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Boys on the Run  
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The story is about how and why a guy goes from a worker at a dead-end job to becoming a boxer.


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Associated Names
보이즈 온 더 런

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.114-116 (end) by Nameless over 3 years ago
v.10 c.111-113 by Nameless over 3 years ago
v.10 c.110 by Nameless over 3 years ago
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10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (172 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0

Last Updated
March 17th 2020, 4:48am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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by merlockmagus
October 16th, 2018, 7:34pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I'm not sure how to review this. The art is amazing, but the characters in it are hard to take seriously... You think Tanishi would have some redeeming points but he continues to mess up time and time again. He's short sighted, driven by his emotions, selfish, jealous, unhappy, and listless, yet somehow still draws people to him. But his indecision and poor choices push people away, sometimes even ruining the lives of others.

It's really hard to sympathize with him. I can't imagine someone in real life like that. That said... I'm sure they exist. This manga feels like a character study of a terrible person. Something akin to Walter White from Breaking Bad, who had the opportunity to make good choices but opted not to. Or perhaps about a person trying to imitate a manga shonen character... except it never working out in real life. I want to root for him but he keeps digging himself into worse situations than before. It makes me think of the phrase, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

Boys on the Run is both fun and terrible to read at the same time. I can't help but cringe, but I also can't turn away. Hanazawa Kengo has made something really remarkable, in the way a trainwreck or a natural disaster is a hard scene to pry your eyes away from. I'm a little unsatisfied with the ending, but it does end on a small positive note.

... Last updated on October 16th, 2018, 11:33pm
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Chiharu Uemura  
by Anime/MangaNoob95
January 27th, 2018, 5:13pm
Rating: N/A
This is my first time posting/talking about a manga on the internet, I read the first 31 chapters of this manga and skipped through the rest until chapter 53. Like many people who wrote about how she was a whore and how she treated Tanishi was bad, I was really upset for what happened to him and in rage with her (almost cried myself to sleep that night)
But the next day after some serious thinking I realised Tanishi was to blame for the events that occurred, all she wanted was some one to be with and stand by her side, yes she dated Ass hole Aoyoma and slept with him but if Tanishi had simply apologised to her for what happened with the whore Shiho that wouldn't have happened, and I believe she slept with the rest of ass-hole Aoyoma's ass hole co-workers was because she was still trying to find some one and get over Tanishi and ass hole Aoyoma which was a bad deceison for her.
When Tanishi found out she was pregnant and she had the abortion he shouldve been by her side trying to help her to get over ass hole Aoyoma and trying to get her to be his girlfriend instead of being a idiot and trying to fight.(he could've just punched him one day while he is out working and they run into each other)
I think she made the right decision to move back home cause she realised what was gong to become of her life if she stayed in the city and that was the last time Tanishi could've got her, I don't think she was that much of a whore she just wanted to have oral sex with him so he could stay with her, she had a devastated look on her face when he said no. In the end she was still looking for some one. (also out of everybody ass hole Aoyoma was probably the one that seemed like he would stay by her side that's why she probably asked about him)
Women are very complicated to understand, I don't know if what i said was relevant but I just wanted people to see her side of it may not have been correct but its just how I feel about it.

P.s. Does anyone know if she appears back in the manga if so could you tell me. again this is my first post
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Hype up then dissopointed  
by elmo182
August 5th, 2017, 2:48pm
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
This manga had more ups and down than an effing rollercoaster, it starts of interesting, seeminly typical weak guy pushed around, down on his luck, will eventually discover boxing and all that jazz you see. But then it does a 180 and its like im reading a pure slice of life manga.

