20th Century Boys Complete Manga Collection Set

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Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store, he has to care for the brother that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it convenien, until those memories come back to haunt you.

Akira and his old friends are slowly being drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that could threaten the world. Who is the mysterious " riend ", and how does he tie into Kenji 's youth? Why are there disappearances and deaths tied into Ochanomizu University? The friend 's memories hold the keys to the puzzle, but years between cloud the clues.

The strange occurances and the reach of the " father " conspiracy grow by the day. It will all culminate on New Year 's Eve 2000. Will Kenji and the est of the group be able to put together the puzzle and save the world?
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Published (first published September 28th 2007
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5000

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gave it

A young group of friends that make an innocent promise which ends up creating the most dangerous cult in the world, a 'friend' turned into the world 's greatest evil, a strange suicide that reunites a group of adults to solve a mystery from their childhood which ended up leading to an apocalyptic police state, clever use of cultural eferences, rock songs and historical allegories to tell the full storie, extremely small actions resulting in extremely massive consequences, an eerie threat lurking in the dar that may or may not be of supernatural origins, kids overthrowing a totalitarian regime and rebelling against society while fighting against a sinister threat that no one else knows about; sound King enough for ya?

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Had a little bit of the raiders of the last ark issue where it seemed like nothing would have happened differently if all of the main characte were absent.

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The main illain is cartoony to a degree but also very, very human.STORY: The series surrounds a group of hildren, mostly boys and the events that happen one Summer in the late 1960 's.

The scope of the storie, variety of characters ( likely and unlikely) and some of the themes therein, remind me of King 's " The Stand ".

And yet, despite all that, the tory is largely unpredictable and very, very suspenseful.

This really is one series where the reader will need to turn the ages to find out what happens next.

Some readers may find the story slowly-paced ( and it is) but this allows time for a real exploration of characters.

All in all, a highly enjoyable manga series.Not for children.

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