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Post #645538
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11:29 am, Jun 25 2014
Posts: 538

By chance, I came across the following quote from one of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini's martial speeches:

"Blood alone moves the wheels of history."

Do you think there's a connection between the manga's title and the quote from above? And if so, how would you interpret it?

On a side note, Trinity BAKumA has released its last batch of chapters for Blood Alone (thanks a lot!). It's sad to see this group come to an end. They did a great job at introducing us to various Shounen and Seinen titles (e.g. Sket Dance, Koisome Momiji, Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Nononono or Sommelière). I really hope that someone equally good will pick Blood Alone up.

"Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to.
He can't understand that they end in him, but they don't end with him."
- Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

To be savoured:
- Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
- Otoyomegatari by MORI Kaoru
- Gangsta. by Kohske
- Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
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12:44 pm, Jun 25 2014
Posts: 107

I always thought it was a play on "man can not live on bread alone." It makes sense to me, because it plays on a lot of the themes of the series. In contrast, I don't see Mussolini's quote as making as much sense in the context of the series.

I don't know how either quote would sound in Japanese/compare with Blood Alone's title in Japanese however, so I guess it's hard to know. Maybe it's a reference to something completely different, or simply makes more sense as a standalone title in Japanese. I think it's hard to know with only the English.

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Post #694264
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4:03 pm, Aug 8 2017
Posts: 140

New News! Volume 12 of Blood Alone to be released at Comiket-92 on August 13, 2017. manga-volume-12-gets-release-at-comiket-92/.119837

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