“Alive” Anime Adaptation

An anime adaptation of Tadashi Kawashima’s sci-fi suspense manga series “Alive -Saishuu Shinkateki Shounen-” has been greenlit for production. The announcement was made by Gekkan Shounen Magazine. The series is entitled, “Alive: The Final Evolution” overseas…

*Synopsis courtesy of Baka-Updates…

A high schooler named Taisuke Kanou is living with his older sister, Youko, after the death of his parents. He lives a relatively quiet life until a massive surge of suicides around the world known as the “Nightmare Week” begins.
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From that moment on, weird phenomena begin to occur around Taisuke. He is victim of space travelling illusions. He sees a smiling girl who jumps to her death from atop a building. His best friend, Hirose, is framed for murder. His classmates are killing themselves for no apparent reason. Furthermore, the police always seem to keep an eye on Taisuke while investigating Hirose’s case. At the same time, a psychotic murderer appears, and he sees our protagonist as his “comrade”. Will Taisuke succumb to all of these crazy incidents? Or will he be able to someday return to his old peaceful lifestyle that he yearns for?

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26 thoughts on ““Alive” Anime Adaptation”

  1. This is great news. I’m a big fan of the manga, so I’ll be looking forward to this.

    Hopefully it is in the hands of a capable animation company, and that it doesn’t get turned into a typical filler-ful shounen anime.

  2. This is great news. I’m a big fan of the manga, so I’ll be looking forward to this.

    Hopefully it is in the hands of a capable animation company, and that it doesn’t get turned into a typical filler-ful shounen anime.

  3. This is great news. I’m a big fan of the manga, so I’ll be looking forward to this.

    Hopefully it is in the hands of a capable animation company, and that it doesn’t get turned into a typical filler-ful shounen anime.

  4. Probably not going to watch it, but the story seems rather…odd. But a rather interesting concept. Almost reminds me of The Happening.

  5. Probably not going to watch it, but the story seems rather…odd. But a rather interesting concept. Almost reminds me of The Happening.

  6. Probably not going to watch it, but the story seems rather…odd. But a rather interesting concept. Almost reminds me of The Happening.

  7. Sounds interesting. Once more info is released (studio, director, etc), I might start following it.

    @Lupus: Alive has been serialized and running for a few years now. I’d think it safe to say, with exception to the ending, that it won’t suffer from too much filler.

  8. Sounds interesting. Once more info is released (studio, director, etc), I might start following it.

    @Lupus: Alive has been serialized and running for a few years now. I’d think it safe to say, with exception to the ending, that it won’t suffer from too much filler.

  9. Sounds interesting. Once more info is released (studio, director, etc), I might start following it.

    @Lupus: Alive has been serialized and running for a few years now. I’d think it safe to say, with exception to the ending, that it won’t suffer from too much filler.

  10. I agree with the first reply, I hope it’s in the hands of a capable company. I’d rather not have all my love for this series destroyed by fillers and bad animation.
    Or bad voice acting. Ugh.

  11. I agree with the first reply, I hope it’s in the hands of a capable company. I’d rather not have all my love for this series destroyed by fillers and bad animation.
    Or bad voice acting. Ugh.

  12. I agree with the first reply, I hope it’s in the hands of a capable company. I’d rather not have all my love for this series destroyed by fillers and bad animation.
    Or bad voice acting. Ugh.

  13. I really enjoy reading this manga.
    Hope it doesn’t catch any crazy fans or really hoping it doesn’t catch much attention.
    Heh what I am typing. All
    I hope is that ALIVE turns out to be a great anime.
    GONZO do well!

  14. I really enjoy reading this manga.
    Hope it doesn’t catch any crazy fans or really hoping it doesn’t catch much attention.
    Heh what I am typing. All
    I hope is that ALIVE turns out to be a great anime.
    GONZO do well!

  15. I really enjoy reading this manga.
    Hope it doesn’t catch any crazy fans or really hoping it doesn’t catch much attention.
    Heh what I am typing. All
    I hope is that ALIVE turns out to be a great anime.
    GONZO do well!

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