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87 Clockers


Alt Names: alt 87Clockersalt 87超频者alt エイティセブン・クロッカーズ
Author: NINOMIYA Tomoko
Artist: NINOMIYA Tomoko
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Ichinose, a violin music student, is coming towards a crossroads in his life. He has to decide what to do with his future, but he doesn't feel pulled towards any one particular dream. In the absence of any ambition, he decides to work alongside his mother, who is a piano teacher, and teach violin. But one night, he sees a pretty, sad girl standing barefoot outside an apartment. A little investigation shows that she seems to share the apartment with a cat and a mysterious guy called Mike. Will meeting her be the trigger that can change his dull life?

New series from Ninomiya Tomoko known for Nodame Cantabile.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.4 Ch.22 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 5 days ago
Vol.4 Ch.21 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 2 weeks ago
Vol.4 Ch.20 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 4 weeks ago
Vol.4 Ch.19 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 17 September 2014 - 08:11 AM
Vol.4 Ch.18 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 08 September 2014 - 02:47 PM
Vol.3 Ch.17 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 07 August 2014 - 04:30 AM
Vol.3 Ch.16 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 18 July 2014 - 06:45 AM
Vol.3 Ch.15 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 13 July 2014 - 06:56 PM
Vol.3 Ch.14 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 09 July 2014 - 06:19 AM
Vol.3 Ch.13 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 04 July 2014 - 05:13 PM
Vol.3 Ch.12 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 29 June 2014 - 09:03 PM
Vol.2 Ch.11 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 17 June 2014 - 04:40 AM
Vol.2 Ch.10 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 13 May 2014 - 08:46 PM
Vol.2 Ch.9 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 22 April 2014 - 05:17 AM
Vol.2 Ch.8 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 12 April 2014 - 04:19 AM
Vol.2 Ch.7 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 09 April 2014 - 05:08 AM
Vol.2 Ch.6 Read Online
HappyScans! KidCongo 03 April 2014 - 07:18 AM
Vol.1 Ch.5 Read Online
HappyScans! & Manga at the End of Time KidCongo 16 December 2013 - 04:57 PM
Vol.1 Ch.4 Read Online
HappyScans! & Manga at the End of Time KidCongo 09 December 2013 - 06:34 AM
Vol.1 Ch.3 Read Online
HappyScans! & Manga at the End of Time KidCongo 17 November 2013 - 06:41 AM
Ch.2 Read Online
Hobo-1 KidCongo 18 September 2011 - 02:00 PM
Ch.1 Read Online
Hobo-1 KidCongo 18 September 2011 - 01:57 PM [A]


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I guess by now probably everyone here has heard, but just in case you haven't: it was announced a few days ago that 87 Clockers will move to Young Jump starting in December. I am assuming it will still continue in the once-a-month ~35 page chapter format, but since Young Jump is a weekly I don't know for sure.

 

Ninomiya announced on her blog in August that it would for sure be moving, then she posted a link on her twitter to an article detailing the fate of the serializations in JumpX. That article came out in English on ANN a few days ago.

What a fucking great manga about OC.

Well I read all of it because I loved Nodame Cantabile, and there's some charm to the characters themselves, but my god that video game tournament was some of the most boring shit I've ever read. Lol.

 

Of course You'll encounter this manga boring if you don't know a shit about overclocking. It's totally different from Nodame Cantabile

CMON JULIA

WAT

Plot just exploded

What worries me is that it's a "water-cooled" competition. Wouldn't that be against the rules somehow?

 

Ninomiya-sensei, being the clever gal she is, anticipated this objection. In Chapter 17 p. 4 when the rules are explained, one of the spectators specifically comments that it seems nitrogen would be allowed, and another reminds him than none of the contestants are in fact using nitrogen.

Did he just throw fucking LNon the fucking motherboard?

Yup. What worries me is not so much that it's a weird stunt that could probably damage stuff seriously from too-sudden temperature shifts--he was desperate, sure go for it.
What worries me is that it's a "water-cooled" competition. Wouldn't that be against the rules somehow?

this damn manga is seriously making me want to build my own PC XD

Did he just throw fucking LNon the fucking motherboard?

I can't believe there's a manga on overclocking... that is just insane. Nothing is sacred anymore...

Fouuund ya! :D

there, that look of suspicion. boot their asses outta there

Just throwing in more CPUs, GPUs or power will end up impractical and too expensive as you scale things up. One would also have to think about the cost of the physical space used by the computing clusters.

So... "who needs to overclock?". I'd say, people who want to build a supercomputer or tackle security problems like "cheapest way to break RSA encryption in acceptable time".

