Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 7

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!

R to L (Japanese Style). 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! Out in the middle of Tokyo Bay, a man called Shogun is trying to break out of Umihotaru Prison, a maximum-security island fortress, so he can save the world. Accompanied by a frightened young manga artist, these two men are prepared to risk everything as their daring escape plan grows deadlier by the minute. However, the prison authorities will do whatever it takes to return Shogun and his reluctant companion to custody.
Shogun's ultimate goal: Tokyo, where a girl he calls the "final hope" lives, but a murder in Kabuki-cho has triggered a chain reaction of terror. Can Shogun reveal the truth about the false peace created by the Friends? And what are the facts behind the disaster that took place in the final moments of the 20th century?!

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By Anthony · ★★★★★ · July 28, 2012
Really liking where this story is going. I can possibly see this series surpassing Monster in greatness.

We finally get more answers to the Bloody New Year's Ever; however, the story isn't completely told as to what happened. This volume ended on a cliffhanger on that story line, but it was great... ...more
By John (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · October 20, 2014
An unfortunately shaped book. This tells chunks of three stories, none of which get to end before the volume runs out of page space, which is particularly annoying at the end as it robs us of finally finding out what happened to Keiji. You see, a slacker student does a history paper on the awful... ...more
By Mikael (Helsinki, 71, Finland) · ★★★★☆ · May 28, 2013
The fifth volume of the "20th Century Boys" saga surprised us by offering what would have intuitively been the ultimate destination of the saga; the beginning of the final conflict between the Friend cult and our gang of protagonists. Then it surprised us again by suddenly moving the story years... ...more
By Norman (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 27, 2015
This volume begins to tell the details of Bloody New Year's Eve from two different perspectives. The story in school textbooks turns out to be propaganda (I'm shocked!). The "Truth" involves a giant robot storming through Tokyo while Kenji and his buddies confront the men who control it. But what... ...more
By Mss Black (Madrid, Spain) · ★★★★★ · March 21, 2014
Esta saga sólo mejora mejora y mejora. Es repetirme decir esto pero de verdad es una joya.

Los personajes son todos muy carismáticos, la historia avanza muy muy rápido y para mi gusto nada le sobra a 20th century boys. ...more
By William (Durham, NC) · ★★★★★ · March 11, 2014
Loved it! Of all the volumes that I've read so far, I think volume 7 sums up the series best. ...more
By Max · ★★★★★ · October 07, 2014
Хичкок нервно курит в сторонке ...more
By J. (Bloomington, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · March 02, 2010
Better than volume 6 in that it has more to do with the primary plot of stopping the robot. I'm still not wild about telling it all through flashbacks, but I'm assuming that will pay off. The art is still superb, though. ...more
By Stephen (The United States) · ★★★★★ · October 16, 2011
Good volume - the different timelines converge in really fun and interesting ways, and the plot continues to develop. A genuine atmosphere of menace. Good stuff.

Durning Library - last due date 14/06/2011 ...more
By Trey (Portland, OR) · ★★★★☆ · August 24, 2011
FINALLY shifts the narrative back to some characters I'd been wondering about, which was nice. Otherwise, still really solid storytelling. ...more