Synonyms: Number Six, Number 6
Japanese: NO.6 (ナンバー・シックス)
Published: Oct 10, 2003 to Jun 14, 2011
Authors: Asano, Atsuko (Story)
Score: 8.731 (scored by 1233 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Aug 31, 2013
Story: I will not write a summary as there is already one provided for you on this website. I rated the story a 10. I am not a hardcore sci-fi fan so I am not really qualified to speak on that aspect of the story; but for those in my position that may have indulged in sci-fi novels once every blue moon than you will be fascinated by this story. The whole post-apocalyptic world that No. 6 is based on is magnificent. This story brings out the maliciousness of human nature, and at the same time brings out that human kindness is out there. Not everyone is cold-hearted and greedy. This is what you may call, "regaining hope in humanity."
From the anime, many viewers were turned off by the shounen-ai scenes between the two main protagonists in the story. This is understandable as not everyone has the same likes, but for those of us that enjoy male on male relationships then this novel is for you. I gladly enjoyed indulging myself on the special bond between Sion and Nezumi. Like I mentioned before, this is nothing hardcore - but the relationship doesn't lack anything. The best I can describe this as is an unbreakable bond that traspasses romance.
Characters: I rated this section a 10. The characters in this story were unique and weren't cliched. I enjoyed their personalities and their sarcastic way of communicating with each other. I'm sure you can get a smile or two from reading their conversations in even the most dire situations during the novel. All these characters have unique backgrounds and they're all united by the unfairness and struggle of survival.
Enjoyment: I rated this a 10 as I highly enjoyed this novel. I wished from the moment I started reading this to be able to indulge into it until I was finished - but reality called and I had school the next day. Every chance I got I used for reading this novel. This only happens when I highly enjoy something so of course I was obliged to rate this a 10.
Overall: I rated this a 10 as well (yes I rated everything a 10 - I'm only a human that enjoyed this, give me a break). The only part of this novel I wish was different was the ending. It was not bad don't get me wrong, but I would have hoped for a more detailed explanation of the aftermath.
Well this was it for my first review. I was surprised to find no reviews on here so I decided to give it a go. I hope if you're planning to read this novel that you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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