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Bowling King  
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Bowling King is a Taiwanese comic about a kid named Shautieh Ley and the humiliation he puts himself and his opponents through in bowling alleys. This is NOT Prince of Bowling. Instead, think of this as Simpsons + Kingpin, or Great Bowler Shautieh.

Shautieh is infatuated with Tz'zuhn whose family owns a bowling alley. When he finds out that Tz'zuhn's family has a $3M debt and that Tz'zuhn has an American pro bowler boyfriend, Shautieh tries to resolve everything, with bowling of course. However, although Shautieh has an incredibly strong left arm, he doesn't know anything about bowling. What now, Shautieh?


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Associated Names
Gun Qiu Wang
Vua Bowling

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Latest Release(s)
v.21 c.213 by Forgotten Scans about 1 year ago
v.21 c.212 by Forgotten Scans about 1 year ago
v.20 c.210-211 by Forgotten Scans about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (173 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0
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funny as hell, but also quite boring   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by PaterFrog
July 5th, 2011, 7:53am
Controversial as it may sound, this manga is both funny and quite boring.
You could say that this story is simply a repetition of the same plot devices over and over... Still, it largely manages to stay funny, because usually the jokes aren't predictable at all, most of the time. But things like Shautieh hurting himself in some way before each single match and other related stuff just gets old and uninteresting, almost frustrating. 5 out of 10 for that.

If you want to laugh and can't stand repetition of the same old story recylced every time, just skip over Shautieh's bowling matches, since that's where this manga sucks. If you don't mind so much, there's some good jokes to be found even in those chapters!

... Last updated on July 6th, 2011, 6:24am
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For you people Out there.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by suntzuprz
June 26th, 2011, 5:17pm
Let me first start of by saying this is a Slap Stick Gag Manga Mainly to make you Laugh not to be completely serious on the sport of Bowling. Yes It has some bowling but its mostly a comedic manga(Chinese One).

Over all I like it. The Main Character is funny and a typical Hero, strong and with talents. Mixed with Humor this makes a pretty good Manga. If you want to laugh and enjoy a decent story then try it out. Don't be bothered by what other people said its truly up to you if you like this type of Comedy Slap Stick Manga or not. I personally like it and don't mind it at all, in fact, I recommend it as a matter of fact because its decent and it actually makes me laugh, plus it makes me want to read more of it every time. So try it out, you are you and every one else is every one else.

So try it.
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Rating: N/A
by Lonesnipa
October 5th, 2009, 9:25pm
I apologize in advance to everyone I will offend by saying this, but I seriously do not get this manga. I read uh 5 chapters and had to stop. I was skipping the pages trying to find something interesting (and not a retarded joke) more then I was reading. I honestly do not recommend this manga, I'd rather read a cereal box.
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it's not bad, not good either.   
Rating: N/A
by Annita
March 20th, 2009, 9:37am
it's funny manga. But it has no deep tbh.
I consider it class C+ or B manga since beside the bowling moves, the other plot is pretty much stupid.
Anyways, if you just want to laugh your heart out and nothing else, want stupid comedies, (lame) jokes, check it out smile
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hilarious manhua   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elvisrules
September 15th, 2008, 9:01pm
A warning to users: this manhua is absolutely NOT to be taken seriously.
That aside, BK is the most ridiculously hilarious asian comic I know, and makes for a great read. The plot alone is engrossing, and the slapstick comedy has yet to fade!
Check it out now if you haven't already!
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bad manga with really entertaining bowling matches   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
July 3rd, 2008, 2:44pm
this is certainly not a quality manga...there is no real value reading it whatsoever! i flip through the pages where its stupid plot is developing (plot...whatever!) because i want to enjoy the bowling matches...i love bowling... and i love this manga for this has really exciting bowling matches...i love the moves too! and the's ALL a buildup for the bowling matches...nothing else to see here honestly! all the surrounding plot is as generic it can be and at it's worst at a sidenote, the rich girl's motivations for wanting to have a vengeance on shatieuh ley are laughable,unrealistic and wouldn't happen in the real world...but i've read 7 vols in 3 days and i don't see me stopping...light entertainment for sure but if you enjoy your bowling i think u might enjoy this manga...not deserving an average of 8.6 by any means but for some reason it hooks you

