Ranked #8469
Alive! (Manga)



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


Score: 7.141 (scored by 4271 users)
Ranked: #84692
Popularity: #493
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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.


Yashiro, Tenshuu
Saegusa, Yurika

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Jun 2, 2010
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
"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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