All You Need Is Kill
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All You Need Is Kill

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Synonyms: Edge of Tomorrow, Live Die Repeat
Japanese: All You Need Is Kill
English: All You Need Is Kill
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Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 18, 2004
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Military Military
Serialization: None
Authors: Abe, Yoshitoshi (Art), Sakurazaka, Hiroshi (Story)


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The story is told from the first person point of view of the protagonist Keiji Kiriya. Keiji is a new recruit in the United Defense Force, fighting against the mysterious creatures called "Mimics" which have laid siege to Earth. Keiji is killed on his first sortie, but through some inexplicable phenomenon wakes up having returned to the day before the battle, only to find himself caught in a time loop as his death and resurrection repeats time and time again. Keiji's skills as a soldier grows as he passes through the time loops trying to change his fate.

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All You Need Is Kill was published in English by VIZ Media under the Haikasoru imprint on July 21, 2009. The VIZ Media edition does not include Yoshitoshi Abe's ilustrations. It was also published in Italian by Planet Manga on May 31, 2014, and in Polish as Na skraju jutra. by Galeria Książki in June 2014.

The novel inspired the 2014 American film Edge of Tomorrow and was adapted into a graphic novel in the same year. The novel itself was re-released under the same title as the film by VIZ Media on April 29, 2014.

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Oct 21, 2019
All You Need Is Kill is a built with a great premise. Humans are locked in a losing battle with aliens, when one soldier- a weakling called Keiji- 'dies'. But then he wakes up to find himself in a time loop.
When this was adapted into the American Film it was called 'Groundhog Day with Aliens' which was such a baffling comparison that I ended up watching the film in the cinema. If you did watch "Edge of Tomorrow" then I can see that mistake being made- the film way basically that. But the manga builds an empire on this premise. Without the westernisation of the ...
Dec 23, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I read the translated (in english) version by Viz media, so this review is based on that version.
First of all I didn't know this was going to be a Hollywood movie when I started but found out when I was about 1/3rd through (otherwise I might have read some other "Haikasoru" novel).
If you have read the synopsis you know this is gonna be sci-fi time loop story, you know there is going to be action, and you definitely know this book is heavily video game influenced.
And you would be write on all accounts, this is a book where a private called "Keiji" is caught in ...

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