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B. Shock!  
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Description
Nitta Arata is a typical 21 year-old junior attending college of science and engineering at Toaru University. He is bright, he's in the engineering program after all, but he definitely is from a working class background. He has been working his way through college for the past 3 years without major incident, so being swept up in a warped experiment of an equally warped professor was the last thing he expected in the second half of his college days.

One day, Arata received a letter asking him to meet someone whose initials were "N.H." at a relatively secluded location on campus. The letter looked suspiciously like a "love letter", but Arata had his doubts. More likely it was a cruel practical joke perpetrated by one of his buddies, especially when the initials matched those belonging to "Nogi Hatsune", also know as "Miss Engineer", the reigning heartthrob of the engineering department. Why would somebody like her be interested in a nobody like himself? The short answer was that she would not be interested, but why take the chance of missing out? So there was Arata, in ultra-cynical mode, waiting at the appointed location when he was suddenly grabbed from behind! His last thoughts as world turned to black was that the gloved hands covering his mouth and nose reeked of ether...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
炸弹情人
B-Shock
B-Shock!
B.Shock!

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.51-52 (end) by Franky House (2377d ago)
v.4 c.47-52 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (2391d ago)
v.4 c.50 by Franky House (2393d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 19th 2013, 3:17pm PST


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Year
1999

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1069 increased(+141)
Monthly Pos #1992 increased(+460)
3 Month Pos #2986 increased(+590)
6 Month Pos #3917 decreased(-107)

List Stats
On 269 reading lists
On 271 wish lists
On 1389 completed lists
On 32 unfinished lists
On 121 custom lists

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Different Strokes For Different Folks   
Rating: N/A
by CynicallyOp
September 9th, 2013, 1:00pm
Personally, I liked it. I read it a few years ago and read it about a month ago. Still good. The ending was a bit shabby and the manga as a whole is pretty amoral. However, it's seinen. There's going to be "nasty" things in there. The main kicker was the comedy. Mature gold. The characters are fun, but nothing more. No extra layer to peel off, nothing special.
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Horrible   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jiggy-Ninja
July 12th, 2013, 12:11pm
I'm utterly surprised by the words of praise above me. I found this manga to be completely horrible. As a bit of perspective, I have have read roughly 100 manga series of various genres; this is probably the ONLY one that I would never recommend to someone.

However, I'm even more surprised by JaKXz's statement that there are "no real villains". What the hell do you idiots think the professor is!?!? He kidnaps two innocent people, straps a BOMB onto each of their wrists (That's all B-Shock is, a reverse proximity bomb that explodes if they get too far apart) without their consent, arbitrarily yanks their chain by fiddling with the safety distance, and as far as we can tell, since the "official" reason for the B-Shock "experiment" was never revealed, just did it for shits and grins. That is pure, distilled, unadulterated PSYCHOPATHIC EVIL.

So no, I could not enjoy the story when every time that goddamn asshole showed up in the story, I wanted to see the main character smash his teeth out, tie him to a chair in a dark room, and GOUGE HIS FUCKING EYES OUT WITH A FORK. And don't forget his research assistants. NOTHING happens to them at the end. Everyone involved gets off with no punishment AT ALL for their actions.

Nakano Junko is a good author. Hetakoi is sweet, lovely, and 1000 time better than this worthless crap, and Chisa x Pon, at least the parts that have been translated, seems to have the makings of a nice, dramatic series (even if I did hear that it turns kinda NTR). Stay with those two; keep away from this.
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Great!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kaidiego
May 17th, 2012, 2:40pm
I have come to chapter 14 and this is realy funny! Im smiling all the time and lol some times. Its a good romantic commedy. With funny situations and characters. Like it!

Finished it now. One read. Its cool! The ending is rushed but it sadisfied me. Also becouse i lol a lot during this read.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2012, 4:17pm
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Uh-huh   
Rating: N/A
by TheGentleman
April 27th, 2012, 10:48pm
Yes this kind of story is common, but considering when it was made, much better than otherwise. Funny, sincere, and a good read. One thing great about it is the art isn't typical, but kind of original feeling. 8/10
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Tried   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
January 30th, 2010, 11:13am
I tried to get into this manga but had a hard time. The character development had a lot of weak spots. Yes, I was up for some good laughs in this and found myself chuckling on more than a few occasions but that was about it. Things were predictable and I was seriously hoping for me.
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MY FAV.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JaKXz
December 1st, 2009, 1:42am
B-Shock was the first manga that I gave a 10/10. Yeah, its that awesome. 52 chapters that kept me locked, entertained, everything. I re-read it more often than I read new manga. You're gonna love this one, I can almost guarantee it.
The fact that there aren't any real "villains" is so perfect for romance manga like this... and the romance was really well executed, there wasn't too much or too little. It added the flavour that all romance mangas SHOULD have, but some either go over or have very little at all.
I'll say it again: B-Shock is the best! XD

... Last updated on December 7th, 2009, 11:09pm
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This is one of my favourite romantic/comedy mangas EVER   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by apart01
January 26th, 2009, 1:25pm
First of all, the this is one of those mangas that gave me numerous Laugh Out LOUD moments and my stomach was aching from the constant laughing. The jokes were genuinely funny and the funny expressions the characters have only adds to the charm and funny factor of the manga.

However, the romance was poorly developed as some people have said. The manga goes on for 3 volumes with nothing much happening in the romance department (even though we know the main characters HAVE to hook up as a rule of romance mangas) Then comes the volume 4 and BAM the romance begins to develop (2 volumes too late IMO) Therefore, the development was rushed, the ending was rushed, many characters, and i mean important characters, only made it into the manga once or twice.

Despite the 'rushiness' the ending left me with a good feeling and was a good ending in my books compared to other mangas. It would have scored a 10 if the romance and the ending were not so rushed. (Kinda wish it was longer because i wanted more)
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.........   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by o0James0o
August 10th, 2008, 12:56pm
very nice...... its kinda romance manga but the last volume is rushed and many characters only appear once..... would be awesome if the manga is longer...
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very original   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lonny
July 2nd, 2008, 6:05pm
The plot was really original. I really liked this manga. I feel like the ending was a little rushed but it was pretty good. I definitely think that this is more of a comedy with a dash of romance and not for those who are looking for romance.
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i hate the robot -.-U its scary!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lovelyevilness
April 23rd, 2008, 11:51am
the story a funny normalstory that ends... in well i wont tell but its also well kinda simple story, stil i put a 10 it mae me laught and lov when they make me laught! but... that robot..omg....i hate it! its almost like a clown.... scary!
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