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20th Century Boys

Manga, vol.22 (1999)

 

Information:

Genres: Drama, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Historical, Seinen
Tags: Apocalyptic Fiction, Present
Release Date: 27.09.1999 ‑ 24.04.2006
Studios: Shougakukan Inc.
Type: Manga (1999)
Volumes: 22, Chapters: 249

Alternative names:

20世紀少年
20 Seiki Shounen
Nijuu Seiki Shounen
Nijuusseiki Shounen
20thCB
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 group of boys who try to save the world.
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."

Production:

Naoki Urasawa (Story & Art)

Related manga:

20th Century Boys Manga, 1999
21st Century Boys Manga, 2006, Sequel
20 Seiki Shounen: Ujiko Ujio Sakuhinshuu Manga, 2009, Spin-off

Related characters:

Kenji Endo
Kenji Endo
Chouji Ochiai
Chouji Ochiai
Yukiji Setoguchi
Yukiji Setoguchi
Kyuutaro Kaminaga
Kyuutaro Kaminaga
Kanna Endo
Kanna Endo
Friend
Friend
Yoshitsune Minamoto
Yoshitsune Minamoto
Fukubei Hattori
Fukubei Hattori
Maruo
Maruo
Kiyoshi Sada
Kiyoshi Sada
Kiriko Endo
Kiriko Endo
Shohei Chono
Shohei Chono
Inshu Manjoume
Inshu Manjoume
Kyoko Koizumi
Kyoko Koizumi
Sanae
Sanae
Masaaki Komon
Masaaki Komon
Yûichi Imano
Yûichi Imano
Saburô Kido
Saburô Kido
Keitaro Fukuda
Keitaro Fukuda
Yamane
Yamane
Masao Tamura
Masao Tamura
The Killer
The Killer
Yanbo and Mabo
Yanbo and Mabo
Lena Shikishima
Lena Shikishima
Shikishima
Shikishima
Tadanobu Katsumata
Tadanobu Katsumata
Baba
Baba
Chin
Chin
Danny
Danny
Donkey
Donkey
Father Luciano
Father Luciano
Fukubei
Fukubei
God
God
Kakuta
Kakuta
Manjome INSHUU
Manjome INSHUU
Mariah
Mariah
Masaaki SHIMON
Masaaki SHIMON
Shogun
Shogun
Shuuichi
Shuuichi
Takasugi
Takasugi
The Pope
The Pope
Tsuneo UJIKI
Tsuneo UJIKI
Yukiji SAKAGUCHI
Yukiji SAKAGUCHI
Yuuichi KONNO
Yuuichi KONNO