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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


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


Score: 7.951 (scored by 13110 users)
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Ranked: #11122
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Popularity: #124
Members: 41,050
Favorites: 1,594
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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 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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May 7, 2017
VAPOR_KNIGHTS_ (All reviews)

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
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
Mar 17, 2018
cerwisc (All reviews)
I didn't really like this. This is not a manga for people like me, who value meaning, ambition, purpose, ya get it. However, even I can recognize that this manga is amazing. It is the scariest manga that I've ever read, it beats out the "disturbing" scary of Junjo Ito, the "gory" scary of your stereotypical apocalypse survival horror manga, and the "existential crisis" scary of psychological horror, it comes close to jumpscare shock. Why?

Because everything is so goddam pointless. I believe "I Am a Hero" is actually one of the most realistic tellings of an survival horror story. The realism is precisely what gets read more
Feb 5, 2018
Ouma_kun (All reviews)
É um mangá muito bom, os personagens, traços, enredo, recomendo pra quem gosta de obras que contenham zumbis.

O protagonista se desenvolveu bem, o relacionamento com os outros personagens foi muito bom, mas chegou numa parte que realmente não gostei, alguns podem não se importar, mas vai de cada pessoa.

O autor tem um traço muito bonito, que deixa bem realista.

Final não é la essas coisas, mas pode lhe agradar.

Recomendo. Até mais.

Google Translate:

It's a very good manga, the characters, traits, plot, I recommend to those who like works that contain zombies.

The protagonist developed well, the relationship with the other characters was very good, but arrived in a read more


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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: I Am a Hero Chapter 264 Discussion ( 1 2 )
hellogarry - Feb 27, 2017
83 replies by Echo212 »»
May 10, 5:35 AM
Is the Dark Horse version censored in any way?
BigBenlolz - Mar 24
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Mar 24, 2:36 PM