For the people who are enjoying Noragami and never read the mangaka's past work, here's Alive: The Final Evolution.
>that feel when the anime of this got cancelled
At least we have Noragami.
I remember this being insanely mediocre.
I remember the ending being a piece of shit.
opinions etc etc.
I liked the characters and powers
>Noragami's mangaka also made Alive
Ohhh fuck I could have done without knowing that.
Nami should have won
So, you dumping the whole manga in time or just some chapters?
I only read some of the beginning and about ice girl and the ending.
Come on, the character design is pretty damn similar, on the later chapters, especially.
I heard that MC doesn't pick best girl in this.
This is the only time I was mad the childhood friend won.
Nami was the best.
I wanted her to win so badly.
This and Ichigo 100% were some of the worst endings I remember. Pretty sure in both cases the author wanted them to be longer to establish the end relationships, but they both were cut short and ended up in a mess
Eh, I have a bunch of time left and a 4chan pass so I'll try to dump as many chapters as I can.
So much good taste. Yes, best girl didn't win.
Well, the author died.
That tends to put a damper on these kinds of things.
It's been several years since I've read Alive, and it wasn't particularly memorable for me.
I just remember him scalding some faggot with a pond in a theme park.
To be fair Alive's writer wasn't as alive as he could to finish the manga in a nice way.
Worst girl won, that was the problem.
Well, the childhood friend didn't really win.
It's more that the best girl, Nami, lost. Taisuke never really chose either of them romantically in the last chapter. The ending also implies that Nami doesn't give up and is determined to get the D.
Some day, that is.
Man, that chapter sure gives me memories, as it was the first manga I translatedpartially to my native language.
From English. So it was a great JP->ENG->native translation.
Pretty sure MC and childhood friend were married at the end. Don't know what the fuck you were reading though.
> Taisuke never really chose either of them romantically in the last chapter.
Re-read the last chapter. Come on dude, don't delude yourself.
Noragami's author was just the illistrator for Alive.
Alive's author died shortly after finishing the last chapter.
The author had liver cancer so it was either rushed ending or no closure.
She is kinda cute, but not as good as Nami
Nee-san is 2hot4me jesus.
Man this early art is so unpolished.
You can really see how the artists progressed as the manga goes on.
to think AIC and Gonzo was about to adapt this
It was Gonzo, then they died.
And that was back in 2007-2008.
>all this death surrounding Alive
Oh the ironing.
I didn't see a ring.
Nami still has a chance. ;-;
Sometimes I'm still amazed by this manga.
i remember binge reading this years ago and then suddenly stopped. does anyone if it's still ongoing? or finished?
I really like Alive's backgrounds.
Sh-should we tell him?
t-tell me what , anon?
>last updated: December 2010
It's completed anon, all the scanlations are there.
You could stab a bitch with that triangle.
Author's dead, Jim.
He finished the manga from his hospital bed.
Nami was best girl.
Fapped to her many times.
It's already finished m8
It must feel weird to have a space virus get into your brain.
I DON'T KNOW WHICH ANON TO BELIEVE.
that's.. honestly kind of a bummer, i mean, i'm happy to see it was finished. can anyone tell me if the ending was wrapped up nicely or was it rushed?
It's finished worst girl wins/
It really is finished.
it's complete, the site I was checking was really outdated.
Also it's true that the author died after finishing this manga.
Not noticeably or horribly rushed, but still a little upsetting because of reasons.
So when OP's say "Mangaka's previous work" he's only referring to the art. You should have been more clear OP.
You had one job MC-kun.
>you'll never smile like that
i'll be sure to read it after i'm done reading berserk then.
>average MC guy is just minding his own business
>cute girl falls from the sky
And apparently Alive's author kinda drafted out a bit of Noragami? That's what I've heard, at least.
I think that's very unlikely.
I would believe it if someone told me he came up with the characters, at the very least. The whole Yato-Hiyori-Yukine thing is Taisuke-Nami-Yuuta as fuck.
So according to the second panel, people that masturbate often are saints.
since the same group made the art for alive, they might have as well take inspiration from this for their mange.
