I Am a Hero
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I Am a Hero

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Japanese: アイアムアヒーロー
English: I Am a Hero
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 264
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 20, 2009 to Feb 27, 2017
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Themes: Gore Gore, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Hanazawa, Kengo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.671 (scored by 3149931,499 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18792
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #131
Members: 103,825
Favorites: 2,453

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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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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 was published in English by Dark Horse as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from April 26, 2016 to October 23, 2019; 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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Apr 14, 2023
i haven't read very much manga I've read a few decently long series but as far as they go this one is actually really good for a majority of the time, it has weird moments especially earlier on but they dissipate after a while. This definitely has the scariest imagery out of any manga I've ever seen, the author is actually just amazing at drawing creepy visuals and I applaud him for it. He's also great at creating a sense of dread that lingers on because he's great at not pulling punches and it's horrible knowing any character could die at any time, sometimes it ...
Dec 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I've been reading manga for more than 15 years now and never write reviews, even for absolutely terrible or fantastic manga. I'm making an exception here due to how long this manga is, and how great it is throughout 90% of it, but also how the ending impacted the story and overall quality.

This is less of a review and more of a warning to any would-be reader. The ending is objectively bad--it's not bad in a 'oh it's up in the air how a person interprets it kind of bad'-- it's bad in a man who calls his wife by his ex's name ...
Mar 15, 2024
This was one of the most exhausting and unrewarding reads I have ever sat through. I really can't recommend I Am a Hero to anybody, even those who are okay with nothing but running from and killing zombies. With all due respect to the author, he had a really strong concept to start with and most of the characters were actually interesting, but really unfortunate pacing issues and out-of-touch artistic philosophy really hinders the series. Not to mention the plot that gets major traction only to land absolutely nowhere. You can only look at a double-spreader of a city landscape with zombies roaming around so ...

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official digital release when?
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