What would you like to edit?


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ciguatera - 17 Fuga of Youth
Japanese: シガテラ
English: Ciguatera
More titles


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: 2003 to 2005
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Furuya, Minoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 30283,028 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #65892
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2334
Members: 8,829
Favorites: 113


Ranked #6589Popularity #2334Members 8,829
Add to My List
Volumes: /6
Chapters: /69
Available on Manga Store
Volume 1


The story of Ciguatera follows Ogino, who is bullied in high school along with his friend Takai. The two rely on their passion towards motorcycles and desire to get one to add some hope and vigor to their otherwise bleak lives.

The two are learning to drive in secret at a driving school, and it is there that Ogino's life begins to change forever. The manga follows a variety of characters through their high school and working lives, through their struggles, their triumphs, their dreams, their futures, their love, life and loss.

Ciguatera is a mature manga from Minoru Furuya, author of Ping Pong Club and Himizu.


Ciguatera was published digitally in English by Kodansha USA under the Vertical Comics imprint as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from November 09, 2021 to May 31, 2022.



Jun 7, 2023
This is the first review I am every righting and the reason being how disappointed I was, don’t get me wrong I LOVED this manga. The last chapter on the other hand was utter trash. The only reason I rated this a 8 is Because of the last chapter. Otherwise I would have put it at a 9 or 10. I really feels like the author just stopped caring.

The characters are amazing and the intricacies of the characters was amazing. The art-style may be bland at times but It has its own special touch to it that makes it really enjoyable . There may have ...
Jan 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ciguatera is a very half-baked manga.

While reading the first "arc" I was pretty entertained. The aku no hana type weak main character that has niche interests gets himself tied up into some shit while also having a love interest. I thought from there on it would really just continue being an enjoyable slice of life type thing with the self-deprecating main character. Buttttttttt

The story began having these separate arcs with new characters and struggles. There is nothing wrong with this conceptually, but the writing was too mediocre to keep up with itself. The characters introduced would literally never be seen again most of the ...
May 7, 2020
I think this series is lost. At times it seems to be approaching a realistic look at fears and relationships of a growing teenager, but paired with every question posed is a mumbling answer that doesn't teach and really doesn't improve the story.

Ogino is undeniably weird and awkward, but his passion for motorcycles helped to redeem him. He had set goals and was willing to work hard to earn them. It convinced me that it would be worth watching him have a cathartic win over his bully because I felt like the author would have a commentary on ...

Interest Stacks

by warpu
49 Entries · 25 Restacks
31 Entries · 3 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for July. Week 1: July 5 - 11 Anime Releases Amnesia Complete Collection Blu-ray [2022 Re-release] more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for May

North American Anime & Manga Releases for May

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for May Week 1: May 3 - 9 Anime Releases 2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu (2.43: Seiin High more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ciguatera Chapter 60 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Apr 5, 2012
3 repliesby ryo-san »»
May 14, 2023 2:15 AM
Poll: Ciguatera Chapter 52 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Apr 5, 2012
2 repliesby bucciest »»
Apr 3, 2023 4:02 PM
Poll: Ciguatera Chapter 34 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Apr 5, 2012
1 repliesby JoestarEISH_020 »»
Feb 1, 2023 3:05 AM
Poll: Ciguatera Chapter 40 Discussion
Touka - Jul 4, 2011
8 repliesby LucasReverblay »»
May 8, 2022 8:17 AM
Poll: Ciguatera Chapter 69 Discussion ( 1 2 )
radiantfire - Apr 2, 2010
68 repliesby llagrok »»
Feb 15, 2022 1:56 AM