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オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル ➽ [Reading] ➿ オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル By Hiroshi Sakurazaka ➲ – Thomashillier.co.uk The original novel that inspired the sci fi blockbuster film starring Tom CruiseWhen the alien Mimics invade Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacke The original novel that inspired the sci fi blockbuster film starring Tom CruiseWhen the alien Mimics invade Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill Keiji dies on the battlefield only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again On his th iteration he gets a message from a mysterious ally—the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death.


10 thoughts on “オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル

  1. Navessa Navessa says:

    She could walk into any hell and come back unscathed Rita Vrataski They call her crazy They call her a badass They call her a lot of names Angel of Death Mad Wargarita Full Metal Bitch Few know the truth That she's all of those things And And less Even fewer know the reason why Keiji Kiriya is about to join their ranksThis is the story of two ordinary people forced to do the extraordinary; save the human race from an alien invasion We meet Keiji a green Japanese recruit on the day of his first battle Nothing goes right It's an ambush a slaughter The members of his unit are dropping like flies Then he's fatally injured That's when he meets her The crazy chick with the broadsword her armor painted red to draw the enemy straight to her The Full Metal BitchI'd heard stories A war junkie always chasing the action no matter where it led her Word had it she and her Special Forces suad from the US Army had chalked up half of all confirmed Mimic kills ever Maybe anyone who could see that much fighting and live to tell about it really was the Angel of Death Rita is one of the most badass characters I've ever encountered I think my favorite thing about her is how understated she is She doesn't run around pounding on her chest aping masculine displays of dominance while declaring her badassery Off the battlefield she's just a regular small town girl from the midwest She's curious a little gullible and sweet And then she puts on an armor suit heaves a broadsword and rains down death and destruction from the mother fucking sky Keiji is not a badass At least not in the beginning of this book But then he kills a Mimic not uite like the others and inherits their strange ability to alter time resetting it every time he dies He's also a regular guy Actually he's almost boringly ordinary in the beginning of this Then he dies Then he dies some Then he dies a lot And then he begins to change He morphs from an average Japanese soldier into a Full Metal Mother Fucker This book is incredible So much better than the movie view spoilerDuh right? Isn't that ALWAYS the case? hide spoiler


  2. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    I knew about this novel due that it's the basis for the incoming movie Edge of Tomorrow and I am truly glad that I was able to read the original Japanese novel before of watching the movieThe novel itself is something odd in the Japanese literature culture since it's a prose novel I say this since on Japan the Manga culture is uite spread and even there are mangas for all tastes genders and ages And I must say that the topic and story of this novel could fit uite easily in a manga format presentation since it's military sci fi with cibernetic battle suits involving time travel and an alien invasion So finding that the author chose to present this story in a prose novel was something uite braveI just found out that it will be a manga adaptation of the story most likely since the prose novel got a lot of hype due the incoming live action movie I am a huge fan of manga but I am truly glad of being able to read first the story on its original formatTo explain uick what you can expect here it's like Groundhog Day meets HaloI really like how smart is this novel It presents a great characters' development Also it's a festival of genres while the military science fiction is the main genre you can find too elements of dystopia mystery politics and romance Also the author did a great work establishing his own sci fi technology how it works and how the pilots must use it Everything in a total adult wayThe main characters are Keiji Kiriya and Rita Vrataski Something uite amusing when the characters are described is that Rita Vrataski is a petite woman with red hair but due she is a hero of the army forces it will be done a movie on US about her and it's said that the chosen actress is a tall blonde woman that it's how Emily Blunt will performed the character on the incoming movieThe interaction between the main characters and the interaction of them with the secondary characters everything is done masterfully with realism and depthHIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  3. Jokoloyo Jokoloyo says:

