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by Motoro Mase

ISBN: 1421526786
ISBN13: 978-1421526782
Language: English
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (May 12, 2009)
Pages: 216
Category: Manga
Subategory: Graphic Novels

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Rating: 4.9
Votes: 397
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Every volume includes two episodes; each follow the last 24 hours of a person’s life. What captured my interest is that Motoro Mase explores people’s reactions upon receiving the death papers and actions following that until death.

Every volume includes two episodes; each follow the last 24 hours of a person’s life. Every character has different personality, background, and dreams that will no longer be fulfilled. In their last moments, some people really rise above and become the best they can be while others decide they’ve got nothing to lose and commit crimes and seek revenge.

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Motoro Mase's & - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT' definitely gives us a unique perspective on a alternate Japan where the government instills fear of death as a means to obtain a peaceful society. IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" is a manga series that has the reader learning of Fujimoto's thoughts, especially having to deliver Ikigami's to the people who are dying or delivering the message to the family. We are then given a chance to see how a variety of people who receive the Ikigami are living their last 24 hours of their life.

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208, pages : 21 cm. To fight apathy and lack of motivation in society, the government has started randomly selecting citizens to die within 24 hours of notification. They believe this will help remind all people how important it is to be an active, productive member of society. Rated M for mature"-Cover. This book reads from right to left"-Cover.

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Story and Art by Motoro Mase. Series Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit. Release May 12, 2009. ISBN-13 978-1-4215-2678-2.

R to L (Japanese Style)Congratulations! You have been randomly selected by the government…to DIE in 24 hours! Please enjoy your final day and take pride in the fact that your death will inspire others to live life to the fullest! Welcome to the world of Ikigami, the Death Notice, where to keep citizens on the straight and narrow path of productivity and prosperity, each day a different citizen is selected for termination! View the last 24 hours through the very eyes of the people slated to die for their country with no hope of reprieve! What people do when they have no hope of survival will shock you to your core in this frightening, dark series of stories! Dear Citizen: You’ve no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You’ve probably asked yourself: Why isn’t anything being done to stop this systematic decline? Well, you’ll be happy to know measures are being taken. We, your government, have decided society needs a wake-up call. So beginning today, we will randomly select a different citizen who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is, and how important it is to be productive, active members of society. Thank you for your attention and your cooperation and participation in this new program.
Comments:
Original
Oh man, you are in for a ride. This quickly became one of my favorite manga of all time. Each volume has two well thought out and in some cases some very well researched situations. Not only do you get to see many different facets of how characters handle their impending death, but you also see character struggle and development. Each situation is a roller coaster ride of emotions and has always left me thinking. I would rate with more stars if I could. Truly a great manga and I sing its praises with each provided opportunity.

Berkohi
love ikigami, great story, especially this volume

GODMAX
The series revolves around a character who has the distasteful job delivering 'Ikigami'. Modern society injects random citizens with a capsule that causes death at a certain date and time. The people who have the capsule are unaware since they are randomly distributed during mandatory vaccinations. The end result is so that citizens 'appreciate' life and live life to it's fullest. In reality it is a form of behavioral control since 'miscreants' and social 'outcasts' are 'corrected' by being injected with a capsule immediately. All it takes is a formal citizen complaint of non-compliance to start a brief investigation resulting in the person's death.

It's a system that is completely unrealistic - but the stories contained in the manga are what really shine. Each person is given 24 hours notice via 'Ikigami' in order to spend the last hours with family or finishing up projects, tying up loose ends, etc... The family is then given a stipend from the government after the victim does their duty and does not descend to criminal acts in the last day. The first story arc is a story about such an individual seeking revenge on those who bullied him in his past.

The individual stories are great - but it's the art that really pulls everything together. Mase-san using shading VERY well. The use of contrast works very well. The entire series has a lot of dark areas which lend to the overall mood and theme.

Overall I give the series a five star rating - it has been a very interesting read. I highly recommend checking out this great manga.

Gralmeena
Ikigami is a manga (for an adult audience) that really get you to think. I’ve asked myself plenty of times while reading these stories just what will I do if I knew that I only have 24 hours left to live. I still don’t have an answer but it affirms my belief to live in the moment (while planning for the future) and don’t waste time doing things I will regret.

The premise is that the government believes that in order for its citizens to value life, a portion of the population should be killed. All children are given vaccines upon entering elementary school but 1 in 1,000 children are injected with a nano-capsule that will eventually kill them between the ages of 18 and 24. The story follows Fujimoto as he embarks on a career as a messenger of death. You will see his struggles and attempts to justify what he does.