But someone prays way too much has a guilty heart.
Aw yeah, SS raping followed by good 'ol trap play.
Oh boy here we go.
The plot thickens
I always thought it was kind of eerie, for a lack of a better word, at how you could see the authors thoughts on death as he lied dying essentially at the end of the series. That being said the ending fucking blowed and taught me why the childhood friend is never suppose to win. I liked most of it though.
Damn I expected something else.
That's what they get for shota abuse.
SPOILERS It was totally him.
That girl is really damn cute.
>That girl is really damn cute.
Such a waste of a perfectly cute girl.
Huh it seems page 64 is missing, let me take a look at that torrent.
Oh shit, you're right. The one I downloaded from mt is missing it too.
And it seems 44 is missing too, what the fuck?
I mean, it's really obvious there's a page between >>101830575
and this one.
Same shit everywhere I look, there's no "page 64" anywhere. It seems to be a page where she throws the head towards him, that's why he's looking at his feet.
Yeah, I'm not finding it either. It was scanlated all the way back in '06, I don't think we'll have much luck finding the missing pages. I think 69 is missing too.
How did I never notice this?
This shit's fucking with muh autism.
At least she died with grace.
Wait a fucking moment, I have this manga with me, let me find it.
Seriously? You're my savior, anon. I remember seeing those missing pages way back when I first read this so finding them gone now is driving me crazy.
Yep, there's definitely a page 44, 64 and 69. Hell, I'm with the manga on my hands and reading it right now. What the fuck, scanlators?
I have no scanner and a meh camera so...
So, that was the end of chapter 1.
I've downloaded all chapters, and I have up to vol.8 physical. What should I do?
>Norigami author the same as Alive
well that explains why yukine is such an annoying prick
But even a shitty camera pic would be better than nothing.
no the same author, same illustrators.
But it's not.
The artists who did Alive are writing and drawing Noragami now. The author who did Alive is dead.
You can do fit in chapter now, right?
How are the english translations for the physical one?
Good, I guess.
>You can do fit in chapter now, right?
>can do fit in
Well I'll be going to bed soon.
I'm interested in the next chapter, but you don't have to dump it if it takes too much time.
I was trying to say "you can do another chapter" and "you can fit in another chapter" at the same time. Because why be satisfied with only one verb?
I'll do the next chapter now. I'll try to scan/take a picture of the missing pages tomorrow.
You're doing God's work, OP.
whoops my bad
looks like I don't have to look forward to one loli disappearing
Living the dream
>The truth of kid H
Such a nice cop, I hope nothing bad happens with him~~
this chief is way too detailed to be just a background character.
Man Hirose was such a bitch.
I have a feeling manga Steve Jobs is evil.
Nah, he looks too depressed to be evil.
He ruined so much shit and yet I couldn't even hate Katsumata by the end of the series.
Looking kinda a female Yukine there, Megu.
I really liked Owlguy. He was cool.
Tomboy-chan is moe
Just finished reading the first 2 volumes.
Honestly I don't really like the direction where this is going. It feels too shounenish for my taste.
The art is nice tho.
Aw fuck I'm sorry. I mistook her for that guy that can invade animals too, in DTB
Not really sure what you mean by "shounenish" but Alive is a pretty mature series. There's fighting but it's never bullshit powerlevels, if that's what you're worried about.
Two chapters in and we're already congratulating.
Gonzo managed to fuck this up? Goddamn, I would have loved to have watched this happen without being spoiled.
by the end of the second volume you have:
1. guy who uses explosive bubbles
2. kid that slashes shit
3. kid that creates space boxes
4. flame tamer
5. wind tamer
Not what I would expect from a series labeled as horror. Probably going to read it thoroughly since is already finished anyway.
The powers are interesting, and so is the way they use it. Just because there are a bunch of super-powers doesn't mean it's something shounen-ish.
Also, I don't think anyone considers Alive to be a horror manga.
Rather clever use of panels.
Just having those powers doesn't automatically make the thing shounen-ish; the execution matters.
Horror must be a bit of a mislabel, though. Shit happens but it's more dark that scary, if you get what I'm saying.
