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Kamigami no Itadaki

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
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Taniguchi, Jiro (Art)
Serialization: Business Jump


Score: 8.221 (scored by 239 users)
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Ranked: #4522
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Popularity: #5419
Members: 1,166
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /47


In a small Nepalese shop, Fukamachi stumbles across a camera which may well be that of George Mallory, the celebrated mountain climber who was the first to attempt to conquer Everest. Mallory disappeared along with Andrew Irvine, during the course of their ascent in 1924, without leaving any indication of whether they reached the summit or not. So what if it was only on their return trip that they had their fatal accident.

(Source: MU)


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.


Habu, Jouji
Habu, Jouji
Fukamachi, Makoto
Fukamachi, Makoto

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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 read more
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Poll: Kamigami no Itadaki Chapter 47 Discussion
Nidhoeggr - Sep 21, 2013
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Mar 31, 11:50 AM
Live action movie
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