Bokurano: Ours
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English: Bokurano: Ours
Synonyms: Bokura no, Bokurano ~Mou Hitotsu no Bokurano~
Japanese: ぼくらの


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 25, 2003 to Jun 25, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Mecha Mecha, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Kitoh, Mohiro (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 91739,173 users)
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Ranked: #4732
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #474
Members: 26,246
Favorites: 1,045

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Fifteen middle school students are happily attending a summer camp by the sea, until one of the children leads the group into a cave that will drastically alter the course of their lives forever. Inside are several computers, along with a man named Kokopelli who offers the students a chance to play a game: one where they use a gigantic robot to defeat enemies who attack the Earth. The children agree to sign a contract by touching a shield-like object, and Kokopelli transports them to the cockpit of the Zearth—the mecha they are to pilot.

After an enemy mecha rises from the sea, Kokopelli shows them how to mentally control the Zearth, and defeats it. The children are excited by the prospect of defending the Earth, but not everything is as it seems. The Zearth is in fact powered by life energy, and at the end of every battle, the pilots die. After signing their lives away, the children must now use their time left on Earth to defend it.

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Bokurano was published in English as Bokurano: Ours by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint from February 16, 2010 to September 16, 2014.

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Jan 12, 2010
Nyron (All reviews)
No reviews for this? You're killing me.

Bokurano is probably the most nihilistic thing ever written. In essence, it's a series of 15 short stories about these 15 kids who are trapped in a competition where they gotta pilot a 500m tall robot. If they lose, the world is screwed. Gradually, through a series of well written and shocking twists, everything about their mission ends up being bad for them and pretty much everyone around them. It's a brutally realistic depiction of what you'd get if you actually did put a bunch of middle schoolers in charge of this sort of thing. Some are wannabe heroes, read more
Apr 22, 2010
tehbohemian (All reviews)
One word : Excellence

well I can try to sum up my week long encounter with Bokurano(Ours). Well i just want to warn all who read this that this is a very depressing manga, it's hard to explain...

Well the story is truly amazing, do not let the giant robot fool you this is by no means a traditional Mecha Manga. It is it's own story and not just another dime a dozen gundam clone. well the story itself revolves around 15 midde school kids at a summer camp, they get bored of collecting sea-shells and go explore the nearby cave. in the cave they meet a read more
May 26, 2014
Dietrologia (All reviews)
Bokurano is something that probably initially misled a lot of people. Nowadays it has a pretty infamous reputation, but if you were to see or read it when it first came out, or nowadays if you somehow go into it knowing nothing about it, it might seem like a pretty innocent and generic premise: a bunch of kids get signed into a contract where they have to pilot a giant robot and save the earth from aliens. It seems like something that has been done a thousand times before, but if you are perceptive you might notice that there is about it all.

And then read more
Dec 15, 2014
Markezzo (All reviews)
A title that will stick with you.

The story's main focus is a large cast of kids who are thrown into an almost inescapable death-trap, forcing them to rethink how they wish to spend their last moments alive. It is a concept that fascinates me to no end. Each character is unique and memorable in this anthology of death and misery.

The problem lies in its execution. Some of the twists and turns that happen in the story are truly impactful, but the characters experiencing these events simply feel alien. It is one of those titles where characters act deadpan most of the time. When the story read more

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