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All You Need Is Kill  
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The world is in a war against an alien race called "Mimics," who have taken over most of the world with a mission to eliminate the human race. Keiji Kiriya is a new recruit in the United Defense Force, which is battling against these "Mimics." On his first day of deployment, Keiji and his unit encounter "Mimics" and are all killed... Or was it all a dream? For some inexplicable reason, after every time he dies, he is resurrected and returned back to the day before the battle. Why does this happen to Keiji and how can he escape from this never ending cycle?

Note: Nominated for the Eisner award for the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia" in 2015.


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Associated Names
Всё, что тебе нужно - это убивать
Cuộc Chiến Luân Hồi
Edge of Tomorrow

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Latest Release(s)
c.17 (end) by MTO over 3 years ago
c.17 (end) by Kisu KissManga Scans over 3 years ago
c.15-16 by MTO over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1051 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 24th 2017, 6:48pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #393 increased(+166)
Monthly Pos #690 increased(+110)
3 Month Pos #846 increased(+39)
6 Month Pos #879 decreased(-205)
Year Pos #817 decreased(-190)

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Theme of Unrequited Love about 1 year ago
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Short and sweet   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kraniak
June 24th, 2017, 2:12pm
So many manga overstay their welcome just to keep the serialization going. While I feel for the authors who are trying to make a living, the best manga tell their story and end it there. This manga perfectly embodies that, the characters are developed and the plot resolved. Excellent story and art, looking forward to reading their further series.
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Exhilarating read   
Rating: N/A
by fwoom
January 21st, 2016, 3:59pm
The characters fall slightly flat of distinct personalities, but given the interesting situation the main character is caught in it's not a huge flaw, as the story itself is exciting and intense to read. Awesome artwork too from the artist of Death Note - the mimics look grotesque.

Overall the whole thing reads like a poignant, intense poem more than it is a full novel. Would recommend.

For a more in-depth review and recommendations to similar works check out the full review on my blog here! -
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The Charm of the First Volume   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by smokeesid
August 30th, 2014, 9:13am
I wonder if it is difficult to imbibe the thrill in manga but it is rare. The feeling that I search, (Berserk is its quintessence) I found it here, with a diffused sense of exhilaration which peaked at the end of volume 1 that strictly followed a fast rhythm insinuated in its vivid artwork that absorbs the readers with increasing anticipation for a gratifying end.

And it is abrupt, the way volume 2 changes in its tone and on the contrary it becomes rather plain and relaxed. And when it ends you are left wondering in counterfactual arguments that a gratifying ending was possible and it didn't have to be shonen-like

But due to the happiness rendered from volume 1 you are settled merrily with the time spend in reading it. And thus this manga is justifiably an 8
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great beginning, but just good ending   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
July 21st, 2014, 6:23am
the first few chapters make my heart throb like crazy, but the ending wind down the tension a bit so im quite unsatisfied with it. however, the story and the art is still great, though i would love very long manga, so try this for a quick exhilaration.
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Read It   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
July 9th, 2014, 3:48am
Very interesting plot and ideas; art is amazing, top notch. The authors have a good sense of romance and emotion in the writing, some of it was kind of like poetry. Only problem I had with the manga was that it was too rushed. Some concepts were difficult to understand, but that's just me.
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Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by butako chan
June 11th, 2014, 7:09pm
I thought it was a good read, though a rather short one. The art from Obata Takeshi is great as usual and the plot was intriguing. One problem I have with this manga is the major plot hole towards the end.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It was emphasized that Rita is not part of the network that Keiji and the mimics are part of as she resets every time Keiji dies. In that case, she shouldn't have had to fight Keiji to determine who would survive the loop as she was never part of it.
This plot hole really draws away from the ending of the manga. Plot hole aside, I feel like the ending was also rather rushed. The characters themselves aren't very unique. They're likeable enough, but seem to lack any real personality. It was a good read overall though and I would recommend this to anyone.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2014, 1:38am
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Meh...lets hope the movie is slightly better   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
June 10th, 2014, 6:00pm
It was okay. I think they could have done more with the premise. It was very basic if you think about it. And by doing more I don't mean putting out 20 volumes of this story, I mean they could have made some things clearer and added a bit more depth to the story. Anyway art was great(obviously look at the artists name) but the story was so-so. The light novel is probably better but I'm not really a light novel person so lets see how the movie ends up.
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The way stories should be   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
June 10th, 2014, 1:55pm
I prefer this version to the movie. The light novel is still the best though. In any case, the manga has everything a proper story should have. A great exposition, a powerful buildup (I love it when stories concentrate on how characters build up their strength), and AN ENDING THAT IS AN ACTUAL ENDING.

The only downside is that explanations are a little bit unclear at times, and there's unnecessary introduction of some characters
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There's a dedicated chapter to the hot kitchen girl that adds absolutely nothing to the story.
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Short & Powerful   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by Dr. Love
June 10th, 2014, 10:30am
Great interesting thriller. The mystery is well-written and keeps you wondering. Both of the main characters are likable. The side-characters, while not of much significance, are memorable enough that you remember who they are 3 chapters later. A bit sad that it's so short. I think it could have gone for one more volume but it's good to know when to end your manga. The art is phenomenal, as expected from Obata Takeshi.
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So it has finally ended.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
June 10th, 2014, 8:13am
Well, as of now, I have red and watched both novel and film, and finally - finished reading manga. Out of all three, I think manga has done best in the first half of the story, that is, the whole loop introduction and main character getting stronger part (Then again, it's just my preference). Loved how the artist had done the part where he battles with Rita in eating Umeboshi. I didn't enjoy how the ending went, but over all - really nice read, definitely had its moments.
Can't forget to mention, that the art was great, especially some facial expressions.
Loved Kiriya's character growth, since I can't think of that many other manga's, that does it well.
It's rather short, so there's no hurting in giving it a try.
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