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Not Lives

Not Lives

Alternative Titles

English: Not Lives
Japanese: NOT LIVES -ノットライヴス-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 27, 2011 to Oct 27, 2016
Authors: Karasuma, Wataru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


Score: 7.401 (scored by 1567 users)
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Ranked: #46332
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Popularity: #1978
Members: 4,384
Favorites: 67
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Mikami loves games, and has a talent for making them too. He enrolled into a computer club just to make a game. His childhood friend Itsuki is worried about what his future will hold for him. One day he went to buy a game for resource to make a galge. On the way back in the train, he bumps into someone and drops his games all over the floor, but someone helped him to pick them up. When he got home and checked for his games, he found a game that he didn't recognize buying, "Not Alive." When he tried to take out the disk to play it, something strange occurred and it went into his body. By the time he realized anything was going on, he had been transferred into a game as a girl, and thrown into battle!


Not Lives has been published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment since March 29, 2016.


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May 8, 2018
frootpai (All reviews)
Not Lives has a pretty simple plot to understand. Basically, the MC was forced to play this game called Not Alive where he is to control an avatar and participate in a typical battle royale kind of thing. But the thing is, they shove in many different ‘concepts’ into the story, and some of them were explained poorly in my opinion, which takes away some of the enjoyment level trying to make sense of what just happened. I say that, but for each poorly explained concept, I always got the general idea of it and was able to come up with my own theory of read more
Mar 30, 2018
Pajamapatty (All reviews)
So, when I first started reading this manga I found it very cliche, and thought I knew exactly where it was going and what was going to happen. Thankfully, I was totally wrong. Not Lives is a strange name that doesn't get explained until the manga seems nearly over. It never reveals all the tiny details, but I found that to be a positive more than a negative. I like stories where I can make my own theories and try to figure things out for myself.

Are there things that don't make a lot of sense? Yeah, but I was never bored, and I found myself read more
Jan 19, 2018
emmeka (All reviews)
While a bit underdeveloped plot-wise, Not Lives is a fun read with a unique take on the concept of being stuck in a game - a tough thing to do in a genre which has been done so many times. The art is stellar, the fight scenes are fun, but you won't find yourself too engrossed in the story or attached to the characters. All in all I give it a 7/10 - if you're looking for a light read in the isekai genre, it's enjoyable even if it's not deep, and worth a read.

Story: 6/10

With the amount of manga out there having the concept read more


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