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Blue Giant


Alt Names: alt ブルージャイント
Author: ISHIZUKA Shinichi
Artist: ISHIZUKA Shinichi
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningMusic MusicSeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.

Nominated for the 8th and 9th Manga Taisho Award. Won the 2016 Shougakukan Manga Award in the general category alongside Juuhan Shuttai!. And won the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards Grand Prize.

Sequel:
> Blue Giant Supreme (http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/blue-giant-supreme-r21050)
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.2 Ch.10: Ocean of Diamonds
Manga Gears NingenZ A day ago
Vol.2 Ch.10: Océano de Diamantes
Some-ES-canlations & DORAGON SCANLATIONS someEScalations A week ago
Vol.2 Ch.9: Festival de Verano
Some-ES-canlations & DORAGON SCANLATIONS someEScalations A week ago
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33 Comments

Thank you for this Christmas realease Golden Roze!! and I hope you all had a good Christmas!!

This reminds me of Beck. This manga deserves a anime.

MC is so cool.

Thank you for the list! ^^

Made a youtube playlist for it

thanks for the list, really enjoying it! :D

 

this series is sooo good, but you have to listen to jazz with this, to get the full intensity of Dai, like he's probably doing something awesome like this or this song.

 

 

The dude who recommended him is so horrible if you think about it. He knew this guy was a newbe and still recommended him to a live gig.

 

The band also let him play with them without any kind of rehearsal.
 

the dude that recommended him wasn't that bad, cause he gave him the opportunity to start and realize how is it doing a gig, the problem is that they didn't show a rehearsal, like teaching the song that they were doing (the girl from ipanema is really smooth and making a newb start from 0 was bad thinking)

 

the guy with glasses adapted pretty quickly, was pretty interesting how they showed that, and when people were talking about documentary-eske style, was giving me the chills and how they expressed was really musician-like

 

well, this manga got me hooked instantly, thanks a bunch to Golden Roze, hope that they translate all the manga :D

RIP Barnum.

Don't know why, but I just got chills on the nape of my neck at the "documentary style" panels on Dai's humble beginnings!
I suppose the author went for a Charlie Parker-esque origin story where the MC gets his ass handed to him and goes on to become one of the jazz greats of his time after woodshedding (or in this case, riverbanking) like crazy for some time.

And yes, no sane person would be uninformed enough to let someone play in a band setting in front of people when you know he has zero repertoire. Not sure inhowfar they actually are aware of this fact, though.
I definitely agree that the shop-owner and the band displayed some poor judgement, but in honesty, the underlying theme the "Jazz Culture" in the comic has is one of self-empowerment and self-realization. In fact, neither the band nor the shop-owner thought what he did was bad – it was just ill-fitting and poorly expressed. If the club-goer had not raised his voice and given cause for the MC to leave, they'd likely have given him some tips and help afterwards. The whole modus operandi of the Jazz World seem to be to throw oneself into the mess, and play with undiluted passion, even if one hits on a few stumbling blocks in the process – which the MC seems to realize, instinctively, at the end of the chapter.

Yo, this MC is so great. Don't let this get you down and keep on keepin' on man!

 

I do kinda think the guy who recommended him and the band that he played with are both in the wrong though. Dude has 0 training, literally just blasts on his sax under a bridge and you're like "Oh man, let's play some classic standards and smooth jazz in an intimate venue"

 

Like who would think that's a good idea?

 

If the guy is playing like Ornette Coleman you're not really gonna be able to mesh with him if you're singing Billie Holiday.

The dude who recommended him is so horrible if you think about it. He knew this guy was a newbe and still recommended him to a live gig.

 

The band also let him play with them without any kind of rehearsal.
 

Damn, that chapter is quite heavy. Salute to the MC though since it doesn't seem like he's going to give up just yet. 

I love music themed manga and this one seems like a great one.  I believe piano no mori is ending so here is hoping this one can take its place.  Keep up the great work on bringing this manga.  Thanks.

Aargh.. Continue... Continue Please!!


On its way! Had some trouble finding a cleaner but that should be fixed now.

Aargh.. Continue... Continue Please!!

That bromance.

Man, even when it's a comic about jazz you can feel the love/passion. Loving this so much. 

I can certainly see why it's been critically lauded; the jazz isn't the only thing that's intense here.

We only know his dad from this chapter, yet a single page is all it takes to makes us instantly like him.

 

Spoiler

 

Also this author seems really underrated. I read this and his other works and its all amazing.

Why is the dad so awesome

>Nominated for the 8th and 9th Manga Taisho Award.

 

Followed.

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I really should start adding more Jazz music again to my playlist, thanks for the list mmm...

 

And I can really feel how I get motivated to do something after reading this manga mmm...

Yep. Yep.

 

Manga about jazz.

 

Following this all day erry day.

quick updates. wonderful

There are two "soundtracks" it seems that mainly have bebop/hard-bop stuff from the 50-60s.

http://www.universal-music.co.jp/blue-giant/

Translation of the track listings:

BLUE GIANT

1. Newk's Fadeaway - Sonny Rollins
2. November Afternoon - Dizzy Gillespie
3. I Remember Clifford - Lee Morgan
4. Deep Night - Sonny Clark
5. Kofi - Donald Byrd
6. Confirmation - Charlie Parker
7. Tempus Fugit - Bud Powell
8. Dear Lord - John Coltrane
9. Eclypso - Tommy Flanagan & John Coltrane
10. Remember - Hank Mobley
11. Visitation - Paul Chambers
12. Where or When - Clifford Brown
13. 'Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk


The Sounds of BLUE GIANT

1. Johnny Griffin - Olive Refractions
2. I'm a Fool to Want You - Dexter Gordon
3. Moment's Notice - John Coltrane
4. Night in Tunisia - Sonny Rollins
5. Moanin' - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Well, You Needn't - Thelonious Monk
7. Cherokee - Clifford Brown
8. Countdown - John Coltrane
9. Time Was - John Coltrane
10. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock

Thank you for the list! ^^

Made a youtube playlist for it


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