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Japanese: ALIVE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 4, 1999 to Jun 17, 1999
Genres: Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.611 (scored by 79467,946 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #142132
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Popularity: #1348
Members: 14,320
Favorites: 86
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Chapters: /10


Yashiro Tenshuu killed 5 people, including his girlfriend, and is now on death row. However, a secret government organization is willing to take him off death row if he allows himself to become a test subject to an experiment that requires a killer's intent.


Alive was published in Portuguese by Panini Editorial on December 22, 2017.


Yashiro, Tenshuu
Saegusa, Yurika
Hara, Misako


Sep 13, 2021
This was a great one shot manga but I think it would have been a lot better with a few more chapters. I like the concept and the art but the characters didn't really shine and the pacing felt off. The author put himself in a bad spot as when things started to get more exciting it was already chapter 7 or 8, he gave himself only three chapters to truly shine. I would probably rate this manga a 8 instead of a 6 if it was 2 volumes instead of one. while still above average it was still very disapointing.
Jul 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Before reading this manga I read some reviews about it. So maybe my expectations were high especially since I like psychological manga but somehow I didn't feel satisfied.

The plot is strong but the manga is so short that it fails to make an impact. I feel that the characters could have been better developed. Still it was an average read.

It could have been a great manga but the story ends just when the reader starts getting engrossed in it. At the end I don't get a feeling of closure.

For me it was a worthwhile read. Read it and you may like it if you ...
Nov 21, 2016
Not that great. A real mess of forgotten character traits, weak character relationships, and just weak characters overall. A waste of time. I found the first chapter to be a real cheat. It lays the foundation for a neat protagonist as a writer who's on death row. Then it's never mentioned again that he's a writer despite a fairly important scene taking place in regards to it, and it really doesn't matter that he was on death row either. It's kinda just dumb.

And that's a lot of what's going on. It's just a buncha dumb stuff. I'll give credit where credit is due: there are ...

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