Every volume includes two episodes; each follow the last 24 hours of a person’s life. What captured my interest is that Motoro Mase explores people’s reactions upon receiving the death papers and actions following that until death. Every character has different personality, background, and dreams that will no longer be fulfilled.

In their last moments, some people really rise above and become the best they can be while others decide they’ve got nothing to lose and commit crimes and seek revenge. I have become a huge fan of this series and have read 5 of the 10 volumes. To be honest, I cried reading some of the stories…

Matty
Congratulations! You have been randomly selected by the government...to DIE in 24 Hours!

Motoro Mase's `IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT' definitely gives us a unique perspective on a alternate Japan where the government instills fear of death as a means to obtain a peaceful society. Gripping, alarming but overall thought provoking and absolutely enjoyable!

The manga series focuses on the character of Fujimoto who works for the government and his job is to notify people with an "Ikigami" notice that they will die within 24 hours.

The premise of the story is that when a citizen enters elementary school and receives their immunization shots, the National Welfare Immunization is given. Among the immunization shots given to children, 0.01 percent of the shots contain a special nano-capsule. About 1 in 1,000 citizens are injected with the capsule and when they are between 18-24 years old, the capsule ruptures on a predetermined date and they person will automatically die.

The Japanese government believes that because citizens never know who has been injected with the capsule, they all grow up wondering if they will be the one that dies and so, this forces the individual to take life more seriously and become socially productive.

Since the law for the National Welfare Immunization was passed, crime and suicides in Japan have fallen and the Japanese concern of birth rates have increased (note: In reality, Japan is concerned that their population is shrinking as many couples are not wanting to produce offspring and worry that Japan will not be productive in the future unless this is changed now. Also, the crime and suicide problems of Japan have steadily grown).

In the nature that someone does die, their family of the deceased is paid a pension but if by any chance, the person who commits a crime after receiving their Ikigami, the family will be denied the pension but also will be liable financially towards the crime committed by the deceased and in effect, will be ostracized by the community and will be forced to relocate.

Also, if anyone voices their disdain publicly about the National Welfare Immunization, they will also be dealt with and will be injected with the capsule.

For Fujimoto, six months into the job and he's starting to privately have concerns about the job that he's doing. Is this law working? Especially when good people are dying because of the capsule? Is it a fair law?

"IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" is a manga series that has the reader learning of Fujimoto's thoughts, especially having to deliver Ikigami's to the people who are dying or delivering the message to the family. We are then given a chance to see how a variety of people who receive the Ikigami are living their last 24 hours of their life.

For Yosuke, he was a man who was bullied severely by his fellow students. Having to live with the pain, the anguish and literally, the scars of his torment from his bullies, after receiving his Ikigami, Yosuke has to decide how he will live his last 24 hours? Perhaps some revenge towards the bullies?

For Torio Tanabe, the lead singer of the music duo Koma-Tsuna, we get to see his rise to fame as a singer and the challenges he had faced when signing with a major label and becoming part of the major group T-Birds. But when things are starting to go great for his career, Torio receives an Ikigami. With 24 hours left to live, how will he live his last day?

"IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" vol. 1 was a manga I really enjoyed.

JUDGMENT CALL:

For the past few years, each time I read the news in Japan, we are seeing crime starting to grow, as with the growing number of suicide fatalities. It's just a shocking part of Japan to read about almost on a daily basis. And the fact that the Japanese government is trying to encourage people to reproduce and also having to deal with the current economic situation in Japan is just a major challenge.

So, "IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" definitely shows the reader a "what if?" storyline on how the Japanese government would eliminate these current obstacles and that is by creating this National Welfare Immunization.

Although, the national immunization had been touched upon in the anime film "VEXILLE", "IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" vol. 1 doesn't focus on the fight against the system but to watch the rookie government employee Fujimoto trying to learn more about the law and going through the natural process of whether or not this law is good or if its bad. And even if it was bad, voicing your opinion really doesn't get you nowhere. But wondering if others that work with him feel like he does.

So, Fujimoto learns through the people he had delivered Ikigami's to and how they are able or unable to deal with their final 24 hours alive.

For those wondering why this manga is rated "M" for Mature, there is a storyline of one of the people who receives an "Ikigami" and what he does in his final 24-hours is quite disturbing. Expect to see a rape scene and violence and thus the M rating.

Overall, I found Motoro Mase's artwork and character designs to be enjoyable but enhanced through the thorough storytelling. This is an entertaining manga volume thus far and I can't wait to read upcoming volumes.

"IKIGAMI - THE ULTIMATE LIMIT" vol. 1 is highly recommended!

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