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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 (1941d ago)
c.63-64 by Hox (1963d ago)
c.62 by Hox (1976d 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)

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Bokurano by bully_jesus

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (496 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2014, 7:47pm 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 #603 increased(+59)
Monthly Pos #833 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #849 decreased(-69)
6 Month Pos #772 increased(+4)

List Stats
On 591 reading lists
On 1023 wish lists
On 1046 completed lists
On 71 unfinished lists
On 300 custom lists

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How different is the manga from anime? 806 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes ago
Characters to HATE in Bokurano 1561 days, 18 hours, 40 minutes ago
Its over 1661 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes ago

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sigh   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ferreroman
February 6th, 2011, 2:06am
this is bullshit man, i dont get how can anybody read this, look what kind of fun can provide me this shit if u know u are gonna watch how every single character dies one by one so fast that sometimes you dont even remmember their names, characters with future and a lot of things to live and lot on their minds because they die after they pilot so everyone is fated to die , man that is not fair, there are things dark but this man does not make sence , look if you want to read something good then read historie or akira or who knows, but this is far faaaaaar from being fun , i fucking waste a lot ot time , i cant understand why this shit was serialised and how i read it till the end, this is really true, its a pain, and it does not worth reading it, i only give a 9 because there a LOT of bullshit out there and after all the plot was something above good, anyway, if u want to read this, my opinion is that its not worth readin , is a pain, like reading some shoujo or something like a guy who has a crush on the most popular girl in school and always the same shit
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...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
May 31st, 2010, 6:37am
Bokurano is crushing. I marathoned it the first time I read it, but this time I read it slowly over a few days and enjoyed it much more. I think if you read it too quickly, you'll become numb to it.

I don't normally cry over things - I made an exception for Bokurano. Several times.

It's not just an angst-fest - it takes a really long, hard look at humanity. The result isn't always nice, but it's not just cynical either. I think I need some time to redigest what it has to say though.

Anyway, I won't gush any more than that. Reading it doesn't really leave you in a gushy mood anyway. Mohiro Kitoh's status as my favourite mangaka is confirmed - now I just need to gather up the strength to reread Narutaru...
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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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