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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...


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v.4 c.51-52 (end) by Franky House over 9 years ago
v.4 c.47-52 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook over 10 years ago
v.4 c.50 by Franky House over 10 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (438 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0
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January 25th 2015, 5:41am PST



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Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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it just suddenly ends   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kanvas
February 15th, 2008, 11:53am
it was doing ok but then it just ends. yeah just suddenly over. Feel like that the author decided not to continue the series over night and so he/she made up a short, rather meaningless ending.
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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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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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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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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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Plain bad   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Rivensteel
January 17th, 2007, 10:37am
Maybe I'm reading a completely different manga from the other reviewers, but B-Shock should not only be given the pass, but be actively avoided. I consider myself having a relatively high tolerance for schlock and stupid humor, but this series suffers from the unfortunate combination of being both stupid and humorless. The characters are shallow and unbelievable, the interactions are stiff and unrealistic, and the story is hard to care about. Essentially, the story is a vehicle for a young loser guy and supposedly gorgeous girl to be unwillingly tethered together by physical proximity until love presumably blooms. They have to get along with all the other zany characters in and around their school, while navigating life's troubles. The pinnicle of a one-trick pony, it's possible I might care more about the series as a whole if the art were better than merely subpar, but I doubt it. My advice? Stay away.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2007, 10:39am
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nice one   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by armuk
January 15th, 2007, 2:33pm
nice manga - good series.

art is good style, original and creative plot which is pretty good. character development is ok, and story pace and plot development is rather slow...not much really happens are for the actual plot in the first three volumes...

overall, a good series, not amazing, more than good enough to pass the time (while waiting for my weekly releases of bleach, naruto, air gear and school rumble...)
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Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by imhereformanga
January 12th, 2007, 6:30pm
This manga is pretty good. Read it!
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Wow! What a gem!   
Rating: N/A
by vosh
March 10th, 2005, 3:30pm
Guys, u got 2 read this. I can't wait 4 more Junko Nakano's work.
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