Not Lives
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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
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Karasuma, Wataru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


Score: 7.341 (scored by 21942,194 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37972
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2102
Members: 6,038
Favorites: 103


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Jul 1, 2020
TiLT-a-WhiRL (All reviews)
I recommend this manga most highly for men who like battles and a bit of fan service, and who don't mind if the logic of how the combatants win is a bit fuzzy.

The shining star of this manga is its art. It's polished; there are a lot of great action shots, and the perspectives in many frames are really interesting and impressive.

Perhaps coming in second is the world in which it's set, specifically the game Not Alive. It's a death game scenario of sorts, but a fairly unique take on it, despite the prevalence of the genre. A few things in this area seemed 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
Nov 15, 2018
Akagi-han (All reviews)
So when I first started the manga, I though that it was a rather slow paced storyline, and I thought that I would drop it after the first handful of chapters. But as I read further, I really got grasped into the storyline. With interesting characters, a strong storyline, which processes with each chapter, and the overall concept was appealing to me. I would have to say that there were moments, which I was quite surprised about, as I did not expect some of the things that have happened to happen. On the other hand though, I do think that at some points it was read more
May 2, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga with a good though predictable plot with solid action, but pretty shallow characters. 

This is a manga centered around the standard premise of featuring characters that live in the real modern world for the most part but occasionally have to enter into supernatural battles as a part of some sort of competition. As far as this goes, it felt that it didn’t use this setting all that well, in that it spent essentially all of its time past some parts in the beginning completely focused on the supernatural battles part. These early parts were pretty amusing with good comedy stemming from the strange read more