Ultra Heaven
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Ultra Heaven

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Japanese: ウルトラヘヴン


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 12, 2001 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Koike, Keiichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Beam


Score: 8.211 (scored by 11381,138 users)
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Ranked: #3542
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Popularity: #1897
Members: 6,289
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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...

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Jun 1, 2014
resinweber (All reviews)
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 read more
May 11, 2016
Quazar (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 13, 2012
Omnimalevolent1 (All reviews)
Ultra Heaven is a "trip" (in every sense of the word) through the human psyche, in which themes of obsession, addiction, pleasure, and the very nature of reality are examined and questioned. Manga and anime series rarely focus on drugs and stimulants, since this is considerably more taboo in Japanese culture than in many Western societies. So I was surprised to find a manga series which seemed to be entirely focused on a society in which drugs permeated it so thoroughly. At first this manga reminded me of Akira, degenerate urban slums permeated with drug dens and decay, but I quickly realized read more
Jul 10, 2016
reemoot (All reviews)
First of all, my overall score is more like 9,5.

Story: 10 out of 10. A story every drug-user (or non) has thought about, but in a whole new level. From religious and scientific references to quantum physics and philosophy talking. **********SPOILER ALERT*********-- That Evangelion-ish finale didn't fit well for me, though.

Art: H O L Y S H I T. That's all I have to say.

Character: Really well done, Kabu is the average young man who hates his life and the way our world is.

Enjoyment: I read it in less than 6 hours. That's all I need to say.

Once again, overall score: 9,5 (just read more

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