manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
If you had to lose a finger, which one would you pick?
Doesn't matter
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   
Kokumin Quiz  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From Mangascreener:
In a different world than the one we live in, a world where Japan is the lone superpower of the world, there is a wildly popular game show called the National Quiz. Every night, people dreaming of riches, fame, vengeance, and happiness compete on the show, for the chance to be granted a wish, any wish they have: the National Quiz has the power to make your wildest dreams come true. It also has the ability, if you lose, to make your life a living hell.

This is the story of K-i K-ichi (aka prisoner KK47331), a former actor-turned losing National Quiz contestant-turned wildly popular host of the show, and the people and events surrounding him.


Related Series

Associated Names
National Quiz

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (131 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
 17% (22 votes)
 22% (29 votes)
 24% (31 votes)
 23% (30 votes)
 6% (8 votes)
 3% (4 votes)
 2% (3 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 2% (2 votes)
 2% (2 votes)

Last Updated
October 8th 2016, 10:05am PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #457 increased(+232)
Monthly Pos #1157 increased(+212)
3 Month Pos #2745 increased(+207)
6 Month Pos #3901 increased(+580)
Year Pos #5614 increased(+927)

List Stats
On 91 reading lists
On 233 wish lists
On 290 completed lists
On 20 unfinished lists
On 93 custom lists

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

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

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

Feels like wasted potential.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Lucas_CS
October 2nd, 2018, 8:08pm
"Kokumin Quiz" makes a strong first impression. Shinkichi's unique art style combines well with the dark humoured satire presented here, and quickly grabs your attention. Unfortunately, behind the hyperbolic, fast paced comedy of the first few chapters, lies a fairly shallow critique to dystopian political stories (and political systems in general), and about 2 volumes in, the manga loses its momentum completely. After a sloppy, disappointing character development arch for K-i K-ichi, all that waits you is an abrupt, rushed out and unsatisfying ending, that doesn't tie up any of the many loose ends the comic left. Still, it's an interesting piece, and would recommend it to anybody interested in Katou Shinkichi's art.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2018, 3:19am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Very interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by knockoutmice
June 13th, 2013, 12:08pm
A thought provoking manga about turning a game show into a political system in which everyone has an equal opportunity of making their wishes come true. The art was a bit weird at first, but once I got used to it, the story sucked me in.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Original and Interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Icsifil
February 12th, 2012, 9:31pm
I liked the bizarre concept. It was refreshing to see something apart from the usual (although also fun) manga tropes. It was also nice to see some political/societal critique in a manga. (Can't say I agree, but it's nice to read something on a deeper level). Although the serious was interspersed with the silly.
Altogether, it was made by a writer and an artist who both experimented around, and the manga is enjoyable to read because of it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Chaotic, Insane, Unique   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
December 21st, 2011, 1:45am
The art has insane expressions. The premise is strange. The characters are not relateable. The plot is kind of one dimensional. The whole plot is made to outline the idea that man is inherently greedy. However, this is a good manga series. Why? Despite the one dimension-ness, it is an interesting premise with a fast and absolutely erratic pace. It is an acid trip on the pages of a manga. It is crazy, nonsensical, a little preachy, but most of all it is pretty fun. Do not expect anything from the characters or the plot. Just take it for what it is - one of the most insane manga you will ever read.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2011, 1:46am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Revolutionary Spirit!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
April 4th, 2011, 12:06am
The ending sucked. Sure, but the emotion shown is amazing. Pay attention to K-i-K-i's expressive gestures and antics. Kyoko's wild eyes makes me want to topple a regime. The plot development is sloppy but it's certainly fun to read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Fairly insane and quirky...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 4th, 2008, 1:49pm
What would happen if the local and international politics of your country as well as the outcome of your life and others' could be influenced by a tv gameshow? Insanity, nationalism and even radicalism rule the National Quiz. A satirical take on the exam-loving Japan.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2008, 1:33am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
This needs to licensed in the US   
Rating: N/A
by McCamyTaylor
May 16th, 2007, 10:28pm
This is the funniest manga I have read in ages. It would make a great live action movie. They could even relocate it to the US.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 

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