    I love Groundhog Day movie especially how the character grew from hopeless person into a great character that proficient using the time loops so when I realized the premise in this book is time looping mixed with military SF I am sold When Apple my GR friend recommended me this book I have never heard about Japanese light novel format Later I learned that It was basically another name of shorter novel or novella So it was an exotic recommendation a fiction from a Japanese author a SF story mixing military and time loop in unfamiliar formatFrom the start the story is an easy 4 star rating with a lot of action scenes and the character developments But when I was reading the table of contents I was struck 1 The timeline of the story is not linear and there is flowchart explaining the timeline of the story The author is serious in making non linear story and I admit the flowchart is effective to making the reading experience enjoyable2 The book is divided into four parts The book structure is reminding me of a japanese poem I read a poem at which isTwo sisters of a Kyoto silk merchant pretty as flowersOne aged twenty the other eighteenSwords of militia can kill multitudes of lifeSeductive glances from these two beauties can slay entire armiesI had high expectation reading this book After I finished it I am satisfied because this book fulfilled my expectation I was expecting the book was divided into four part Just like the poem above; the first line contains the initial phrase; the second line the continuation of that phrase; the third line turns from this subject and begins a new one; and the fourth line brings the first three lines together Oh I risk indirect spoilers just by uoting the poem P view spoilerThe first and second part are the story from POV of Kiriya The third part has POV from Rita Vrataski The fourth part is where two protagonists join forces hide spoiler


  4. Beverly Beverly says:

    Aliens combat an Earth force made up of Japanese American and other nations in All You Need is Kill The Japanese soldier is caught in a Groundhog Day nightmare of kill be killed sleep and repeat He doesn't know what is happening to him until he meets an American soldier who is also caught in a time loopTogether they can defeat the aliens but they have to solve the puzzle in time A uick read with an interesting premise


  5. Carmen Carmen says:

    War is hellThe Mimics and the humans have been fighting for decades now with no end in sight Relentless innumerable and nearly unstoppable the Mimics keep coming in waves They've turned most of the world into a desert and killed millions of peopleKeiji Kiriya is just a grunt The woman he loves a sweet librarian won't even look him in the eye and the way things are now the army seems like his only viable option Training has turned him into a hard bodied soldier but when it comes to battle he's just cannon fodderRita Vratraski is the Full Metal Bitch US Special Forces she is the best of the best She has won so many medals she had to take out a storage facility But medals don't matter to her She isolates herself from the rest of the soldiers and insists on wearing a blood red Jacket even though this makes her an attractive target for the Mimics She slices through them as if she was born to kill She's a legend The men talk about her in hushed whispers and even a glimpse of her on the battlefield boosts morale She's slaughtered thousands of Mimics and refuses to use the weapons the army provides instead she wields a huge battleaxe twice her sizeOne day during battle Keiji kills a Mimic that he feels isa bit different He doesn't know how he knows thishe just does And after he dies a gruesome death on the battlefieldhe wakes up in bed two days agoKeiji tries many different things to get out of the time loop Running away wounding himself and eating a bullet Nothing works He's damned to live this day over and over and over againSo he figures he'd better make the best of a bad situation He starts training hardcore One day of training one day of battle and then it's back to training day again He relives these two days over and over hundreds of times until even though technically he's still a grunt with no battle experience he's got the skills and reflexes of a grizzled veteran He's turned himself into Billy BadassHe sweet talks the cute naïve clumsy engineer into given him a battleaxe like the one that the Full Metal Bitch carries He starts carving holes in enemy linesThen one loop he and the Full Metal Bitch get to talkingand from then on she's just Rita Together they form an unstoppable team perfectly attuned to each other as if they'd fought in countless battles togetherAnd of course they haveThis is a heartrending powerful story that I never expected to like I only read it to prepare for the upcoming movie They re named it EDGE OF TOMORROW for some reason I infinitely prefer ALL YOU NEED IS KILL but okay I never expected to like a war novel written by a man who's played one too many videogamesI liked Keiji He could've easily and justifiably been a real ahole but instead he's almost a pacifist never responding to a fight from a fellow soldier He also treats women well I think There were numerous times when he could've really taken advantage of a situation with a female and he never did I know it's stupid to give men credit for NOT doing something horrifying but I'm disgusted with the recent onslaught of ahole heroes who treat women like trash I appreciated a bit of restraint and respect on the part of KeijiI loved the style that this book was written in See my status updates if you want samples Crisp clear to the point exactly my kind of writing No flowery prose No long descriptions No inundation of adjectives I have no idea whether to credit Sakurazaka for this or credit the Japanese English translation I mention this because I really adore the writing style if not the content of Swedish and Norwegian books it doesn't seem to matter who writes them This leads me to believe that translating into English lends a clear concise voice to these works I don't have the same vast experience with Japanese to English translations so the jury's still out It's only a theory at this pointI also was pleasantly surprised that Sakurazaka takes the time and energy to show us how Rita sees things and how she came to be the Full Metal Bitch I really was expecting this book to be only from Keiji's viewpoint 3rd person viewpoint and I appreciate that Sakurazaka takes the difficult route in trying to create three dimensional characters Well doneLastly I didn't feel like he pushed the sexsex appealsexy situation angle too hard It would have been very very easy to make this book full of uestionable sexual content but Sakurazaka plays it pretty straightforward I'm very thankful for thatTl;dr a thrilling and worthwhile read whether you plan on seeing the film or not I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it


