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Ultra Heaven

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウルトラヘヴン


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 25
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Jun 12, 2001 to Oct 10, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Beam
Authors: Koike, Keiichi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.091 (scored by 36533,653 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #984
Members: 18,478
Favorites: 470
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /25

Synopsis

In a world where all feeling is artificial and where everyone is a potential drug addict, nothing has really changed: the excess is near at hand and very few substances are considered dangerous and put under a strict control by a hygiene office, which has full power on the drug addicts, who are in extreme conditions.

The main character is Kabu, a little peddler and heavy addicted. Used to any kind of hallucinogenic trip, he is able to feel
the happiness through the ecstasy of the drug, while on the same time hypocritically hating those who gave birth to that society which has forced him to the excess. After an overdose caused by mixing two incompatible drugs, he spends his days looking for stimulants until he encounters an enigmatic man who offers him a new kind of illegal substance: Ultra Heaven. From that moment his incredible journey begins, where dream and reality are fused in an undivided world, causing him hysterical or joyful reactions and unrestrained pains.

But what really is Ultra Heaven and who's really behind it? And who is the guru who is promoting the meditation as a powerful way to influence the whole universe surrounding us? With the help of a special amplifier helmet, Kabu starts a trip into the deep and hidden layers of his conscience, diving into a nightmare he would never discover...

(Source: MU)

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Characters

Kabu
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Sally
Main

Reviews

Jun 1, 2014
Preliminary (3/25 eps)
Ultra Heaven: A hidden gem written over a decade ago. That's obviously my opinion on the piece, but let me explain what it is and why I enjoyed it so much.

Ultra Heaven was written in response to the re-discovery of DMT in the early 2000s. DMT is a psychedelic compound known as the "Spirit Molecule", as it is a compound the brain naturally creates and releases during certain stages of REM sleep, and more importantly, the instants before death. It marks transcendence from conscious states, being sleep and wake, or life and death. Kabu, the main character and protagonist of the ...
May 11, 2016
Preliminary (3/25 eps)
When it comes to manga I have found barely any series that have impacted my perception on both the medium and my entire life as much as Ultra Heaven.

Ultra Heaven is a profound experience and it is a shame that so few have ever been introduced to it. Ultra Heaven's obscurity is due to it's heavy dealing with drug use and it's non linear storytelling. If you only take what you see it comes off as very outlandish and weird and you most likely will not enjoy. Now if you're feeling like taking a step back and truly analyzing the message behind Ultra Heaven ...
Jan 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/25 eps)
ART - This is probably some of the best and most detailed art ive ever seen, the use of breaking the traditional conforms of the text boxes, mized with the full page sized mass of images and distortions during the trips was really effective and aesthetically pleasing.

STORY - I thought the story had an extremely interesting concept, however i found certain aspects of its execution badly portrayed. The first two bookssemmed to be extremely rambling; most of the time it just seemed like an excuse to show off the drawing and art style and go into another trippy sequence, without focusing on the main story. ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Possibility of Last Gasp publishing Ultra Heaven in English
NeoTokyo404 - Feb 28, 2022
2 repliesby Infernalization »»
Jan 17, 2:44 PM
I see why Ultra Heaven ended the way it did.
resinweber - Mar 26, 2014
4 repliesby DeepanshGoyal »»
Jul 14, 2023 10:51 AM
Ultra heaven physical copies
uglyboyjoe - Feb 6, 2022
1 repliesby Weebookey »»
Jun 12, 2022 12:01 AM
Poll: Ultra Heaven Chapter 1 Discussion
Tengai - Sep 5, 2019
4 repliesby BlufaceBaby »»
Feb 18, 2022 9:15 PM
Is this complete?
Fumito - Dec 3, 2015
3 repliesby Martijn_20 »»
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