20世紀少年 8 [Nijusseiki Shōnen 8] (20th Century Boys, #8)
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20世紀少年 8 [Nijusseiki Shōnen 8] (20th Century Boys #8)

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R to L (Japanese Style). This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world!; As boys, Kenji and his friends came up with a bunch of stories about an evil organization bent on world destruction. As adults, someone is now turning their fantasies into reality! What really happened on Bloody New Year's Eve? Kenji, Otcho and Maruo have just driven their dynamite-lo...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by 小学館
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Anthony Chavez
The suspense as to what happened on the Bloody New Years Eve of 2000 has came to a head, In this book we FINALLY get some information on what happened in 2000, what was the secret of the Friend's robot and the killer gas it is emanating, and the next chapter of the plot begins to unfold.

This chapter introduces Koizumi Kyoko, she is a fairly sympathetic and surprisingly staunch new schoolgirl heroine who only wanted to do a book report on the Kenji Faction. Instead she gets a forced visit to 'Fri...more
Oliver
Fan. Tas. Tisch Bin hin und weg.
Jason Seaver
By now, anyone reading Volume 8 knows what to expect from Naoki Urasawa in general and "20th Century Boys" in particular - a thrilling, fast-paced story that supplies new mysteries at nearly the same rate. It's filled with flashbacks, and some of them can seem like a bit of a cheat - the characters will see something that the audience does not. But the stuff we're flashing back to is fun; after seven volumes of build-up for the giant robot, the way Kenji and company attack it with disdain during...more
Mikael Kuoppala
The saga is back in its phenomenal drive after the just slightly less than perfect volume "The Truth". "Kenji's Song" starts off by continuing what was set up at the end of that book; we get to follow the events of Bloody New Year's Eve as Kenji and his friends engage in a hopeless conflict against the Friend cult. This is covered with dramatic, effective writing that elevates the previously somewhat predictable storyline notably.

The main bulk of "Kenji's Song" takes place in what is the current...more
Danielle
Creepy and moving; more about Kenji's fate on Bloody New Year's Eve, at last, though I'm sure there are still surprises to come about his confrontation with the masked 'Friend'. There is also a lovely scene where you finally get to hear one of his songs ('warmed up Bob Dylan meets John Lennon'). One more of the original conspirators shows up - I miss those guys! Koizumi Kyoko is a fairly sympathetic and surprisingly staunch new schoolgirl heroine, and provides the most ominous moments in the vol...more
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Mss Black (Smoke)
La historia que se narra en este, un poco alejada del foco principal, ha resultado redonda. Urasawa se mueve como pez en el agua en esta especie de maravilloso relato de terror.
Nia
Munculnya kembali teman-teman kecil Kenji yang membantunya melawan monster yang dibuat oleh 'Sahabat'...

termasuk diantaranya Yoshitsune, sang Kapten dan Dewa, orang tua gelandangan yang mempunyai kemampuan meramal, salah satunya Kenji...
Steve Gougeon
another Urasawa, another page turner. Was kinda let down by the last couple of volumes but this picked it back up and I can't wait to see what's coming up next.
Grace
one thing that got me excited was the chords that Kenji was playing. I played them on my guitar to get a feel for the type of music it was.
Lisa
This is really where this series comes together. I'm so glad I already have the next one because I can't wait to keep reading.
h
each cliffhanger is better than the last! <3
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Urasawa Naoki ( 浦沢 直樹) is a Japanese mangaka. He is perhaps best known for Monster (which drew praise from Junot Díaz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner) and 20th Century Boys.

Urasawa's work often concentrates on intricate plotting, interweaving narratives, a deep focus on character development and psychological complexity. Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award, the Japan Media Arts Festival ex...more
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