Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I got this reccomendation from reddit and I was very skeptical because I thought this would just be a repeat delinquent manga but boy was I wrong. As you know by now, mild SPOILERS ahead.
The story shows is 17 year old Iguchi Tatsuya who has just been released from juvie on probation. The conditions of his probation state that he must move away from his hometown and the bad influence of his friends. He moves to West Chiba with his aunt and uncle to work in their restaurant and complete his 1 year probation. Tatusya is determined to not go back to juvie but on his first day when he goes to buy a pack of cigarettes he butts heads with a man outside the convience store and out of old habit gets into a fight. This man is Abe Kaname a 17 year old who is the Vice Head of the Kilihito gang in West Chiba. Becoming friends with Kaname, Tatsuya begins his new life as he understands how the gangs of West Chiba work and the secrets and dark past of their old generation of their gangs.
The characters in the manga seem pretty one note at first. Tatsuya is a violent man by nature who simply has fear of going back to juvie and tries to stay out of trouble. Kaname is a delinquent but he tries to be good. Atsushi the leader of Kilihito is a man who cares for his friends. But as we go deeper into the story we get to see that these characters all have their own complex and very detialed backstories. The complex backstory of the characters is perhaps the best thing about the plot, each and every character of the vast cast is fleshed out and explored as we get to see what made them who they currently are and while these backstories sometimes take us too much away from the main plot like Lookism, it’s all worth it.
The absolutely brutal fights in this manga are a delight to watch. Sometimes they get way too unrealistic but that doesn’t break the immersion that the story has you in. There is also lots of gore as we go deeper into the story as we see that more than boozoku these guys are proper gangs by bringing in weapons like knives and getting serious with stabbings and kidnappings. This isn’t a story about the honor of delinquents or anything like that, it’s more about how brutal the delinquent world is and how people survive in it. We also get to see how Yakuza pick out new recruits from anong the delinquents and how they fall deeper down the hole of being criminals. I think that the best thing about The manga is the unpredictable twists that we are often met with. There’s always a deeper plot going on, many characters doing things for their own sake and backstabbing each other. These twists make the story of OUT really complex and good to enjoy. While the story does move away from Tatsuya and moves towards Kilihito as it goes on, it still is enjoyable.
You can’t change your nature. This is directly addressed in the manga through various characters, Tatsuya himself isn’t able to change his delinquents nature and gets into trouble. Characters like Keigo also show this very well, the violent nature of his isn’t fixed and instead he falls deeper into it one can say. That is true in real life as well because changing a person’s nature is nearly impossible.
The manga is translated to chapter 197 till now and the story is nowhere near it’s end yet so I’ll be looking forward to the slow but eventual releases because I want to know more about this story. With it’s brutal combat, deep story and detailed characters, OUT is a delinquent manga of a different kind and while it’s deviation from the inital atmosphere might be a turn off to some, for those who are willing to bear it, OUT is a good manga.
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