Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Volume 5 (Ikigami, #5)
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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Volume 5 (Ikigami #5)

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Dear Citizen:

Thank you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself


Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning immediately, we will randomly select a different citizen each day who will be killed wi...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 2008)
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Another good read from the Ikigami series. The personal "ikigami" stories themselves were not my favorite thus far, but I love how all of the personal stories reveal another dimension of the National Welfare Program's effect on citizens and society. And in this latest edition, we're starting to stretch beyond just the negative impact on individuals and really get more of a feel for how the populace at large is viewing the program. In contrast, while in previous volumes we see ikigami delivery ag...more
Mikael Kuoppala
After 8 standalone stories the Ikigami series starts to utilize the slowly developing story arch more fully. One would think that it's about time by the fifth volume, but the standalone stories have been just so completely excellent that it's actually just the perfect timing to give more attention to the regular characters who haven't been particularly prominent so far.

There are still two separate stories here involving people killed randomly as sacrifice to the state, and those storylines work...more
The stories are still strong and Fujimoto is a character you can really identify with. He is a good person doing a soul-killing job in a society where anyone can be accused of being a "social miscreant" and taken away by the National Welfare Police for "reeducation". While this story is fictional, there are certainly parallels to totalitarian regimes today (or in the past, like Nazi Germany, or the former Soviet Union). I think teens could find a lot to discuss in this series.
Dans cette suite (toujours aussi intéressante!), on entre de plus en plus dans le doute concernant la loi des morts programmées par l'état. Les différents protagonistes commencent à se poser des questions sur le bien fondé de cette règle.

De plus, on suit également l'histoire d'un lycéen plutôt fanatique, du fait de l'éducation très pro-gouvernement de son père.

Une excellente suite donc :-)
Muy bueno. La historia del integrista es estremecedora.
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