I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1

I Am a Hero Omnibus Volume The zombie apocalypse has never been surreal A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo and he s certain of only two things he s destined to be the city s

  • Title: I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1
  • Author: Kengo Hanazawa
  • ISBN: 9781616559205
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • The zombie apocalypse has never been surreal A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he s certain of only two things he s destined to be the city s hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan an actual firearm Kengo Hanazawa s award winning series comes to Dark Horse, and this realistically drawn internatThe zombie apocalypse has never been surreal A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he s certain of only two things he s destined to be the city s hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan an actual firearm Kengo Hanazawa s award winning series comes to Dark Horse, and this realistically drawn international bestseller takes us from initial small battles for survival to a huge, body horror epidemic that threatens all of humanity These special omnibus volumes will collect two of the original Japanese books into each Dark Horse edition and include all of the color pages Probably the greatest zombie manga ever Jason Thompson Manga The Complete Guide

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    1. Kengo Hanazawa

      Kengo Hanazawa Hanazawa Kengo, born January 5, 1974 is a Japanese manga artist known for his seinen works He won the Topic Award of the 2005 Sense of Gender Awards for Ressentiment and was nominated for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Manga Taisho for I Am a Hero.

    349 thoughts on “I Am a Hero Omnibus, Volume 1”

    1. To call I Am A Hero another zombie story would be a huge disservice to anyone looking for a good horror manga. I would highly recommend I Am A Hero to anyone bored of zombie stories, bored of lackluster unoriginal Manga, or bored of the formulaic horror plots that over saturate the market. I Am A Hero is not just a great horror comic, this book is most brilliant piece of horror fiction to come out this year. There are so many things I love about this book. I enjoy how incredible and beautiful th [...]

    2. Reread 3/5/17 in prep for second omnibus volume. 4/27/16 - This title has been getting a lot of attention because of the "zombie" aspect, something that folks have framed as The Walking Dead of manga. But I find that way of pigeonholing the series not only inaccurate, but also lazy. I understand why Dark Horse would want to publicize it that way, given the popularity of The Walking Dead and other zombie-type horror narratives, but this isn't really the same thing. At least that's the case in the [...]

    3. While this manga is not bad, it is just not one I particularly enjoyed. The pace is quite slow. Maybe because I was expecting more of the zombie aspect. Honestly, it is more a psychological story. Hideo is a freaked out 35 year old that is afraid of just about anything. He often is found with some boy near him that is either a ghost or a character of his, etc. I never could quite figure out. He has a bit of an odd relationship with this girl yet feels threatened by another mangaka she reads.You [...]

    4. Gross and fascinating at the same time. You don't see too many stories written AS a zombie apocalypse is taking place. Usually you pick thing up shortly after it has happened. That make this interesting.

    5. I was expecting I Am a Hero to be a Japanese Walking Dead, but I'm glad to see it's definitely more of a horror manga with zombies. Hideo appears to be a paranoid schizophrenic with an abusive girlfriend he's in love with. He works as an assistant manga creator, but is otherwise a recluse. Which goes a long way to explaining how he escapes being infected. The comic is great. It has a slow start that gradually introduces Hideo's life before everything suddenly goes absolutely bananas. The second [...]

    6. Huge pools of boredom between killer zombie action. The main character couldn't hold my attention. The love interest didn't go anywhere, so why force it in? This reminded me of a watered down Japanese version of Shawn of the Dead. The zombie scenes themselves, though, are gory enough for real zombie fans to appreciate. But as I said, the long waits centered on a lame main character were just too much for me.

    7. Hideo Suzuki is anxious to the point of hallucination, plagued by jealousy and low self-esteem, and trapped in a thankless, low paid job as a manga assistant. Just the type to discover his inner strength when the zombie apocalypse hits his dreary Tokyo suburb, then? Not really - Hideo wanders through his own story in a state of numbed shock and survives mostly by luck.From the title down, I Am A Hero is a skilful, convention-twisting take on the overworked zombie genre, distinguished by its blen [...]

    8. I actually waited a day before I reviewed this because I wanted to think about it. Did I love it"? No. Did I hate it? No. Did I love THINGS about it? Yes. Did I HATE things about it? Yes. So I'm going to try to break it down. What I liked: The moments when people begin to turn is great. I actually love that they still hold a little of who they are. Sometimes speaking or repeating words of something they did last before turning. Also the way they move is freaky and scary. Crawling like the grudge [...]

    9. ZOMBIES! But they take at least two-hundred pages to disjointedly crawl into the story. If you had just opened the first book without any info, you would literally not know it was undead-related or possibly even know it was horror until the last two chapters.The first book and the later books are almost different species.Hideo is a failing manga artist who is likeable and relateable enough but hardly genre-savvy, and kind of a dope. (For example, asking a very obviously zombified person, complet [...]

    10. This series wasn't really on my radar at all because I don't really go in for zombie stuff but I really enjoyed this! Our main character is probably one of the most interesting characters I've read in manga and it gives a unique take on the zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a mentally unstable man. The story starts out a little slowly but drops hints of the catastrophe that's going to happen shortly. We also see a change in panel structure as after the apocalypse hits, we see the structured [...]

