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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 agreed.

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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 (2227d ago)
c.63-64 by Hox (2249d ago)
c.62 by Hox (2262d 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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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (526 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.3 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 10th 2015, 10:28am PST


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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #719 increased(+75)
Monthly Pos #928 increased(+94)
3 Month Pos #967 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #960 decreased(-68)

List Stats
On 615 reading lists
On 1089 wish lists
On 1126 completed lists
On 72 unfinished lists
On 331 custom lists

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How different is the manga from anime? 1092 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes ago
Characters to HATE in Bokurano 1847 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes ago
Its over 1947 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes ago

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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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Pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by MisterX
March 14th, 2007, 7:56am
Wellm subject says everything.. its great. If you like psychological drama, go for it - altrough its pretty depressing at times. Plus, I think they should make kids younger, because their minds are pretty mature and they must deal with mature matters in story.. so why not make them two or three years older?smile
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AHHHHHH   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ares6
January 18th, 2007, 7:18pm
HOLY CRUD!!!! THIS IS SCARYYYYY!!!!!!!
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a mecha unlike any other   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 5th, 2006, 1:14pm
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From Narutaru mangaka Mohiroh Kito comes yet another enthralling manga. I read up to chapter 30. It shares much in common with Narutaru as it delves into the psychology of each teenager and the problems they face before they're forced to pilot Zearth. Because even if they win not a happy ending awaits them. In the end of volume 5 more about the game's plot is revealed. The manga will probably have as many volumes as Shadow Star and till know it is as good as the former in making the reader feel like reading a psychological thriller.
Character developement is outstanding as each character has a distinct personality and psychological problems.Some of them manage to overcome them, others dont.

If you liked Narutaru I'm sure you'll enjoy this even more. In terms of character developement it's on par with Evangelion manga and even better in some cases. I dont like mecha manga or anime but for this I'll make an exception
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