It annoyed me a little that boxing didnt come in to till half way (especially when in the description is about him becoming a boxer) I honestly felt like the author kept getting all this differnt ideas that he would start working on, which would build up your interest get you excited for what happens next, only for the author to change his mind and leave you feeling dissopointed. It honestly feels like this manga has no idea what it wants to be. When it gets good it gets really good and fun to read but its always short lived
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A bit of a mess  
by residentgrigo
February 14th, 2016, 3:05pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
This is where the arguably interesting author started to show writing chops but the work is very uneven as the exceptionally pathetic cast becomes the opposite of believable over time. As if their only joy in life is to keep making each other miserable and the transition from the first to the second half feels forced. The series is undeniably a fetish piece on top and the last volume will decide if the read was worth it or not. His later I Am a Hero (7,5/10) is worth it though and so are some of the shorts in Tokkaten (7,5/10).
Update: The ending of the 2nd arc is complete trash, so the manga ultimately went nowhere.. twice. That´s why i just can´t recommend it in the end. The author thankfully got better later.

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2018, 3:29pm
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I love it  
by cecropiamoth
February 9th, 2014, 4:02pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
As a guy who was always timid, I totally identify with the MC, and so I follow the story with a combination of chagrin and uneasy hope on his behalf. It's really the ultimate "the worm turns" story, with the MC being the lowest-down creature you can imagine at the start. Given what he is at the beginning, I've never been troubled that he's taking so long to change. You would expect his rise to Manhood to take years. Plus all the two greatest good things I look for in manga are here: realistic behavior and talk such as actual humans might do and say, AND great, careful drawing.

It's back! (January 2018) At least it is where I read it. This is the SECOND case in the new year where I found one of my long-beloved but quiescent manga being scanlated again in the new year!

... Last updated on January 24th, 2018, 4:22pm
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by Akiradesu
December 13th, 2013, 11:15am
Rating: N/A
Oh the humour... It's sad, it's painful, it's awkward... That is if you have some God damned issues, maaaan/wooo-maaaan!
Anyway, funny as hell story about a guy going through some serious stuff. Most of the 'stuff' could have been avoided if he had some damn balls, but I guess this story is about him growing a pair... But who am I to judge? biggrin

Best red while drinking condensed milk and crying while mumbling to yourself that you are fat.
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it hurts......  
by gomting
November 28th, 2013, 4:43pm
Rating: N/A
This is so bad, you can't stop reading it. By bad, I don't mean that story is bad, but the things that main character goes through is so bad. It actually makes me outraged at some points. In some sense, I can't even say he went through them. Most of the time, he was a part of the cause for his troubles thanks to his loser personality. Just when you think he will finally start redeeming himself, he gets himself into a worse hole. I can't imagine how this is going to end, but I don't think it can end well. I will give it points for making it a compelling read though.
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worth it to read if you can stand the harsh momment,  
by walandutpgnkurus
June 17th, 2013, 2:01pm
Rating: N/A
man oh man, i thought this is a sport martial art manga, until i need to go through 30+ deppressing chapters until the MC start boxing.
i'm an introvert but i can say this MC is suckass.

i'll still reccomend this to read though because : (from 87 chaps)
- top notch art
- gradually better on story
- good box reference
- know that you're not the most bad luck person in the earth LOL

still, about the main girl:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the girl is very logical, normally, any girl wants to has bf that's looks cool, rich, or/and strong.
the aftereffect is another story. i'll slap that bitch when knew she still love the aoyama after pregnant and dumped
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yeahh very harsh  
by Valentins
February 26th, 2013, 3:59pm
Rating: N/A
This is my first comment even if i read manga for much time now. I wanna say something about that brunette woman protagonist
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she is a curva , whore !!!

This manga express the worst situation you can get. Anyway is only my opinion
The main guy is a loser who he can't f .. express himself. He is a weirdo from my standards. Anyway i am only on the chapter 31 .. and maybe this manga will change.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
chapter 49 confirmed it ! she is a damn slut.... but this is the best chapter so far , and yes weird in manny ways but very cool moment

... Last updated on February 26th, 2013, 5:14pm
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by dieend
December 11th, 2012, 1:38am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
If you want a depressing story where it's quench your heart and then feels like destroying your room, try this. I almost broke my keyboard.

But it's good. It made you can hate the character like it's so real in your life. Ha.
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