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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
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: 7.721 (scored by 2367 users)
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Ranked: #19312
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Popularity: #1345
Members: 4,823
Favorites: 42
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /49
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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 is set to be published in Spanish by Ponent Mon.


Mishima, Jin
Mishima, Jin
Okano, Nanako
Okano, Nanako
Sawada, Rika
Sawada, Rika

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Jun 14, 2010
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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Oct 6, 2013
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
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Mar 31, 2013
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
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Jan 28, 2015
This story was amazing. It kept me hooked since the beginning. The story is basically about a group of people surviving the horror after an earthquake in Tokyo. The art is weird at first but after a few chapters you get used to it and start loving the art style the author used. The character development, their experiences, and everything make you want to care about the character and understand what they are going through. The characters are amazing in this story and you will get hooked to them. The enjoyment of this book was a 10!!! This story is the best survival book i read more
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