- Mangaka : Shinichi Ishizuka
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Drama
- Published : November 2020
Each and every one of us is passionate about at least one thing. Be it writing, painting, or even collecting seashells. We’re not the ones to judge anybody. The only difference is that some people actually pursue their passions and try to make a living out of it, while others put theirs inside that creepy chest in their attics. There really isn’t a right or wrong thing to do about it. After all, life is a huge ass that likes messing with all of us.
Blue Giant Omnibus follows the story of Dai Miyamoto. Dai is a lively high school student who has quite a fun and typical school life. He’s part of the basketball club and has a bunch of friends. But just like everybody in their last year of high school, he has to figure out what he wants to do as an adult. Dai actually got things figured out. He wants to be the best jazz musician in the world. The good thing for him is that he has all the support he needs!
1. A Note of Passion
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Dai is the embodiment of passion. He has decided to be a good jazz player, and he immediately did just that. After he got his own saxophone, he has been playing at the same place every day. If that’s not passionate enough, then we don’t know what can be considered passion anymore. Oh, that is while literally having no idea about music theory whatsoever. He just goes by the feel of it, and he does great.
2. Roller Coaster of Feelings
Blue Giant Omnibus did a good job portraying what douses and fuels passion. In this case, there is a lot that helps Dai’s passion for jazz blaze more and more. Still, that doesn’t mean his path is as smooth as butter. He faces multiple rejections, bluntly gets told he sucked, and literally gets shamed by an audience from his very first gig. In our book, those are very realistic and hurtful depictions that can easily make about anybody lose interest in pursuing their passions.
3. Glimpse of the Life We All Want
As we said, all of us are passionate about at least one thing. That said, it will be a lie to say that we haven’t at least dreamed of being successful in what we are passionate about. Some may have already achieved the success we all long for, but for the others, Blue Giant Omnibus gives us a front seat glimpse of that ideal life. From having a supportive parent, community, and teacher to actually having the talent and skill to support it. With that kind of line up, only perseverance is what is left.
If you’re up to something good and a little bit heavy, Blue Giant Omnibus is up your alley. Following Dai pursue his passion makes us somehow root for him too. Is it his idiotic enthusiasm? Endless pit of perseverance? Or perhaps that jumping into anything head-on attitude? We’re not really sure. What we know is that we’re absolutely in love with that story, and we believe that you’ll like it too!