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Sun-ken Rock  
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Ken, a young Japanese guy, is in love with a young Korean girl, Yumin. He followed her in Korea and wants to become a policeman just like her. But then, he finds himself at the head of a local gang. What will happen to Ken?


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Associated Names
Скала Кен
Sun Ken Rock

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Latest Release(s)
c.171 by Crunchyroll about 1 year ago
c.169-170 by Crunchyroll over 2 years ago
c.167-168 by Crunchyroll over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1002 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
 32% (316 votes)
 19% (195 votes)
 22% (216 votes)
 13% (128 votes)
 5% (47 votes)
 3% (34 votes)
 2% (23 votes)
 1% (9 votes)
 1% (9 votes)
 2% (25 votes)

Last Updated
January 17th 2017, 6:09am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young King (Shonen Gahosha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #486 increased(+74)
Monthly Pos #699 increased(+87)
3 Month Pos #897 (No change)
6 Month Pos #922 increased(+2)
Year Pos #922 decreased(-181)

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On 4306 reading lists
On 1077 wish lists
On 625 completed lists
On 204 unfinished lists
On 451 custom lists

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Forum Posts
current chapter dissusion over 2 years ago
[Spoiler?]I'm kind of disappointed with Yumin over 2 years ago
What happened to Yumin? over 4 years ago
Sun-Ken Rock to Enter Final Arc over 4 years ago
Will Ken graduates from his doutei? over 5 years ago

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Porn with plot + a tad bit of ambition   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
June 23rd, 2016, 3:17pm
Well...where to start. Sun-ken Rock is not bad, let's get that over with. However, it could've been much better if Boichi had decided to focus more on plot and character development and less on Porn.

While I understand that Boichi has a big obsession with...tits and the like, it's sad to see that this obsession ruined a big part of Sun-ken Rock. For instance, I actually liked most of the plot even if it was lacking in some areas. I also liked some characters, like Tae-soo, which I thought was pretty badass and deserved much more screen time. Why Boichi didn't discover that his own manga deserved much more thought than it was given, especially in the plot section, is a mystery to me.

What I was most disappointed in was probably:

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Tae-soo's outcome. Really? Put him into jail with a death/lifetime sentence? He was the most interesting character with a lot of depth and personality. *sigh*, deserved so much more. I wouldn't even mind if he was the main character.

Glad for Ken though, he finally got laid with Yumin. Felt like that's what the manga was really about. However, what the hell is wrong with that chick? The ending was not expected at all.

Overall, an ambitious idea (the plot) with, sadly, a poor execution. Giving it an 8 though for Tae-soo.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2016, 4:39pm
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Why the mixed signals   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by red-eyed-slayer
May 6th, 2016, 3:27am
When I read manga I expect the author not make the readers make them feel too manipulated. This author has good ideas with mafias and other dark themes. It just jumps to acting like a gag manga. Half the times are jokes half the times it's dark at the most inappropriate times.

Just when it shows something dark it adds a gag. Even then the art doesn't blend well with those gags feels way TOO out of place. The fact he wanted to add too much ideas, makes the readers feel disconnected with the work and alienates as, since it's hard to take it seriously with its mixed signals sad
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Why the hell is it a gag comedy..?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by freeeekout
July 29th, 2015, 6:03pm
I know i am being way too serious and its just a manga...
BUT this manga deals with extremely serious and realistic issues of the society i.e. underworld, mafia, sex trade, murder, prostitution, rape, slavery etc.
So in my opinion they should not be made little by adding gag comedy. A little bit of everyday fun is ok but to this extreme is not funny but repulsive.
HOW CAN I FUCKING ENJOY A JOKE WHEN A WOMAN BEING RAPED WITH A FUCKING BASEBALL's not funny man, something is seriously wrong with these people..
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Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
January 16th, 2014, 8:40pm
to be honest, this manga has far too many fanservice scenes. the fight scenes are decent, the story was nice at first but at some point it turned out as a harem kind of manga in which all girls are in heat and all of them want to have sex with the main character. and the h scenes are so realistic, it's bothering me. don't have too much expectations while reading this.
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Response to residentgrigo   
Rating: N/A
by Akiradesu
November 26th, 2013, 10:44am
Objectified women? How about all of the violence directed towards males? What about the stereotype of a brute, dumb male solving all his problem with fists? Lets look further - in most literature(any type of media, actualy) where someone dies or gets to suffer physical pain that someone is... yes males. When it's other way around and it's female suffering/die, somehow people get all bananas and turn into hypocrite saint Maria preaching about their moral superiority (especially if it's modern west we are talking about). Somehow I rarely see people complaining (not even noticing, at that) about that. Is this some sort of new mangina tactics to draw validation from women?
Men get their fair share of pain and problems and so does women. Putting one above other is stupid, something you expect from people who can't get their own lives together.

