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Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou

Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou

Alternative Titles

English: 51 Ways to Save Her
Synonyms: 51 Ways to Protect Your Lover, 51 Ways to Save My Girlfriend, Tokyo Magnitude 8
Japanese: 彼女を守る51の方法


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: May 26, 2006 to Aug 17, 2007
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Bunch


Score: 7.631 (scored by 2999 users)
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Ranked: #26542
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Popularity: #1421
Members: 6,256
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February 23rd, 20XX.

Looking for a job in the famous TV station at Odaiba, college senior Jin Mishima attended the recruitment orientation. Not far away from the station, Nanako Okano, a gothic lolita trying to attend a concert, found out that her friends tricked her about the concert ticket because of jealousy. The two bumped into each other and "reunited", they were junior high classmates, moments before an earthquake of Richter Scale 8.1 turned the island (the entire city, in fact) into ruins.

From here on, 51 Ways is a predictable but remarkably believable survival adventure. Based on a well-researched novel by Minoru Watanabe, the series paints a picture not quite as explicit and horrifying as ones in other apocalyptic fiction, but one that is frightening in it's detail.

Like many of Furuya's other works, we're also shown just how fragmented and superficial Japanese youth has become: gals, rock stars, Gothic Lolita's, otaku, salarymen, ganguro, and schoolgirls are all here in their self-imposed stereotypical, shallow glory. But while the ugliness of the fragmentation of Tokyo youth is striking - these people all come together in the face of disaster in a way that's ultimately hopeful. When you strip off the posing and expensive clothing: we're all the same.

In the end, 51 Ways is one of Furuya's most optimistic and mainstream works. It would make a lovely gateway drug for more timid independant comic readers or shoujo fans looking for something with a bit more bite.

(Source: ANN & Anime Online)


Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou was licensed in English as 51 Ways to Save Her by CMX Manga, but was never published due to the publisher going defunct. The series was published in French as Tokyo Magnitude 8 by Panini France from February 11, 2009 to August 25, 2010. It has been licensed in Spanish by Ponent Mon.


Sawada, Rika

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Oct 6, 2013
lolqwerty (All reviews)
This is the first time I stumbled upon a survival manga based on real life disasters. The story line isn’t propelled by generic disasters such as being stranded on an island, or stuck in a boat but is driven by realistic phenomenon and encountering people while attaining a new outlook on life.

The story is nice and simple, it’s simple in a sense that as a reader you will be able to understand pretty much anything the story throws at you. However behind this seemingly simple story is riddled with the complex human psyche and philosophical notions. The great thing about this manga is read more
Mar 31, 2013
TheFlowingStream (All reviews)
Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou suffers from BTS (Bad Title Syndrome) [I read about this from another review], as in the name has nothing to do with the manga at all. It is mentioned in the end, but still doesn't make sense.
And no, there is no romance depicted.
Sci-Fi - I have no idea as to why that genre is given.
Action is not your usual one. People running around saving themselves and stuff, that sort of action....if it is considered in the action genre.

KwM51nH :P is not for childern. Not for the faint-hearted either.
It shows the true colours of human - good, bad, really bad read more
Aug 2, 2011
Florten (All reviews)
Story: 8

The story is based on real life events with some fiction added to the story line. The manga reveals how humans can be cruel and merciful during a life threatening crisis. But the work also reminds us that humans do not have to resort to cruel and heinous acts such as rape, looting, or other crimes that people normally would not commit. The author shows that humans are savages by nature, but there are good in people too. I personally believe this story was very well thought out. The main character is a good-nature 21 year-old that is in conflict with himself.

Art: 7

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Jun 14, 2010
Dunkjoe (All reviews)
It's a shame no one has written a review on this series yet.
Based on my findings, this manga is based on a real incidents, the 1923 Great Kanto or Tokyo Earthquake. Here's a reference link, photos are available too: http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/1923EQ/

The story is basically about a 21 year-old young man who saw his middle school mate, also his crush hours before the earthquake happened. He also has some regrets towards her too. After the earthquake, the 2 of them begin to head towards (somewhere) and met new friends etc. Tragedies are common in the process of their journey.

The story is vastly different from several manga read more


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