The Verge Discovers 87 Clockers, a 38-Chapter Manga Exclusively About Overclocking!

To most of the extreme overclockers it's no secret that 87 Clockers is manga with as central topic the world of competitive (extreme) overclocking. It's set in Japan and the main character is Ichinose, a male violinist who doesn't have a sense of direction in his life. One night he meets a mysterious girl who lives together with a cat and a guy called Mike - an overclocker.

From that point forward the story spins out in a series of (at the moment of writing) 38 chapters telling the story of competitive overclocking. It takes us to the International Space Station, where new SuperPI records are followed daily. The details of the manga are genuinely depicting the life of overclockers. In Chapter 18, for example, a man picks up an empty CPU box and reads "2012 week fourty-two, made in Malaysia." Let's be honest, that's all we need to know. In Chapter 35, we're following the World Championship where "3D HeatMan" scores are the main focus.

You can read the 87 Clockers manga in English here. Original news article at The Verge here.


Belgium Massman says:

Reading through the last chapters now - the World Championship competition - and dear lord it's so spot on! :eek: :ws:

Australia zeropluszero says:

Wasnt this given out at Computex or something a few years back? refers to Z87 release?

Belgium Massman says:

It started a long time ago in 2011. I saw the news pop by on The Verge and noticed it's still continuing. The last couple of chapters are really well produced. Can't remember who makes the manga, but I thought it was Duck-san's girlfriend or so.

Australia zeropluszero says:

Yeh I vaguely remember seeing people showing off physical copies of the manga at an event somewhere.

Taiwan AkaNe says:

They were at the GOC 2013 in Shangai :D

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Yeah, I believe the mangaka(writer) itself come to GOC 2013 to witness the OC Event, and the latest chapters are based on that event I think hahah :D

Germany Dancop says:

Yes!!! She's been there at goc 2013! That should be me...

United States steponz says:


Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Dancop said:
She's been there at goc 2013!
That should be me...

@ Dancop:
You still keep her drawing, cool!

Here's mine :p

If the manga somehow got an anime adaptation, I'll buy the complete Blu-ray set :D

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