Kamigami no Itadaki
The Summit of the Gods
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Kamigami no Itadaki

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1, 2000 to Mar 1, 2003
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, SportsSports, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Taniguchi, Jiro (Art)
Serialization: Business Jump


Score: 8.211 (scored by 927927 users)
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Ranked: #3632
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Popularity: #2034
Members: 6,625
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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 Fukamichi 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 Fukamichi realizes may very well be Jouji Habu, a legendary Japanese mountaineer who disappeared from the scene several years ago. Unfortunately for Fukamichi however, Bikha Sanp refuses to talk to him and leaves with the camera in tow.

With the trail gone cold, Fukamichi 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, Fukamichi 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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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. A live-action film adaptation titled Everest: Kamigami no Itadaki was released in Japan on March 12, 2016.


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Feb 11, 2017
KyoumaZ (All reviews)
“The sky sinks steadily until the foot of the mountain until the first snowflakes begin to fall. The traces of the chamois are fading. I am happy, that I am still alive and gaze at my shivering hands. Then I’ll open my fist...” – Jiro Taniguchi.

Today, the 11th of February in the year of 2017, is a very sad day indeed. One of the most influential, ingenious writer of mature stories of all time, Jiro Taniguchi, did see the end of the day. And as for today, I can’t help but feel a little saddened because his demise leaves a big void in both the read more
Aug 26, 2016
SkyC_12 (All reviews)
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 read more

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Poll: Kamigami no Itadaki Chapter 47 Discussion
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Anyone here own this in english?
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