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Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Volume 21 (20th Century Boys #21)

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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!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen plus.

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, wou
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by VIZ Media (first published February 28th 2006)
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Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The penultimate volume of "20th Century Boys" has the campiest title in the series, but one that fits the morbid absurdity of the totalitarian state lead by the Friend cult perfectly. At this point of the saga the enigmatic Friend has finally reached a dead end. He has decided to wipe out humanity once and for all it seems, as his megalomanic ambitions have reached their fulfillment. Our protagonists engage in a race against time to stop the apocalypse. But each of them has to face personal demo ...more
Vicenç Sanz
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ya queda menos, un tomo más y acaba la relectura de 20th century boys (la semana que viene casi seguro). Y es curioso porque pese a tratarse del penúltimo tomo y haber cierta sensación de estar a punto de terminar, también tengo la sensación de que he estado ante un tomo más, no ha habido esa traca habitual ni ese colocar de piezas previos a un final apoteósico que tanto acostumbramos a ver en las obras japonesas.

El tomo en cambio sigue desarrollando las tramas, que si los Ovnis, que si lo que s
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Francisco Silva
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
No sé, no puedo evitar sentir que este penúltimo tomo me parezca un alargue. O bien no tiene la suficiente urgencia que requeriría el estar tan cerca del final. Más todavía en una obra que abarca tanto como esta.
Malapata
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tantas páginas alargando la historia que cuando quiere empezar a cerrarla todo suena forzado y fuera de lugar.
Ashley
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll be honest and say that I am getting disgruntled. We are on the last few volumes and that is not the time to be adding in integral characters and inserting them into the back story as if they were there all along! Plus, depending on the final outcome, I'm going to be really annoyed if there was a cheap, intentional feint just to confuse the readers about the identity of the Friend one more time. The series is wrapping up so I understand that the author may feel rushed, but there's already pl ...more
Jesus Flores
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A few flashbacks where we see hints of the extra new boy, but not much.
The move of pieces for the last battle, the flying saucer from amigo, Kenji moving into the city, The Pope hiding, the woman who says is pregnant with Amigo's baby.
Only 1 volumen to know the end, there are still too many things open, people all over the place. How will it end?

This just add more tensión to the story.

4 stars
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We get some sentimental revelation about the gang of boys, their secret base and the flag. Then we get introduced to another childhood friend of Kenji, who might be coming to their aid with another unlikely helping hand. Finally the doomsday for humanity has arrived on the last chapter of this volume. "Friend" confesses about his lies and bid farewell to all the people of the Earth. Now the question is, can Earth sustain and live through this final calamity?
Fredrik Strömberg
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Getting really close to the end now, making me wonder how Urasawa will wrap up this lengthy and intricate storyline in a way that doesn't feel like cheating. Hoping he'll pull it through, but not getting my hopes up too much. This volume was action-packed and full of jumps between the 1960s and the present of the story, making some new connections, but mostly befuddling the underlying story... Not the best volume in the series. Oh well, it will, hopefully all be revealed in the next volume.
Bradley
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, sci-fi, mystery
He's mad! I tell you, he's mad!

Ok, maybe not really mad. Just misunderstood. We can round out this development with a little counselling and friendly hugs, right? Or maybe we can spray the world with a virus while announcing in a screeching voice, "Leeeeets Plaaaaaay, Kenji-kun!"

Um. I take that last bit back. He's fucking off his rocker.

Hartha
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من افضل القصص التي يمكن للعقل البشري تخيلها, قرات القصة قبل اكثر من 3 سنوات لاكنها لا تزال محفورة في راسي خاصتا شخصية "الصديق", بجانب قوة القصة فاكثر ما اعجبني ايضا هو اسلوب عرض الكاتب للاحداث من ازمنة و اماكن مختلفة بشكل متداخل جدا ولكن سلس الى ابعد الحدود و بهذه الطريقة فانه دائما يقوم بخداع الكاتب بجعله يتوقع مجريات القصة بشكل خاطئ في كل مرة.
robin
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sebuah angan - angan tentang masa depan yang keren abis. mungkin anak2 sekarang ga ada yang bisa mikir sejauh itu seperti kenji dkk..
serem oi, serangan virusnya, perang dunia ke 3 mungkin ja kaya gini ya..hahahaha
Norman Cook
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Friend begins his final preparations for world conquest, while Kenji and his allies gain unexpected help from some of the Friend's minions. How can the plot threads converge with only one more volume to go?
Shaun
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sooooo close to the end...! Just a great, great series.
Abel
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahora sí que sí!!!!!!!!!!

Igual los finales de otros mangas han sido muy piolas. Veremos si está a la altura
Tar Buendía
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
-¡¡Vamos a jugar!!

A un tomo de acabar 20th century boys, menudo final de tomo. Impresionante.
Oliver
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mäandert kurz vor dem Finale etwas herum.
Concertina
Pensé que nunca terminaría la serie.
¿De verdad 20 mil tomos de ya comete la maldita naranja para darle un final en 3 hojas?

Qué barbaridad.
Mark Schlatter
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Very nice ending.
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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 exc
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