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Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen  
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Description
From Del Rey:

A strange virus is making its way around the globe, causing its victims to commit suicide. In less than a week, it's become a lethal pandemic. Now a group of Tokyo teens who have survived the outbreak are wondering why they are still alive.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
アライブ
アライブ 最終進化的少年
最終進化少年
最终进化少年
Alive คนผ่าเหล่า เผ่าหายนะ
Alive - Last Evolutionary Boy
Alive - The Final Evolution
Alive: The Final Evolution

Groups Scanlating
Ala Atra
Ala Atra Scans
Dynasty Scans
For The Halibut
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Latest Release(s)
v.21 c.82 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1555d ago)
v.21 c.81 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1577d ago)
v.21 c.80 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1598d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
8 topics, 68 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (986 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
February 9th 2015, 11:31pm PST


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Year
2003

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
Del Rey (8 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #561 increased(+136)
Monthly Pos #814 decreased(-83)
3 Month Pos #683 decreased(-63)
6 Month Pos #668 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 1960 reading lists
On 1474 wish lists
On 1977 completed lists
On 135 unfinished lists
On 432 custom lists

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Forum Posts
About the two final messages in Alive the final evolution final chapter 564 days, 16 hours, 53 minutes ago
Alive ---The End 747 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes ago
My problems with Alive 1293 days, 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
Alive - The Final Evolution TV Anime Formally Dropped 1541 days, 5 hours, 11 minutes ago
alive manga any romance??? 1600 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes ago

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Freakin addicting, it makes me pissed. >:|   
Rating: N/A
by vanillamochi
February 16th, 2010, 11:47pm
I have too much homework and because of this (freakin addicting) manga now I have to be up till 3am; great. Anyway, I came across this manga 4 hours ago, couldn't stop reading, neglected my tremendous amount of homework, and finished up to volume 18 already.
thats all imma say since im in a hurry. hope it was useful. oh, and usually i dont read manga like this, or with this kind of art but im addicted.
Word of advice: Make sure you aren't busy, or I gaurantee you won't get anything done-__-
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A missed opportunity   
Rating: N/A
by Kiru_Biru
October 4th, 2007, 12:26am
This one should've been done as a hardcore "seinen".

... Last updated on October 4th, 2007, 12:26am
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1st/2nd arc   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by happyginger100
February 17th, 2012, 11:46pm
Mann I love this manga. Really interesting and the drawings are beautiful. The first ark is well plotted touching, and sometimes funny. They did a good job with the character backgrounds, each character had their reasons to be who they were. But arc 2 was truely a fail, there was many fail characters and had powers they didn't deserve. The little speedy girl really got.on my nerves man I would have liked it better if it ended at arc 1
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Not depressing   
Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 15th, 2008, 10:22pm
This isn't a tragic/depressing/horrifying psychological manga. It's more of a shounen about superpowers. Trust me, you won't get too sad reading this either, I'm up to chapter 10 so far and am happy with the way things are going smile No one you really get attached too is quickly killed off, so so far the manga is fine.

edit: wtf...Now I'm very curious. I've been following the rapid updated lately, and was getting the feeling that it ends on volume 9, perhaps with an epilogue in volume 10 or something. But whoa, I see it's up to 15 volumes in country of origin? biggrin AWESOME!

So to sum it up, my comment is: This manga doesn't have an abrupt ending, and it isn't depressing, yippers!

... Last updated on September 19th, 2008, 9:43pm
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Unique and Addicting!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tingster7
February 1st, 2012, 1:42pm
Wow, yesterday, I wanted to pick up a new manga just for fun, but little did I know I would finish all 82 chapters in one day! It was THAT addicting. At first, I was tempted to drop the manga after the first few pages because the art didn't appeal to me that much, but boy am I glad that I kept going! The art gets SOOO much better, that I read more slowly because I wanted to look at the drawings more.

Plot wise, I really liked the story. Granted, the man character like many people said before is a lot like Naruto, or your average shounen hero. However, I still like Taisuke a lot. The whole suicide virus thing I thought was very original, and I kept wanting to find out what happens next. I also liked the first arc better, but the second arc was still good. There were a few times when I actually laughed out loud, which doesn't happen for me usually.

