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20th Century Boys, Tome 20 (20th Century Boys #20)

4.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  756 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T+.

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.

Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 28th 2006 by Planet Manga (first published October 28th 2005)
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Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 28, 2013 Mikael Kuoppala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After a bit too banal and ill-paced "Everybody's Song," the weakest volume so far, Noki Urasawa compensates and delivers one of the best volumes so far. "Humanity in the Balance" is a roller coaster ride that clearly starts going full gear towards the finale just two volumes away, not counting the sequel duology "21st Century Boys". Again I was reading this out of breath, so completely intense the writing is.

It's still a true marvel how urgent and real Urasawa makes his storytelling feel. In jus
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Colin
Jul 10, 2015 Colin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Why would a scientist test a vaccine on themselves. It makes no sense, no matter how you look at it. I get Kiriko has been through a lot but she still wouldn't be that dumb, because if it didn't work but a solution was right around the corner, than she just killed herself for no reason.
Brad
Apr 21, 2015 Brad rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, sci-fi, mystery
The deathcount is promisingly high, and best of all, everyone gets to go to mars! I laughed when I discovered that big robots are still in fashion in Japan as of 2018. Thank goodness. We should never be without big robots and bowling alleys. I don't care what anyone else thinks. Right, God? Right.

I'm so happy that Kenji's alive and on his way to the big showdown. The homeless man with a guitar versus the mad ESPer demigod who is now the president of Earth.

How can anything that feels so down to e
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Norman Cook
Feb 12, 2015 Norman Cook rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The pieces are falling into place for the ultimate showdown with the Friend. This volume is chock full of important revelations, but I sense that there is still a huge twist to come.
Ashley
Jan 23, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it
It's so crazy to me that we know who the friend is, but we don't know who he is. How much more convoluted can this get? I'm really looking forward to resolution in volume 22.
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA
So boþ Kenji & Kanna are demigods. Kinda letdown, but still interesting.
Oliver
Jun 27, 2015 Oliver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geht aufs Finale zu. Alles verdichtet sich. Wahnsinnig gut wieder, der Band.
Abel
Dec 26, 2015 Abel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Queremos enfrentamiento final yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *O*
Fredrik Strömberg
Urasawa keeps up the pressure and there are some really good moments in this book. A good read, as always, but now I am starting to look forward to the end of this series.
Nia
Jan 28, 2009 Nia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kiriko membuat vaksin untuk melawn virus yang terbaru. Sementara Kanna berjumpa dengan 'Sahabat'. Namun, ia tahu bahwa itu adalah 'Sahabat' palsu...
Kayla Perry
May 16, 2012 Kayla Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This man can do no wrong in my opinion. I just love everything he touches, it's ridiculously suspenseful and well-crafted.
Dru
Oct 08, 2013 Dru rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pieces are moving, the end is near and it's fantastic.
Stan Pedzick
Sep 04, 2012 Stan Pedzick rated it really liked it
The end is near, just how will it end?
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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
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