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Kokumin Quiz  
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Description
From Mangascreener:
In a different world than the one we live in, a world where Japan is the lone superpower of the world, there is a wildly popular game show called the National Quiz. Every night, people dreaming of riches, fame, vengeance, and happiness compete on the show, for the chance to be granted a wish, any wish they have: the National Quiz has the power to make your wildest dreams come true. It also has the ability, if you lose, to make your life a living hell.

This is the story of K-i K-ichi (aka prisoner KK47331), a former actor-turned losing National Quiz contestant-turned wildly popular host of the show, and the people and events surrounding him.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
国民クイズ
National Quiz

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (107 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 10th 2011, 1:30pm PST

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Year
1994

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #567 increased(+382)
Monthly Pos #2071 increased(+828)
3 Month Pos #4071 increased(+872)
6 Month Pos #5842 increased(+551)

List Stats
On 70 reading lists
On 184 wish lists
On 227 completed lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 57 custom lists

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Very interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by knockoutmice
June 13th, 2013, 12:08pm
A thought provoking manga about turning a game show into a political system in which everyone has an equal opportunity of making their wishes come true. The art was a bit weird at first, but once I got used to it, the story sucked me in.
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Original and Interesting   
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by Icsifil
February 12th, 2012, 9:31pm
I liked the bizarre concept. It was refreshing to see something apart from the usual (although also fun) manga tropes. It was also nice to see some political/societal critique in a manga. (Can't say I agree, but it's nice to read something on a deeper level). Although the serious was interspersed with the silly.
Altogether, it was made by a writer and an artist who both experimented around, and the manga is enjoyable to read because of it.
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Chaotic, Insane, Unique   
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by emkat
December 21st, 2011, 1:45am
The art has insane expressions. The premise is strange. The characters are not relateable. The plot is kind of one dimensional. The whole plot is made to outline the idea that man is inherently greedy. However, this is a good manga series. Why? Despite the one dimension-ness, it is an interesting premise with a fast and absolutely erratic pace. It is an acid trip on the pages of a manga. It is crazy, nonsensical, a little preachy, but most of all it is pretty fun. Do not expect anything from the characters or the plot. Just take it for what it is - one of the most insane manga you will ever read.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2011, 1:46am
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Revolutionary Spirit!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
April 4th, 2011, 12:06am
The ending sucked. Sure, but the emotion shown is amazing. Pay attention to K-i-K-i's expressive gestures and antics. Kyoko's wild eyes makes me want to topple a regime. The plot development is sloppy but it's certainly fun to read.
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Fairly insane and quirky...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 4th, 2008, 1:49pm
What would happen if the local and international politics of your country as well as the outcome of your life and others' could be influenced by a tv gameshow? Insanity, nationalism and even radicalism rule the National Quiz. A satirical take on the exam-loving Japan.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2008, 1:33am
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This needs to licensed in the US   
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by McCamyTaylor
May 16th, 2007, 10:28pm
This is the funniest manga I have read in ages. It would make a great live action movie. They could even relocate it to the US.
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