All You Need Is Kill
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All You Need Is Kill

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Synonyms: Edge of Tomorrow
Japanese: All You Need Is Kill
English: All You Need Is Kill
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2014 to May 29, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Sakurazaka, Hiroshi (Story), Takeuchi, Ryousuke (Story)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 5652856,528 users)
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Ranked: #10072
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Popularity: #79
Members: 103,772
Favorites: 2,501

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Strange creatures known as "Mimics" have invaded Earth, sparking a global war that has humanity fighting for survival. In response, mankind forms the United Defense Force, a joint organization whose purpose is to overcome this new threat. Dedicated to the extermination of the growing Mimic menace, soldiers are plunged into battle, wearing special exoskeleton combat suits in an attempt to gain the upper hand against their foes.

New recruit Keiji Kiriya is immediately killed after his very first deployment, but to his shock, he wakes up exactly one day before his unit was dropped into a Mimic invasion. After experiencing the same event yet again, he realizes that he is stuck in a time loop triggered by his death. As he relives the day of the battle hundreds of times, Keiji begins to make use of what he has learned about the phenomenon, gradually building up his strength and improving his skills so that eventually, when he comes face-to-face with death once more, he will be ready to change his fate.

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All You Need Is Kill was published in English by VIZ Media in a 2-in-1 omnibus under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint on November 4, 2014. The English version was nominated for the 2015 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material Asia. It was also published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from June 21 to September 20, 2014; in Spanish by Norma Editorial; in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in 2014; in Portuguese by Devir in 2015; in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc in December 2014; and in Turkish by Akılçelen Kitaplar in December 2015.

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Jul 4, 2015
Shioxus (All reviews)
If you've read some of my other reviews, you know one concept that interests me is that of immortality. Time looping is another concept I find enthralling. It's almost like being immortal, except you live the same time period over and over again. In some ways, I feel this could be even worse than immortality, since usually the situation that is repeated is an unpleasant one.

Before we dive into the story, I'd like to mention the artwork. It's absolutely top notch. Every panel has a painstaking amount of detail, from the character designs, to the suits, to the environments. Obata Takeshi is responsible for read more
Jun 10, 2014
Hentaicheg (All reviews)
The manga is now finished, so it's the time to make a review based on full read through and here is what I ended up with:

Story - as far as story and concept goes, I think that's the weakest aspect of this manga..
Concept of the story is pretty much a continued session of 'loops' of the exact same time period happening. Some people who maybe have just started with reading manga may find it innovating, but it really isn't, as such concept was used in numerous manga series already.
Story itself was a bit disappointing too - the story is based on the light novel, read more
Jul 27, 2015
Keatle (All reviews)
Japanese light novels (novels with illustrations that normally target the young-adult demographic) are widely popular, in Japan, that is. Sadly, most of these novels are never properly translated and fans have to use fan-translations. All You Need is Kill is an exception to this ruler, even receiving a manga adaptation and Hollywood movie adaptation.

All You Need is Kill is the manga adaptation of the science-fiction light novel of the same name. While the original novel was released in 2004, the manga adaptation was made one decade later, to coincide with the release of the movie adaptation, Edge of Tomorrow. While the original story was created read more
Oct 12, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
After the release of the live-action movie "Edge of Tomorrow", it was interesting to find that it was actually based on a Japanese light-novel. It came even more as a surprise to see that a manga version had been released, likely coming after the acclaim of the live-action film. The film had some good characters, writing, and some interesting use of the plot's lore. It shouldn't have been a stretch to expect even more from the actual source material, not being held back by the hour and a half length of the movie. However, the biggest surprise came when it became clear that the movie read more


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