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Japanese: リクドウ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 17, 2014 to ?
Authors: Matsubara, Toshimitsu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.791 (scored by 2835 users)
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Ranked: #17482
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Riku experienced a lot of pain and tragedy in his early life. After his father's death, a former-boxer Yakuza man taught him how to do a basic punch, and that punch saved his life when he had to defend himself from his mom's drug dealer. He ended up taking the drug dealer's life, marking him as a killer. Criminals continued to come after him, leading to more tragedy for the people who attempted to care for him. All of this drove him to ask that same former boxer to teach him to become stronger, which led him to a rundown gym, his door to the world of pro boxing!

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Nov 11, 2014
stefeman (All reviews)
As always, the vultures are already reviewing and trying to kill any interest towards this series.-

To counter these underated reviews, i shall post my own opinion that favors this series.

One should notice that instead of "unneccessary shock value", this manga is flooding with hope and kindness. The kid indeed has a sad life during the start, but you can already see stuff happening for him, and as you read forward you have unexplainable desire to know what happens next in this thorny and long path of Rikudo.

As of writing these, there has already been at least 3 noteworthy characters for the story and I can't read more
May 20, 2015
SoushiroNig (All reviews)
One of the best boxing manga I've seen in ages.It shows an impeccable history and scenes of very good fights like a good manga should be.
I believe by having a heavier theme , being seinein , does not attract much readers , but the way the story unfolds leaves the person involved in the plot.
A reading that I'm really enjoying it and recommend it. For now I'm in the waiting more chapters.
Aug 17, 2015
AnimePope (All reviews)
If you found Rikudou after reading a different boxing series you have probably realized from the synopsis that Rikudou is going to be dark.

And if you are now reading reviews, wondering whether or not you should read Rikudou, first consider what you're expecting from this series.

Are you looking for a boxing manga that has the same "Give it everything you've got" feeling like in Hajime no Ippo or maybe something like Ashita no Joe? If you are, then you need to understand that Rikudou is going to be a little bit different from them.

The first thing to understand about Rikudou is that read more
Nov 30, 2017
GeePrep (All reviews)
Oh boy, the people have spoken. This series is edgy and bad right? Well no. This series is truly a hidden gem; overshadowed by another boxing manga: Hajime no Ippo. While I do admit the series have some similarities; they're really different series. While Ippo focuses more on the heroic/shounen-ish side of boxing, Rikudo focuses on the more realistic and brutal side to boxing.
Story 9/10
The story is great. It showcases a backstory and daily hardships of a boxing champion and the consequences that each fight has on the mental and physical state of a boxer. The over the top violence never felt unjustified or "edgy". read more


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