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Kitarubeki Sekai

Kitarubeki Sekai

Alternative Titles

English: Nextworld
Japanese: 来るべき世界


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 10, 1951 to Feb 20, 1951
Genres: Sci-Fi
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 6.641 (scored by 125 users)
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Ranked: #116372
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Popularity: #12944
Members: 299
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An astronomer discovers a black cloud approaching the earth threatening to wipe out all life, but no one will believe him, because all world governments are too busy waging war. Meanwhile, the boy detective Kenichi, the young Rock Holmes, Shunsaku Ban (Mustachio) and others discover the Fumoon, a race of tiny, telikinetic humanoids who evolved in Australia, and have their own plans for dealing with the impending apocalypse.

(Source: ANN)


Kitarubeki Sekai was published in English as Nextworld by Dark Horse from October 13, 2003 to November 17, 2003.

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Feb 25, 2015
From the man who brought us Astro Boy, Buddha, and many other acclaimed works, Tezuka Osamu brings us Kitarubeki Sekai, or better known as NextWorld. Nextworld is a story about the epidemic crisis of the Earth coming to an end. Threatened by an unknown substance our heroes Kenichi, Rock, Dr. Mustache, and many other faces try to save the world and prepare for the worse, as they face tribulations of war, greed, fear, and other obstacles along the way in this 1951 tale by Tezuka.

The story is told in a series of non-linear events, where the world is soon coming to an end, and read more
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Aug 7, 2012
Nextworld is a manga written by the famous Tezuka Osamu in 1951. As said in the after notes, Tezuka removed over 400 pages for the release, originally being 1000 pages long. The artwork is influenced by old western cartoons, as usual.

Note: Tezuka did not intend for this to be an "imitation" or a "rip-off" of the HG Wells film 'Things to Come', as he found the film boring. Anyway, Dark Horse Comics release this manga along with several of his other works.

Story: The concept of the story is pretty interesting, as you can see from the synopsis above, but is driven down my aimless writing. read more
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