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Real Account

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Japanese: リアルアカウント
English: Real Account
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 194
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2014 to Nov 9, 2019
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Watanabe, Shizumu (Art), Okushou (Story)


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1113611,136 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #77382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #464
Members: 36,843
Favorites: 565

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Real Account
Volume 1


Real Account is a popular social media app that enables its users to link their account to reality. From socializing to buying things in real life, the app has become indispensable in daily life, especially for second-year high school student Ataru Kashigawa. He uses Real Account as a means to escape reality and he feels a sense of belonging and connection to his followers, whom he considers as his friends.

However, Ataru's views on friendship drastically change when he gets plunged into the virtual world of Real Account and is forced to participate in horrific death games alongside ten thousand other users. But these are far from ordinary online death games as dying in the world of Real Account means that you and all your followers die in reality. To make matters worse, having no followers also means certain death. As Aratu begins to participate in these death games, he discovers the existence of Yuuma Mukai, a teenager who looks just like him. This discovery creates a twist in events.

Betrayed by his so-called friends one by one, Ataru is left with one anonymous follower. In this virtual world where a single follower could be the difference between life or death, Ataru must survive and complete these games in order to return to the real world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Real Account was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from March 22, 2016 to August 29, 2023. It has also been published in French by Kurokawa.

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Sep 21, 2021
[This review contains minor spoilers]

Real Account could be described as one of the most boring manga you could ever read. A manga that you will think is built and ONLY built by using poor USA styled characterisations, clichéd misunderstanding over technology, mixed with some kind of shit moral that could be resumed as "Phones are bad; The Internet is bad" throughout the whole story. Adding to that the understatement that this manga is about a survival game you could only access by using your phone, which was also a subject used in other mediocre manga like "Ousama Game", "Darwin's Game" or even "Mirai Nikki", you ...
Nov 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (194/194 eps)
It's a manga about how social media affects your daily life, and turns it into a death game but becomes so mind-numbingly stupid, it's entertaining.

FYI: There are essentially two parts, I'll cover them both as they are essentially the same.
Further below I wrote some plotholes the story had or things that reinforce my points.

Story: 4
The early parts are extremely relatable, touching on very specific subjects within the internet. Likes/dislikes which was a good starting point, real/fake lives they create online and offline, streaming and how far they'd go for views when it depended on their lives, giving up both their phones and personal data with ...
Sep 23, 2023
Yep, it's as bad as other reviewers have pointed out. I applaud anyone who actually made it to the end of this dumpster fire.

If you are expecting any type of drama or suspense then don't waste your time on this. They took an interesting science fiction survival story and turned it into 24 volumes of the most repetitive, incoherent mess possible. Every chapter is sillier and crazier than the one before it until it's all just noise. The author just throws whatever nonsense they thought up that day for shock value regardless if it has any reason or logic behind it. The absurdity of the ...

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