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Description
Rikitaro is a musician whose dream is to become a rock star just like Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison, but at the age of 27 that dream is fading away rapidly. Ooishi is a 3 time world boxing champion who recently retired and is now in the entertainment world, shooting a boxing reality show.

These two unlikeliest of people cross paths one day, but both of them think nothing of it until weeks later. Rikitaro is given one last shot by a record label to sign a deal but before that, they need him to get into better shape so that he is easier to sell. He stumbles upon a boxing gym which also happens to be the same gym Ooishi is filming his show.

As fate’s wheels start to turn, neither man realizes that they will work together to train the best boxer ever, even better than Ooishi himself.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
搖滾拳王
RロックンRロールRリッキー
Rock 'n' Roll Ricky

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.106 (end) by Endless Abyss (913d ago)
v.10 c.105 by Endless Abyss (914d ago)
v.10 c.104 by Endless Abyss (915d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (264 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 5th 2014, 12:01am PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #929 increased(+205)
Monthly Pos #1674 increased(+213)
3 Month Pos #2486 increased(+214)
6 Month Pos #2888 increased(+60)

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On 521 reading lists
On 287 wish lists
On 675 completed lists
On 17 unfinished lists
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Thoughts on ending 912 days, 18 hours, 43 minutes ago
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SURPRISINGLY GOOD   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kri91
December 13th, 2012, 7:29am
I was skeptical about reading it N went in without any expectations, But I'm glad I did!
The story's good
The ending's fine too
And its about boxing smile
though I have read better ones like Holyland etc, this ones pretty good too...
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Lack of understanding   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
April 9th, 2012, 11:17pm
Great mixture of sports and drama with an enjoyably adult protagonist. While I wouldnt suggest peoples reasons for disliking it are invalid, they are entitled to their opinion. They are in some cases factually wrong, the majority of the story arc was seeded early - specifically the entire revenge arc, it didnt come out of left field and if you felt it did you simply werent paying attention. Other complaints - ranging from the odd (complaining about hearts been used to indicate light hearted jokes) to the misguided (as othes have noted - this really isnt shonen at all) seem overly pedantic at best.

This is a solid piece of storytelling and you could do worse than give it a go.
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A Great Manga   
Rating: N/A
by froggyis
March 19th, 2012, 10:04am
You have to love a manga that doesn't take it self as seriously as the others (Bleach, Naruto I'm looking at you.) You have a solid story line that makes the character at first out to be a complete dimwit then you watch him develop. Slowly at first then at an extremely rushed pace because the author found the series was being canned. However what you also find is a hero that you root for. Not because he is the hero mind you but because he can't afford to lose (Cliche yes but it gets better.) Now aside from obvious throw away characters you find that Ricky has a genuine appeal. You have to like that the manga feels complete (Let's be honest when most manga's get the axe you feel as if something was missing example: MX0.) RRR Is good in all honesty and it's not a manga that drags on, makes the hero superman and goes about it's way. If anything this manga is underrated.
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Meh.   
Rating: N/A
by PiLiPiNoY
February 28th, 2012, 6:49pm
The beginning was OK, then it pretty much goes down hill. This manga feels like a shounen manga with a fair amount of nudity added in the mix. I really hate the fact that the mangaka demonizes every opponent their boxing club faces. Very disappointed with the direction this manga went.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Chapter 86 put the icing on the cake. Like come on. REALLY?!
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Pretty good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by CowTail
February 26th, 2012, 3:06pm
I'm up to volume 9 and can't say that I agree with the last reviewer. It was good enough for me to follow as each chapter was scanlated one by one, when there were so many I dumped mid-way, and that speaks for itself.

It's not your typical shounen boxing manga. That's why it's called "seinen". If you have more mature tastes then this kind of boxing manga is a pleasant read. If you want flashy, constant action, then go read some mainstream shounen or something.

