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The Resource 20th century boys, Vol. 1, Friends, story & art by Naoki Urosawa ; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki ; [English adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller

20th century boys, Vol. 1, Friends, story & art by Naoki Urosawa ; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki ; [English adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller

Label
20th century boys, Vol. 1, Friends
Title
20th century boys
Title number
Vol. 1
Title part
Friends
Statement of responsibility
story & art by Naoki Urosawa ; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki ; [English adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller
Title variation
  • Twentieth century boys
  • Naoki Urosawa's 20th century boys
  • Naoki Urosawa's twentieth century boys
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a gang of boys who try to save the world. Failed rock musician Kenji's memories of his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all" -- p. [4] of cover
Member of
Summary
Failed rock musician Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies to unravel the truth behind his childhood friend's mysterious suicide and the rise of a new cult that has been implicated in several murders and disappearances
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Awards note
Winner of the 2001 Kodansha manga award. Winner of the 2003 Shogakukan manga award. Recipient of the excellence prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305807
Cataloging source
WIM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urasawa, Naoki
Dewey number
741.5952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated T+ for older teens
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Naoki Urasawa's 20th century boys
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heroes
  • Friendship
  • Cults
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Label
20th century boys, Vol. 1, Friends, story & art by Naoki Urosawa ; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki ; [English adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reads from right-to-left
Control code
ocn310982602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Viz signature ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781591169222
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)310982602
Label
20th century boys, Vol. 1, Friends, story & art by Naoki Urosawa ; with the cooperation of Takashi Nagasaki ; [English adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller
Publication
Note
Reads from right-to-left
Control code
ocn310982602
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Viz signature ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781591169222
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)310982602

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