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
Themes: Military Military, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Sakurazaka, Hiroshi (Story), Takeuchi, Ryousuke (Story)


Score: 7.771 (scored by 7131471,314 users)
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Ranked: #14282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #86
Members: 132,919
Favorites: 2,934

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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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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 ...
Oct 12, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 24, 2022
If there's one thing i hate the most, it's the contextualization of the story through exposition in a visual medium. It's poor storytelling first and foremost, and unnecessary when you have the ability to tell a much more compelling story through pictures and dialogue. Why is the narrator explaining this? And who is he/she explaining it to? I'm also not sure if 'All You Need Is Kill' is a pioneer of this story structure, but i wasn't a fan, felt generic in the purest sense. The paneling makes it hard to follow a lot of what is going on in the story, which is unfortunate ...

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