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Alive

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ALIVE


Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 6.611 (scored by 79467,946 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #142132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1348
Members: 14,320
Favorites: 86
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /10

Synopsis

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.

Background

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

Characters

Yashiro, Tenshuu
Main
Gondou
Supporting
Saegusa, Yurika
Supporting
Kojima
Supporting
Hara, Misako
Supporting
Scientist
Supporting

Reviews

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
Story:
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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