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Synonyms: Seison LifE, Seizon
Japanese: 生存―LifE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 23
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 1999 to Jul 19, 2000
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Magazine Uppers
Authors: Kawaguchi, Kaiji (Art), Fukumoto, Nobuyuki (Story)


Score: 7.631 (scored by 24482,448 users)
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Ranked: #18452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2273
Members: 6,451
Favorites: 68

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Takeda is diagnosed with cancer and feels that he has nothing to live for. Hopeless, he decides to end his life. But when he is about to hang himself, the phone rings: the police have just found the corpse of his daughter, Sawako, who disappeared more than 14 years ago. Under Japanese law, the statute of limitations for murder only lasts 15 years. Takeda has only six months left: six months to live, six months to find his daughter's killer and deliver him to the authorities. After 14 years of silence and obscurity, the family ties are reborn...

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Apr 11, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
It’s rare for a manga to elicit such strong feelings from me, but Seizon-Life succeeds with its ruminations of filial responsibility, love, and the search for truth and understanding, for redemption.

Redemption even if you've only got six months left to live. Takeda is told this and is wracked with fear and guilt. Guilt because his wife died of the same illness in the past and he realises he wasn’t there for her enough at the time. Now that he feels the same unrelenting fear of impending death, he feels disgusted with himself, with his past behaviour to his family, his deceased wife read more
May 23, 2021
laslodj (All reviews)

This the real "Life" manga, there is an impostor manga on this site called just Life which is a piece of shit, but this is Seizon Life.

Story - I can not put into words how good the story is. At first I thought the villain would be Scott Shelby but then it turned out to be a random guy which was very unexpected.

Art - The art is very hyperealistic, you can see pratically every hair of the protagonist's beard.

Sound - Amazing 5.1 surround audio, very good for its time.

Characters - This manga contains some of the best characters read more
Apr 6, 2021
Piogigl (All reviews)
This review contains major spoilers

From the legendary creator Noboyuki Fukumoto comes another mind games thriller, Seizon Life. It was a thrilling ride from start to finish, and it is pretty short so I highly recommend everyone to give it a try, especially if you are into psychological manga.

Story - 10

The story is just amazing. A father, who only has about 6 months to life, due to a fatal illnes, has just been informed by the police that his long missing daughter, Sawako has been found dead. She disappeared 14 years ago and the statue of limitations for murder is 15 years. With little time on read more
May 12, 2016
MangaGreat (All reviews)
I’m a sucker for emotional farewells, revenge stories, and mystery solving. Is it any wonder then that I like Seizon-Life? It hits all the points.

Takeda is a man who succeeded greatly at his career, but he lost just about everything else. He lost his daughter over a decade ago, he then lost his wife to a disease, and now he himself seems on the verge of losing his own life to cancer in six months. He admits, though, that even before he lost those things, he didn’t really care for them. All he ever cared for was his job.

Just when he was about to give read more

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