Ikebukuro West Gate Park
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Ikebukuro West Gate Park

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Synonyms: IWGP
Japanese: 池袋ウエストゲートパーク
English: Ikebukuro West Gate Park
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2001 to Nov 25, 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance
Theme: Delinquents Delinquents
Serialization: Young Champion
Authors: Ishida, Ira (Story), Aritou, Sena (Art)


Score: 6.891 (scored by 183183 users)
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Ranked: #103652
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Popularity: #13396
Members: 1,165
Favorites: 4


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Chapters: /36


Based on the phenomenally popular live action Japanese television series Ikebukuro West Gate Park is a very hip and urban drama that takes place in Tokyo's trendy district of Ikebukuro. The story focuses around the 21 year old Makoto, a cool and level headed member of the G-boys gang. Makoto, talented with diffusing tense situations and keeping his friends out of harm's way possibly stumbles into more than he can handle. Is Makoto really in over his head? His new girlfriend's just been found murdered and a turf war is escalating between two rival gangs.

(Source: DMP)


Ikebukuro West Gate Park was published in English by Digital Manga Publishing from September 28, 2004 to September 6, 2006.

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Jul 17, 2016
Mixed Feelings
"Ikebukuro West Gate Park" is an entertaining manga with fantastic moments and interesting ideas, but it's potential is far from met with it's episodic format. Many may have heard that criticism before and will shrug it over, but the negative in this instance relates to the manga not carrying any meta-narrative throughout the separate story-lines. Cowboy Bebop had a meta-narrative and made great use of it's episodic nature. "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" doesn't make use of it at all and it's biggest sin is having it's ending be conclusive to just the final story-line without touching upon past events and bringing meaning to them. It ...


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