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> SHAKOTAN BOOGIE, COUNTACH, TOKYO BROKER, GRAND JDM, Other Japan Car Culture Mangas!
Silver_Z
Posted: Sep 16 2007, 09:35 PM
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I just roamed around the world wide web, and to my surpirse, there's actually another Japanse Car Culture Manga out there aside from Wangan Midnight and Initial D...

Shakotan Boogie

Its a story about low-riding street racers based on cars from 1970s-1980s platforms. Its cool as it features KGC10 (Classic Skyline GTR) and the Datsun 240ZG! and much much more! It also circles the lifestyle of picking up girls, cruising...

Here's a captured caption from his website:

Next up is my personal favorite, "Shakotan Boogie" which I use as my screenname on several car forums. This manga is was also written by Michiharu Kusunoki. This manga is actually based on a fairly unknown live action movie from the mid 80's. It is set in the small city of Kochi, on the island of Shikoku. This series is not only about racing like Initial D or Wangan Midnight. It is about picking up girls, getting in fights, cruising around , being goofy, and other things besides just racing. Three of the main cars of this manga include an S30Z G nose, GC10 Skyline, and an MZ10/11 Toyota Soarer. Other cars I have seen include-

Nissan Z31
Nissan Leopard
Toyota TE27 Levin
MA70 Supra
AMG Benz
FC3S RX7
Other European and American cars

Outside of Japan, few are familiar with Shakotan Boogie. Even in Japan, only car people are into it. There was also a four part anime series based on the manga that is available on VHS. Recently a number of model cars from the manga have been released in Japan.


and here's another:

Michiharu Kusunoki has done another manga called "Tokyo Broker" where a Dodge Viper GTS is featured prominently, though it is not really a racing or car manga.

Lastly, there is a more recent manga called "Countach" that features a number of 70's and 80's exotic cars like Porsche 928's, Ferrari's and of course Lamborghini's. Japanese cars are present as well. The one book I have has a mountain race between an AW11 MR2 and a Lancia Stratos. The artwork in "Countach" is more detailed than older manga.


and one more he said he will discover!

Besides the one's I mentioned there are other car manga in Japan, though I do not have any issues of these. One of them is called Garage Restore 251, which I saw on Grand JDM I hope to track down more hard to find car manga in Japan.

Unfortunately, as far as manga goes, these are nowhere near the top in popularity so they are extremely hard to find outside of Japan, and of course are only available in Japanese. Despite this, these car manga offer a unique look at Japan's car culture through creative and talented minds.


To learn more about this car-guy, check out his webbie at:

www.auto-otaku.com

These car mangas keep on coming! I can't wait to see anime versions of these to emerge soon!!!


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Posted: Mar 12 2008, 07:09 PM
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rgars pretty cool i think ill give these all a look.
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Posted: Mar 15 2008, 04:15 AM
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QUOTE (Mr.K Z/28 @ Mar 12 2008, 07:09 PM)
rgars pretty cool i think ill give these all a look.

@SilverZ
Is that Kusunoki who mades Countach?
Have you read another manga called Over Rev!
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Rayden924
Posted: Apr 8 2008, 07:00 AM
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Look at this list of manga about cars and bikes!

RACING MANGAPEDIA

there are many info,images and japanese scans! ;D
it's an italian forum but there is also an english version.
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Posted: Jan 30 2009, 08:19 PM
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Does anyone know where I can find Shakotan Boogie anime, manga and the movie?!

I NEED TO SEE IT!!
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Posted: Jan 30 2009, 08:25 PM
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Where i can get the downloads of COUNTACH manga?

I found the link in RACING MANGAPEDIA but it wasn't avalaible.
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Posted: Feb 13 2009, 07:30 AM
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QUOTE (Rayden924 @ Apr 8 2008, 07:00 AM)
Look at this list of manga about cars and bikes!

RACING MANGAPEDIA

there are many info,images and japanese scans! ;D
it's an italian forum but there is also an english version.

Who would come to think these Italians are actually good when it comes to Automobile Manga! Now the problem is where to find their softbound full manga counter parts. The teasing having seen this link is already enough... Where can we find them for sale!!! :*( :bounce:
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Posted: May 2 2013, 01:57 PM
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I apologize for reviving such an old thread, but I have something relevant to post.

I just heard about the Countach manga, on /o/, a couple months ago; I searched for manga scans for it and it didn't take me long to find a website for it. I read the 25 chapters and I loved it; it's a great manga for a car enthusiast for classic European exotics.

If anybody still hasn't found the website to read it, go to this one.
http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Countach/
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Posted: Nov 16 2013, 01:12 PM
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Also sorry to be reviving this thread. I'm looking for some good scans of Shakotan Boogie if anyone has them? :D
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Posted: Feb 9 2016, 04:30 PM
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Not sorry for bumping. This whole section is dead. Truly a pity. Countach and Over Rev!, are totally awesome manga. Haven't read Garage Restore 251 or Tokyo Broker.. Seen the old Shakotan Boogie movie (without subs because they don't exist) but scans are super hard to find. Just like Wangan Midnight C1 Runner, I'm afraid. Like I said, not sorry for bumping. We need conversation going on, am I right? That's what these boards are for.
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Posted: Feb 9 2016, 11:24 PM
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I just had some raw for c1 runner... but since i didn't had skills for tfanslation i just leave it as is :lol:
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Posted: Feb 9 2016, 11:27 PM
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Damn I was just about to ask if anyone has and translated C1 Runner yet. XD
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Posted: Feb 10 2016, 02:38 AM
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I think Over Rev! should be available in my place (have to check one, to be sure since the last time I read was the AW11 is up against TVR Griffith).

And slightly off topic, there's another manga (not exactly racing focused though) called Kanojo no Carrera, which protagonist is a female with pink Carrera given by her father (not sure if I'm right)
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Posted: Feb 11 2016, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (Wraith-chan57 @ Yesterday, 2:38 AM)
I think Over Rev! should be available in my place (have to check one, to be sure since the last time I read was the AW11 is up against TVR Griffith).

And slightly off topic, there's another manga (not exactly racing focused though) called Kanojo no Carrera, which protagonist is a female with pink Carrera given by her father (not sure if I'm right)

And done by Studio Tron... (Kia Asamiya)

So far English releases are on ch 20

Another gem might be Yoroshiku Mechadoc.. no english translated manga releases... it was also shown in JPN's Drift Spirit server in their former collaborative event
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QUOTE (vash944 @ 21 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
And done by Studio Tron... (Kia Asamiya)

So far English releases are on ch 20

Another gem might be Yoroshiku Mechadoc.. no english translated manga releases... it was also shown in JPN's Drift Spirit server in their former collaborative event

As of that...It was once shown on my local TV station, pretty rare gem (considering its style was far before Initial D, cmmiw)
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