Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 16

byNaoki UrasawaIllustratorNaoki Urasawa

August 16, 2011|
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 16 by Naoki Urasawa
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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 T+
Contrary to what his actions as an adult have led Kenji and his pals to believe, back when they were children, Fukube really wanted to be their friend. Fukube even went so far as to let them read all the latest manga magazines he diligently purchased in the hope of winning their friendship. Yet despite all this, Fukube still felt like an outsider. Fostering a sense of superiority toward all the other children around him, how did Fukube''s actions as a little boy serve as an indication of the kind of man he would eventually become? Next, the clock is rolled forward to the third year of the Friendship Era, a frightening time in which the virus has decimated most of the world''s population, and the vaccine is available only to a lucky few. Tokyo has been quarantined behind a giant wall that is patrolled by both the Global Defense Forces and the Friend''s secret police, and yet while life on the inside is made to resemble Kenji''s childhood from the 1960s, the world beyond the wall is a desolate wasteland. Two young siblings come to the aid of an injured man who has managed to break through the barricade, and his name is Otcho!
Naoki Urasawa''s career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn''t stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa''s oeuvre encompasses a multitude of diff...
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Title:Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 16
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:216 pages, 8.25 X 5.75 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 8.25 X 5.75 X 0.8 in
Published:August 16, 2011
Publisher:VIZ Media LLC
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781421535340

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