I'm rating it 9/10 since it's a lot better than average. It's obviously got an ending coming up incredibly fast, however, so I might have to come back to dock a point or two based on how well the author concluded the story...
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Surprised This Wasn't Dropped Earlier   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
February 12th, 2012, 4:07pm
As others might have said, this really did have an interesting start. Not the best, not the worst, but simply something that could have played out well. Unfortunately that feeling doesn't last for long. The characters get overly sappy and unbelievably cheesy with old men ending their creepy sentences with hearts. Save yourself the trouble and simply find something better.

Edit: I finished the last of this series in hopes of finding the redeeming bit that I obviously missed. It actually got worse which is rather annoying since I can't give this a 0. I'm still stunned how anyone could give this a 10 star rating despite such a horrible ending.

The Villain
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Edit: The series also comes to a rather predictable yet unneeded conclusion. Aozora, the main character's nephew, is involved in a car accident with his parents as they dodge into the guardrail while avoiding a white Porsche. After about 76 chapters, that same white Porsche appears again...


The Ending (A.K.A. last 2 chapters)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
  • Rikki K.O.s the villain and then attacks him while he's laying on the ground
  • Aozora appears on the stage to stop his dad from committing such a horrible act
  • Aozora then regains his memories of the crash and points at the villain
  • "The villain voluntarily shows up for questioning and answers everything honestly, and he clearly admits to everything" Quoted directly from RRR
  • Aozora becomes class rep and gives a speech saying he wants to be like his dad


... Last updated on May 12th, 2014, 4:58pm
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gynok
January 23rd, 2012, 11:40am
I held off on writing a review for this for a while so as to see how things would develop after the initial sequence of events. Now I can safely say that this is a simply wonderful manga. It shows a wealth of emotion and really endeavours to develop the backstories and motivations of the characters involved. I'm sure that this manga will continue to give us even more awesome shounen-moments and I just can't wait to see Rock 'n' Roll Ricky become the boxer and indeed the man he was always capable of being. One of the best boxing and, indeed, sports manga out there, most definitely.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2013, 8:48am
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Starts off well   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Xenophon
December 6th, 2011, 12:31pm
The manga starts off well. However, once the "TV show" is done with, it gets a little silly and cheesy as of v5. The "kid" character is pretty trying and feels too 70s-ish and goody goody. I can understand right now why the series was junked after "only" 10 volumes.

All that said, it's still worth the read, especially if you haven't read Hajime no Ippo.

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Edit: After completing the manga, I can say that it's still worth the read. The story moves amateurishly in the middle, then after a ridiculous plot twist (presumably, when the editor informed the mangaka to wrap things up), it actually gets a li'l exciting and finishes up quite well.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2012, 7:27am
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Gotta Love a Manga with an Actual Adult Protagonist   
Rating: N/A
by McCamyTaylor
November 10th, 2011, 12:49pm
If you remember the anime "Black Heaven"---and if you liked it for having a grown up lead----this might be a manga for you. There are a bunch of dark-uber serious manga titles that have grown up leads, but the lighter ones usually treat characters as "old" when they turn 20.
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Lovely   
Rating: N/A
by sirilius
November 7th, 2011, 8:47pm
It feels like a slice of life and an adventure story all at once. As bull3thole said, it's good and realistic so far. This series is one of the top ten I look forward to reading every week. Thank you, Endless Abyss.

The pacing of this as a sports manga isn't too rushed or too slow so far. The main character's atypical of what I usually see in sports manga - It's not that big of a spoiler.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
he's a grown man! Normally I'd expect some youngster teen or young adult to take on this sort of storyline, but no, on top of being towards the older end of his prime, this guy...


Well, the tags say it all.
It's a good read so far. Go for it.
Sport mangas are always good breaks from josei/shoujo.
Edit: This series makes me go [Awwww!] at times too biggrin
Edit2: The realism. The realism! biggrin biggrin biggrin It's not flighty!
I suppose in my book, realism goes down as badass.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2011, 2:25pm
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