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Icaro is a thrilling manga science fiction adventure in the tradition of Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Clamp's sf sagas. Icaro is the mind-bending, fast-paced adventure of a young man, Icaro, with the ability to fly and a young woman, Yukiko, who risks her life -- and more -- to help Icaro achieve his dream. Best of all, it capitalizes on Taniguchi's ability to depict a vast and oppressive advanced science laboratory that has made Icaro its guinea pig and will use all its resources to keep him imprisoned for study.
Icaro's fight for freedom and Yukiko's sacrifice to aid him make this one of the most inspiring manga stories as well as a pioneering collaboration between East and West with originality.

Cyberpunk adventure and the quest for freedom.


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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7-12 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (1743d ago)
v.1 c.1-6 by Manga-Sketchbook (2902d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume 2000 (Complete)
2 Volumes 2003 (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (74 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 1st 2015, 12:15pm PST



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Original Publisher
IBooks [Add] (2003)
Kodansha (2000)

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #959 increased(+373)
Monthly Pos #2388 increased(+188)
3 Month Pos #3505 increased(+1101)
6 Month Pos #6206 increased(+462)

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On 45 reading lists
On 110 wish lists
On 183 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
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Alarm clock attack   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Doomroar
November 11th, 2012, 5:47pm
you are having a good dream, some interesting things are happening, you escape with the girl and then... riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinggggg you wake up... no idea what happened whit the other aspects of the story, but i wish Tanaka takes action and becomes part of the glass shoes right while in that plane.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2012, 5:52pm
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read only if you really want to   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Joentjuh
August 25th, 2011, 3:47pm
After reading the description I was under the impression that either this was one true 'hidden' gem, or - more likely - is definitely trying to oversell itself... The latter proved true.

Very disappointing and axed ending. These two (very short) volumes could be called an extended prologue, just when you expect the story to really 'start' (and get better)... it ends.

Story... I was actually pretty disgusted by it and was actually glad when it ended. Your typical 'mad' obsessive immoral scientists dominated fictional future (hence the cyberpunk).

The art is apparently praised... I've seen much much better in larger quantities. Better than most American comics around at that time, but still... In my opinion, it's nothing noteworthy.
Then again, I prefer my art clean, smooth, orderly and functional... Like that of most modern day manga. Why bother putting in so much detail when, at most, you'll look it it a couple of seconds and it serves no other purpose than to 'impress/distract' the readers. I'd rather have coloured pages than this. (Beautiful > Detailed)

If you're looking for humanness, definitely steer clear of this one.
If you're looking for action, don't bother
If you're looking for romance, there is a bit... but nothing noteworthy and it's very short
If you're looking for good story, nothing to be had here
Looking for stunning art?... Go visit a museum
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Read when you have nothing else to read...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pokie
October 6th, 2006, 6:27am
Interesting story but ends too soon before any questions get answered regarding Icaro. I liked that a romance develops but the ending seemed too trite and sappy IMHO. Art is clean and detailed but reminiscent of other mangakas, and body proportions seem a bit off...

... Last updated on October 6th, 2006, 6:28am
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