As for actual manga, I have mixed feeling and I will wait till it finishes before giving it a rating.
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Epicness itself   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chayto
December 14th, 2012, 9:00am
I wonder why people complain about Rape in a Seinen Mafia manga, I mean I'm not a gangster but I'm 110% sure than gangsters are related to sex industries and also rape itself. So, it's a bit close to reality.
Regarding the plot, a guy who wants to become a cop in order to win a woman but he transforms into a mafioso? EPIC MAIN PLOT DUDES!
And finally, Artwork? It is one hell of an artwork.

Yeah, someone might disagree, but I bet they like the stupid "boobs all over the place" manga/manhwa better.
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Style over substance with a slice of porn   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
November 6th, 2012, 7:14am
I have to agree with some of the reviewers here as the story is nonexistent and bland. The women are also objectified to no end and the first 2 volumes look kinda weird. The art from then on is top notch but the lack of any meaningful context makes it utterly forgettable too. Sun-ken Rock my be a bit better then it´s sibling Tenjou Tenge (The Horror, The Horror!) but the use of (gang) rape as fan service, the endless video game-esque fights that have no stakes and the baffling decision to turn the leads into amoral murderers as time went on was the final star for me and made me drop it and my score. I am also not sure what the manga is about anymore too as the recent chapters looked at were just a string of murders in sequence intercut with identical looking women fighting in each other in skimpy underwear and flashing their breasts. The 4 axed spinoffs are finally the last joke in this franchise that has not punchline. Or ending as it is destined to go on forever so read Until Death Do Us Part (9,5/10) if you want a top of the line action series or Yamikin Ushijima-kun (8,5/10) if you want a series about the mafia that actually makes sense and doesn´t feel like it was written by a 16 year old on speed.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2015, 8:50am
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by renecop545
October 13th, 2012, 2:38pm
Read this up to ch. 80, and I have to say that this manga is mediocre at best. It tries to straddle the genres of comedy, drama, and action-adventure, but does none of those particularly well (e.g. transitions between comedic and dramatic story arcs come abruptly, disrupting the flow of the story). The story is also quite aimless in its direction, with the mangaka seemingly making Ken do random, irrelevant things just because that's what he thinks the readers will enjoy. If you're just looking to kill time some random Saturday afternoon, this manga might fit the bill, but why pick this series up when there are so many better series out there such as Gintama, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Rurouni Kenshin?

... Last updated on October 13th, 2012, 2:40pm
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Was Raelly Interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
April 23rd, 2012, 10:32pm
The manga was funny and different. The plot is different and it kept me wanting more. I really hate rape but I eventually got used to it. It is not as bad as other manga's I have read so it was not a real shock to me. The comedy was really hilarious but gradually it started going downhill

I love shounen plots like this but like most of them it goes downhill for me. I love the plot at the beginning and I even followed the scanlation groups Random Scanlations and XScansX releases but now it not as enjoyable now. Reviewing this manga I had to think outside the box and not be bias. I would have rate this manga a 9 but thinking it over and reading reviews, it can only get a 8/10 at most. The plot is really stupid now when I think it's over because it is unbelievable that someone could be a boss in a gang in a couple of days.

Overall it is a good manga but some people will not like it. I think it would have been different if the weren't as much chapters because now that there are 90+ chapters people will not like to read a manga that has that much chapters when it gets boring at the beginning.
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i can't stand rape   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by remi39
April 15th, 2012, 7:50am
i get emotionally entangled when i read something and for that reason i just can't stand rape and prostitution/forced prostitution in fiction. i understand it's all an undeniable fact of life that happens every day in the real world, but one of the main reasons i read manga is to escape from that reality and forget about horrible things like unconsensual sex. i'm just a normal guy, not a major feminist or anything fyi. i'm all for "good guys" going through adversity, but i'd just rather that adversity not include a bunch of unconsensual sex.

i'm not saying such things should be outlawed or anything (i am a strict proponent of freedom of speech) i'm just saying rape is not something i'll ever wanna read about in a fictional sense (fiction means you're not bound by anything other than your imagination, so just because rape is an undeniable occurrence in our world doesn't mean it ever has to be in a fictional world as well). leave something like that to documentaries, etc.

i say all this but in the end there is always an exception to the rule so take it however you want. i simply have not come across that exception yet in any of the manga i've read so far, including sun-ken rock.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2012, 7:51am
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