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English: No.6
Synonyms: Number Six, Number 6
Japanese: NO.6 [ナンバーシックス]


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 28, 2011 to Nov 28, 2013
Authors: Asano, Atsuko (Story), Kino, Hinoki (Art)
Serialization: ARIA


Score: 8.521 (scored by 6956 users)
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Ranked: #1262
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Popularity: #247
Members: 18,353
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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /35


The story is set in "No. 6," a future model city in 2013. Raised as a top-ranking elite since the age of 2, a boy named Shion lives in an exclusive area in No. 6. On the night of his 12th birthday, he rescues a boy who calls himself "Nezumi" (Rat). Nezumi ran away from the city's Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion's life is changed forever...


No. 6 was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from June 11, 2013 to October 21, 2014. It was also published in German by Egmont Manga from October 2, 2014 to February 4, 2016 and in Polish by Studio JG from October 22, 2014 to June 29, 2016.

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May 7, 2015
The No. 6 manga is the only thing from what I've encountered so far that I've been able to give a 10 to. I'll do my best to refrain from any spoilers or summarizing the plot.

Story. (10/10)

The Good: the plot is excellent and I thought it was extremely well paced. From the very first page you're transported into the fake world of No. 6. You're then taken for a crash course on reality in the Western District. You're swept away by the every line, every detail on the page.

When I first saw the anime, I was jaded. When I read the light read more
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Dec 29, 2012
I love No.6 the manga it really does explain a lot more than the anime. It really is captivating. I read all volumes released up to this day and I did that in just two days. That's how hooked I got to this and I will continue to read it.
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Mar 8, 2014
After watching the anime, I was desperate to find more of Shion & Nezumi's story, and discovered the manga was being published in Japan. The anime was only a half season and truly lacks much of the depth and story that the manga and novel include.
note: I have not read the official English translation of the manga. I am reading the Japanese versions.

Deep and intriguing, as if the premise of No.6 wasn't interesting enough already, there are many underlying and interweaving layers of the story. Things are truly not as they seem, but go much further than many other "ideal but not so ideal read more
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Dec 31, 2013
No.6 follows two boys from opposite ends of the socioeconomic ladder as they try to reveal the secrets behind a so-called utopia. Although it's only 35 chapters long, I'm giving it a 10 because it's incredibly well-done despite its length. Read below for the full review.

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Storyline: 9

To some extent, No.6 is just another dystopian story--perfect society with a dark secret, disillusioned citizens, etc.--but the inner workings of its dystopia are both unique and unexpected. Its plot is well-developed and easy to follow. The only reason why I don't give a perfect score for this category is because some moments within the read more
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Poll: No.6 Chapter 12 Discussion
Liinah - Jan 28, 2012
7 replies by RomanceZero »»
Jul 2, 8:17 PM
did no one really put out all the chapters of no.6 online?
owlpoop - Jun 28, 2015
6 replies by xRose »»
May 20, 3:03 AM