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Real Account

Alternative Titles

English: Real Account
Japanese: リアルアカウント


Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 184
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2014 to Nov 9, 2019
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Watanabe, Shizumu (Art), Okushou (Story)


Score: 7.191 (scored by 96249,624 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #53502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #379
Members: 31,774
Favorites: 554
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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]


The first part of Real Account was serialized in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine until September 9, 2014; the second part—with the chapter count reset to 1—was serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine from December 24, 2014 to June 20, 2018. It transferred back to Bessatsu Shounen Magazine on August 9, 2018.

The series has been published in English under the same title by Kodansha Comics USA since March 22, 2016. It has also been published in French by Kurokawa.

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Feb 2, 2015
zedwardzenyz (All reviews)

You're sitting there, phone in hand and scrolling through your social network, following people, adding people, commenting on things, your general everyday thing (facebook, twitter, etc).

Suddenly, you're teleported into cyberspace, into a room with people you've never met before.

Pretty cool right? yeah.

You are then greeted by the social network mascot. He then announces that you and the people that were using the social network at that time, are to play social network games. "Heh, I can do that", is what you're thinking. The mascot then continues to tell you that these games you will be playing is for your life. He proceeds read more
May 10, 2017
Pakutto (All reviews)
Keep in mind when you're reading reviews, how many chapters the reviewer has read. This is displayed in the top right corner of their review. You'll notice for THIS manga - that higher reviews are often made by people who have read fewer chapters. This is because they haven't gotten far enough to realize how disappointing this manga really is.

The outcome of a manga can almost be more important than the journey - but in this case, I couldn't even muster through the journey. Everything began quite clever - but ultimately turned into ridiculous plot twists, unanswered questions, and so much fan service that I read more
Sep 22, 2015
Caimthehero (All reviews)
If you're like me then you know that the people you hang out with in real life and make an effort to be around are your true friends. This means that when you get sucked into a sadistic video game that kills you when you run out of followers you know that you will have at least a few people that have your back. Yet these people that had 2000 followers act surprised when people don't want to risk their lives for you. All you did was click to accept a friend request dude. If we haven't at least run from cops together I'm not read more
Feb 2, 2015
KawaiiAeon (All reviews)
If you don't have followers, you die.

At first when I started readin the manga, I thought— ‘What the hell! Is this another versiomln of SAO except that it has nothing to do with swords?’ But 3 chapters into the manga and I was proven wrong. It does not revolve around a single game, it is a social trap. REAL ACCOUNT is a social networking site where having followers is a must.

Just so you all are not confused, I would like to tell you that the manga has 2 volumes right now. Volume 1 has 10 chapters and the protagonist is Kashiwagi Ataru. Volume 2 has read more

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