I don't think anyone should complain about the ending, because I think if you've read enough mangas, you would know that EVERYONE complains about endings, usually anyways. It's hard to end a really great manga, and everyone's expecting something crazy. But I liked the ending, because it's very nice and calm--I think it's a perfect closure. Plus, we all know the writer of the story finished this manga on his deathbed, so the ending really reflects what he was thinking and going through. Of course, I also had few questions about a lot of things that happened, because it seems like everything was so complicated with Mitama, and in the end, things ended up way more simply than I thought would have happened, given the complexity of the plot and the rising action/climax...but yeah, that doesn't change the excitement I had reading it, and I wouldn't rate it lower because of few what seems like plot holes/ambiguities.

So what are you doing? Go and read this exciting manga!
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I loved it - so what?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamer00013
September 2nd, 2011, 11:52am
I loved the manga. It took me two tries to finish it, that's true, but it still has become one of my favourites. So who cares about the comments badmouthing it, just read it. If you like the genres, there's no reason to avoid it. The rating is good as well, so what's stopping you?

Fear because there might be a lot of gore? Or because it's partly also about suicide? There's no reason to, it's a shounen manga after all, not some seinen. Fear because it's not original? Veto! In my opinion, it's farly original for a shounen - especially near the end! Try it out, especially if you like shounen! (Romance and shoujo fans might feel a little neglected though)
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A good but flawed series   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
March 16th, 2011, 12:35am
This is a pretty good manga overall. It does have its issues which probably keep it from being a great one.

The Art is pretty good and fairly consistent. My only beef is that a few of the characters on occasion resemble others. D4 looks a bit like Megumi and there are some flashbacks of Kanon in the 2nd arc which also make her look a bit like Megumi. However, that's mostly nitpicking.

The story is decent, with some originality imho. Some reviewers have complained that the 1st arc is way better than the second and not to bother with second arc. I think the first arc is stronger and as a result the second looks worse in comparison, but is not that bad. I think one of the things that's going on is that the first arc feels a lot more serious and grim, it has a more seinen feel to it. I think there is much more tragedy, pain, and struggle in the first arc. The second arc has much more comedy thrown in, which I thought was unnecessary but maybe they were trying to get away from the story being too grim. The result is that the second arc has more of a shonen feel to it.

I think what brings the story down is weakness in character motivation, character development, and some vagueness at the end. You have one character that is extremely jealous of his friend, and is manipulated by another into becoming a real monster. This jealousy kind of comes a bit out of left field, for me and maybe is too convenient. Also the character of Megumi is kind of important, but she is never really developed thru out the series. The American Sergeant in charge of the special team is intelligent, cunning, and ruthless. However, he seems to conveniently lose his intelligence and just follow orders blindly when it comes down to the heart of Akuro. There are some other characters that seem to have contradictory motivations as well and a few thrown in for comedy like the bug-eyed mad scientist (sooo cliche).

There is a bit of Anti-Americanism going on as Americans are presented for the most part as dumb, arrogant and violent. This would have been ok if it was a parody about the stereotype, but it can't be seen that way in the context of the larger story.

The end is a little bit confusing with what Mitama is actually trying to do. The epilogue 5 years later is strange and seems tacked on without much thought. One of the characters seems to be developing stalker qualities which I think was a very weak attempt at humor.

I would still recommend this series in spite of its flaws. It has solid artwork, some good ideas, a bit of philosophizing thrown in and is only really betrayed by its shonen leanings. 8 out of 10.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2011, 10:57am
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Fun to Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Tinboy
February 21st, 2010, 3:45pm
The manga had a great start with brilliant character development. The plot is great though it was a little more shallow after the first arc. This manga is definitely worth reading.
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love this!!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oraclegirl
June 1st, 2009, 3:06am
when i first read the first pages i really found it not so interesting, but i still decided to read further.
and i'm really happy to read it further , because it got more and more exciting. Now i really want more!!!!!!!!
it's just so great. New characters appeared and the art gets more and more adorable!!!
can't wait for the next scanlates!!!!!!!!!
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To RexIX   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itsjenyoumen
October 27th, 2008, 7:26pm
dude you cant blame the manga for not being original most mangas arent orginal they are base from different ideas people put into their believes and also the characters base from the authors perspective gives them the right to make the character believe what they should because they live through their own lives with different experiences
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