Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?

21st Century Boys

21st Century Boys

Alternative Titles

English: 21st Century Boys
Synonyms: 21stCB, 21 Seiki Shounen
Japanese: 21世紀少年


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2006 to Jul 14, 2007
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 8.521 (scored by 15067 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1212
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #213
Members: 25,955
Favorites: 338
Ranked #121Popularity #213Members 25,955
Add to List
Volumes: /2
Chapters: /16
buy from CD Japan


Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt him

Picking up directly after the events of 20th Century Boys, it seems like the world is finally out of danger, but the mystery of "Friend" still exists. As the world is threatened again, Kenji must search his memories for any clue about "Friend".

(Source: ANN)


20th Century Boys and 21st Century Boys' combined storyline won the Grand Prize at the 37th Japan Cartoonist Awards on May 9, 2008.

VIZ Media published the series in English under the VIZ Signature imprint from January 15, 2013 to March 19, 2013. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga from June to September 2016.

Related Manga


More reviewsReviews

Jul 22, 2009
DrBoondigga (All reviews)
Surprised that no one has reviewed this, while it may not be at the same level of 20th Century Boys, it's only two volumes, it's the ending, and it's a great read despite it's short length. If anything I am a little disappointed that it didn't show us a bit more of an "aftermath" to things, I was particularly begging for Friend to have a good reason for what he was doing, but it never came. 21st Century Boy simply wraps up the story of 20th Century Boys story, starting off with the concert that we saw near the end of 20th Century Boys, and read more
Aug 3, 2017
srdltb (All reviews)
I thought this sequel weakened the whole story. It gave some answers and also raised a few more questions. Its still worth a read.

This was more of a gift from Naoki to those who wanted more. It gave a feeling of making amends, saying sorry, doing things right for the second time. I love how its really Yukiji and Kenji after all this time, they didnt show it alot in 20thCB, and Im glad they did it here

I still feel like it hasn't ended yet, this makes me want to reread the whole series. Now I have to find another form of escapism


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

21st Century Boys Final Chapter
The_Fan - Feb 14, 2008
43 replies by CrimsonResonance »»
Nov 6, 9:31 AM
Poll: 21st Century Boys Chapter 15 Discussion
Rasco - Mar 6, 2012
8 replies by CrimsonResonance »»
Nov 6, 9:17 AM