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No.5

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Number 5, Number Five
Japanese: 吾 ナンバーファイブ
English: No.5
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 30, 2000 to Oct 25, 2005
Genres: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Suspense Suspense
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 10411,041 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21712
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3551
Members: 5,845
Favorites: 99

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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /37

Synopsis

A science-fiction thriller set in a powerfully imagined multicultural future landscape that resembles the current Middle East. No.5 battles against the forces of the Rainbow Council. In a world that has become 70% harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the International Peace Keeping Forces, a team of super-powered global security guardians, have a growing crisis on their hands. No.5, one of their own and known within the council as their top marksman, has left his post and gone rogue. It's up to the other guardians to track him down—but No.5, with his mysterious companion, Matroshka, won't go down without a fight.

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

No.5 was partially published in English by VIZ Media, who published the first two volumes from April 5, 2002 to August 13, 2003, before the license was dropped due to poor sales. The series was fully released by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from July 20, 2021 to April 19, 2022. It has been published in its entirety in French by Kana.

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Characters

Yuri
Main
Marie
Main
Davis, Mike Ford
Supporting
Omar
Supporting
Shoukon
Supporting
Papa
Supporting

Reviews

Feb 15, 2016
No. 5 is a surreal manga, similar to a psychedelic trip where you cannot distinguish reality from illusion. The outstanding art of Taiyō Matsumoto creates this strangely charming atmosphere that you will probably never find in any another manga series.

At first, everything seems confusing, but the author slowly guides you through his eccentric world as you discovery more and more bits of the story. The character design is extremely original. Sometimes, the reading can be harder because of the non-linear storytelling, but it is still enjoyable.

More than a manga series, I consider No. 5 a piece of art.

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: No.5 Chapter 35 Discussion
k1Aegis - Jul 17, 2023
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Aug 11, 2023 3:41 AM
Poll: No.5 Chapter 34 Discussion
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Jul 17, 2023 4:10 PM
Poll: No.5 Chapter 33 Discussion
k1Aegis - Jul 17, 2023
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Jul 17, 2023 3:54 PM
why is this manga written left to right instead of the usual?
Neostorm-X - Jan 28, 2023
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Jun 30, 2023 1:18 PM
is the rainbow council supposed to be a parallel to nato or the united nations?
Neostorm-X - Jan 28, 2023
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Jan 30, 2023 5:22 AM