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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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보이즈 온 더 런

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v.10 c.114-116 (end) by Nameless 22 days ago
v.10 c.111-113 by Nameless 24 days ago
v.10 c.110 by Nameless 26 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (136 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.41 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 2nd 2018, 11:22am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Weekly Pos #561 increased(+99)
Monthly Pos #335 decreased(-260)
3 Month Pos #254 increased(+346)
6 Month Pos #1013 increased(+1240)
Year Pos #1256 increased(+1104)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pnyxtr
March 4th, 2011, 2:26pm
It's not a happy happy feelgood manga. If you thought the plot of Ressentiment kept kicking the "protagonist" in the nads too much, don't even consider this one.

It's not the silly kind of shounen "oh noes my clan was killed by some random great demon king" (or whatever) blows, this deals more in things that could actually happen to your own loser self, if you were unlucky enough. I don't want to spoil, but chapters 27-28 are probably the worst of the lot.

That's not to say it lacks for funny spots, or even romantic spots. But the overall impression is: harsh

... Last updated on March 4th, 2011, 6:03pm
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a story for the loser in all of us   
Rating: N/A
by mbghost
July 17th, 2012, 3:10pm
I mean, wow. The main character starts out so lame that every masculine bone in my body is screaming for him to win. It goes to the very root of what what makes a man want to be something more than what they are. I mean, for someone who has a great life there's not much there, but even though most of us have ever sunk as low as our hero, most of us have been punked down pretty hard at some point in our lives. Some more than others. And this is quite possibly as much of an underdog as you can get. All I can do is keep reading and hope that the hero can rise from his state of pure mediocrity, find his pride (which he has already begun to do), and kick some ass.
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I love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
February 9th, 2014, 4:02pm
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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dieend
December 11th, 2012, 1:38am
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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Rating: N/A
by Akiradesu
December 13th, 2013, 11:15am
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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worth it to read if you can stand the harsh momment,   
Rating: N/A
by walandutpgnkurus
June 17th, 2013, 2:01pm
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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Rating: N/A
by Verix
March 8th, 2012, 1:18pm
Okay, mixed feelings about this. Description: "about how and why a guy goes from a worker at a dead-end job to becoming a boxer". So far, he hasn't even started boxing yet. The story up 'till now in is one of the most depressing manga plots I ever read. Not to say that it's well drawn and well written, it's still severely depressing. Probably things will start to work out soon, but if you start reading this now up to the latest translated chapters, be prepared to be wrecked. Not for the fainthearted out there (March 2012).

... Last updated on March 8th, 2012, 2:10pm
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Chiharu Uemura   
Rating: N/A
by Anime/MangaNoob95
January 27th, 2018, 5:13pm
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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A bit of a mess   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
February 14th, 2016, 3:05pm
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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yeahh very harsh   
Rating: N/A
by Valentins
February 26th, 2013, 3:59pm
This is my first comment even if i read manga for much time now. I wanna say something about that brunette woman protagonist
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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