Apollo no Uta
Apollo's Song
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Apollo no Uta

Alternative Titles

English: Apollo's Song
Synonyms: Song for Apollo
Japanese: アポロの歌


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 13, 1970 to Nov 9, 1970
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen King


Score: 7.541 (scored by 21482,148 users)
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Ranked: #22992
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Popularity: #2918
Members: 4,904
Favorites: 108
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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.


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Apr 2, 2008
the_terrible (All reviews)
Osamu Tezuka truly is the god of manga. The attention to detail is simply staggering, and he produced his hundreds of thousands of pages of manga over the decades the long, hard way. Sometimes, when reading his work, one simply must stop and marvel at the art, even during the most engrossing of tales.

Apollo's Song, given to me by a friend, is quite epic, whether examined alone or alongside Tezuka's other works. It features, of course, Tezuka's unmistakable comic drawing style, combined with a dark, deep story about eternal punishment. The contrast in the story and its presentation is itself something truly amazing, and it read more
Feb 16, 2021
Dokubachi (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 18, 2010
Tuskus (All reviews)
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 read more
May 14, 2018
Evillordexdeath (All reviews)
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 read more

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