20th century boys ≫ 20th century boys vol 01 GN

20th century boys vol 01 GN

20th century boys vol 01 GN

20th century boys vol 01 GN

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Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world.

Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.

Artikel details
Adult No
Department Boeken / TPB-Manga
Publisher Viz Comics
Series 20th century boys
Shop Manga & Anime
Primary language English
Genre Drama , Science Fiction  , Historisch , Mysterie
DC Previews 2008 NOV
Product Code DCSTK383877
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"Weird and wonderfull" door JD (UK) op 5 okt. 2012

Urasawa is well know for his well thought out stories. This is another one. I have to agree with the other reviewer that this story might be a tad to long 22 volumes to date. This is a common gripe I have with a lot of Manga. But I guess this is part of how they produce the stuff.

I like the entire story so far. Author know how to pace his story and makes very believable characters. The artwork is very nice and quiet detailed especially the backgrounds.

Basic premises of the story: is a group of boys play and have a great summer building a fort and thinking up the master plan of how they are going to fight the aliens. Skip a few years into the future and they all lead normal lives. Except that one of them took the ideas and tried turning it into reality. They find out and it is actually a plot to gain power.

The author skips back and forth between different time frames in the characters lives. This is done to reveal different aspects of the original plans and history. Great read and well thought out

"Starts excellently, but get's lost in the way..." door Sunabozu (Portugal) op 9 apr. 2010

I read Naoki Urasawa's Monster, and I just had to read this. The basic story is actually really good. And Urasawa's drawings about the 60's makes you feel really nostalgic and wondering if this was how our parents played when they were young. The moon landing, rock-and-roll, or the Japanese World Expo, it's all there. However, Urasawa's keeps insisting in having very long mangas, and then sometimes he gets lost in secondary side stories (or fillers). Sometimes, when the story changes the focus from one character to another, you already can't remember where the story was at. Nevertheless, it's worth the reading.