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Blue Giant

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Japanese: BLUE GIANT
English: Blue Giant
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: May 10, 2013 to Aug 25, 2016
Genre: Award Winning Award Winning
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Ishizuka, Shinichi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.461 (scored by 47954,795 users)
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Ranked: #1792
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Popularity: #873
Members: 21,302
Favorites: 452

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The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.

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Blue Giant was nominated for the eighth and ninth Manga Taisho Award and placed fifth and third in the final ranking, respectively. The series ranked 15th in the 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Male Readers division. The manga won the 62nd Shougakukan Manga Award in the General category in 2017. In the same year, it won the Manga Division Grand Prize at the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival.

The series was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from November 10, 2020, to March 22, 2022.


Amanuma, Kousei


Mar 27, 2020
Creating a manga about music is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks for any artist. After all, mangas are seen, not heard. Which is why the music itself is often downplayed, while the appeal of these types of mangas is to see how music can affect people and their life.

With all that said, blue giant still does a terrific job at depicting jazz music, it often spends pages or even an entire chapter depicting a performance. With thick line works emphasizing the intensity. And a great focus on both the performer and the audience's face and body parts to show us the power ...
Jul 10, 2022
After reading the first volume of this manga, I remember telling myself of the mistake I made. Enter the One-dimensional character who only cares about Jazz and basketball and has literally nothing else to him. Every chapter after that was remarkable and "Blue Giant" has become one of my favourite manga.

Story 9.5/10
The story isn't groundbreaking or anything new. A guy falls in love with jazz, decides to start playing the tenor and ends up being a god at it. What makes the story so good is both witnessing Miyamoto's ironclad passion for jazz and seeing how the characters around him react.
Dai also goes through some ...
Oct 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Now you see, this is why this type of manga series would need an anime adaption is because I am not able to god damn hear what the main character Dai is playing like it felt in my head that he was only playing “epic sax guy” the whole time I’m seeing his performances. I mean the art and character development was decent. Dai does seem like an ambitious young man who has a goal to becoming a proper jazz musician and plays basketball in his free time. I really this type of character development in a coming of age story like this one. ...

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