20th Century Boys

Alt titles: Nijuu Seiki Shounen

Vol: 22; Ch: 249
4.592 out of 5 from 1,311 votes
Rank #9
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The world is never quite the same once we grow up. Villains and robots that once ran rampant in our imaginations are reduced to drawings in Manga, and our lives are distilled until there is little left but the daily grind; so it has been for Kenji. After a childhood of dreams he now runs his late father's liquor store and is raising his sister's child. The memories and friends from his early years bring him some happiness, but they become tainted as a string of murders find connections to his past. Kenji and his friends must now fight to save the future from their past and unravel the mystery of "Friend."

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Szwagier's avatar by Szwagier on Oct 13, 2009
Score: 10/10

There are some mangas that have completely no appeal in it's outer appearance. You look at the cover and think "Ugh how ugly". You read the description and think "Sounds boring". There isn't a single thing that may convince you to try this title out. And then some small event changes your mind - maybe a friend recommend it to you. Or you notice the author is the same guy who wrote another... read more

gijoe250's avatar by gijoe250 on Jun 13, 2012
Score: 10/10

This is one of the greatest stories I've read. It never slows down to a point where you want to put it down because you don't want to put it down! Some many twist and turns with perils around every corner. And the best part is the story is a one of a kind! I've never read any other manga like it! Probably why I wouldn't be able to recommend a manga similiar to it. I'll just say why I liked it. For starters... read more

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