Well, maybe . . . but ever since NASA came up with the Beowulf cluster (on Linux of course because it allowed the kind of fiddling required, which is ultimately why Linux now rules the supercomputing space with an iron penguin flipper), throwing in more CPUs is pretty much the way supercomputers have been built.  There's been supercomputers made of clustered PS2s, supercomputers made of Lego Mindstorms, and lots and lots of supercomputers made by sticking lots of cheap chips together.  Seems to me overclocking would be too fragile . . . surely increases the chance of component failure, which is not a huge deal when you're playing with one microprocessor but if you've got like 120, forget getting any work done in between tweaking settings and replacing burnt out chips.

nowadays who needs to overclock?  You just throw more power at problems.  Want more framerate?  Get a snazzier graphics card.  Want non-graphics things to work faster?  Get a CPU with more cores and stuff, or whatever.  Need really serious speed and power for some major number crunching?  Cobble together a supercomputing cluster out of Raspberry Pi or similar cheapo components. 

Considering all the new stuff comming out, overclocking/optimization is not needed anymore for the common folks, that's for sure.

On the other hand, if you are building something dedicated to computations, you will want to optimize things. You basically want to maximize you computational speed, while minimizing your power usage.

Just throwing in more CPUs, GPUs or power will end up impractical and too expensive as you scale things up. One would also have to think about the cost of the physical space used by the computing clusters.

So... "who needs to overclock?". I'd say, people who want to build a supercomputer or tackle security problems like "cheapest way to break RSA encryption in acceptable time".

I have to admit that while I'm enjoying this, turns out I do find chapters about orchestra rehearsal and performance more interesting than chapters about computer-tweaking and game tournaments.

 

I felt exactly the same way when these Akiba Cup chapters came out a couple of years ago. (And I have to warn you, there are several more of them.) I nearly stopped reading it, but I hope you will stick with it because there is really nice plot-advancement after the Akiba Cup. In the meantime, I recommend enjoying the little character vignettes she does for some of the contestants in the upcoming chapters. Some of them are quite funny, even if they may be irrelevant to the plot. We had similar one-off character profiles of contestants or residents (like the composer upstairs) in NC.

 

The Akiba Cup chapters were originally published in 2012-13, and Ninomiya probably did her research 12-18 months before that. No wonder it seems quaint since I'm guessing 36 months is an eternity in the overclocking world of today. Perhaps that's part of the problem when comparing 87C to NC. NC was about a world of venerated virtually unchanging traditions, while 87C portrays a world that is completely out of date a year or two after the manga is published.

I have to admit that while I'm enjoying this, turns out I do find chapters about orchestra rehearsal and performance more interesting than chapters about computer-tweaking and game tournaments.  I'm not bored out of my skull by the tournaments, but Chiaki getting the crowd on their feet with an amazing bit of conducting definitely gets me going more.

Maybe that makes me an old fogey.  Although at that, overclocking feels like something old to me--

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Well I read all of it because I loved Nodame Cantabile, and there's some charm to the characters themselves, but my god that video game tournament was some of the most boring shit I've ever read. Lol.

So the one team have that kid who's gonna

Spoiler
, but I have this weird feeling it isn't going to end up mattering much....

 

I shouldn't comment at all, except to remind the community that in Nodame Cantabile it seems like things that turned out seeming not to matter ended up mattering in ways we didn't expect.

 

I've been monitoring Ninomiya-sensei's blog and twitter account in hopes that she might give a hint about the future of 87C, now that JumpX is folding (as of November). While she has not given so much as a peep about that, today she tweeted a link about an upcoming OC event in Roppongi (in Aug) in which her supervising editor "duck-san" is a participant. Here is the link to the article. It's in Japanese but there are some interesting pics.

 

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1407/14/news138.html

So the one team have that kid who's gonna

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, but I have this weird feeling it isn't going to end up mattering much.  If some mangaka were writing this it would be the huge deal (ultimately defeated by Our Heroes because their hearts are true), but I feel like with Ninomiya-sensei it will just fizzle somehow.

This dude's mom and sister are the best characters in this.

YOUR MISTAKE WAS IN THINKING THIS IS AKIBA

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No, you sir are mistaken

 

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7-1

I'm curious is it mike or me-kay?

 

That's a really good question without a clear answer. I think in Japan for sure it is "Mee-kay" but in other countries it is probably "Mike". The raws give either in roman letters and in katakana, depending on context. In particular, it always appears as "Mike" (i.e. roman letters) in "facenote" and other online posts, so the rest of the world is probably saying "mike". Having said all that, in Ch. 1 Ninomiya gives the pronunciation as "mee-kay" (furi katakana) next to the first occurence of "MIKE".

I'm curious is it mike or me-kay?

I love how his opponents take it so well. It's kinda refreshing

I find it more weird that they're doing this in front of a tagged cow.

Volume 5 cover:

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