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Megumi no Daigo  
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Description
Some people are the type to sit back and watch a situation, hoping it ends in the best way possible; some are the type that jump into the situation head first and do all they can to make it end the best way possible. Daigo Asahina is a prime example of the latter. Working as a firefighter, his unorthodox ways are constantly getting him a little too much negative attention from his superiors as well as the media. Despite his constant struggle to keep his job, when the fire is roaring and lives are in danger, Daigo will ignore every order given as well as put his own life on the line to ensure everyone person is pulled from the blaze alive.

Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1997.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
め組の大吾
消防員的故事
Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M

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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)
11 Volumes (Complete) Bunko
10 Volumes (Complete) Wideban

Completely Scanlated?
No

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N/A

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (25 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2015, 5:24pm PST

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Year
1996

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #935 increased(+318)
Monthly Pos #2329 increased(+394)
3 Month Pos #4205 increased(+577)
6 Month Pos #4657 increased(+1547)

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On 51 reading lists
On 101 wish lists
On 36 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 35 custom lists

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where to start..   
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by skyarsalan
November 8th, 2010, 9:34pm
the beginning was amazing, and so were the next 10 volumes, they really showed the life of a fire fighter and this kid who wanted to be the best. You had arguments in your head about all sorts of things...but than...god...anyways he first part could have easily been a 10....

than the story skrews around with you. The whole story takes a 90 degree turn extremely fast, not slowly like a good story, but extremely fast.

-he loses all his past morals
-he is about to get fired, he says hes going to get fired anyways so why not just skip work: WHAT THE HELL?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!? HE WANTED TO BE A FIREFIGHTER SO BADLY! HE SPENT MONTHS SEEING THE HORROR OF THE FIRE, HE SAW THE PEOPLE THAT HE SAVED THE HAPPY TEARS, THE REWARDS OF IT, BUT THAN, ITS ONLY JUST ANOTHER JOB FOR HIM?!

He than begins to go through a goku phase- he begins to like going into fires and enjoys that he is always close to death---that was the bottom line, skrew the series, crap like that only works in DBZ, this...no...atleast goku cared about the planet, he even rescued it by blowing himself up, he did'nt just go, "well...you know, were all going to die anyways...."

Than it becomes a frikken love manga, and he marries some teacher, who according to logic, should be around 10 years older than him...

and than he becomes famous around volumes 10+
this is stupid, he should not have become famous until the end, he was supposed to always be treated like an idiot, and still save lives, being famous does not suit his character, I can only see that at the end.

WHAT A WASTE OF A COULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING STORY

RIP VOL 1-10
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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sweet despair
December 23rd, 2008, 5:21pm
i dont know why but i couldnt stop reading this T^T theres just something about this manga.. usually i wont touch something like this but i fell in love with this manga after the first vol. i recommend this to everyone~~ although the art style isnt something i like it didnt stop me from enjoying the story~ very fast paced and full of action~
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Highest Recommendation   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
April 27th, 2008, 5:24pm
Superb manga, from beginning to end. It's rare for a shounen to uphold this kind of quality without ever really letting off; but Me Gumi no Daigo pulls it off effortlessly.
Gorgeous artwork too, if you don't mind a bit of old school and sketchyness.
It's a downright shame that most readers here won't ever get to read about Daigo's heroic exploits, because this is as compelling as manga gets.

If you can still find this, be it used, French, or just plain ol' Japanese; do not hesitate to give it a chance. It might be a bit corny, wholesome, and farfetched at times; but it's all portrayed with so much passion that it's hard not to get sucked up in the story.

... Last updated on April 30th, 2008, 11:05am
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