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Synonyms: Number Six, Number 6
Japanese: NO.6 (ナンバー・シックス)


Type: Novel
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 10, 2003 to Jun 14, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Asano, Atsuko (Story)


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /43


The year is 2013 in the city of No. 6, the city that embodies the highest ideals of humankind. Shion has been raised here as a high-ranking elite since the age of two, but on the night of his twelfth birthday his fate is turned upside-down when he meets a boy who calls himself Nezumi.

"Why did I open the window that night? If I had not, I'd never have needed to know what it is like to fight, starve, or suffer in anguish...."

(Source: Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)


No.6 has been published in Brazil by NewPOP since July 2015.




Sep 27, 2022
I'll begin this review talking about the anime of N°6 first, because it's how I discovered the novel and because it influenced quite a lot my reading sessions so bear with me just a little. When I first watched I liked it, honestly it was a nice take on the dystopean/utopian system without anything mindblowing but the athmosphere was veryenjoyable, while Nezumi and Shion had quite a good chemistry I think it was honestly the athmosphere I prefered in the anime.

But years passed and N°6 the anime wasn't something I remembered as a work that had struck me. One day just like that, I ...
Oct 23, 2019
I read it years ago but I was obliged to leave a review as it is definitely my favorite novel.

The anime doesn’t do it justice, so they do want to know more about No.6, it would be good to read the novel.

History: This is a post-apocalyptic world where Shion and Nezumi unravel the secrets hidden in the city. Under this premise develops a great science fiction story, even if you are not a fan of this genre I can assure you that you fall deeply in love with everything.

Characters: The characters are really endearing, each with a very outstanding personality, most have an incredible development.
I ...
Dec 26, 2015
No.6 is one of my favorite books series.

Story - 10

In the "future" of 2013, after a huge war, most of the people around the world live in what they call city states.

Our main character, Shion, is an elite in the city of no.6, and after saving a stranger (Nezumi), he is stripped of his position as an elite, because the boy that he saved was actually pursued by the authorities of the city.

Several years latter, he gets again in trouble and he is sent to the correctional facility of the city, but Nezumi rescues Shion before he is sent there. Now Shion will discover ...

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