... Last updated on November 17th, 2010, 2:26pm
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by myopius
October 9th, 2007, 2:14pm
Well, as many have said, the comedy is fantastic. The second best comedy I've ever read. The characters are lovable, complex, and best of all, completely uncliched. Yet the story itself is also creative, fast-paced and engaging. The drama isn't ever overly dwelt upon, and there's constant comic relief, but that comic relief doesn't ever hurt the presentation--the drama is extremely well-constructed and can be taken seriously (in fact, the subject matter is often more mature than most pure dramas--like a seinen).

The lead character, Shautieh, is a dirty-minded yet valorous prankster. He's not just your typical anti-hero, however. Like the series description states, much of Shautieh's eccentricity lies in "the humiliation he puts himself and his opponents through in bowling alleys." However, he also has a serious side. 19/20 times Shautieh is at ease, being himself (which to the reader means "humorous" and to the other characters means "offensive") but the other 1 time out of 20 his face is uncaricatured and he has a serious expression on his face, usually one of concern or passion or intensity. They seem like insanity to everyone else, but Shautieh's words and actions are always serious from his perspective, and he always considers them with respect to what he holds truly important, or tries to. He does some amazingly stupid things, but also some amazingly brave things.

But Shautieh isn't the only excellent character. The uneccentric ones can't be described by a sound byte, but they constantly show up in the story, and speak their mind or hold conversations and react to events and make decisions in ways that allow the reader to see their development. As for the eccentric ones... let's just say they cover a variety of unusual people with unusual personalities and histories. You'll love them once you meet them, anyway.

The drama aspect of the series consists of the very dynamic actions of people who strives to fulfill their promises or personal objectives and so act in conflict or concert with other another, who develop relationships and meet/part by fate. The main plot devices which allows such depth of plot is the money, fame, and social circles which center around the professional sport of bowling. On one side of the equation, there's crime and the corrupt elite and people motivated by uncivil desires, and on the other side, there are those who push themselves forward amidst hardship for love or friendship or family or who have suffered misfortune but strive to overcome it. Of course, there are never any hard lines drawn. By the way, the romance is actually some of the best I've read (you can't see the form of its development until you're many volumes in, however).

I never know what to expect from this series in terms of wider plot structure, and rarely in terms of short plot arcs like say a 6-chapter elimination match. I care about the characters and their relationships with one another and have my own opinions about what developments I want to occur. The humor is brilliant. Overall, it really entertains me. And around volume 12/13 the story came to a point where it started to diverge a whole lot, and there have been many interesting developments, so I brightly anticipate the story's future. The scanlations are into volume 14 as I write this, but the manga (mahhua actually) is itself already on volume 23 and still not done yet, so I know I have a lot of look forward to.
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Simply hilarious!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by L3zl13
August 19th, 2007, 9:46am
Sometimes it's almost like the usual sport manga, with the funny named throws, but then comes Shautieh with something outrageous.

The things between the matches are also very funny. Especially everything involving the Maruko sisters. They are soooo out of this world.
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Made me pee my pants .__.   
Rating: N/A
by traziemykel
April 29th, 2007, 11:44pm
Oh My. Great Manga... Really hilarious..
The art is ok...
Main Character is funny as hell.. kinda like... Onizuka Funny..
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good stuff   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 16th, 2006, 2:06pm
very funny manga. i thought this manga was going to be boring and dull, but i was very wrong. if your a bowler or not, give this manga a try. you wont be disapointed.
@bbpp you probably fell down cause your clumsy.
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