  6. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    DNF at 23%► Because ► And becauseNow that's what I call an in depth review But that's all you'll get Because I have no time for this And because that's how little I care about this story And I won't even bother rating this That's how little I care about this story I said that already didn't I? Oh well


  7. Dirk Grobbelaar Dirk Grobbelaar says:

    As a kid when I’d first laid eyes on those guns I thought they were the coolest things I’d ever seenThe black lacuer finish of their steel instilled an unreasonable sense of confidence in me Now that I’d seen real battle I knew with cool certainty that weapons like these could never repel a Mimic attackI’ve had my eye on All You Need is Kill for some time now When I saw that the book is being adapted into a film I thought that now is as good a time as any to read it And I’m glad I did tooThe beauty of Science Fiction is that there is so much a talented author can do with it This novel is a case in point All You Need is Kill is a Military Science Fiction story complete with power armour and malicious Aliens However Attempt #99KIA forty five minutes from start of battlethe novel has a great hook Perhaps things are not uite what they seem In some respects All You Need is Kill shares DNA with Armor especially the converging story lines of Kiriya and the Full Metal Bitch Genocide was the only way to win this warThe writing style can be a bit jarring This could be a side effect of the translation from Japanese or perhaps not since it actually complements the general feel of the novel uite wellAnd that is that Really not to say The fear that permeated every fiber of my being was relentless it was cruel and it was my best hope for getting through this


  8. Ken Ken says:

    I’ve only recently found out that the 2014 fun action adventure movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ was based on this 2004 Japanese Sci Fi light readYoung recruit Keiji Kiriya soon discovers that he’s caught in a time loop against the alien ‘Mimics’ after each death he awakes on the eve of battle and attempts to progress future with the knowledge he’s previously learnt from the last loopIt’s been so long since I’d watched the Cruise movie adaptation but I felt that even though the basic premise was similar this felt character drivenI really like this kind of story telling and it’s becoming common place along with Happy Death Day and Russian Dolls I love the Sci Fi elements of these Groundhog Day style storiesI can really appreciate the fact that this book has helped spurn that genreIt’s so distinctive and different which is mainly due to the great characters that those who like similar stories should also read this book


