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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.
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
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um it's not that bad
A lot of the comments have been degrading the second arc, and how the first arc was all it was worth... but that's not true. Alive has a pretty linear storyline, and the difference and the gap between the first and second arcs aren't that great. There isn't any point in stopping halfway, and if you think it's confusing, then you need a better hold if the English language or read the raws. It is true that it is can be pretty ugly and dark but suck it up, there's worse out there.
the only complaint that i have is
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Megumi should have just gone with Mitama into space and Nami should get Taisuke, because Megumi did nothing to deserve him
One of the best shounen manga if not top one. And i want to say this to people that have "oryginality" problem - naturally most shounen manga are similar, same genre doh..
I have read 11 volumes in one go, so atleast give it a try :3
Alive is alive!
Woah! When I read this I had to re-read it again and again. Anyway this series is EXCELLENT. One of the very few I'm collecting. But the only down side in volume four it slacks off in the art department and the story is a little predictable. Still the story takes an usual twist to the normal, "I HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU!". Where the main character has to use smarts alot instead of power.
In the beginning, artists were trying too hard to be purely shonen. From that the style became off and because they were beginners they were trying a bit too hard. But later they became more refine and their effects become better.
I'm up to the fifth volume and if you like a well paced story I suggest you pick this one up! It is really great!
So far so good.
I decided to give this a try. Unfortunetly, I couldn't find anything about it. And when I did find something about it, it was about another manga with the same name. I thought it was a romance at first until the 2nd chapter. This is very Shounen action. It's pretty good too so far. 3 chapters, about to read the fourth.
Anyways, give this a try if you like Naruto, Gantz, and Hunter X Hunter, It can get gory though, Around HxH level, Not Gantz level, atleast not yet.
Other than Naruto and Bleach, I've never tried Shonen mangas much. This one actually was interesting and had me hooked. But that's mainly because of my interest in a lot of fights, blood, action etc. And the plot line is really good-- at least to me.
One another note I especially liked it because
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there was a sufficient amount of angsty, one sided romance in the first arc, which I liked. Being a mainly shoujo reader, I gotta see some romance. And this series had it. I liked how crazy Hirose goes when Megu isn't with him/ thinking about Taisuke. I'm not sure if there are any couples that get together, but if there are I am hoping for Hirose and Megu! >.< Mainly because he seems to need her.
Hopefully it still keeps me engaged later in the series.
One of favorite mangas ever, if not my most favorite manga ever.
I started reading this, mostly because I had free time and wanted to read something.I didn't have a thought that I might end up loving this.At the start it seemed a bit weird to me but as the story progressed the plot and characters became deeper and at one moment I noticed that I'm already loving this XD
I'm always carving for more <3
This has great epic action scenes, a good balance of comedy and drama, cool characters, and an exciting story. The art is a bit messy in the first chapters but it improves with every new chapter. Also if you like manga with split personality or events where protagonists turn evil, you should check this manga out.
... Last updated on April 24th, 2009, 8:01pm
okay... i love this manga but i will stop reading this one because alive will be adapted into an anime series... i´ll finish reading this after I watched the anime... however alive is really catching i almost spend the whole day reading the manga.
Just one word the comment 4 this comic, "AWESOME", with a compliment stories and a nice art from Adachitoka and a really great stories from Kawashima Tadashi. Cia Yo..^^'
... Last updated on February 11th, 2008, 3:22am
Look promising at first, but ...
The beginning was promising: suicides, mysteries ... I thought maybe there was something psychological and seinen, but, turns out it's just sci-fi, and insted of advance technology, the aliiens brought us special abilities like magic, sort of like Flame of Recca, you know, fire, ice, gravity and stuff. I continued reading just to see why people kill themselves smilling. I had to endured reading until I got the author's message in the last chapter, because it was hardly enjoyable:
CONS: - Plot: an MC destinied to kill the main antagonist, but unlike in Berserk, Monster, or 21 century boys, this one just has no plot at all. The MC could have just killed the anta in the first 10 chapters and call it a day, but somehow, it lasted almost 90 chapters, just explaining unrelated stuff and introducing more and more characters doing uncessary things. Everything in the beginning was to lead to their decisive battle, but then nothing happened, and the anta just slept for 2 years so the author can introduce more characters serving no plot purpose whatsoever... and in the end, nothing happened either. All abilities are gone. Buff. We return to chapter 0, yeah, before chapter 1 when the story started, everyone just goes about their daily like as if nothing ever happened.
MC: just your typical stupid, easy going goody 2 shoes. His role is to defeat the devil and save the princess, but instead of fighting the boss, he just wished for it. or something along the lines. He has no character growth at all, from beginning to end, it was like this: 'the anta's gone too far, i've got to stop him', then when they met: 'why can't we just all be friends', then the dude kills more people, he goes 'the anta's gone too far, i've got to stop him' again. Yes, in the end, he doesn't even let others kill the anta for him and still wished things never changed.
Heroines: The main is heroine is exactly like Peach from Mario. She has no characters. Just a pretty face waiting to be rescued. And as if she weren't bland enough, she were brainwashed, to be even more empty and silly: she doesn't try to run away from the bad guys, she stick to them. The second heroine, Nami, is your typical tsundere, the idol of the school who somehow got the hot for the MC. About 1/3 of the story was about their romance, since her attractiveness is a pull to keep readers continued reading. Besides that, she also serve no plot purpose, the story would be the same if she weren't there, as the MC chose the first Peach anyway.
Main anti: a loser. He's such a loser you don't wanna bother dealing with him. A bullied kid who doesn't fight back, because he doesn't wanna do stuff to others which he doesn't wanna done to him. Yet, deep down, he wants to kill them all, so it's just that he doesn't have the guts to fight. He loves the Peach heroine, but doesn't have the balls to even express his feelings, and just blame the MC, who helps his useless ass, for his suffering, until he received a power from outer space which lets him kill people like ants, he feels all better and superior, and kipnap Peach himselve, though he never touches her, so the poor kid may be impotent, sexually frustrated, or bisexual and is actually in love with the MC but knowing he can't have his love realized either way, he wants to kill everyone to be alone. Not sure if he knows this or not, fastest way to achieve that is for him to just kill himselve save us our time.
Sub anti: I feel sorry for the old man. He schemes, plans, manipulates others to die for his goal. He does that until his death by a falling telephone pole while never achieving his goal.
PROS: Good art work. ~3-5 hot gals.
CONCLUSION To save you time, I'll just tell you the author's message: Life sucks. But go on living anyway.
There, I just save days to read through ~90 chapters of this manga. Seriously though, do read this manga, if you have nothing better to do with your life.