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: 7.761 (scored by 7266172,661 users)
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Ranked: #14292
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #88
Members: 135,484
Favorites: 2,966

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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.



Dec 28, 2023
I haven't seen the movie first, or at all, so I had no expectations going into this story. I felt interested in what was happening the entire time, and despite it being short I felt like I was given a lot. Unlike in many of these sort of stories, his feelings for Rita didn't feel misplaced or forced, and the twists didn't feel obvious. Though there was an open ending, I wasn't unsatisfied or upset, I felt fulfilled and okay with it. I don't NEED a continuation, but if there was one I'd happily read it. I highly recommend this, it doesn't take much ...
Nov 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A manga carried by having a really interesting core concept, but that overall feels like a waste of potential.

This manga is an adaptation of a novel that was also adapted into a Hollywood film, though the film is quite a bit different from the novel and manga. The central premise is that humanity is in a war against a mysterious alien force dubbed Mimics, and in the midst of that a soldier named Keiji learns that he loops back 30 or so hours upon death. It’s a very interesting concept and the first volume uses it really well. It fleshes out Keiji’s panic and ...
Jun 9, 2024
One of the most compelling thing about manga as a medium resides in its capacity to convey the story conjugating between what is shown and what is told to the lector... You can make the same argument about every other media really, but there is something in the black and white panels, the moderated exposition compared to western comic and how the drawing is different from how scenes are portrayed in anime or animated shows. It's always incredible when you feel like you're being told a story from the manga itself instead of the author talking directly to you... Right? Well, you see, that's one ...

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