Boys on the Run
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Boys on the Run

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Japanese: ボーイズ・オン・ザ・ラン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 116
Status: Finished
Published: 2005 to Jun 2008
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 19121,912 users)
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Ranked: #35502
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Popularity: #2310
Members: 6,513
Favorites: 129

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The story is about how and why a guy goes from a worker at a dead-end job to becoming a boxer.

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Aoyama, Takahiro

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Feb 25, 2019
Jack (All reviews)
“I’m truly very sorry. Seems I ruined your humble little life.”

Welcome to Boys on the Run, a manga serialized from 2005 to 2008 in Big Comic Spirits that tells a story about the life of our twenty-six year old protagonist, Tanishi. A self-aware, self-deprecating employee at a toy company whose main responsibilities in life up to this point have been to make sure that the vending machines across various businesses are stocked. As you might have been able to tell from that description, the job is not an exciting one, Tanishi’s life up to when we are introduced to him, is not an exciting one, read more
Jun 4, 2020
acloudwithfeet (All reviews)
Ah I sure do love "Struggle Tweets (before struggletweets existed): the manga." Because no matter how often I took a gut punch in the feels department, no matter how angry I got over character actions, no matter how frustrating it might be to essentially watch a man be beaten down over and over again without learning a single fucking thing, I can't say that it was because this manga was poorly written. Like it or not, Kengo Hanazawa sure knows how to wright real characters with a hyperbolic spin: losers, assholes, and good people alike. And he sure knows how to draw too, every background read more
Mar 30, 2013
a1oner (All reviews)
Run, Forest, RUN! I’m sure most of you still remember that epic film Tom Hanks starred in. Not that there’s any actual relation to this manga and that movie aside from their similarity of having quite an avid runner for the lead role. Although I personally doubt it, who knows, perhaps “Forest Gump” did inspire Kengo Hanazawa in writing this piece? At any rate, I just wanted to ask a simple question, really:

Why (do you) run?

A. for survival/defensive purposes; to escape from harm’s way
B. to impress someone (via competition/sports or staying fit)
C. because it’s your talent/profession; your one and read more
Aug 15, 2017
Finite7 (All reviews)
I'm not especially good at writing but reading this manga made me want to write this review. After reading some of the other reviews I felt that the reviewers did not read the manga going into it the way I did.

I have heard this statement being thrown around very often:
"People see what they want to", I had come to realize this long ago but this manga reaffirmed this.

When I read the synopsis before going into the manga I expected a Hajime No Ippo or Ashita No Joe like manga but what I got was very different. You see I'm really into underdog stories read more


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