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I Am a Hero  
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Description
From Illuminati-Manga:

Hideo Suzuki is a thirty-five year old mangaka assistant struggling to be the hero in his own life by breaking back into the lime light with a new serial all the while juggling his relationship with his girlfriend and his own delusions.

However, as hard as Hideo may try, the world seems to have a different set of plans for him; sinister and dark machinations that completely overturn his reality as he knows it.

winner of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award (2013) in the General manga category.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
アイアムアヒーロー

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.156-167 by Illuminati-Manga (17d ago)
v.13 c.144-155 by Illuminati-Manga (129d ago)
v.12 c.131-143 by Illuminati-Manga (361d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (318 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 27th 2014, 2:43am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #504 increased(+43)
Monthly Pos #264 increased(+111)
3 Month Pos #287 increased(+40)
6 Month Pos #272 increased(+46)

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On 1898 reading lists
On 947 wish lists
On 47 unfinished lists
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Why!? 475 days, 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
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So much to take in.   
Rating: N/A
by foobar
January 31st, 2012, 12:22pm
I guess everyone knows that it is a Zombie story, and zombies are current. However, the protagonist is truly insane. I don't remember ever having read anything this bat-guano insane. Shaun of the Dead? Its Shaun of the dead and, I don't know, Welcome to NHK or something. I keep finding it impossible to take, but every few months I seem to return to read a volume and just feel depressed.
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Great manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bull3thole
November 4th, 2011, 2:34pm
Anything with zombies is a big plus for me. So the first chapter were boring to me. I thought it was a poor choice of the author to start the first chapter with nothing happening with the plot and it was boring. The whole psychological thing that was happening to the main character was so confusing and a turn off for me. Thinking about it, I get why the author did that because he wanted to build up the story. Like what auriga below me said the story gets crazy all of a sudden after the first volume.

To the people reading this manga and are saying it is boring, read the first 12 chapters and things WILL start to pick up so fast that your mind would boggle. The main character is a wimp and coward but i really hope he gets some balls later because I dislike the main character already.

I give this a 8.5 for now because i hope the main character gets some balls.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2011, 2:35pm
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Awesome psychological manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by auriga
March 19th, 2011, 5:07am
It starts off as a slow slice-of-life... then BAM, the end of volume 1 happens. It just goes uphill from there; I really like how it shows the development of chaos and how it deals with Hideo's mental health. Very realistic and very disturbing.

Perhaps my only beef with it is its slow plot development. However, that is easily offset by the awesome character development. Definitely can't wait for more.
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Good Slow Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
January 25th, 2011, 10:38am
Oh man....

The 1st volume of this manga is actually only an introduction
U can see in the background somekind of sickness going around but the zombie thing only revealed on the last page of the volume! And zombie is supposed to be the plot of the story!

The story is progressing soooooo slowly, even after zombies are introduced. You also can find some Gantz feeling there as u witness people dying and other people are just watching and don't give a crap.

The final thing u might want to know is, the characters are FUGLY, it seems that the characters drawn to be realistic, but they're FUGLY. Sometimes u just wanna vomit when u see these characters, even those whom supposed to be beautiful are FUGLY

But the Idea and artwork (aside from the characters) are beautiful, and talking about realistic, the characters' thought are very realistic

... Last updated on January 25th, 2011, 10:39am
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It's..... such a....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Uruner
December 27th, 2010, 2:25pm
Someone kept recomending this to me so i started reading it.... but this series is SOOO~~~~~~~~ bad at the beginig that i just rolled over and dropped reading it ..... then had to take a breather and after a week i started to read it again... to drop it again.... and after a month when i picked it up again it AT LAST started to get good... and kept me pinned up to it. And it's not that this psyhologigal stuff was bad or anything... it's just that the main charachter just kept pissing me off....
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I need to post a subject   
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by jamie1990
December 22nd, 2010, 5:31pm
There is a level of sophistication and maturity in the storytelling that you rarely ever see in manga.

I would not be surprised if it was inspired by Shaun of the Dead but in my opnion that does not deminish the achievment of this manga.

I am one ovlume through as of writing this comment btw.
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Definitely good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leosten
November 19th, 2010, 4:20pm
Hell this is one good manga, the beginning was very psychological, I thought it was one of those society-describing manga, but the sudden turn at the end of Volume 1 completely changed my mind, and everything made sense. It's very psychological and very addictive, a very well-thought and very well-paced horror manga, with deep characters, great, realistic art, it's a page turner.

I definitely want to see what will happen next.

... Last updated on November 19th, 2010, 4:24pm
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A Slow Burn   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JotaroRaido
September 25th, 2010, 12:47am
A very well-done psychological horror story so far. There's lots of gruesome zombie violence, of course, but just as unsettling are the sometimes chapters at a time when the main character is dealing with his own personal demons. The art is clean, realistic, and quite detailed, and the pacing is ace. Copious two-page spreads used to great effect. I'm just waiting for Hideo to finally use that shotgun he's toting around!
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