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Ability Shop

Ability Shop

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Japanese: ABILITY SHOP -アビリティ ショップ-


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2008
Authors: Tashiro, Tetsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Gangan Online


Score: 6.901 (scored by 4043 users)
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Ranked: #96222
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Popularity: #926
Members: 6,247
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Toshiki is a kid who isn't really good at anything. He happens upon the "Ability Shop" where you can buy abilities in exchange for the years of your life. Toshiki rapidly changes his reputation at school, becoming a guy who can do everything well! Despite his successes, he may soon learn that there are some things that can't be gained through power alone.

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Oct 29, 2009
I'll keep this short, I mean the manga is less than 50 pages, what's the point of a in-depth analysis?

My first one shot manga, so I should mention why I even read it - because the art looked appealing, so did the name.

Quite frankly, it's probably one of the easiest ways to decide whether to read the synopsis of a manga you've never heard of before - art and the title.

So anyway, [i]Ability Shop[/i] is pretty much set out like a fable, if you've ever seen the movie [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389860/]Click[/url], then the fable is kind of the same.

Thinking about it, it doesn't actually hold much comical read more
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Jun 17, 2011
You might get mad at me because of the score I gave, but I can at least explain somehow why.

Just by reading the title of the story, you already have an idea of what's the story about. I honestly didn't read the synopsis, but I'm pretty sure that when I do, I would know almost everything without reading the manga. No, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining here.

The story isn't as hard core as 'Death Note' , but I can't say it's a bad manga. There's an obvious moral lesson of the story that even kids would notice. It's a friendly manga that clearly read more
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Mar 20, 2010
Um I'm writing this review cause I dun really agree with the other 2 reviewers b4 me. One thing I noticed right from the beginning is how impossible and unrealistic this series is. Come on, what's the deal with deciding lifespan? And the mastering of abilities of some skills could take up to a few decades, what's the meaning of learning it in one go?

Well, kinda unique, says something about "the human condition", one of which I believe is something like thirst for power or smth (the ability to excel). And it progressed similarly to some people who win lottery one day and go crazy read more
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Sep 23, 2011
Ability shop is like an Aesop Fable in manga form.

The main bulk of the story is the 'life lesson' that is to be learned at the end of the story. Being a one-shot, the plot has to move quickly, with the escalating actions leading to the climax compiling quickly one after another. Although the rushed pace is inevitable given the author only had 50 pages to work with, those 50 pages were well spent building rising conflict and leading to an valuable, if obvious, life lesson. The ending was more positive than I anticipated, which prevented the story from driving it's point even further home, read more
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