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Larme Ultime, Tome 1 (Saikano #1)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  461 Ratings  ·  23 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 30th 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
Charles Frayne
Aug 02, 2015 Charles Frayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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
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Matt
Nov 14, 2016 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a manga novel before and this was my first. It may be a long time before I read my second.


I can safely say that manga just isn't my thing. I can certainly appreciate the great artwork and storytelling involved but it just didn't resonate. I was never a comic book kid either.. my interest has always involved the written word. Saikano is a great story and I can see why it is popular. Please do not let my personal thoughts impact your decision to read this book. If graphic novels
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Kalen Soto
Jan 14, 2017 Kalen Soto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La historia de amor más intensa que he visto en mi vida! Y más que eso, yo creo que es encontrar otros aspectos en alguna persona especial que en momentos complicados, como los que Chise y Shuji vivieron en su país, te hacen llegar a amarla justo cuando menos lo esperas.
Veronica
Mar 23, 2014 Veronica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti
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
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SPWinchester
Feb 19, 2016 SPWinchester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-concluded
*LA RECENSIONE RIGUARDA L'INTERA SERIE*
Saikano è a metà tra un seinen ed uno josei ed i temi trattati sono l'amore e la voglia di vivere degli esseri umani, di tutti e nessuno escluso, descritti nelle loro tinte più scure, profonde e graffianti.
Anche se fin dall'inizio la storia d'amore dei protagonisti è costantemente presente, non né è mai il fulcro centrale e di questo ne sono estremamente grata!
La trama non scivola mai nella casualità della fantascienza o del solito concetto di guerra o del
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Yoda Bor
Jan 06, 2016 Yoda Bor rated it it was amazing
Évacuons d’abord ce qui m’a déplu, je n’ai pas du tout aimé le graphisme des personnages. J’ai notamment trouvé le visage de Shûji très étrange, avec une forme de menton bizarre.

C’est d’autant plus étonnant que Chise est par contre très belle quand elle est sous forme d’arme.


Au niveau scénario, j’ai également eu un sentiment étrange. Chise et Shûji décident qu’ils vont s’aimer et, partant de là et malgré toutes leurs différences, ils ne vont plus s’éloigner de leur objectif.

Chise n’est pas très
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VisforVillains
Feb 28, 2013 VisforVillains rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly
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
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kunaom
Mar 16, 2016 kunaom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
เวลาคนเปนแฟนกัน เขาตองทำอะไรกันบางนะ?
เออ..จริงนะ เปนคนทีคิดไมออก บอกไมถูก นึกคำตอบไมไดเชนกัน คนเปนแฟนกันเขาตองทำไงบางหวา? อาจเพราะในชีวิตนีเรามีแคชวงเวลาของการแอบๆรักคนเดียวเทานันอะ ไปไมถึงขันรัก..กันแบบคนอืนเขาเสียที 555 TvT

การตูนเรืองนี เขากเริมมาแบบนัน คนทีเปนแฟนกันตองทำไงบาง ถาคุณคิดวาคำถามแคนันไมเหนจะตองไปคิดมากอะไรเลย เออใช ถาเปนแคเดกวัยรุน คนหนุมสาวธรรมดากคงไมตองคิดหนัก... แตสำหรับพวกเขาแลว สำหรับพระ-นางของเรืองนีมันหนักโคตรๆ แมจะเคยอานมาแลว (นาจะนานเกือบจะสิบปี) กยังอึดอัดกับบรรยากาศของเ
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Ryu
Jun 25, 2012 Ryu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Keripoof
Aug 29, 2007 Keripoof rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Joao
Mar 17, 2011 Joao rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-over
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?
Elis
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.
Lirie
Apr 15, 2013 Lirie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-comics
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]
Feather Mista
Oct 14, 2012 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kimberly
May 20, 2008 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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