Blue Giant
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Blue Giant

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Japanese: BLUE GIANT


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: May 10, 2013 to Aug 25, 2016
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Ishizuka, Shinichi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 13431,343 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4222
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1921
Members: 7,525
Favorites: 108

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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 won the 62nd Shougakukan Manga Award in the general category.

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Mar 27, 2020
whi (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 5, 2021
drazorback (All reviews)
In the collective imagination, laminated by decades of advertising hype and musical washout, jazz is often perceived as snobbish music, sometimes as an elevator background, sometimes as a sterile and inaudible technical demonstration. Not so many, those to overcome these a priori, contradictory and yet both widely spread. Like Kids on the Slope, Blue Giant strives to restore somewhat the tarnished image of this illustrious musical genre.

First astonishment: jazz seems to be fossilized, and while KotS takes place in the post-war years, Blue Giant seems to invite the same unbreakable references (Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Art Blakey & tutti frutti). Either way, this is a read more
Nov 13, 2018
mangareader123 (All reviews)
Like most coming of age mangas, this story starts with a highschool student. His name is Miyamoto Dai. Dai plays basketball sincerely and for fun, but he knows that this cannot be his future. He knows this is not the passion of his life. One day Dai listens to a Jazz concert and realises, this is what he wants to do. And his brother buys him a saxophone and Dai goes to the riverside and starts playing. With this beginning, I was already hooked, and as the story progressed so did my love for it.

Simple story, boy falls in love with Jazz, and keeps playing read more
Aug 11, 2019
DRNO1D (All reviews)
Blue Giant is pretty outstanding. Dai's story is only a dream to most, finding a loving passion and take it to the extreme, to challenge the best of the best. Dai's passion for jazz is realistic and emotional that it keeps me invested even when he fails and makes his successes that much more intriguing.

Blue Giant's art is not the most breathtaking it does lack in certain departments sometimes the characters themselves. Although the author, Ishizuka Shinichi, does a fantastic job of expressing Dai's music with harsh lines, character reactions, and Dai's expressions and feelings. The characters especially the side characters are amazing. The read more

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