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Rokudenashi BLUES - Review

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Oii Mina! back again with another review! This time it's ろくでなしBLUES (Rokudenashi BLUES) which translates to Good-for-Nothing Blues. It's an older manga from the 80s which stretched into the late 90s. It follows Taison Maeda who just wants to fight. In a nutshell he's a delinquent who strives to be the best fighter in all of japan which leads to him wanting to be the best boxer in all of japan once he meets his rival. It's hilarious, fun to read and the action scenes are prob the best i've seen for a delinquent manga. It was made into a live action drama so no anime with this. Unfortunately it's 42 volumes lol, not all are translated yet it's only up to like volume 10 so it'll be a continuous read until it's done.

It's a typical shounen which keeps it light with the story but doesn't get annoying with cliche or predictable story lines like others so it doesn't get old. It's so over the top with everything it almost feels like a parody on other delinquent highschool mangas. Maeda aswell as all the other supporting characters are very likable and different from eachother it won't feel like a big mess of characters. Of course it'll provide heart warming arcs of friendship and overcoming obstacles etc like other shounen do which goes without saying.

All in all Rokudenashi Blues(so far) gets a 4/5. Great fighting scenes, hilarious when it tries to be comedic and a good story to keep you reading it all the way through to the most recent chapter. So pretty much if you liked ROOKIES or GTO or even Gokusen you'll like this one.
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