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Mikami is only in high school but he is a game designer genius. He has created many popular games ranging from RPG to action to even puzzle games. From a classmate’s request, he decides his next project will be a romance game so he begins to gather research material that will help him make another hit game. But when Mikami gets home, he finds a game called Not Alive that he doesn’t remember getting and curiously, he plays the game and the next thing he knows, the CD goes inside him and he has turned into a girl!

Note: The chapter numbering between the magazine and tankobon versions are different because Chapter 1 was split up into two parts in the magazine, but put together in the tankobon version.


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Associated Names
Не живой
NOT LIVES-ノットライヴス

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Bento Scans
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Latest Release(s)
c.53 (end) by Waterflame Scanlations about 1 year ago
c.52 by Waterflame Scanlations about 1 year ago
c.51 by Waterflame Scanlations about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (120 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 20th 2018, 4:05pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (ASCII Media Works)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #729 increased(+65)
Monthly Pos #1143 increased(+576)
3 Month Pos #2407 increased(+415)
6 Month Pos #2957 increased(+228)
Year Pos #3590 decreased(-374)

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by Wroth670
June 13th, 2016, 11:12pm
really hard to tell, it get pretty good at points and pretty bad other times. it has a tendency to get overly serious at times and when there's no development to back that up it really is a pain to keep reading. the romance moments honestly are fine. and the strategic moments are also one of the things to look out for. but wtf
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is up with that deus ex machina in the 24th chapter it basically entirely undermines one of the manga's few enjoyable points i also got spoiled about the dad part
. character design for the most part is also good, generic but good, waterflame scans made good use of that. but after that wtf and being spoiled a bit it's getting harder and harder to continue reading as the manga grows more serious.
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Pretty okay.   
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by Mailru
April 6th, 2014, 4:43am
It's pretty fun actually. I thought it was like some shitty ecchi trash. I started reading it with doubts and it was pretty generic. I don't mind. But, it is pretty funny. Seeing as the things get lost in translation people would think otherwise.

This manga got serious real fast... embarrassed

... Last updated on December 25th, 2014, 12:35am
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by Romashk
April 19th, 2012, 2:18am
yeah, it's a hilarious fight to the death survival manga, not. If there was any humor, I'd really like to know where it is. Other than that, it's pretty generic. Boy genius is forced to participate in something way beyond even his realm of imagination. Well, I hope, when I stumble upon this again sometime later, I'd be proven wrong. But right now. it's really close to becoming just another shelf filler.
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