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Grand Blue  
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Description
A new life begins for Kitahara Iori as he begins his college career near the ocean in Izu city, full of excitement for his new life. He will be moving into his Uncle's diving store "Grand Blue." There he finds the beautiful ocean, beautiful women, and men that love diving and alcohol. Will Iori be able to live his dream college life?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ぐらんぶる
Grand Blue Dreaming
Guran Buru

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.37 by Helvetica Scans (14d ago)
v.1 c.1v2 by Helvetica Scans (47d ago)
v.9 c.36.5 by Helvetica Scans (78d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 19th 2017, 8:50am PST


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Year
2014

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (1 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #249 increased(+2)
Monthly Pos #80 increased(+27)
3 Month Pos #133 increased(+29)
6 Month Pos #149 decreased(-50)

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On 1169 reading lists
On 340 wish lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 126 custom lists

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Sounded meh but is actually really good.   
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by blazeraider
September 11th, 2017, 8:39pm
The premise seemed a little weak, diving doesn't seem all that interesting for a manga, and honestly it does seem to take a backseat to the characters interacting, but the execution is great. Very funny, and I was not surprised to find the author also wrote Baka to Test. It's humour and art style (specifically overly exaggerated serious faces) remind me of Jitsu Wa and Prison School. Give it a try.if you like rom coms.
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Give it a try   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Heroxi
July 22nd, 2017, 11:31am
And hooked up with it. Truly different from others. Characters and stroytelling is beyond good.And ecchi tag is really stands for unusual scenes and genders too.Just a heads up
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Unbelievable surprise   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
April 20th, 2017, 6:50am
I've read a lot of seriously funny manga in the 15 years, Kyou Kara Ore Wa, Angel Densetsu, Beelzebub, etc. that made you cramp up of laughter in front of the screen, but Grand Blue is on another level altogether. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it because it's so over the top, but once I got in, I was spitting my food out of laughter. The artwork, the exaggerations, and so many surprises from a page to the next, it's unpredictable and it's beyond hilarious.

But I also want to take a moment to comment on the non-comedy aspect, which seems to slip in between the cracks because the comedy is so powerful, but the characters are actually very unique and their relationships with each other are unlike any I have any seen in manga. The hero and heroine (is there one?) are charming and the author is not shy to put them in embarrassing situations that is usually reserved to secondary comedy relief characters. This only adds to their charm and uniqueness.

A must read!
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BAKA TO TEST AUTHOR   
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by moneng85
February 9th, 2017, 8:49pm
WELL I DIDNT EXPECTED THIS KIND OF SUPER FUNNY VULGAR STORY FROM BAKA TO TEST AUTHOR, WELL, THAT MINGHT JUST SHOW HOW TALENTED HE IS AT COMEDY GENRE THEN
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When Grand Blue has diving, it's beautiful. When it doesn't (most chapters) it's a goddamn riot   
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by Swifft
December 17th, 2016, 6:42pm
Before anything else I'd like to say the series is "weird", not due to the zany content, but due to the unconventional progression. It's a funny series, quite good. I talk about it more in a long review.

Full review:
https://terrenceswiff.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/grand-blue/
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This is not a harem manga...   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
September 18th, 2016, 2:16am
...and I'm so glad it isn't. Both story description and cover are pretty misleading - when you hear about a light-hearted manga about diving, you might expect a harem/ecchi setting. And indeed, the manga is full of people unashamedly flaunting their assets...except that 99% of those people are bodybuilder-style men. And the protagonist is not amused by this. Indeed, one of the strongest aspects of this manga are the amazing faces the characters make when they are not amused <3. The sheer range of facial expressions on display is something I've rarely seen *anywhere* in manga.

Also, don't expect much diving in this manga. It happens occasionally, but at least in the first two volumes, the manga is mostly about alcohol, a strip version of rock paper scissors, and college freshman shenanigans. All of which is hilarious.

Indeed, essentially everybody should at least read the first 2-3 chapters of this manga, which constitute some of the funniest, most laugh-out-loud moments I've ever experienced in manga.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2017, 2:54pm
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Did not expect it to be this funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Munchingonclouds
September 16th, 2016, 11:12am
I picked this up to read randomly when I was scavenging for more manga to read so I wasn't expect much from a manga I've never heard about. BUT wow! This manga just made me laugh so hard my sides hurt. It's a great comedy and had instantly became one of my favourite comedy series. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a silly comedy or want a good laugh.
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Went in with very low expectations   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CassiusClayman
August 27th, 2016, 12:44pm
Honestly, I just picked this manga up cause I was bored and thought I'd give it a shot. I wasn't really expecting to get much out of it. However! This manga is absolutely hilarious! I'm in stitches, really. I haven't laughed this hard at a manga since Gintama. I'd definitely recommend you pick it up as a comedy manga; the humor hits hard and hasn't stopped, or even eased up, a bit so far.

... Last updated on August 27th, 2016, 12:48pm
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