Kokumin Quiz
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Kokumin Quiz

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Synonyms: National Quiz
Japanese: 国民クイズ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 9, 1993 to Mar 2, 1995
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Sugimoto, Reiichi (Story), Katou, Shinkichi (Art)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 959959 users)
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Ranked: #33792
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Popularity: #5086
Members: 2,776
Favorites: 52

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In a different world than the one we live in, a world where Japan is the lone superpower of the world, there is a wildly popular game show called the National Quiz. Every night, people dreaming of riches, fame, vengeance and happiness compete on the show, for the chance to be granted a wish, any wish they have: the National Quiz has the power to make your wildest dreams come true. It also has the ability, if you lose, to make your life a living hell.

This is the story of K-i K-ichi (aka prisoner KK47331), a former actor-turned losing National Quiz contestant-turned wildly popular host of the show, and the people and events surrounding him.

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Jan 4, 2009
Lunk (All reviews)
National quiz is quite a strange and unusual series.
The premise itself sets it apart from most of what is published. Japan is ruled by a quiz show, instead of some form of elections or stable government.
And what follows is a story that takes this premise and turns the world on its head, so that such an idea does not seem stupid at all.

While the story is intriguing and characters tolerable (well, portrayed but not especially deep, this is after all, not a psychological drama), what really sets this apart is the amazing art.
The world of national quiz has a lot of room of visual extravaganza read more
May 1, 2014
Maz-Maz (All reviews)

Kokumin Quiz is one of those unlucky Manga titles that never get a good frontpage image posted on MyAnimeList. Despite having a solid plot and realistic characters, that darn picture beside its name isn't attractive.

The Manga takes place in a futuristic world where Japan is the world's superpower and the world's main buyer of foreign government debt and this has been made possible only through a change in the political structure: it became a totalitarian regime. Funny enough, few people in Japan seem to have an issue with this. 'Why?' you ask? Because of the National Quiz, that's read more
Jan 16, 2021
DevilsAngel9697 (All reviews)
Oh, what a strange manga this was. All of the drama and seriousness of Orwell's "1984" ... without any of the drama and seriousness of it.

The story was fun, one of a society run by greed and a game show. I've always enjoyed stories of truly twisted social norms set in a parallel world, and this one was certainly that. Any wish granted, as long as you were a trivia whiz. It's insane, and written as such.

Odd. Very odd. Definitely the 90s feel, but sometimes hyper-realistic, sometimes stretched to grotesque proportions. Overall, enjoyable, but just as strange as everything else about the manga.

As read more

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