Not a member? Register now!
Announcements
Manga returns! Catch up with the details. Enjoy downloading, translating, and scanlating manga HERE legally!
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Celebrate another year with MH and read our yearbook.
Manga News: Check out this week's new manga (7/21/14 - 7/27/14).
Forum News: Visit new sections for Nisekoi and Kingdom!
Translations: Gintama 503 by kewl0210 , One Piece 753 by cnet128 , Bleach 589 (2)
RSS

Bokurano

Bokurano
Original title: ぼくらの
Alternative Titles: Bokurano: Ours
Demographics: Seinen
Chapters at MH: 10
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Finished
Writer(s): KITOH Mahiro
Artist(s): KITOH Mahiro
Serialized in: Ikki
Published by: Shogakukan
Year: 2004
Official Site:
Popularity: 30 favorites
Translators: 0 (Click here to view)
Are we missing something? Let us know!
Score 4.4 of 5.0 - 19 votes

Summary and Preview

In a summer vacation, a group of 15 children discovered a mysterious man living in a seashore cave, along with his high-tech gadgets. The man claimed to be a game developer creating a video game with a giant robot defending Earth from 15 alien invaders, and asked those childs to test the game for him. The kids agreed happily at first, but soon they began to find the game horrifying, not only because of its realism but also because the first fatality among them happened right after their first victory. Worse yet, they had no idea how to stop or leave the "game."

Tags

Action, Drama, Horror, Mature, Mecha, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy

Reviews
Add your review:

Login or register to review

Benefits of Registration:
    * Interact with hundreds of thousands of other Manga Fans and artists.
    * Upload your own Artwork, Scanlations, Raws and Translations.
    * Enter our unique contests in order to win prizes!
    * Gain reputation and become famous as a translator/scanlator/cleaner!
Review by shrimpy
Although Bokurano presents with the familiar "death-game" motif, its unique twist in deep, heart-wrenching stories of personal discovery set it apart from the rest.

Don't be fooled by the seemingly tame artwork, the tone is extremely dark. Without spoiling too much, the kids quickly learn that everyone who participates in this 'game' operates the robot at the cost of their life. And once signed up, there is no way to drop out--you will die. This forces each character to come to terms with themselves, their world, and the meaning of life, even though they're just ordinary teenagers. Hated by the world for casualties in these battles they have no control over, they struggle balancing the feelings of saving their world with the lives they are forced to take, all the while staring their own mortality in the face.

The series has ended, and a great romp it was. Don't base any judgments off the anime of the same name; it deviated from the manga halfway through. Looking forward to more works by the same author. Permalink " "

Quick Browse Manga

Submitted releases are disabled for this Manga in some languages due to licensing restrictions. MangaHelpers Administration are aware of this and are following up with the relevant license holders.
collapse

Latest Releases

Manga Ch Lang Uploader DL
collapse

Latest Translations

Date Ch Lang Translator
Jun 26, 2009 65 en Laika

Users also liked

Manga Demographics
Berserk Seinen
Gantz Seinen
Naruto Shounen
Bakuman Shounen
Fullmetal Alchemist Shounen
Claymore Shounen
Nana to Kaoru Seinen
One Piece Shounen
Highschool of the Dead Shounen
Mirai Nikki Shounen