20th Century Boys

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 group of boys who try to save the world.

For Kenji, a simple convenience store manager who once dreamed of becoming a rock 'n' roll musician, a host of memories from 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.

(Source: VIZ Media)

Títulos Alternativos

  • Título Romaji:20th Century Boys
  • Ingles:20th Century Boys
  • Japonés:20世紀少年
  • Sinónimo:20 Seiki Shounen, Nijuu Seiki Shounen, Nijuusseiki Shounen, 20thCB



Información del Manga

  • Tipo:Manga
  • Volumenes:22
  • Capitulos:249
  • Estado:Finished
  • Inicio:27/09/1999
  • Fin:24/04/2006
  • Géneros:Drama
    Histórico
    Misterio
    Psicológico
    Sci-Fi
    Thriller
  • Serialización:Big Comic Spirits

Datos Curiosos

20th Century Boys won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category in 2001, an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2002, and the Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category in 2003. The series' combined storyline won the Grand Prize at the 37th Japan Cartoonist Awards on May 9, 2008.

VIZ Media published the series in English under the VIZ Signature imprint from February 17, 2009 to September 18, 2012. VIZ Media licensed the series in 2005; however, at Urasawa's request, it was rescheduled for release after Monster finished its English publication due to a change in art style over time. The series has also been published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga since September 2012.

The series was adapted into a trilogy of live-action films which released in Japan between August 30, 2008 and August 29, 2009.