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English: B-Shock
Synonyms: B Shock


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 52
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2002
Authors: Nakano, Junko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.091 (scored by 1543 users)
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Ranked: #77232
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Popularity: #2696
Members: 2,425
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /52


"B-Shock!" is mostly a screwball romantic comedy, a showcase for Nakano's wry sense of humor that does not often show in her work in "Young You". However, "B-Shock!" is also a shrewd commentary on the relationship between the upper and working classes. As much as the Japanese pride themselves as being a homogeneous society, there still exists economic "haves" and "have-nots" as in all industrial societies. What would happen if you force together two people from different social strata who would normally not give each other even a passing glance? (Source: Manga-Sketchbook)


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Jul 18, 2008
B-Shock is a surprisingly funny -and silly- romantic comedy. Arata is your regular college student who as many of his classmates admires Hatsune, a beautiful girl who is also a student in his university. Things take a strange turn when a lunatic scientist decides that Arata and Hatsune are perfect subjects for his new experiment: B-Shock, a sort of watch that forces them to be apart only for a few cm or risk to blow in pieces.

Of course, the path for Arata and Hatsune, who hadn't really met before, is quite difficult. They are forced to share a place to live and be together all read more
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May 6, 2010
You're not getting more than an average romantic comedy with this one. The plot is fairly straightforward and predictable and the characters pretty one-dimensional. Also, the artwork isn't horrible, but it isn't great either; strictly average at best.

Even with all this though, when all was said and done I still had fun with it. The simpleness of everything really means you can cruise through this without overloading your brain, and although the end comes quick, it's still fairly satisfying and gives a decent close to the series.
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Jul 22, 2015
B-shock is a romantic comedy manga about 2 college students, who meet a nutty Professor, and are suddenly forced to be extremely close to one another or else the watches on their wrist, courtesy of the Professor, will blow up, if they exceed the maximum amount of distance from each other.

As a comedy manga, it's good. Every day, due to their situation, they have to go through unique and funny situations. They have to go to the bathroom with one another, make the most ridiculous excuses as to why they can't be separated, and try to avoid scenarios that will keep them apart.

Sometimes, read more
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Oct 21, 2010
When I first looked up B-Shock It said it had a rushed/axed ending. I was skeptical because most rushed ending tend to bomb the ending.

The story is focus on 2 people placed in an unorthodox predicament and force to live together. The Character focus is placed on both side however, being seinen, it is primarily focus on the male of the story. Normally you would think it would be very pervy or "borderline H". It's surprisingly not. It's simply a comedy of how two people who would not normally give each other the time of day realize they have feeling for each other.

Story - Different read more
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Poll: B-Shock Chapter 52 Discussion
Volkova - May 10, 2012
4 replies by blessofcurse »»
May 2, 1:24 PM
Translations are finished, here's where you can find 'em.
Xinil - Jan 22, 2008
2 replies by shinjikasuka »»
Feb 21, 2008 7:14 PM