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Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen  
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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.


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

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

Latest Release(s)
v.21 c.82 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut over 7 years ago
v.21 c.81 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut over 7 years ago
v.21 c.80 by Ala Atra Scans & For The Halibut over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

9 topics, 69 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1070 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
 26% (282 votes)
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 5% (50 votes)
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 1% (8 votes)

Last Updated
August 29th 2017, 6:37pm PST



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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (21 Volumes - Complete, Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #568 increased(+21)
Monthly Pos #947 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #1169 increased(+76)
6 Month Pos #1241 decreased(-43)
Year Pos #1202 decreased(-26)

List Stats
On 2003 reading lists
On 1597 wish lists
On 2187 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 505 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Asking about Katsumata over 2 years ago
About the two final messages in Alive the final evolution final chapter over 4 years ago
Alive ---The End over 5 years ago
My problems with Alive over 6 years ago
Alive - The Final Evolution TV Anime Formally Dropped over 7 years ago

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love this!!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oraclegirl
June 1st, 2009, 3:06am
when i first read the first pages i really found it not so interesting, but i still decided to read further.
and i'm really happy to read it further , because it got more and more exciting. Now i really want more!!!!!!!!
it's just so great. New characters appeared and the art gets more and more adorable!!!
can't wait for the next scanlates!!!!!!!!!
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To RexIX   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itsjenyoumen
October 27th, 2008, 7:26pm
dude you cant blame the manga for not being original most mangas arent orginal they are base from different ideas people put into their believes and also the characters base from the authors perspective gives them the right to make the character believe what they should because they live through their own lives with different experiences
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you're missing out if you haven't read this   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
October 11th, 2008, 8:18pm
I started reading this because of a friend (seriously, this manga has way too little love... it deserves SO much more) and today, I read it up-to-date. As in, all 15 volumes (found some Chinese raws for the later ones that weren't translated.) And I have to say, after 15 volumes, I DEFINITELY want more. It is just that good, I'm telling you.

I don't know why the heck people would call this "unoriginal" and "save-the-princess" or whatever. I for one have no complaints. I think the plot is definitely interesting and fresh, with lots of plot twists, action, and a lot of depth. The characterization is so realistic, and I don't think any of their angsty pasts were overdone. There's also some good humor added in once every few panels, so it's not all gory and depressing like you'd think from reading the summary.

I, personally, am IN LOVE with the art. Aside from some shonen-ish short miniskirts and big boobs or whatever, it's really good art. I really like the mangaka's style, he's amazing at the perspectives and the angle shots and the action scenes. Some mangakas, you can totally tell they have no idea how to draw a person punching or throwing a high kick, but with Alive, it's just PERFECT.

Now I just wish that they could release the next volume soon 'cuz THAT WAS A CLIFFY!!!!111 I really hate those.
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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.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Rah Tse
November 28th, 2006, 6:11pm
Pretty good so far. Definitely worth checking out.

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Why U Cancel Anime Adaptation?!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gindorobo
December 5th, 2012, 7:07am
loved the manga. I have read this over and over again for the joy of it. It took me two tries to finish it, that's true, but it still has become one of my favorites. If you like the genres, there's no reason to avoid it. There is never enough gore, but this was good. It allows people who don't like gore to enjoy it too. SO, it made me really mad to hear that the planning of making this into an anime was canceled. In 2008 they announced it, and my feels when through the roof. Then they turn around and said No... T.T "According to the Monthly Shonen Magazine editors, production on the anime project was suspended last year due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Gonzo was co-producing the anime with another studio, AIC. The people involved did their best to revive the project after Gonzo's delisting, but to no avail." - ANN (Anime New Network)
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Amazingly Epic!   
Rating: N/A
by aya_mizuki
December 6th, 2011, 10:50pm
All I can say is that I love this manga. Just by chance I checked it out from the library and before I knew it, I was addicted to it. I love the storyline because it did not bore me, and personally I like the artwork. I love the characters in Alive. Each character has his/her issues but they're not depressed or anything. Yeah the suicidal thing is kinda weird but it's ok. It's now one of my favorite manga. I'm planning to buy all the volumes.
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I don't see how this is bad   
Rating: N/A
by SailorCupcake
September 15th, 2011, 6:01am
I for one loved it. It made me cry, laugh, sigh, and smile. This is in my top favorite mangas and I don't see how its bad. I actually liked the story plot and the artwork at first was okay but it improves a lot in time. The characters were amazing, and the villains were great too. So this is a must read!
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Rating: N/A
by Sacheverell
June 11th, 2011, 4:46pm
I liked this manga a lot. Taisuke is a very likeable protagonist and while I didn't really like most of the villains all that much, they were interesting in their own way that I didn't get bored whenever the manga's point of view shifted to show us what they were doing.

The first story arc does follow the monster of the week... err... comrade of the week formula to some extent where Taisuke runs into another comrade who he invariably ends up fighting. In some cases, this leads to a truce or alliance while others remain enemies that vow to get him later due to being already allied with Katsumata.

There are a few points, particularly in the second story arc, where things drag a bit, but it's wasn't dragging to the extent that I found myself considering the idea of dropping this manga from my reading list without finishing it. Yes, I do agree with the sentiments that the ending felt a bit rushed and could have used more chapters to let things develop more slowly. However it is also known that the author finished writing this manga from his death bed. If going for a few more chapters would have meant risking the possibility that he would have died before finishing this manga, leaving it forever incomplete unless someone else finished it off without knowing his intentions, I think that rushing it to the conclusion was the way to go.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2011, 6:43pm
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a little bit more to be a real masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pxhai
March 28th, 2011, 11:12am
This series deserves the spot, so I don't kinda understand some of your complaints. The coherency is somehow messed up at times, but fine overall. The only regret is the ending pairing. Should be the other girl you all know.

Reading this and some others, like Biomeat, ARMS or Parasites which I like a lot, I wonder how the likes of Bleach and Naruto can be so popular? because they are for kids, not quite right? Hope fanboys don't kill me bigrazz
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