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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

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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 (1066 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
 26% (282 votes)
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 5% (50 votes)
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 1% (11 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 #580 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #983 increased(+14)
3 Month Pos #1242 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #1208 decreased(-33)
Year Pos #1199 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 2005 reading lists
On 1591 wish lists
On 2181 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 503 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 4 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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um it's not that bad   
Rating: N/A
by FormX
February 14th, 2011, 5:44pm
A lot of the comments have been degrading the second arc, and how the first arc was all it was worth... but that's not true. Alive has a pretty linear storyline, and the difference and the gap between the first and second arcs aren't that great. There isn't any point in stopping halfway, and if you think it's confusing, then you need a better hold if the English language or read the raws. It is true that it is can be pretty ugly and dark but suck it up, there's worse out there.

the only complaint that i have is
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Megumi should have just gone with Mitama into space and Nami should get Taisuke, because Megumi did nothing to deserve him
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by U-Jin
April 6th, 2009, 7:20pm
One of the best shounen manga if not top one.
And i want to say this to people that have "oryginality" problem -
naturally most shounen manga are similar, same genre doh..

I have read 11 volumes in one go, so atleast give it a try :3
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Alive is alive!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fallen Wings
May 28th, 2008, 4:16am
Woah! When I read this I had to re-read it again and again. Anyway this series is EXCELLENT. One of the very few I'm collecting. But the only down side in volume four it slacks off in the art department and the story is a little predictable. Still the story takes an usual twist to the normal, "I HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU!". Where the main character has to use smarts alot instead of power.

In the beginning, artists were trying too hard to be purely shonen. From that the style became off and because they were beginners they were trying a bit too hard. But later they became more refine and their effects become better.

I'm up to the fifth volume and if you like a well paced story I suggest you pick this one up! It is really great!
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So far so good.   
Rating: N/A
by Trov
April 25th, 2006, 8:35pm
I decided to give this a try. Unfortunetly, I couldn't find anything about it. And when I did find something about it, it was about another manga with the same name. I thought it was a romance at first until the 2nd chapter. This is very Shounen action.
It's pretty good too so far. 3 chapters, about to read the fourth.

Anyways, give this a try if you like Naruto, Gantz, and Hunter X Hunter, It can get gory though, Around HxH level, Not Gantz level, atleast not yet.
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Rating: N/A
by VK1900
August 19th, 2011, 9:47pm
Other than Naruto and Bleach, I've never tried Shonen mangas much. This one actually was interesting and had me hooked. But that's mainly because of my interest in a lot of fights, blood, action etc. And the plot line is really good-- at least to me. smile

One another note I especially liked it because
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there was a sufficient amount of angsty, one sided romance in the first arc, which I liked. Being a mainly shoujo reader, I gotta see some romance. And this series had it. I liked how crazy Hirose goes when Megu isn't with him/ thinking about Taisuke. I'm not sure if there are any couples that get together, but if there are I am hoping for Hirose and Megu! >.< Mainly because he seems to need her.

Hopefully it still keeps me engaged later in the series.
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Awesomness <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hina-tan
May 26th, 2009, 9:53am
One of favorite mangas ever, if not my most favorite manga ever.

I started reading this, mostly because I had free time and wanted to read something.I didn't have a thought that I might end up loving this.At the start it seemed a bit weird to me but as the story progressed the plot and characters became deeper and at one moment I noticed that I'm already loving this XD

I'm always carving for more <3
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great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zelly01
May 9th, 2009, 9:25am
okay... i love this manga but i will stop reading this one because alive will be adapted into an anime series... i´ll finish reading this after I watched the anime...
however alive is really catching i almost spend the whole day reading the manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by budimanjepit
January 8th, 2008, 5:28am
Just one word the comment 4 this comic, "AWESOME", with a compliment stories and a nice art from Adachitoka and a really great stories from Kawashima Tadashi. Cia Yo..^^'

... Last updated on February 11th, 2008, 3:22am
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I hate the couple   
Rating: N/A
by silvrebecca
January 26th, 2013, 5:24am
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For God Sake, I LOVE THIS MANGA! Nice story twist, AWESOME DRAWING, I dont mind the ending but I kinda hoped Taisuke would end with Nami instead with Megu. I know Megu is Taisuke's childhood friend and probably the two of them had been in love since long time ago, but maaaaannn Megu's line always sounds cheesy and she's so stupid and tried to look like an angel -_- I just hate her for no reason. Nami is way better.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lyrabela
August 3rd, 2011, 10:53pm
So i agree with the rest that the first arc was amazing. I really liked it, and the second arc was much weaker in comparison. Putting that aside it was still a very good story. The only real flaw I saw, which others stated, is the goals/desires of the characters...some were never explained and others changed. The one thing that bothered me the most was Hirose.
I mean at first it made sense that he resented being helped all the time and never doing anything...and that he wished he could atract Megu, but in the end it seemed that he was truely just trying to kill Taisuke....I think that if Hirose was more clear of a character in the second arc, along with some of the emotions that were brought out from the first arc this story would be much better. But I still give it a 8 out of 10
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