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Alive (Manga)

Alive

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ALIVE

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: 1999
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 7.111 (scored by 4513 users)
Ranked: #88242
Popularity: #571
Members: 7,113
Favorites: 61
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horror psychological seinen supernatural

Synopsis

Yashiro Tenshuu killed 5 people, including his girlfriend, and is now on death row. However, a secret government organization is willing to take him off death row if he allows himself to become a test subject to an experiment that requires a killer's intent.


Characters

 Tenshuu
Yashiro, Tenshuu
Main
 Gondou
Gondou
Supporting
Saegusa, Yurika
Supporting


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Jun 2, 2010
aindah
In my opinion this manga is amazing. I've often wondered how good a one shot can be, and Alive! is my answer. The story starts off innocently enough, but then we are dragged into an allegorical story about evil. Two death row convicts are drawn into a peculiar attempt to transfer this evil from a body of a seemingly innocent girl who has been infected with it by her father. Is this infection really a disease? Or is it something that lingers within every human being, waiting to be awakened? What kind of person can win against the black within? A pure-hearted one, or a read more
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Aug 25, 2009
Surgical
"Misako...I'm coming over there"

"Alive!" is about a man named Yashiro Tenshuu who killed 5 people and is put on Death row but, is allowed to live if he becomes a test subject from a secret government. They put him and another man named Gondou into this isolated room where they can have anything they ask for but are not allowed to come out of the room. The girl on the other side (Saegusa Yurika) of the room tells them if you want to get over here on my side of the room you have to kill each other. So whoever makes it out "alive" gets read more
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Jan 22, 2009
BorisSoad
Horror and manga. I never knew that combination excisted. And I have to say: I'm glad it does excists. I was looking aroudn for some manga and I found this. Only ten chapters, why not read it?

I finished it in about half an hour. The story kept me reading and guessing what would happen untill the very end. Why did I give the story a six then? It was fine, but there was no moral or whatever behind it. The maincharacter is a son of a bitch and I just wanted him to die. Perhaps not everyone agrees with me on that, but that's my read more
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Oct 17, 2012
SinnedSaint
Alive! is one of my favorite mangas, and I usually reread it every couple of months (it's only 10 chapters long). Despite the shortness of the manga, there is enough of a plot to give you a good image of the kind of world each character is living in. It doesn't try to side-track you with useless bits of information and a bunch of explanatory dialogue to try and drag out the story. It tells you exactly what's going on through its fantastic art that flows from panel to panel. You'll be finished reading before you realize it.

There are three things read more
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User Recommendations

The main similarity between these two is kind of difficult to explain. If I try to sum it up it could be best described as aura from it. Both of these manga have a unique story line which might be an interest to an experienced reader. 
reportRecommended by Takashi_XIII
Goth is Horror and Psychological just as Alive!.
They're short and little scary. 
reportRecommended by Ayunee
'Alive!' and 'Confession' are great examples of psychological thriller - in both of these mangas we can see two men in a closed space in a 'kill or be killed' situation. 
reportRecommended by eillart
Both of them have lots of psychological horror and suspense, and both are done by Tsutomu Takahashi, so there's no way you like one of them but don't like the other. 
reportRecommended by PyroKorwin
Both deal with life and death and how one reacts to their demise. They're each highly suspenseful and emotional. 
reportRecommended by Danish

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