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Bokurano  
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Description
During summer vacation a group of fifteen children discover a mysterious man living in a cave Surrounded by high tech gadgets, the man claims to be a game developer, creating a video game with a giant robot defending Earth from fifteen alien invaders. He asked the children to test the game for him and they happily agreed. The fun soon turned to horror, the first child to play died shortly after winning. Worse still they had no idea how to end the game.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Наше
ぼくらの
地球防卫少年
地球防衛少年
我们的
Bokura no
Bokurano: Ours
Il Nostro Gioco
Sống còn

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Latest Release(s)
c.65 (end) by Hox (1757d ago)
c.63-64 by Hox (1779d ago)
c.62 by Hox (1791d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at v.1, c.1
Ends at v.5, c.28 (Then continues differently)

User Reviews
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (465 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.39 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 21st 2014, 8:18pm PST

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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #609 increased(+91)
Monthly Pos #922 decreased(-73)
3 Month Pos #911 decreased(-42)
6 Month Pos #844 increased(+10)

List Stats
On 581 reading lists
On 959 wish lists
On 973 completed lists
On 69 unfinished lists
On 277 custom lists

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Forum Posts
How different is the manga from anime? 622 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes ago
Characters to HATE in Bokurano 1377 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
Its over 1477 days, 7 hours, 24 minutes ago

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Loved it   
Rating: N/A
by Onizuka89
March 25th, 2010, 7:39am
This manga is wonderful.
I loved reading it every bit of the way biggrin
I can not even express how much I connected with a lot of the characters, it truly is sad but it really makes one think about how much we might take our lives for granted. If you just want action, this is surely not for you, sure there is action, but it is not the real exciting part of it.
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One of a kind   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tsunade666
March 20th, 2010, 5:56am
first of all this manga is just too heavy for one to read just for joy. So emotional and dark and its fun reading but if you try to think more into it its too deep and sad.

Totally recommended but the same time not recommended for all. I recommend it to to those who are just sitting in front of their computer. its good a read to make you understand things more. I don't know much but it sure had lots of things it can taught a person with.

I rarely give 10 to a manga but this one's worth it. Its better than other manga's that are current airing and doesn't have an ending if you ask me.

Great Read
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read this in one sitting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by egoamote
January 12th, 2010, 12:34am
I really enjoyed reading this series, especially learning about everyone's background story. The whole premise of the story is pretty depressing and has some very dark moments (well, depending on how desensitized you are to violence), but there were also some very happy and humorous (Dung Beetle is one freaky-looking mascot, but the stuff that came out of his mouth was hilarious) moments as well.

This manga isn't really graphic as I thought it would be, much of the horror and violence is left for the reader's imagination. It tells and describes to the reader the horrific moments and/or was always on the verge of showing them, but doesn't. Then again I might have repressed something.

The ending was clear from the start, but the journey was horrifyingly fun and memorable that my jaw never even got tired of dropping or it just didn't close for periods of time.
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wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by son of eskimo
December 1st, 2009, 12:13am
just wow, i simply cannot find fault with this, and that is a first, great story, great characters, hell, even the artwork was top notch, this is something that everybody should read, simply magnificent
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Quick Review   
Rating: N/A
by Skits
September 29th, 2009, 12:18am
After starting this manga, I was a bit confused by the plot. It sounded too simple. I was very wrong. The story has me on the verge of heart wrenched tears. This is a must read, and so far a depressing one at that.
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Very Interesting   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by nail80
July 22nd, 2009, 12:48pm
I took some of my time to read this and i'm glad i did. I really like Psychological manga, mainly because i graduated in philosophy.
There are some very interesting points made by some of the characters. Each has a very distinctive personality, i ended up hating some and liking others, the character development is amazing.
This manga is dark and shows that life isn't easy, something not only shown in the characters lives, but in the whole picture.
The pace is good, the plot and the twists are very well done.
There were however some chapters that just didn't work for me. Because of that i can't give this a better grade, but in conclusion it was a great experience, it made me think, it made me pay attention, and that is what a manga of this genre should do to the reader.
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An interesting one, to say the least.   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
January 9th, 2009, 5:34am
Bokurano is daring, if nothing else. It's willing to explore themes that are as negative as you can really imagine, and then somehow become more bleak with each passing chapter. The mangaka seems to have a fascination with the concept of life having no "magical solutions," but his attempts to convey this message often result in extremes.

Regardless of that, Bokurano is a pretty interesting story. There's a lot of strong character development with a variety of different personality types, and I'm fairly certain that almost anyone who reads this will find at least one character that they can project themselves into a bit. The essential conundrum and overlaying theme of powerlessness can get overwhelming at times, but on the whole I find myself enjoying this series every time I read a new chapter. It's worth a read if you don't mind feeling a little depressed, and it might just give you some cynicism to ponder a bit.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2009, 12:02am
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From a mecha fan   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kaloo
December 10th, 2008, 11:04pm
This series is depressing as hell. That is probably the best way to start. For some reason though I couldn't stop reading it. The plot was interesting. The characterizations were unique. The mechs were beautifully designed. I need to go find something happy now to get out of the foul mood it put me in though. Though with the plot it'd be hard not to be a bit sad as you read it.
The ending is satisfying.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2009, 9:29pm
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Great Psycological Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
August 2nd, 2008, 4:54pm
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Well considering i hate reading mecha manga, i find this... pretty good. The psycological is amazing, ur always asking yourself what kind of story will the other characters have behind them. It has a twisted sence of fate and the plot... well it not much of a plot but to just to fight for the earth. I wouldn't recommend this for any who likes happy/ slice of life that makes you feel good, but i recommend for people who will enjoy a great psycological manga with depressing stories and not nice people.
Overrall, the down side to it is that the art is...bah, but i recomend you get started on reading this.

EDIT: I don't think i would recommend watching the anime for Bokurano. It's completey way off track from the manga and the rules changed in it because the director hated the manga because he didn't want all of them to die. Also, it's lifeless and would not entertain you like the manga would.

Edit after ending: The ending was really good, can't imagine it any other way. I'm just glad the author didn't come with some half-assed ending to revive everyone which would have taken away from the story itself.


... Last updated on July 19th, 2009, 4:51pm
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Good for a read   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
April 1st, 2007, 10:12am
It's an intriguing, dark take on the genre (call it mecha if you like, though it's unlike anything you've read/seen before). In a way it's a collection of stories about 15 (give or take) children, all tied together by the red line running through the story. As more and more information gets out about what's behind Zearth and it's opponents, things turn out to be very different than they seemed at first.
I have to say I'm not a big fan of Mohiro Kitoh; he can get extremely preachy in his storytelling. And the art is very minimalistic and sterile, though I'm not sure if I would call it bad. It's an acquired taste, which will probably appeal to seinen fans who consider good writing more important. I do however like the designs of the "robots"; very slender, insect-like contraptions.
All in all it's a decent manga, that manages to fascinate and bore me equally. It's really hit and miss with the backstory of a pilot.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2007, 10:15am
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