20th Century Boys (manga)

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[ serialized in [Big Comic Spirits] ]

Related anime:
    20th Century Boys (live-action movie) (adaptation)
    21st Century Boys (manga) (sequel)

Alternative title:
20 Seiki Shōnen (Japanese) 
20世紀少年 (Japanese) 
20세기 소년 (Korean) 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Kenji and his friends start to notice a series of odd occurences related to their childhood. A mysterious cult-leader named "friend" is out to destroy the world, and it has something to do with Kenji's childhood memories. 
User Ratings: 563 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 309 votes (sub:119, Eng:116, dub:27, ?:9, raw:5, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:30
5 French
5 German
5 Spanish subtitled
4 Spanish
3 Italian
1 French subtitled
1 German edited dub
1 Dutch subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Vietnamese
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 132 votes (Eng:76, sub:34, dub:8, ?:4, others:10
3 Dutch
2 Italian
2 German
1 French dubbed
1 Mandarin
1 French
)
 Very good: 46 votes (Eng:29, sub:14, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish
1 Dutch dubbed
)
 Good: 16 votes (Eng:8, ?:2, sub:2, dub:1, others:3
1 Portuguese
1 Spanish
1 Italian
)
 Decent: 11 votes (Eng:8, sub:1, dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (Eng:3, sub:3)
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:5, Eng:3, dub:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, Eng:1)
 Bad: 6 votes (Eng:2, sub:2, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Awful: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:4, Eng:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Worst ever: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:1, Eng:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 929 users, rank: #62 (of 4379)
Median rating: Masterpiece
Arithmetic mean: 8.755 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 2.2845, rank: #275 (of 4395)
Weighted mean: 9.046 (Excellent), rank: #78 (of 4395) (seen all: 9.17 / seen some: 8.87 / won't finish: 5.38)
Bayesian estimate: 9.037 (Excellent), rank: #6 (of 2758)
Number of tankoubon: 22 
Number of pages: 220 
Vintage:
1999 (Began serialization) 
2002-01-07 to 2007-07-11 (France) 
2004-10 to 2007-10 (Spain) 
Release dates: We have 157
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 3
Reviews:
20th Century Boys GN 22 (Dec 2, 2012)
20th Century Boys GN 19 (Mar 22, 2012)
20th Century Boys GN 16 (Sep 5, 2011)
20th Century Boys GN 13 (Jan 28, 2011)
20th Century Boys GN 2 (Apr 23, 2009)
News: Show:
Madhouse Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2010)
20th Century Boys Delay (Jul 9, 2005)
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Graphic novel
    20th Century Boys (GN 1) 2009-02-17 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 2) 2009-04-21 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 3) 2009-06-16 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 4) 2009-08-18 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 5) 2009-10-20 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 6) 2009-12-15 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 7) 2010-02-16 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 8) 2010-05-25 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 9) 2010-06-15 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 10) 2010-08-17 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 11) 2010-10-19 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 12) 2010-12-21 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 13) 2011-02-15 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 14) 2011-04-19 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 15) 2011-06-21 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 16) 2011-08-16 (from $8.26)
    20th Century Boys (GN 17) 2011-10-11 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 18) 2011-12-13 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 19) 2012-02-14 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 20) 2012-04-10 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 21) 2012-06-12 (from $8.17)
    20th Century Boys (GN 22) 2012-09-18 (from $8.26)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Naoki Urasawa 
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan, Inc. 
English staff
English cast
Translation: Akemi Wegmuller 

Adaptation: Akemi Wegmuller 
Design: Sam Elzway 
Editing:
Andy Nakatani (vol. 14) 
Kit Fox 
Touch-up & Lettering: Freeman Wong 
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media 
French cast
French staff
Translation: Vincent Zouzoulkovsky 
(none)
French companies
Publisher: Génération Comics 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Art Director: Pere Olivé (Spain) 
Translation:
Marc Bernabé 
Verónica Calafell (Spain) 

Cover Design: Rut Serrano (Spain) 
Editing:
Cristina De Avilés (Spain) 
Encarna Castillo (Spain) 
Editorial Director: Jaime Rodriguez 
Graphic Design: Juanjo Macarro (Spain) 
Lettering: Eduard Solé (Spain) 
(none)
Spanish companies
Italian staff
Italian cast
Translation: Roberto Pesci 

Adaptation: Estudio Fenix 
Editing: Gabriele Ferrero 
Lettering: Ram One 
(none)
Italian companies
Pubblicato Da: Planet Manga 
German staff
German cast
Lettering: Nicola Spano 
(none)
German companies
Publisher: Planet Manga 
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Publisher: Glénat Benelux 
Dutch cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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