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Larme Ultime, Tome 1 (She the ultimate weapon #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  404 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Shûji et Chise forment un couple de lycéens presque ordinaire. Chise est une jeune fille introvertie et fragile, tandis que Shûji joue les machos pour mieux cacher l'émotion que la maladresse de sa petite amie lui provoque. Cette dernière le convainc un jour de faire un échange de journal intime, comme cela se fait couramment au Japon : Chise et Shûji y écrivent chacun leu ...more
Paperback, Collection Akata, 220 pages
Published December 2002 by Éditions Delcourt (first published May 2000)
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Emmy Lou
Chise and Shuji have just started going out. They both don't know how to act around each other and stress about the little things. One day, their town, Sapporo, is attacked by a foreign nation's air raid. During the raid, a small plane crashes and Shuji chases after it, only to find out it isn't a plane, but a girl with metal wings! The Special Defense Force had taken Chise and developed her into the Ultimate Weapon. The two keep it a secret and continue with their relationship. Chise's frequent ...more
I giorni nostri, un qualsiasi liceo del Giappone. Una qualsiasi storia d’amore tra due qualsiasi studenti di quel liceo. È così che si apre Lei, l’arma finale, manga in sette volumetti di Shin Takahashi, autore finora sconosciuto a noi occidentali. Shuji, il protagonista maschile è un ragazzo serioso e occhialuto che sembra più grande della sua età; Chise è ingenuotta e drammaticamente imbranata. Verrebbe voglia di proteggerla, la piccola Chise.
Poche pagine e della qualsiasi storia d’amore non r
Charles Frayne
Saikano is not for everybody. If you can imagine having your spirit beaten with a lead pipe made of sadness and tragedy instead of lead, and that experience seems desirable, you might enjoy Saikano.

As long as you can through the story without any sort of emotional breakdown, there's not much to dislike. The art, atmosphere, and story all fit together beautifully, drawing you completely into their world and making the inevitable resolution that much harder to face. The characters feel real, relat
Nicole ♥
Saikano is a beautifully drawn manga that I have continued to reread throughout the years. I thought the story was so simple yet compelling that I even presented it to anime club back when I was in High School. The story may seem cliché at first, starting off with a high school couple falling in love and discovering their relationship until the girlfriend, Chise, is taken by the Japanese Defense Force and turned into the ultimate weapon. Although a very simple start to the plotline, the story ev ...more
An older Manga that never got much attention during it's time, Saikano is actually worth a read. The plot sounds very typical... Chise and Shuji are in high school in a small town and just started dating. Chise is actually a cyborg/robot type being that was engineered by the JSDF to be the ultimate weapon. It sounds very cliche but it stands out where other series sometimes don't. Further throughout the series it gets pretty deep and focuses on the emotional distraught of war from different char ...more
Saikano is one of those stories that really requires you to let go... especially if you're one of those readers who is not used to sci-fi romance/drama. Yes, this is a cute, budding love story between two teenagers. One of them just happens to be a transformer Ultimate Weapon for the Japanese defense force.
What makes this story great is how believable this plot line actually is. It's in the "near future," so war is not surprising, and the initial steps for Shuji and Chise's relationship are ver
Alice Cat
I spend so much time ... and is still one of my favorites ...
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA
Way too violent & desperate. Yet has some beauty.
Et si vous appreniez que votre petite copine est une arme de destruction massive du gouvernement? Comment réagir face à l'évolution autonome de son armement qui, peu à peu, lui fait perdre son humanité?

Saikano nous propose une histoire d'amour improbable entre un garçon normal et une fille d'apparence fragile mais au lourd fardeau. Entre hésitations, amour et devoir, quelle sera l'issue de cette romance impossible d'un couple qui veut exister?
Just as the title says, sad story. It's depressing, so if you are into that kind of story like I am, this is definitely for you. Poor Chise is so shy and timid, but she is given such power. The story is about how she manages with this new power and her love for Shuji. She struggles so much, and to be honest, I don't think anyone is really there to help her. Shuji in my opinion is rather pathetic. That's what I have to say about that.
Aug 29, 2007 Keripoof rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chicks
Shelves: yeah
everything. I cry everytime i read the end and at about 6 points inbetween. It's about humanity, the end of the world, love and a thousand other things. It's something I absolutley think every single person ever should read. Oh and there are 7 volumes to the story but im not going to add every one.Anyways, i tell people they should read it but no one does. I really, honestly, think it's important that everyone read this.
3 tomos de 7 leídos. Me aventuré a ir comprándome el manga por el gran anime que tiene, y he de decir que hay ratos que me encanta y hay ratos que no me parece para tanto.. De todos modos, estoy deseando hacerme con los cuatro tomos restantes y darle una mejor valoración al conjunto del manga.
Federiken Masters
Esta historia es más triste que aquella que Pinky y Cerebro habían escrito con el objetivo de deprimir a los presidentes del mundo para que les entregaran el mundo. Un manga bastante perturbador y con una onda melanco como no vi en casi ningún otro lado.
Leídos 4/7 y mi paciencia tiene un límite. La historia está más trillada que la ropa tendida y parece una competición entre los protagonistas parar ver quién es más insoportable. Tonto él, lerda ella. Fin.
[Ahí, que se me nota bien el cabreo]
This is one of the saddest bittersweet stories. Chise and shuji fight all odds when chise is turned into a human weapon to fight into the war. It wil have you grabbing tissue box after tissue box.
Jfk Teens
An anonymous teen Recommends:

Saikano by Shin Takahashi

Read it and find out . . .
Morgan Williams
8 years later, Saikano remains my favorite Manga/Anime to this day.
beautiful story + beautiful artwork = beautiful book
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Shin Takahashi (高橋しん, originally 高橋 真 Takahashi Shin?, born September 8, 1967) is a Japanese manga artist best known for writing Saikano (She, the Ultimate Weapon) and Iihito. He was born in Shibetsu, Hokkaidō on September 8, 1967.
He has been using computer graphics in his works since the time when few manga artists were able to use them.
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Other Books in the Series

She the ultimate weapon (7 books)
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