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, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sports Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Business Jump
Authors: Yumemakura, Baku (Story), Taniguchi, Jiro (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 21502,150 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3672
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1330
Members: 14,675
Favorites: 270

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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 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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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. A live-action film adaptation titled Everest: Kamigami no Itadaki was released in Japan on March 12, 2016.

Characters

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

Reviews

Apr 6, 2024
I initially believed this manga was solely focused on the theme of mountain climbing, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it encompasses a much broader and captivating narrative.

Yumemakura's narrative is rich in depth and complexity, exploring a variety of themes ranging from personal growth and friendship to existential questions about the meaning of life. The characters are multifaceted and well-developed, and their journey is marked by challenges that are both physical and emotional in nature.

Jiro Taniguchi's artwork brings the towering peaks and treacherous landscapes to life, evoking a sense of awe and wonder.

My only criticism is that the pacing could potentially ...
Jun 26, 2022
“Kamigami no Itadaki” is a story about two people — one guy’s obsession to climb mountains without reason and another guy’s obsession to chase the former and reason his obsession.

The story starts with Fukamachi a photographer currently in Kathmandu trying to document the attempt of a group from Japan to summit the tallest mountain on Earth from the south-west side, a feat that hasn’t been achieved so far. But fate had other plans and guides Fukamachi to come in contact with an antique piece of history that could lend the key to unravel an age old mystery in history of mountaineering, one that could send ...
Jun 13, 2022
The Summit of the Gods is a simply masterpiece!
I can't really describe in words as to what an amazing piece of art this manga is. It has very strong characters to complement the amazing story and beautiful art. This manga is something to be experienced first hand.
It does not matter if you are interested in mountaineering or mountains in general, you would not be disappointed with this. This manga deserves more recognition!
I don't have a list of top 10 books/manga/comics, but if I had one, then this will certainly be a part of it!

Story: 10/10
Art: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Overall: 10/10

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