Rokudenashi Blues
Volume 33
Rokudenashi Blues
Kanji ろくでなしBLUES
Romaji Rokudenashi Blues
Form Manga
Volumes 42
Year Released 1988 – 1997
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Demographic Shōnen
Author Masanori Morita

Rokudenashi Blues is a manga series written and illustrated by Masanori Morita, which ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1988 to 1997. It was collected in 42 tankōbon volumes.


The story stars Taison Maeda (前田太尊 Maeda Taison?), delinquent student of Teiken High (帝拳高校?), who wishes to become the world boxing champion. The manga follows Maeda (and his friends and rivals) as he struggles through three years of high school while becoming one of the strongest and best known high school fighters in all of Tokyo. Not just a pure action manga, Rokudenashi Blues is filled with humor and well-crafted story arcs about honor, friendship, and the pressures of being a delinquent student in Japan. Short gag-stories with chibi versions of characters are published as "Rokudenashi Buru-chu".