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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: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Koike, Keiichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Beam

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Score: 8.261 (scored by 17871,787 users)
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Ranked: #3202
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Popularity: #1443
Members: 9,573
Favorites: 289
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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
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More reviewsReviews

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
Nov 3, 2020
Ekhein (All reviews)
What would Ultra Heaven be? For me, a trip about drugs, spirituality, science, psychology and reality, all properly connected. And I speak as much about the drug surrounded by the manga plot, as the manga itself.

The manga presents in its history a dystopian universe that is very well built and very well lived by the protagonist Kabu, and both he and all the other characters who live with him, contribute to the plot in an incredible way. The whole journey of the protagonist is something unpredictable and captivating, we experience what he experiences literally. It is also worth mentioning the psychological weight that the work read more

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Poll: Ultra Heaven Chapter 1 Discussion
Tengai - Sep 5, 2019
3 replies by St0rmblade »»
Jul 27, 1:57 AM
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Fumito - Dec 3, 2015
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Jun 25, 2020 4:13 PM

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