All You Need Is Kill
Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action, Seinen
Story Author: Sakurazaka Hiroshi and Takeuchi Ryousuke (Composition)
Illustrator: Obata Takeshi and Abe Yoshitoshi (Character Design)
Serialization: Weekly Young Jump
Summary: The story is told from the perspective of Keiji Kiriya, a new recruit in the United Defense Force which fights against the mysterious 'Mimics' which have laid siege to Earth. Keiji is killed on his first sortie, but through some inexplicable phenomenon wakes up having returned to the day before the battle. This retroversal continues and he now finds himself caught in a time loop as his death and resurrection repeats time and time again. Keiji's skill as a soldier grows as he passes through each time loop in a desperate attempt to change his fate. (novel summary)
Last edited by Kaizou 10; January 09, 2014 at 07:31 PM. Reason: BB Code Fixed and Summary Added
Read the first chapter yesterday. The story seems similar to some anime movie I watched a while back. Blue Gender maybe? Anyway, the protagonist has already died five or four times, but he's seemingly made up his mind to attack the enemy head on the next chapter. However, I wonder what he'll do differently on the battlefield. If the main forces are unable to push the Mimics back once again, then the recon sniper unit will be slaughtered just like the first time. Also, I wonder if he'll brought back to that same starting point if he dies again in the future? I'll follow this comic for a bit.
Confused why he made Keiji a clone of Saiko (Bakuman), I wonder why he couldnt do a truly original design, though not that Im complaining because I love that character design alot. Kind of overly and pointlessly gorey and such for a sci-fi story IMO. Though the time loop aspect kind of does make it feel suspenseful and unique. Looking forward to chp 2.
I actually don't mind the gruesome graphical nature of this comic. I believe it helps out the tone of the story by amplifying the seriousness.
there is a light novel of this right? this just start to serialize at Jan 9 2014 maybe because of the live action movie
i like the gruesome stuff (Gantz,Berserk,TerraFormars) my addiction to gruesome stuff is coming back god i'm a sick son of a b*tch for loving these stuff
Fairly good 2nd chapter of just thinking over things. Best panel was easily the one in which the suit was wielding the axe in the page spread.
The plot took a major twist in chapter 9!
I have finished reading the novel, and I need to say that the manga adaptation is good too. I like the fact that the manga manages to cut only to interesting parts without butchering anything important. Rita is also prettier in the manga adaptation By the way, anyone knows how long this manga would last? because the novel isn't exactly long, so with considering current pace of the manga, I'd say it'd end in 15-20 more chapters at most. Unless they expand the story.
I think the manga adaptation will end in around 1-2 chapters. Btw the author is writing a sequel to the All You Need is Kill novel.
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but probably 5-10 chapters sounds more feasible i think.
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Chapter 13 is out and yeah it seems it will end soon