20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys

Vol. 02, The Prophet

Book - 2009
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"Rated T+ for older teens"--P. [4] of cover.
"The Friend, an enigmatic cult leader who plans to destroy the world, declares, 'The cosmos has begun choosing those who are true friends.' Meanwhile, horrifying incidents are taking place: the emergence of a mysterious virus, the revelations of a man on the run-- Kenji tries to find out who this Friend is, but the answer is still far ahead. The footsteps of doom slowly creep closer and a shadow falls over the city-- Yukiji remembers who came up with their group's enigmatic symbol: Otcho. She also discovers that, nine years earlier, Otcho had been working in Thailand but mysteriously vanished. Could Otcho be the mysterious Friend? Also, a legendary detective is hot on the trail of the Shikishima kidnappers, but the clues he uncovers lead him dangerously close to the Friends cult. Is his life now in danger as well?"--Publiisher's web site.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2009]
Edition: Viz signature ed
ISBN: 9781591169260
1591169267
Characteristics: 201 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm

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PrinceBishop Dec 16, 2011

The second volume in the series is just as good as the first, maybe even better as the plot begins to spin out. The artwork and layout is excellent. Bravo, Urasawa! Looking forward to reading the rest of the volumes.

carknerdy Aug 17, 2009

This series seems quite funny. It's by the creator of "Monster", a very famous manga series. However, it's very different, although a common theme is a sense of mystery about a charismatic figure behind the scenes who murders people for his own ends.

It seems funnier than "Monster". There are a couple of weird scenes that had me laughing, even though it's a sinister storyline.

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