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Japanese: Glaucos


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 24, 2003 to Mar 10, 2005
Genres: Drama Drama, Sports Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Tanaka, Akio (Story & Art)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 12251,225 users)
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Ranked: #78652
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Popularity: #4510
Members: 4,399
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Chapters: /43


This is a story of a boy who challenges free diving.

"Free diving (skin diving)" may remind you of the film Le Grand Bleu. It is an extreme sport, and each meter added to its record brings us closer to the seabed and further from the surface where one can breathe again. In this sense, free diving has a direct connection with death, with which our fight continues, refashioned over time, bit by bit. So, why would one free dive, and risk their life? The answer lies within "mysterious bond between the sea and humankind." And in the fast-evolving world of competitive diving new data emerges that casts light on this bond.

(Source: MU)


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Sep 13, 2021
This manga was quite a bumpy ride. if you've ever read Kokou no Hito, this is quite similar to it, minus the well done character journey. this isn't a review, more of just me naming its strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths: The story is rather interesting and has a *slight* bit of profoundness within it. also does a nice job at reflecting upon nature and the sea which is what allows it to branch off from being a typical sports manga. The artwork is also drawn well, and the pacing, apart from the last volume, is rather steady and works well. while the ending may not be ...
Dec 20, 2023
Glaucos is one of those titles that made me lament the fact that only a handful of seinen titles without an anime adaptation are recognised and discussed by the general weeb community. One of these series is undoubtedly Morning Magazine's flagship title Vagabond, but I actually think Glaucos would be very appreciated by the same kind of audience that story enjoys. Fans of series like Mushishi or the Climber will probably also get something out of it.

It's a beautifully detailed manga with loads of nuanced facial expressions that takes a meditative look at nature and the sea through the lense of a prodigious free diver, ...
Jan 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Glaucos situates itself somewhere in between The Climber and Children of the Sea. Though it at first introduces itself like a mature sports manga about dangerous sports and the strange people who attempt to test their limits and find their place in the world, the story's preoccupation with evolution, biology, ecology, the nature of humanity and the potential for evolution slowly seeps in to take over the narrative.

To be fair, Glaucos is rather thin as a sports manga. Aside from his transcendental and contemplative birth as a human born in the sea, sent to the human world by dolphins, Cisse is no Mori Buntaro ...

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