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I Am a Hero

I Am a Hero

Alternative Titles

English: I Am a Hero
Japanese: アイアムアヒーロー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 264
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 20, 2009 to Feb 27, 2017
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 10005 users)
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Ranked: #7442
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #131
Members: 32,689
Favorites: 1,398
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Chapters: /264
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Synopsis

Insecure 35-year-old Hideo Suzuki is forced to work as a mangaka's assistant when his own series fails due to low sales. As he struggles through a mundane life plagued by hallucinations, he comes to realize that his relationship with his girlfriend isn't that great, suspecting that she may be cheating on him with her ex-boyfriend. After confronting her about the possible affair, however, Hideo feels bad about his inquisition and decides to visit her house to apologize.

But the world as he knows is about to be overturned. At first, not much seems to have changed, but he soon realizes that society has become a living nightmare, as the horrifying reality of what is taking place around him finally begins to sink in.

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Background

I Am a Hero was nominated for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Manga Taisho Award (2010, 2011, and 2012) and is the winner of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award (2013) in the general manga category. As of November 30, 2015, the series has sold 4 million copies.

The series has been published in English by Dark Horse in omnibus format since April 26, 2016; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since May 24, 2013; and will be published in Argentina by Editorial IVREA in the second semester of 2016. It has also been published in Italy, France, Mexico, Germany, and Indonesia by different companies.

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Characters

Suzuki, Hideo
Main
Hayakari, Hiromi
Main
Oda, Tsugumi
Supporting
Kurusu
Supporting
Nakata, Korori
Supporting
Asada
Supporting
Ezaki, Takashi
Supporting
Tomabechi
Supporting
Jan
Supporting
Araki
Supporting


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May 7, 2017
VAPOR_KNIGHTS_ (All reviews)
WARNING TO ANYBODY WHO IS INTERESTED IN THIS MANGA, BE PREPARED FOR THE LAZIEST, MOST INSULTING COP-OUT OF AN ENDING POSSIBLE

This review is spoiler free. it is also my first review, as I just have to put this warning out here since all the top reviews are praising this manga.

When I started reading this manga, I had fairly high expectations going off what I'd heard from people and the other reviews here. Little did I know, the other reviews were written before the manga was completed. I didn't even realize that the manga was completed myself until I got to the end. if that last read more
Jun 2, 2017
nicxie (All reviews)
I am a hero es ,para mí el mejor manga de zombies, la manera de actuar de todos los personajes es como realmente actuaríamos si los no muertos nos atacasen.

Empezó y bien y la historia se desarollo aún mejor ,pero el final ES LA MAYOR MIERDA QUE HE VISTO EN MI VIDA!!!

Como un manga tan genial puede tener un final tan mierdoso?
sin explicaciones sobre la plaga ? sin saber lo que le paso a hiromi-chan?

Realmente es horrible que Kengo Hanazawa no haya dado explicaciones sobre eso y otras cosas.

IN ENGLISH

I am a hero is, for me the best manga of zombies, the way of read more
May 27, 2017
Coppy (All reviews)
I'm gonna let this would-be masterpiece pop my first review cherry.

TL;DR: Imagine yourself chewing a fresh piece of gum. First couple of chews were all hard and boring. But as its flavour starts to release, it motivates you to want more. This continues to build up and up. Until when you've finally chewed and moisturised it enough to have that pleasant squishy feel with its flavour at its prime. Absolute Bliss. But wait. Right now, you are getting told to stop and spit it out. A mix of disappointment, dissatisfaction and perhaps anger, right? That's my experience with I Am a Hero. Dissatisfaction and disappointment read more
Feb 1, 2015
Snaxia (All reviews)
Preliminary
What does it mean to be a hero? Heroes are Superman and Batman. Heroes are your dad and grandma. And many heroes start from small beginnings.

I Am a Hero revolves around an underdog mangaka known as Hideo Suzuki, who is trying to gain success through the publication of his manga. Consequently, Kengo Hanazawa manages to capture a thrilling yet meticulous account of how our hero, Hideo Suzuki, becomes a hero.

Story:
The beginning of the story is paced rather slowly. I would not be surprised if a few people dropped it within the first 10 chapters because they assumed that this manga was going nowhere. It merely read more

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