The Mad Manga (Japanese: 狂った漫画) is a car that is styled with the Bōsōzoku (Japanese Kanji: 暴走族. '暴' meaning 'violent', '走' meaning 'running', and '族' being the Kanji character for tribe or gang, thus meaning "violent running gang") subculture customization in mind. Bōsōzoku is a Japanese youth subculture originally associated with customized motorcycles. Bōsōzoku members are known to modify their motorcycles in peculiar and often showy ways. A typical customized bōsōzoku bike usually consists of an average Japanese road bike that appears to combine elements of an American chopper style bike and a British cafe racer, for example: oversized fairings like those found on cafe racers, raised handle bars like those on a chopper. Loud paint schemes on the fenders or the gas tanks with motifs such as flames or kamikaze style "rising sun" designs are also quite common. The bikes will often be adorned with stickers and/or flags depicting the gang's symbol or logo. There are also marked regional differences in motorcycle modifications. For example, Ibaraki bōsōzoku are known to modify their motorcycles in an extensively colorful, flashy way. They will often have three or four oversized fairings in a tower like way in a motorcycle painted in bright yellow or pink with Christmas light–like adornments.
Due to the popularity of the Bōsōzoku style among youngsters, the bōsōzoku customizations have been adopted by car tuners as well. They add wide bodykits and huge wings, resembling the Group 5 "Special Production Cars" of the 1970s. The FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) rules for the Group 5 races restricted the width of the car, therefore cars were built with standard body widths but wide mudguard extensions. The regulation required only the bonnet, roof, doors and rail panel were left unmodified. The rules however did not mention headlight heights, therefore when Porsche originally were to enter the 935 with the production headlight, they read the rules and discovered the loophole, therefore they raced the 935 with the hallmark flat nose. The category was also mostly associated with the wide boxy wheel arches and extravagant body style. See the Gallery for examples of Bōsōzoku styling.
This casting is based on a second generation Nissan Laurel 2000SGX, the 'butaketsu' (Japanese:ブタケツ) or "pig's Butt" from the design of the rear of the car. This car is a Laurel based off the shape of the taillights and the b-pillar on the casting. The diecast also features the "shark nose" style custom front end.
The Mad Manga has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|044 / 247||2012||New Models 44/50||Metalflake Purple||Silver stripes on sides & across top, star on hood||Dark Gray & Purple / Plastic||Clear||Purple||5SP||V5332||Malaysia||Base code(s): E10, E12, E14|
|044 / 247||2012||New Models 44/50||Metalflake Red||Gold stripes on sides & across top, star on hood||Black & Gold / Plastic||Clear||Gold||5SP||V5332||Malaysia||Base code(s): E29, E32|
|028 / 250||2013||HW City -NightBurnerz||Blue||Pink & Yellow stripes on sides, hood & roof||Yellow & Gray / Plastic||Clear||Yellow||5SP||X1679||Malaysia||Base code(s): E41, E42|
|028 / 250||2014||HW City -NightBurnerz||Pearl White||Black & Red stripes on sides & across top, '01' on sides, race deco on sides & hood with
ホットホ ィール (Hot Wheels)written in Japanese Katakana
|Red & Gray / Plastic||Blue tint||Red||Gold 5SP||BFC49||Malaysia||Base code(s): F36, F39, F41|
|030 / 250||2015||HW City - Art Cars||Metalflake Orange||White, Yellow & Blue stripes on sides and hood, Yellow stripes on roof||Black & Gold / Plastic||Clear||Yellow||5SP||CFH52||Malaysia||Base code(s): G30, G34|
|030 / 250||2015||HW City - Art Cars||Black||Lt. Blue, Yellow & Red stripes on sides & hood, Lt. Blue stripes on roof||Yellow & Red / Plastic||Clear||Orange||Yellow 5SP||CFL82||Malaysia||Base code(s): H24, H26, H28|
|3 / 7||2016||Batman v Superman Series||Metalflake Dark Grey||Gold 'Batman' on sides, Grey tampos on sides & top||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Yellow)||Black||Chrome Gold 5SP||DJL47||Malaysia||Base code(s):
J03, J05, J07