Also fuck me but I can't remember who that second kid you're talking about is.
Sis is best girl.
It's that guy that Taisuke burns his face.
The wind guy? So that anon had him listed twice?
So /a/, what's worse: A suicide virus or the dreaded japanese cold?
Well, some of them survived the suicide virus, so...
Oh, I guess he's talking about Hirose, then.
Reminder that if you stop at a red light you're garbage.
Are you garbage, /a/?
Ah I remember binge reading this a few months ago. Pretty good read but unfortunately MC ends up with worst girl
I fucking love this character.
>I fucking love this character.
Yato at his hobo-est really reminds me of Yura.
Yes, but not because of stopping at red lights.
This is literally the first time I've ever heard about this phrase.
>you are not garbage
>not being a comrade
Do you even virus?
>Never read through an entire season in a little over a day
Step your game up anon-kun.
MC's face is golden.
I usually use the word "marathoning", but binge reading?
This thread is the first time I've read it. Although English isn't my native language so, eh.
It's probably less used that marathoning but you see it around.
Is that Michael Jackson?
His face on the 2nd panel is too hilarious.
I think the story was that they came up with the outline together by since he was dying he said they could work on it themselves as their own debut project.
Marathoning makes it sound healthy while binging is the opposite. That's all.
It must be really hot in Japan at that time of the year, what with the bubbles
Looks like they should've asked Shaft to adapt this instead of Gonzo.
I actually picked this series up because of this thread. I'm currently on ch.15
Posting best grill.
>I'm the sexiest
That shit would have been really pretty animated.
That's great anon.
I wish moot changed the fucking post timers for /a/, holy shit. It makes dumping a pain. Not for me, as it's pretty much automated with 4chanx and the pass, but for you guys that need to wait 1 fucking hour to read a single chapter.
What the hell was in those bubbles?
Magic that teleported all those people to a beach so that they can have fun!
That red mist is actually strawberry juice from the beach.
Yeah I have no idea why moot would do that to us. He pretty much killed manga threads.
Highly compressed air, apparently.
Didn't he lower /co/'s post timers after they whined?
I don't go on /co/ so I wouldn't know but moot seems to be easily persuaded by the fickle public in seemingly the most wanton of ways. I want nami onee-san to abuse me with her death glares.
His head is too weird there.
Art was pretty iffy early on, but then it got so very good.
Aaaaand that was it. I hope you guys enjoyed it.
I COULD start the next chapter right now, but it would end in 1 hour so that's up to you guys.
Images on /co/ can be posted every 30 seconds I think. Apparently this is justified because they have more storytimes than other boards so /a/ just has to bitch harder. Also I want to hug the shota.
Fuck the shota
You'll be storytiming more tomorrow? I don't mind if you stop now.
>Also I want to hug the shota.
Hirose? But he sucks dicks. And not in the good way, like Yukine.
I think I'll read the next chapter some other time. Thanks for the dump.
I feel bad for him now, but if he's worse than Yukine you've convinced me.
I'll continue tomorrow then.
There's a better shota coming in a few chapters.
She truly is the best girl and it is complete horseshit that she doesn't win.
>Also I want to hug the shota.
You'd better be talking about Yuta.
Any idea what time?
What time is better for you guys?
I guess childhood friends really weren't meant to win.
Just a few hours earlier than this thread would be good for me.
Hirose isn't Yukine's counterpart. Wait a few more chapters for the best shota.
You fucken serious , worst girl wins
Goddamn, the art's improvement is off the charts.
Oh man I remember this. Shame about the mangaka dying though, always thought it was ironic how he died after finishing alive.
MC in general is improved later. So much less of a bitch.
Gotta love some good gradual character development.
fuck you, you tasteless faggot, Alive is a great manga
MC didn't choose the best girl but he choose the right girl. Megumi was always the natural choice.
>Author's goodbye message in the last chapter
Taisuke is one of the rare examples of a fleshed out MC in shounen.
The ride has only started
Please tell me that Taisuke is not really dead.
I'm not sure why some people didn't liked the ending except the shipperfags. It felt just right.