devil teaching him to play the blues. The story features many elements familiar to American readers but not much featured in Japanese comics, including the practice of lynching and the sharp racial divisions in the south around the time of the story.

Background

Ore to Akuma no Blues was previously serialized in Afternoon until it went on hiatus in 2008. It resumed in Young Magazine the 3rd on September 5, 2014.

Del Rey published the series in English as Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson in two 2-in-1 omnibus from July 29, 2008 to December 30, 2008.

Characters

Barrow, Clyde
Barrow, Clyde
Main
Johnson, Robert
Johnson, Robert
Main
Ike
Ike
Supporting
Parker, Bonnie
Parker, Bonnie
Supporting


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Sean_Hiruki
Mar 6, 2009
Do you like the Blues? Do you know who Robert Johnson, Clyde Barrow and The Devil are? Than you well love this manga.

Each chapter is named after a song by the blues legend, Robert Johnson. Why? Because this is his story....Sort of.This is the unreal story of his mysterious life.

You can read the back of the manga to now the story. Just check it out.
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grandville
Oct 16, 2009
The mangaka/author is definitely knowledgeable when it comes to Robert Johnson and the myths surrounding him. But this is by no means a manga biography of Johnson. Given that there is very little verifiable information on the bluesman, the book takes a lot of liberties and, in my opinion, gets a bit far-fetched at times.
The book' depictions of 30's blues clubs and the like seem relatively authentic, and compared to a lot of other manga, the book has a very 'western' feel.
The artwork is one of the book's strong points, with a lot of attention of detail. Most is gritty-looking and fleshed out read more
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Maz-Maz
Feb 26, 2011
It's after the civil war, the black people of America had been emancipated from their treatment as slaves, officially that is. But in the South, where this story takes place, racial discrimination is alive, healthy and well. RJ, an African-American farmer, has lived with his wife, sister and brother-in-law for years; living as a farmer never really suited him, his passion was for music: the Blues. But unfortunately, he couldn't play a tune to save his life. Well, until he heard about a myth...

Excellent, the story is excellent. Twists that will leave you reeling, characters with strong personalities and eye-candy illustrations: it was like watching read more
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