Ore to Akuma no Blues
Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson
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Ore to Akuma no Blues

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Synonyms: Me & the Devil Blues
Japanese: 俺と悪魔のブルーズ
English: Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 2005 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Magazine the 3rd
Authors: Hiramoto, Akira (Story & Art)

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Score: 8.071 (scored by 28802,880 users)
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Ranked: #5732
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Popularity: #900
Members: 16,799
Favorites: 230

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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.

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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 ...
Apr 13, 2021
** spoiler alert ** "Me and the Devil Blues," a horror tale and retelling of American South mythologies, stars RJ, a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the devil teaching him how to play the blues. The story includes many elements that are common to American readers but are hardly ever seen in Japanese comics, such as lynching and sharp racial differences in the south. According to what I've learned about the blues from both the manga and my reading, it's necessary to embrace and deal with emotion in order to play the blues. It's all about pouring your heart ...

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