Apollo's Song

Alt title: Apollo no Uta

Vol: 1; Ch: 5
1970
3.996 out of 5 from 184 votes
Rank #3,749
Apollo's Song

Shogo is a troubled boy. He abuses animals and has no concept of love, having watched his mother sleep with endless men and say she regretted having him while he was a child. After being brought to a mental institution for reform, Shogo is given electric shock therapy and has a powerful vision: a goddess statue tells him that for all eternity, he will fall in love with a woman, only to have their union fall apart. Through visions, dreams and day to day life, Shogo experiences being a Nazi in World War 2 Germany, becoming an assassin in a futuristic world run by non-humans and learning how to be a long distance runner, all the while discovering the true meaning of what it means to love.

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ReiTsubomi Jun 20, 2010
Score 10/10

We don't need love, do we? It's just a phenomenon created by our minds, almost an illusion isn't it? It's fake right? Wrong. Apollo's Song is written by none other than the god of Manga himself, Tezuka Osamu, so of course you know it will be good. However, in this story lies something far greater than can be imagined, something a lot of us humans tend to forget or even neglect. The meaning of Love. We forget... read more

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