    11. This is a weird, weird book.Let's get one thing out of the way: the art is pretty much perfect. Wonderfully lush and lived-in.So it's a zombie book, right? But starts out with a hallucinating manga artist who demeans women, has an inferiority complex, and is generally unlikable for the first 200 pages.And then the zombie stuff kicks off, and guys, it's GROSS.And it's all a very strange experiment that at least has me curious about volume 2, even if I'm not anxious for it.

    12. Had a slow start, but once the story picked up in pace it was impossible to put it down. This is one of the first manga to get me into the horror manga genre. Can't wait to continue the next volume. The only complaint that I have is that it is a slow release in publishing. There are only two volumes out (which I have both), and the third doesn't come out for several months.

    13. Me ha flipado. Aunque todo el primer volumen es una presentación de personajes y el mundo alrededor del mamga, me ha cautivado desde la página 1. Y a partir del segundo volumen es un festival. Esperando YA el omnibus número 2!!

    14. Now that was some crazy shit. That's what I needed. And oh man, that cliffhanger. Shit's about to go down and I'm happy I'm here for it.

    15. The main character is basically just an annoying paranoid neckbeard who hallucinates a lot and likes to go on boring rants about manga (I don't care?) It doesn't even start getting interesting until halfway through. I would like to erase this garbage from my brain but, since I cannot, I will leave this review instead.

    16. A little slow in the beginning! But it good pretty good in the middle and towards the end! Either way I loved it, I’m a big zombie fan!!🙌🙌🙌

    17. Zombies are here to stay and I Am A Hero Omnibus 1 by Kengo Hanazawa proves that. Think of The Walking Dead in Japan, but with a good helping of horror added in.I picked up I Am A Hero Omnibus Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa because I had read all sorts of great reviews, and read that it won The Shogakukan Manga Award in 2013. It is about Hideo, a 35 year-old failed Manga artist, who is paranoid, afraid of everything and is just your run of the mill kind of guy. He has a girlfriend (sometimes), is ob [...]

    18. I don't know what people see in this manga. I get that it's nice to have an average joe as the main character, but Hideo is not average. He is pretty much the biggest loser the manga-ka could have invented. I did not find him sympathetic or likeable, and his oddities were annoying rather than endearing. He's the sort of character that I usually pray will die off quickly so that I don't have to keep reading about him. The humor, if you can call it that, is not actually funny and often perverted. [...]

    19. I can't say enough good stuff about Hanazawa's I am a Hero. Beautifully illustrated and well-written. Like much good Japanese fiction - manga and otherwise - Hero tells a story that is part psychological thriller and part horror. It is billed as a zombie apocalypse story, but the undead are more than simply walking eating machines, seeming to carry some semblance of their prior personality forward into their new state. Our hero, Hideo, is a frustrated manga assistant who had a sort run series an [...]

    20. This is easily the best zombie story I've ever read, and is definitely one of the best manga I've read in the past few years. Not only are the zombies creepy as hell, to the point where I was legitimately freaked out at points reading this, but Hideo is one of the least reliable narrators you can have. The entire time I'm wondering whether or not this is all really happening, or if Hideo finally had a complete break from reality and this is what it looks like. Whether Hideo suffers from schizoph [...]

    21. WTF did I just read.Chapter 1 can be a one-shot manga all in itself! It's a great look at a slightly~mental socially~awkward probly bit OCD 30-something manga assistant's night at home. The 'camera' gets in close & claustrophobic The entire first half of the book is getting to know Hideo, his g/f [?] and his work place and how much he resents them all but not really but does. Oh, plus he tends to talk to himself (the voices in his head are visualized as all sorts of characters)AND THEN ZOMBI [...]

    22. It's a zombie horror manga, but it hits all the same nerd notes. The hero's a shut-in who's wasted his life at work and his dreams are surpassed by others like his girlfriend's ex who writes a popular manga, etc. When the zombies slowly expand, it's in the background of the protagonist's life, and when they really attack, Hideo doesn't quite believe it. It's standard.The art is very nicely detailed and cluttered. The zombies are influenced by Junji Ito's style of horror with bodies misshappened [...]

    23. At first I struggled to figure out what was so award-winning about this title. Then I remembered that the manga industry, like most entertainment industries, are run by men. If you are or ever have been a self-entitled misogynistic whining trash, I Am Hero is your Golden Legend. Within the first chapter we learn the protagonist's thoughts on how attractive women make bad news anchors because their "only thoughts are about getting married or having an affair with a baseball player or producer" an [...]

    24. Kengo Kanazawa did such a wonderful job developing characters. I know, another "zombie title" was my thoughts". Please give this a read. The story pacing and art are amazing (horrific). The lead Hideo Suuki is a very complexed layered character with great faults. Looking forward to the next volume

    25. Definitly NOT the Walking Dead of the Manga. The Story of a paranoid crazy mangaka, fat, ugly for who I had no sympathy at all. The Art is Good but not my type of Drawing. The story is very slow-paced and disturbing Even Boring along the firsts books.

    26. The salesman gave me two thumbs up and told me this book was really good The first half was boring, and the inappropriate content is so unnecessary. The "action" started in the second half, which didn't wow me at all. It's a chunky book and took forever for the story to start.

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