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Japanese: LIVESライブス
English: Lives
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: May 19, 2006 to Apr 19, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Champion RED
Authors: Taguchi, Masayuki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.411 (scored by 14661,466 users)
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Ranked: #159742
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Popularity: #6131
Members: 2,967
Favorites: 8
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Giant meteors have fallen in the Kantou region!

Creating a hell where man becomes beast and people devour each other! In this cruel world, Shinma Shingo fights for what he believes in so the weak can survive! From the genius that brought you "Battle Royale" comes science fiction survival action!


Lives was partially published in English by Tokyopop, who published the first volume on February 8, 2011, before becoming defunct.


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Dec 27, 2013
I'd have to give the story a 7 for originality. To begin with, the story is promising and the setting had potential. It left a lot of stuff unexplained though, like why is every single life form a human? Why can wasps speak even though they're so small that there's no room for a brain capable of understanding human language? Why is the praying mantis at the end unable to speak even though wasps can? What's the angel supposed to be? Aren't all the animals supposed to be from reality? So why was there a giant snake thing and that praying mantis-scorpion hybrid? How did ...
Jun 12, 2012
Afterlife, for the most part when mentioned something like clouds and angel wings, or brimstone and horns comes to mind. "Lives" shows it's own perpective on "afterlife" in a unique and engaging way.

Story: 8/10
The story starts out with the members of an idol group having a dream about meteorites hitting the stage and killing them during their performance. They soon find out that was true, and they were in a strange world with man-eating monsters that try to hunt them down. The last surviving idol is saved by a mysterious beast, who turns out to be human, which is the main character, he then tells ...
Mar 9, 2011
This is one of those good kick ass manga , your always so glad to stumble across.

plenty of fast paced action , drama, awesome awesome art work, good story , decent ( not over the top ) fan service and one hell of a ride for your money.

I am way way impressed with this manga, though to be warned the violence can at times be a bit extreme.Not the worst out there by any means , but not your generic stuff either.This isn't a manga for kiddies. ...


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May 18, 2016 5:23 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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