manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
Best Josei
14-sai no Koi
7 Seeds
Bokura no Kiseki
Cheese in the Trap
Nodame Cantabile
Sakamichi no Apollon
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From Del Rey:

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.


Related Series

Associated Names
アライブ 最終進化的少年
Alive คนผ่าเหล่า เผ่าหายนะ
Alive - Last Evolutionary Boy
Alive - The Final Evolution
Alive: The Final Evolution

Groups Scanlating
Ala Atra Scans
Dynasty Scans
For The Halibut
Franky House

Latest Release(s)
v.21 c.82 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1743d ago)
v.21 c.81 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1765d ago)
v.21 c.80 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut (1786d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

9 topics, 69 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1014 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
 27% (277 votes)
 22% (228 votes)
 27% (277 votes)
 13% (133 votes)
 5% (46 votes)
 2% (24 votes)
 1% (8 votes)
 0% (5 votes)
 1% (8 votes)
 1% (8 votes)

Last Updated
February 9th 2015, 11:31pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Del Rey (8 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #641 increased(+55)
Monthly Pos #720 increased(+72)
3 Month Pos #853 increased(+54)
6 Month Pos #854 decreased(-182)

List Stats
On 1959 reading lists
On 1502 wish lists
On 2029 completed lists
On 137 unfinished lists
On 452 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Asking about Katsumata 70 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes ago
About the two final messages in Alive the final evolution final chapter 752 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes ago
Alive ---The End 934 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes ago
My problems with Alive 1481 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes ago
Alive - The Final Evolution TV Anime Formally Dropped 1728 days, 20 hours, 40 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

I Like XD.   
Rating: N/A
by shinrahn
March 10th, 2008, 7:40pm
The art may not be up to everyone's standard but I think that it's pretty detailed and enjoyable in its own right. As for the storyline, it goes along the guidelines of being your typical shounen. But what separates this series from the others, for me, is the concepts of life and death that the author introduces. I'm not all too sure if what I'm thinking about is correct, because I'm not a really in-depth person, but all I can say is that I find this series has got me thinking and it's likable. One thing, though, is that I hope it doesn't drag on like many other shounen titles. No matter how great a series may be, recycling the same plot for different situations tend to get boring and repetitive. If you have some spare time, it wouldn't hurt to check this series out.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2008, 7:43pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating for it so far:   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by xObscurexOmenx
January 20th, 2008, 4:24pm
This review will be updated as I get further into the series; at this point in time, I've only read what has been scanlated. I'll update this as Del Rey releases more volumes, though.

EXTREMELY original. While it is also quite morbid, it is not overdone. (Translation: There is some carnage, but it's nothing like guts strewn over a two-page layout or anything.) It's fast-paced and twisting as well, so it's difficult to get bored of it even though the basic concept seems like it could be overdone. However, as it progresses, the plot does get a bit less original, but the way each plotline is strung out helps reduce the obviousness of this change.

Each character is nicely done, and there are no outstanding character clichés. I must give extra props to Kawashima for not over-doing the entire "ZOMG MY PAST WAS SO ANGST-RIDDEN1!11" cliché, for many authors find it difficult to not include such an event into a character's past. But, overall, each character has a rather simple backstory (can be either good or bad, whichever way you want to see it) and has engaging personality traits. They also come together to create humorous situations, which is always a plus.

This is the only category I can really penalize the series on, and most of it is only personal preference. The only solid case against the artwork is that some of the details look shoddily done, and some features can be over-sized or under-sized depending on the panel (example: Yoko's lip size/lipstick, nose placement/size, etc). However, this only applies to the first volume in the series; the art gets much better as you get further into the story. So, in the end, it isn't a huge drawback as long as you can stick it out through the first few chapters.

... Last updated on January 21st, 2008, 11:37am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good read   
Rating: N/A
by Perseid
January 13th, 2008, 8:17pm
Even if it's not the greatest, this series is still underrated.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by budimanjepit
January 8th, 2008, 5:28am
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
A missed opportunity   
Rating: N/A
by Kiru_Biru
October 4th, 2007, 12:26am
This one should've been done as a hardcore "seinen".

... Last updated on October 4th, 2007, 12:26am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Dashing hopes?   
Rating: N/A
by dyingalone
September 9th, 2007, 6:02pm
Is this really original?
Is it worth checking out?
Is "Alive" truly up to par with other mystery and horror graphic novels or just another far cry from works of the same genre?

Disappointingly, no one should waste their time reading this junk, but it all comes down to personal preference.

The story does not in anyway complement the nice artwork, and that's a big letdown. I, too, was really looking forward to further development in latter volumes, but wasn't expecting every page of every chapter in every volume to be filled with the whole "naive hero with hidden powers who slowly learns to control it when one of his comrades is in a dangerous pinch." What more can I say?

Naruto, Gantz, and Hunter X Hunter is more entertaining. Naruto for it's plotline and ninja arts, with a fresh theme; Gantz for explicit scenes—intercourse, gore, and a story which unfolds unlike any other out there; HxH for also displaying more or less of it's originality, and for getting a shounen (well, I was one several years ago?) like me drawn into it. And I can go on and on about these three manga, but I'll keep it short.

Not a recommendation, nor is "Alive" worth reading, but feel free to give it a try.I sure as heck know shounens who hasn't been exposed to manga will be drawn to this pile of garbage.

I gave it a "3" for the decent artwork.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
It Looks Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by sleet
April 15th, 2007, 5:33pm
I haven't read it yet and I don't rate anything I haven't actually read a few pages of.

This looks like a great manga to me. The art is awesome and the main char,. kinda reminds me of Kyo from Blood+! XD
Reading the summary, I'm instantly pulled into this and can't wait to start reading. Horror/Mystery is literally my fav because it always keep me on edge wanting to see what will happen next. And I like making guesses and solving things on my own.

This kinda gives me the feel of Death Note for some reason... -.- heh hehh
Anyway, I'm totally giving this a try and I hope anyone who comes across this page reads it too!

P.S.(to "Trov") - GANTZ makes me feel like barfing... -.-; I can't get the intestines outta my head. I regret watching the series on Anime Network, but the storyline is very GOOD as well as the art in the anime.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
really interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by berial666
February 19th, 2007, 11:56am
the plot is pretty original, there's some horror developments and the art is accurate; couldnt ask for anything better (and theres the little princess to save as well eheh)
aldo the fighting scenes are very good

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2008, 1:51pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Rah Tse
November 28th, 2006, 6:11pm
Pretty good so far. Definitely worth checking out.

Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good action   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by coorrel
November 3rd, 2006, 8:24am
Nice clean art, with good concept for manga is packed with actions and medicore death scene where people get blownup or cut up by supernatural powers, which is very to my likings.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (8) [ First ... 4 5 6 7 8 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search