Apollo no Uta
Apollo's Song
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Apollo no Uta

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Synonyms: Song for Apollo
Japanese: アポロの歌
English: Apollo's Song
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 13, 1970 to Nov 9, 1970
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen King
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #25162
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Popularity: #2984
Members: 6,784
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Shougo is a young man who has a problem with love, not just in humans be even with animals. He is even compelled to kill animals that show each other affection, which lands him in a mental hospital. Where during therapy he has a vision where he meets a goddess that dooms him to fall in love with the same girl over and over again, but one of them will always die before they can truly be together.


Apollo no Uta was published in English as Apollo's Song by Vertical Inc. in 2 volumes on August 31, 2010, in Spanish as La canción de Apolo by ECC Comics in May 2014, and in Polish as Pieśń Apolla by J.P.Fantastica from December 2015 to January 2016.



Feb 16, 2021
Tribulations of love are often immense, yet in this work, they're of cosmic proportions. Our -- sort of -- villainized hero is sent on a metaphysical journey which serves as a punishment for his atrocious sins.

It is a blend of psychopathy and sexuality which is supposed to explore love as the primary theme. Not the romanticized form of it much, but more like a raw view of it, even atavistic at some parts. Given the time in which it was written, it is to be expected, albeit probably won't accommodate some of the more open-minded masses of today.

The overall pace is chaotic, conveyance ...
May 14, 2018
By all appearances, Osamu Tezuka worked himself into an early grave. His last recorded words were a plea to a nurse, who attempted to take his pen, to let him work. Even so, he left behind a significant body of unfinished material, and it's tempting to suggest that he should have paced himself a little more, and that to do so would've made for a happier life. But there is at least one particular reason why he had to rush: he was elevating his medium. He and some of his contemporaries saved manga from being restricted to the narrow subject matter and audience ranges that ...
Jan 18, 2010
Apollo's Song is an interesting manga by the God of Manga himself, Osamu Tezuka. It starts out by introducing Shogo, a kid that hates love so much that kill animals that show any signs of affection. Because of this habit, Shogo is sent to a mental hospital where he goes through electroshock therapy (it was written in 1970 after all). During one of his sessions, Shogo has a vision of him talking with a Greek goddess who then curses him for committing crimes against love. Shogo is sentenced to love a woman again and again but one of then will always tragically die. And that's ...

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