Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the category "Best General Manga" in 2001.
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
very good plot. interesting characters hard to stop reading but flashbacks really long and boring a little overrated manga
Dramatic and thrilling. Will have your spine tingling when you reach over to turn the page.
just amazing i cant even begin to describe it , i wish i could give more than 10 coz this manga is just worth it
A Loveletter to Aging Otaku
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...
Best manga ever.
Awesome. Just awesome.
20th Century Boys
Great manga. The plot and the art are amazing. Naoki Urasawa is a plot genious lol. Just sometimes the flash-backs are to big, and gets a little boring. And not to many action to.
But its definitly a must-read
The plot is amazing, so it really draws you into the story, but the only problem I have is that there is alot of twists and turns and thus explanations, so those of you who don't have alot of patience or aren't in the mood to sit down and read through everything, try to stay away from this one. But if you're willing, definitely a good read.
thrilling and good however too long
Almost the best (only the best matter however)
suberb story line, creative twist and developement, quite addicted, once read hard to stop -the only reason this is not 10 out of 10 is because sometime it could get too intense and you probably not going to read it twice.