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Zettai Karen Children (Manga)

Zettai Karen Children

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Japanese: 絶対可憐チルドレン


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 25, 2005 to ?
Authors: Shiina, Takashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.871 (scored by 1561 users)
Ranked: #14002
Popularity: #1072
Members: 4,006
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In the future, as people with ESP increase in numbers, so does the possible good and evil they can cause to society. The Japanese government establishes the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory (B.A.B.E.L.) a special esper organization tasked with dealing with situations that can't be resolved by ordinary means, including dealing with espers engaged in criminal activity. Kouichi Minamoto, a 20-year-old prodigy is assigned by B.A.B.E.L. to the task of supervising the most powerful espers in the country, a trio of gifted but mischievous 10-year-old girls known as "The Children."

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Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Zettai Karen Children (pilot)

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Adaptation: Zettai Karen Children
Side story: Zettai Karen Children the Novels ~ B.A.B.E.L. Houkai
Spin-off: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke


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Dec 11, 2009
In the 21st century, people with psychic powers (espers), have become fairly common, and the BABEL is the branch of the Japanese government responsible for esper affairs. Japan's 3 most powerful espers are a trio of 10-year old girls, the Children. Hilarity ensues, along with a very awesome plot.

Amidst it all, trying to stop a 100% likely apocalyptic future, is a mentally-gifted but otherwise normal 20-year-old, Minamoto Kouichi. And seriously, if anyone deserves his perfect harem ending as a replacement for that bad future, it is this man. Literally his entire life is lived for the sake of helping his charges, read more
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Jan 27, 2010
Every now and then, you find one of these type of mangas , that not only surpasses your expectations , it continues to improve as as the story continues.

To be honest , when i first started this series , I wasn't expecting too much , the name it self (embarrassed to made the same mistake with change 123) didn't lend to anything too exciting and story seemed pretty generic as well.

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Jul 28, 2008
I really don't recommend this manga. It was a major dissapointment while the basic idea could create a very good story. It was cheaply made, with typical things like violence and sexual themes put on an anime where the main characters are 10 year old girls, making a rather deformed combination.

Actually, I don't have any complains there. The story itself wasn't bad. Not very original, but satisfactory. It's about a future with espers where criminals have superpowers and the 10year olds stop them... not a bad way to approach a very common theme.

Not bad, really... but I'm not really good at judging artwork...

That was the read more
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Both series center around high leveled esper girls. While Mikoto is one of Academy City's seven Level 5's, The Children are the only Level 7's in Japan. The Children start off as 10-year-olds but eventually become middle school students like Mikoto and friends. ZKC can be more lighthearted than Railgun, especially in the beginning, but it has its serious, dramatic moments as well. Esper cloning has also been recently introduced into ZKC's story.
Different settings and themes yet both Gakuen Alice and Zettai Karen Children hold similarities when it comes to its style. Both series involve supernatural abilities that gifted individuals are able to use at will. Build on the foundation of the main characters, both series utilizes its plot to present those abilities. The main female characters from both series are energetic and is able to easily make friends. But throughout the series, they both struggle on personal levels when it comes to relationships. There is certain degree of development with the main characters as they learn more about the world, themselves, and their abilities. I recommend both series to anyone interested in sci-fi or a fantasy story that offers diversity.
Taking place in a world where there are supernatural forces at work, Negima and Zettai Karen Children adapts their premises with such elements. The main male protagonist serves as both a mentor and friend for the girls from both series. There is a great deal of focus on the relationship development between them that progresses on with complex sub-plots. At the same time, mysterious origins can be traced in both series that are unrivaled as their stories progresses. With decent comedy and action packed scenarios, I recommend both series for those who wants a bite out of supernatural/magic/action.
Built on the foundation of supernatural powers and mysterious phenomenons, both series tell their stories with a similar sensation. The main characters acquire supernatural powers through strange means and throughout both series, we learn more about their origins. Their story also contains many mysteries and secrets that unfold as we learn about startling revelations. At the same time, there is also relationship building and characterization especially with the main male protagonists. Do note that Alive: Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen occasionally relies on mature themes while Zettai Karen Children has lighthearted comedy.
Both medium of work involves the concept of espers, beings who are capable of performing supernatural feats through their abilities. The main characters from both series gets involved with events that tests their abilities to their limits.

And as both stories progresses, theories and evolutions progresses involving experimentations. The main characters faces off against powerful adversaries while also discovering more about their own potentials.

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