Kamigami no Itadaki
The Summit of the Gods
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Kamigami no Itadaki

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Japanese: 神々の山嶺
English: The Summit of the Gods
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1, 2000 to Mar 1, 2003
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sports Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Business Jump
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Taniguchi, Jiro (Art)


Score: 8.221 (scored by 11411,141 users)
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Ranked: #3592
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Popularity: #1773
Members: 8,323
Favorites: 159

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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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May 22, 2021
yoyowhatup (All reviews)
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.

The character of Joji was very unique. He obviously influenced Riko from made in abyss with his obsession climbing to the top of dangerous mountains.

If you like made in abyss or alpinism, then you will appreciate this manga.

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
Dec 4, 2021
BaroDrinksBeer (All reviews)
Summit of The Gods seems too real for any novel/manga/movie. When I first read it years ago, I thought almost everything was a completely true story, and recent Netflix made a beautiful adaption, that made me go back and re-read this critically underrated manga. I even felt like I had to learn more after re-reading the manga, so I read the original novel by Baku Yumemakura. I needed even more, so I went searching through past articles to attempt to find some sort of resemblance if the climbs, the people, inspirations, anything...

But, all I can tell you is that the original author of the Novel read more


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