Blue Spring (manga)

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Alternative title:
Aoi Haru (Japanese)
Printemps Bleu (French)
青い春 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: A collection of seven short stories, all featuring male teens (mostly delinquents) in the final days before they leave high school for good. If You're Happy And You Know It, Clap Your Hands: disenchanted youths play a potentially lethal game on the school roof for prestige and kicks. Revolver: a three-part story in which three drop-outs unexpectedly come into possession of a gun and three bullets. Mahjong Summer: after losing in the Nationals, dejected players from the school baseball club attempt to distract themselves by playing mahjong in the clubhouse. Suzuki-san: a nihlistic kid is recruited by an older yakuza who’s taken a shine to him. Peace: a conversation between two members of a biker gang in a school toilet stall ends in murder. The Family Restaurant Is Our Paradise: a group of bored teens argue over the bill in a diner. This Is Bad: Hiro's on his way to a date when he attracts the unwelcome and unrelenting attention of a sociopathic punk.
User Ratings: 28 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, Eng:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (Eng:4, dub:2)
 Good: 10 votes (Eng:6, sub:3, dub:1)
 Decent: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 So-so: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Not really good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
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 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 55 users, rank: #1274 (of 4397)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.893 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7594, rank: #2945 (of 4413)
Weighted mean: 6.969 (Good), rank: #2746 (of 4413) (seen all: 6.97)
Bayesian estimate: 7.073 (Good), rank: #1906 (of 2762)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 216
Vintage: 1993-05-29
Release dates: We have 3
Trivia: We have 1
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    Blue Spring (GN 1) 2004-12-22 (from $6.84)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Taiyo Matsumoto
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Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan, Inc.
English staff
English companies
Adaptation: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Licensed by: Viz Media
Translation: JN Productions
English cast
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French staff
French companies
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Publisher: Editions Tonkam
French cast
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