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Mad Manga
Debut Series 2012 New Models
Produced 2012-present
Designer Jun Imai
Number V5332


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 2012-MadManga-Purple
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 Mad Manga
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 Mad Manga-2013 026 Nightburnerz
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 Mad Manga-2014 028
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 MadMangaOr
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 MadMangaCFL82
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



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