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


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: 7.211 (scored by 25852,585 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #50552
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2285
Members: 7,052
Favorites: 93

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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.


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Sep 7, 2012
voltadelphine (All reviews)
Minoru Furuya's Ciguatera is a cynical slice of life story about an average boy in high school who gets bullied, but relies on his passion for motorcycles to get him through the day. The thing I liked best about this manga is that it's real while still being entertaining the story is slow moving but at the same time has rapid character development and some unexpected events. It's also a manga that sneaks up on you where you might read it and just like it but you keep thinking about it weeks later.

The characters are a bit hard to love. First you have the read more
May 7, 2020
Mouseanon (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 5, 2015
Jerakor (All reviews)
Ciguatera is about a boy, bullied to the point of torture at school, who takes solace in his love for motorcycles and in the crush he has on the beautiful girl at his motorcycle licensing class.

It's a story that veers wildly between being sexy and being crass; being hilarious and being disturbing. It's never boring and will make you think... and yet, the time skips and plot holes (not to mention the horrendous last chapter) keep the manga from being as good as it almost is.

In the end, you like ecchi seinen romances with a hefty dose of black comedy, you can certainly do read more
Feb 23, 2021
Oldtaku_no_Video (All reviews)
A great manga about bullying, codependency, ennui, human nature, relationships and self-doubt. Why do people deal with bullying and tolerate/ignore it and why do others desperately want to pay their tormentor back with vigilante-style revenge? What do you do when you have a girl that's out of your league and can only deal with it by acting like a nervously horny teenager that lacks confidence? Why would you help out and enable the same people that have tormented you? Will you ever grow up and break out of your awkward adolescence?

At first, the reaction faces annoyed me... then I recognized this was from the creator read more

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