  9. Haralambi Markov Haralambi Markov says:

    I had a very hard time starting this review There is much to say and reflect upon yet “All You Need is Kill” is unlike most novels the American and the European audience has had experience with Prose length storytelling characterization internals and general take on the genre; all these elements create unfamiliar alien scenery which needs discovering and an adventurous spirit to experiment with the unknownScience fiction is as wide as the universe it explores virtually endless and while the Western culture has taken up the undying space exploration themes colonization and the such the Eastern have adopted the apocalypse by alienshumans and made it their own Try an anime and you will see what I am talking about “All You Need is Kill” portrays the final stand of humanity against an invading alien force devoted to turning Earth into a colony In a sense this is military fiction but it doesn’t get boring or falls into clichéThe Japanese are known for their brevity in literature mostly with the worldwide celebrated haikus but their sense to get down to the point and write the distilled and concentrated essence of their topic crosses into speculative fiction Sakurazaka builds his novel around the internals of the characters and how they process the occurrences in their life much like a report Compared to what we are used in the West dialogue is overall scarce and actual combat scenes are also few in number but Sakurazaka creates the illusion that writing war and combat scenes is like the easiest thing in the worldDespite its 169 pages by Hiroshi offers a full novel experience much like any title ranging from 300 to 600 pages This proves to show that length in literature is uite subjective and the page count steps down in importance to the use of words which combination will reduce an idea or image to one concise power pack to the readerCharacters Depth Remarkable in “All You Need is Kill” is the rapid character evolution Keiji on page one is a rookie with no battle experience and meets his death in a cowardly manner while Keiji from the last chapter is a veteran with steel nerves and body turned into a killing machine This metamorphosis once you have invested all your enthusiasm in the story is invisible so to say You pick up a change but it is so natural given the situation that he is in a time loop and every day is a struggle to end it But once you stop to think about it you get the wow effect At least I have This wouldn’t have worked if the novel itself was longerThe story is told in third person POV and changes from Keiji to Rita aka the Full Metal Bitch who has become a legendary soldier because a time loop herself Her role in the novel is uite interesting and dramatic following the guidelines of Japanese sense of tragedy She highlights the events that occur in the time loop through her own experience which gives credible explanation to the constant resurrection of Keiji Being a tough person in the present by the same rules we are introduced to her own personal anguish and shattered existence In the end Keiji and Rita represent two aspects of the super soldier Keiji is the process of hardening yourself and carrying an unimaginable burden while Rita is the broken person left in the process There is this yin yang polarity so to say Worldbuilding Believability I wasn’t a great fan in the beginning when I found out this whole book will revolve over a battle that repeats itself around 160 times I have seen the idea done before in the show “Tru Calling” and in some movies I don’t remember very clearly so I wasn’t charmed But then again the focus came on the internal development of the character and how he tries everything to stop waking up every day on the same date before the same battle If you view it gamer terms it’s having to reset the same level 160 times and every time gain new experience after failing try new strategy and develop mad skillsThe Mimics are the core of the very problem In the book they are described as dead bloated frogs and are basically made out of nanobots and have evolved from a remodeling tool for colonization to weapons They even have the technology to reset time and are the culprits for the constant time loops I won’t say because the whole situation is definitely complex than that and offers twists and thrill rides that leave you “awesome” ing all the whilePerhaps the last element in the whole world now that we mentioned the aliens and time loops is the so called Jackets They are your simple full battle armor with major artillery and a constant in the whole novel plus they create this whole subculture in the army with special training system slang and all that to make it interesting The Verdict I love it and advise people to give it a chance Speaking from a globalization point of view now than ever we have the ultimate freedom to touch another culture and explore it So take a chance and see how the other side of the world does it You know you want to


  10. seak seak says:

    For some reason this Tom Cruise movie was a blockbuster bust but it was because of the excellent movie that I wanted to delve into this concept a bit After picking up the book it's clear almost immediately that the film whitewashed the book and that destroys one of the very simple yet profound themes of this book which I'll get to in a secKeiji Kiriya is a simple Japanese soldier who finds himself in a time loop experiencing the same couple days and deaths over and over only to wake up in the barracks once and experience it all again The war he's in is against an alien race named the mimics who are all but unstoppable until humanity created mechanized suits jackets to be able to deal with themAnd that's pretty simply it There's some slight exposition about the aliens and the future this world finds itself in however it's mostly focused on Keiji and his time loops I don't want to spoil anything too much so I'll give this warning first In an afterword the author Hiroshi Sakurazaka explains that he got the idea for this book from playing video games You respawn so much throughout the game you get really good at it You also get really good at seeing the things that will be coming at you In the end of the video game you're praised as a hero but really you're just an average Joe who had endless amounts of retries so you ended up getting goodAnd that's the brilliance of the book There are no superpowers unless you count the futuristic jackets and accompanying weapons It's just an average guy a novice even who finds himself in a really crappy Groundhog Day scenario at least Bill Murray's deaths were of his own volition and decides to make the best of it by trying to get better every timeGreat concept both in book and movie form and the book's different enough from the movie or vice versa to make it worth reading especially given the 266 pages mmpb The only real problem is I want 4 out of 5 Stars highly recommended


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