Kamigami no Itadaki
The Summit of the Gods
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Kamigami no Itadaki

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 神々の山嶺
English: The Summit of the Gods
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1, 2000 to Mar 1, 2003
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sports Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Business Jump
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Taniguchi, Jiro (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 24082,408 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1293
Members: 15,187
Favorites: 275

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Synopsis

In 1924, mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted a daring challenge: to be the first to scale Mount Everest. However, they disappeared during the final stages of their trek, leading to one of mountaineering's greatest mysteries—did the pair ever make it to the summit?

1993, Kathmandu. Japanese photographer Makoto Fukamachi discovers a vintage camera in an antique store, which he believes might have belonged to Mallory. However, the camera falls into the possession of "Bikha Sanp," a burly Japanese man who Fukamachi realizes may very well be Jouji Habu, a legendary Japanese mountaineer who disappeared from the scene several years ago. Unfortunately for Fukamachi however, Bikha Sanp refuses to talk to him and leaves with the camera in tow.

With the trail gone cold, Fukamachi has only one course left to pursue: to delve into Habu's past and see just what may have brought the former climber to Nepal. For the sake of rewriting mountaineering history, Fukamachi begins his investigation, a task that will bring him to the greatest height in the world—the summit of the gods.

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Background

Kamigami no Itadaki is based on the Baku Yumemakura novel of the same name. The manga series won the Excellence Prize in the manga division at the Japanese Ministry of Culture's Media Arts Festival in 2001 as well as the Best Art Award at the French Angouleme Festival in 2005. The original novel won the 11th Shibata Renzaburo Award in 1998.

The series was published in English as The Summit of the Gods by Ponent Mon/Fanfare from September 30, 2009, to March 26, 2015. In 2014, the publisher's translation of the fourth volume was nominated for the Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category.

A live-action film adaptation titled Everest: Kamigami no Itadaki was released in Japan on March 12, 2016. A French-language CG animation film based on the series premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on July 15, 2021, before its theatrical release in France on September 22, 2021.

Characters

Razendra, Naradar
Supporting
Kishi, Ryouko
Supporting
Segawa, Kayoko
Supporting
Kishi, Buntarou
Supporting

Reviews

May 22, 2021
The manga that inspired Made in Abyss

Tsukushi Akihito has repeatedly said that this manga greatly influenced made in abyss.
There are many obvious similarities with made in abyss

I read it, and i have no regrets.

This manga is a love letter to the world of alpinism.

The art is gorgeous. I have never seen a manga with more beautiful backgrounds.
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Aug 26, 2016
From the master Jiro Taniguchi himself comes the greatest and most gripping high altitude stories you will find.
I love Taniguchi's work, the detailed background, soft flow of the reading, the calm moments. His work is poetic and outstandingly beautiful.

For summit of the Gods, it was the first time I was reading a story of his that had a faster pace, lots of action and suspense. And as always he does it brilliantly.

Story: It's about alpinism, it's about the mountains, the cold, the solitude and being one with a hostile environment.
I knew not the slightest thing about mountain climbing and I still LOVED discovering the ...
May 10, 2024
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAIN SPOILERS

The Summit of the Gods it's about many things, beyond the sport of climbing and the mystery presented at the beginning of it. It's about perseverance, until what point the human obsession can arrive in order to achieve our dreams, inspire others to be better and so much more. For this review, we gonna analyze, first, the positive aspects and, then, a few negative aspects that this manga had. So, let's begin:

POSITIVE ASPECTS

1. Fukamachi: He was a photojournalist that was asigned with the mission of collect the disappeared George Mallory's camera with the evidence of his conquering of the Everest Mount ...

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