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All You Need Is Kill (Novel)

All You Need Is Kill

Alternative Titles

English: All You Need Is Kill
Synonyms: Edge of Tomorrow
Japanese: All You Need Is Kill オール ユー ニード イズ キル


Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 18, 2004
Authors: ABe, Yoshitoshi (Art), Sakurazaka, Hiroshi (Story)
Serialization: None


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The story is told from the first person point of view of the protagonist Keiji Kiriya. Keiji is a new recruit in the United Defense Force, fighting against the mysterious creatures called 'Mimics' which have laid siege to Earth. Keiji is killed on his first sortie, but through some inexplicable phenomenon wakes up having returned to the day before the battle, only to find himself caught in a time loop as his death and resurrection repeats time and time again. Keiji's skills as a soldier grows as he passes through the time loops trying to change his fate.

(Source: Wikipedia)


All You Need Is Kill was published in English by VIZ Media under the Haikasoru imprint on July 21, 2009.

The novel inspired the 2014 American film Edge of Tomorrow and was adapted into a graphic novel in the same year. The novel itself was re-released under the name "Edge of Tomorrow" by VIZ Media on April 29, 2014.

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Dec 23, 2013
I read the translated (in english) version by Viz media, so this review is based on that version.
First of all I didn't know this was going to be a Hollywood movie when I started but found out when I was about 1/3rd through (otherwise I might have read some other "Haikasoru" novel).
If you have read the synopsis you know this is gonna be sci-fi time loop story, you know there is going to be action, and you definitely know this book is heavily video game influenced.
And you would be write on all accounts, this is a book where a private called "Keiji" is caught in read more
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Both are about a person immersed in a loop that repeats the day they died until they find a way to survive through it. 
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Shooting aliens , dying , being reborn. These things are no stranger to any of these great works. If you liked one you ll definitely like the other. 
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