Bouken Shounen
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Bouken Shounen

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Synonyms: Bôken Shônen, Adventure Boys
Japanese: 冒険少年


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 20, 1998 to Apr 20, 2005
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Adachi, Mitsuru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.101 (scored by 16031,603 users)
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Ranked: #65472
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Popularity: #5387
Members: 2,930
Favorites: 15

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The only common feature running through these stories is a grown-up protagonist somehow coming face-to-face with his childhood past, in a testament to the loss of youth, the disillusionment of growing old, and nostalgia for better times. In the Adachi pantheon, this is a rare diametric view of his eternal theme of "youth," in this case youth as seen through the lens of the past. It's a powerful statement from Adachi that might even be an acknowledgment of his steadily-creeping age. What is impressive about these stories is not the plots or characters themselves, but the absolutely perfect way he tells them, another facet of experience that comes with age. Most of the stories may require multiple readings to fully appreciate the airtightness of the plot and visual motifs.

(from Mangascreener)


Bouken Shounen was published in Brazilian Portuguese by L&PM Pocket in November 2011.


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Nov 28, 2009
Sometimes the past haunts us. Sometimes we recall memories that still linger within and it is difficult for us to move onward when a part of ourselves still remains behind. In the manga "Adventure Boys" the past comes back to haunt everyday people in strange ways.

Story: The story is different every chapter. Each segment deals with a different character and each character deals with a different memory from their childhood that still haunts them well into adulthood. The stories are unique and pleasant in their own ways and mange to subtle convey a message. Whether it is the message of forgiveness, or the ...

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