Grand Blue
Grand Blue Dreaming
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Grand Blue

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Japanese: ぐらんぶる
English: Grand Blue Dreaming
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 7, 2014 to ?
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: good! Afternoon
Authors: Inoue, Kenji (Story), Yoshioka, Kimitake (Art)


Score: 9.031 (scored by 6605166,051 users)
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Ranked: #92
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #48
Members: 174,563
Favorites: 17,354

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Grand Blue Dreaming
Volume 1


Among the seaside town of Izu's ocean waves and rays of shining sun, Iori Kitahara is just beginning his freshman year at Izu University. As he moves into his uncle's scuba diving shop, Grand Blue, he eagerly anticipates his dream college life, filled with beautiful girls and good friends.

But things don't exactly go according to plan. Upon entering the shop, he encounters a group of rowdy, naked upperclassmen, who immediately coerce him into participating in their alcoholic activities. Though unwilling at first, Iori quickly gives in and becomes the heart and soul of the party. Unfortunately, this earns him the scorn of his cousin, Chisa Kotegawa, who walks in at precisely the wrong time. Undeterred, Iori still vows to realize his ideal college life, but will things go according to plan this time, or will his situation take yet another dive?

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Grand Blue has been published digitally in English as Grand Blue Dreaming by Kodansha Comics USA since September 12, 2017, and it has also been simulpub. The series has been published in French by Meian since February 24, 2021.

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Aug 26, 2016
Preliminary (34/? eps)
It's not often that a Manga makes me literally laughing out loud.
Most comedy Manga were either totally unfunny and boring or just managed to make me blow the air slightly more forceful through my nostrils.
Grand Blue isn't one of those Manga.

The story isn't very special. The art is good but nothing outstanding. Except when one of the characters goes bonkers. Most of the time you'll probably laugh because of the ridiculous over the top depiction of certain emotions.
If you just want to lean back, have a good laugh and not worry about your (shitty) life, then this is the Manga for you.
If ...
Mar 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (50/? eps)
So Grand Blue...
I didn't quite know what to expect. Comedy, after all, is one of the most subjective genres.

However, I didn't expected for this to be a Japanese version of American Pie. Yes, you read correctly. This is at the same level of that shitty comedy that you loved when you were 12 or 13.

I can't be totally negative with this manga, because it has some really funny moments. Specially in the art department - I like how the author uses gag and physical comedy - gestures, faces, etc.

But the characters are flat, the dialogue is bad, and the plot is cliché.

I can only ...
Jun 13, 2021
Preliminary (8/? eps)
So I saw the first season of the anime and did not find it all that interesting. Someone said the manga does a better job. And its also rated high. Maybe I'll get more underwater scenes.....maybe better jokes.....All that in mind, I got the first 10 volumes and dived in expecting a wonderful time.

But instead of the expected scenario of me rolling on the floor laughing, I was swiping hard to get through it. Nothing ever happens in this manga. Its the same repetitive cringe inducing and cliched "jokes" throughout. Relationships don't progress. Incels don't change. No one talks about studies, even though they are ...

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