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20 Seiki Shounen  
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Description
Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

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Associated Names
Мальчики 20-ого века
20 Seiki Shōnen
20世紀少年
20세기 소년
20th Century Boys
20thCB
Nijuu Seiki Shounen
Twenty Century Boys

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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.9-13 (end) by Manga-Heaven (2440d ago)
v.22 c.8 by Manga-Heaven (2509d ago)
v.22 c.7 by Manga-Heaven (2527d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
20th Century Boys by cryptic
20th Century Boys by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1133 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 21st 2014, 4:56am PST

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Year
1999

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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (22 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #419 increased(+41)
Monthly Pos #512 decreased(-58)
3 Month Pos #445 decreased(-42)
6 Month Pos #396 increased(+28)

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On 667 reading lists
On 1002 wish lists
On 2241 completed lists
On 89 unfinished lists
On 317 custom lists

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RanmaHalved
June 8th, 2008, 10:38pm
Downloaded the first volume once before, read the first chapter and was turned off by it. Got bored and decided to give it another chance. Finished the first volume.. than the second.. than the third... finished it in 2 days bigrazz
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fabreeze
May 31st, 2008, 8:38pm
If you like George Orwell's "1984" or STYX's rock opera "Kilroy Was Here", you'll love this!
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!!!   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by BerserkFan
March 26th, 2008, 3:40am
Don't miss it! when i first downloaded the 1st Vol., i checked the 1st page and decided to not to read.why? cause it didn't seem interesting. A month later, i decided to give it another try. I read the 1st chpt. then the whole 1st Vol and boy i was wrong!!! it is a master piece. Everything is great: the art, characters, plot and Everything!!!!. if you're looking for something special, Don't miss it.
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Amazing...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Reconaced
January 31st, 2008, 9:52am
Im the typical guy who reads manga, creates an account and never posts or lets anything hear from himself. Im the perfect example of a normal person with a manga leeching hobby. But this manga actually forced me to put this comment up, since I didnt want people to miss out on this. The plot starts casual, but keeps building up and suddenly at chapter 50 this guy had me. For the first time something which wasnt in real life made me burst out in excitement. There arent many manga like this out there, so dont miss out and join in.
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*grumbles*   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hilarita
August 21st, 2007, 9:19pm
this has been an excellent, intricate story that appears to have absolutely no intention of ever ending. it could be excellent. it could be terrible. theres no way to tell, because it ends without even the slightest bit of plot resolution.

grr.
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Speechless   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kevinkgood
June 27th, 2007, 1:08am
I am at a loss of words. It truly is a masterpiece. If you are looking for a heroic story, this is it.
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great but   
Rating: N/A
by kamasutra69
June 22nd, 2007, 8:08am
very good plot. interesting characters
hard to stop reading but flashbacks really long and boring
a little overrated manga
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whomg   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by nutellafan
June 21st, 2007, 8:20pm
Dramatic and thrilling. Will have your spine tingling when you reach over to turn the page.
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Epic   
Rating: N/A
by mcahmad
June 14th, 2007, 10:44am
just amazing i cant even begin to describe it , i wish i could give more than 10 coz this manga is just worth it
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A Loveletter to Aging Otaku   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tokkun
April 29th, 2007, 11:38pm
When I was a kid, I used to get an adrenaline rush reading shounen manga like Dragon Ball or Rurouni Kenshin, much like the kids in 20th Century Boys read Mazinger or Getter Robo. Sadly as we age, we lose some of the excitement we used to take in reading about characters striving to become the strongest fighter or a hero of justice. Nowadays I read mostly seinen manga, but at times I still long for the days when a manga could get my blood pumping. Thank god I found 20th Century Boys.

20cb is a manga that is both mature enough in character and plot to satisfy jaded manga fans and exciting enough to make you feel like a kid again. I can't remember the last time I've been so energized when reading a manga. The tension, cliffhangers, and plot twists kept me so tightly wound that on several occasions I was inspired to shout out a string of obscenities followed by an enthusiastic "Yeah!!" With multiple timelines stretching across 50 years, 20cb is not so much a 'thrill-ride' as it is a 'thrilling epic'.

I'm not one to easily score a series as a 10, but in the case of 20th Century Boys, it is well-deserved. It's among the best, if not the best, manga I have ever read.

I wanna be a Hero of Justice...
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