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English: Lives
Japanese: LIVESライブス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: May 19, 2006 to Apr 19, 2007
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Taguchi, Masayuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Champion RED


Score: 6.471 (scored by 14011,401 users)
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Ranked: #128132
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Popularity: #4931
Members: 2,767
Favorites: 6
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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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Sep 10, 2010
harrysoung (All reviews)
Taguchi Masayuki, the author of the hit Battle Royale, takes us into a world of lush, verdant vegetation and........ monsters. Big, Bad, nasty, hungry, monsters. How do we get there? You have to get hit by a meteor.

The story was VERY PROMISING in the beginning. Without spoiling too much, the story is about an alternate world (mainly a rain forest) where humans turn into monsters and eat each other. The main characters are just trying their best to survive.

The story is divided into three separate arcs. The first arc is the "present," where the heroine gets transported into the alternate world and meets the read more
Jun 12, 2012
Niverse (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 9, 2011
warniefn (All reviews)
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. read more
Dec 27, 2013
Abs0 (All reviews)
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 read more

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