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I Am a Hero Manga Omnibus Volume 1

4.5 star rating out of 5
9 Reviews
SKU: 9781616559205

Retail Price: $19.99

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About I Am a Hero Manga Omnibus Volume 1

I Am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 collects Manga Volumes 1-2 and features story and art by Kengo Hanazawa.

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 quite rare in Japan -- an actual firearm! The Shogakukan Manga Award winner comes to Dark Horse!


  • Publisher: DARK HORSE MANGA
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Themes: Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 4/13/2016
  • Page Count: 464
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

9 reviews

3 star rating out of 5

Amazing Manga But...

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This is an amazing series and something any fan of Manga should try. However, this release is not perfect. The volume does not contain the creepy imagery present in the Japanese table of contents. Also, looking at the back and spine of the book can spoil an event that doesn't occur until about halfway through this volume, and since this is a series that is best to go into blind, this is a big problem. It is nice that there are color pages, but there is a big problem. The translation of one of the characters is not properly done. In the original, this character has a lisp, which Dark Horse did not translate. This becomes more problematic as in the future, we only hear this character's voice and because of the lisp, we are supposed to know it is him. Without the lisp, there is no defining dialogue for this character, so we lose some characterization as well as some plot coherency. Overall, because the manga is so good, it's still worth the buy even with these problems (most are minor).

4 star rating out of 5

interesting take on the zombie genera


This is defiantly a interesting take on the zombie genera. It has a bit of a slow start but worth the build up. Can not wait to read the next volume.

4 star rating out of 5

Slow start but great read overall.

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I saw this manga in several youtube channels and they all say its great. I started it and got bored in the first few chapters but when it kits in its great.

The only real problem I have is the really slow start. I am looking forward to getting the next volume.

5 star rating out of 5

Marinated Horror: worth the wait for sure

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I was aware of what this series would be like going in, and indeed it has a slow build up, but it's worth it! Rather than run face first into its premise, this story takes its time to develop and once it does, it's crazy! I liked this work more than I expected, it's creepy atmosphere and awkward characters were a treat, I'mnow awaiting volume 2 to restock so I can get it!

4 star rating out of 5

Great zombie manga

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I purchased this manga at the holiday sale and I must say that this is a great manga. Like others say, the beginning is a slow burn as you go through the protagonist's daily life. But the art alone makes up for the lack of action. Hanazawa's realistic art style really emphasizes the emotions that each character expresses, even the background characters look realistic. If you're looking for gore and realism, this is a manga for you.

5 star rating out of 5

Nice zombie manga

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Like others saied the manga has a bit of a slow start. One reason Dark horse made it a omnibus instead of vol. 1 & 2.

That said it's really good book if your into zombie stories. I'm looking forward to see how the story goes as the books come out as it's an Interesting take on zombies in Japan. Which differ some since not everyone own a gun or some type of weapon.

4 star rating out of 5

Mumbling to myself again


Kengo Hanezawa doing what he does best, writing about outcasts and losers. After the sci-fi of Ressentiment and the realistic boxing story of Boys on the Run, he heads for the zombie apocalypse.

The chunky omnibus is a little awkward in the hands, and boy oh boy this first volume starts slow, but when it gets its hooks in you, it doesn't let go.

5 star rating out of 5

Zombies and Gore

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I love a good zombie series to read and I am a hero is a good read! its a bit slow at first like said from the other reviews but it picks and get better! give it a shot.

5 star rating out of 5

First half is slow but...

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Not going to lie, if you want to give this series a go you should definitely read the entire volume, because the first half of the book is very slow. like if you are expecting a series that just starts with a zombie apocalypse, I Am a Hero is not that. It starts slow but once the apocalypse hits it becomes very very good. Really enjoyed the first volume and i highly recommend it for anybody who enjoys a good zombie story. Just be wary about the slow beginning.