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* AlternateHistory: The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.
** [[spoiler: However, episode 19 reveals that the country the series takes place in is ''not'' Japan. In fact, representatives from Japan visit in order to consider adopting the Act themselves.]]

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* AlternateHistory: AlternateHistory:
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The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.
** [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, episode 19 reveals that the country the series takes place in is ''not'' Japan. In fact, representatives from Japan visit in order to consider adopting the Act themselves.]]



* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler: When riots break out over the country's ally going to war and urging the country to recruit citizens to fight for them, the government quickly suppresses the riots by offering the one thing nobody can resist if they join the military: a shot that'll destroy the nanocapsule in their body.]]

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When riots break out over the country's ally going to war and urging the country to recruit citizens to fight for them, the government quickly suppresses the riots by offering the one thing nobody can resist if they join the military: a shot that'll destroy the nanocapsule in their body.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Kengo and Dr. Kubo fail to incite a rebellion against the government, and the National Welfare Act finally fulfills its true purpose of providing the nation's ally with perfectly mentally conditioned soldiers for their war effort. However, Kengo and Dr. Kubo manage to free themselves from their brainwashing and flee to Japan.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Kengo [[spoiler:Kengo and Dr. Kubo fail to incite a rebellion against the government, and the National Welfare Act finally fulfills its true purpose of providing the nation's ally with perfectly mentally conditioned soldiers for their war effort. However, Kengo and Dr. Kubo manage to free themselves from their brainwashing and flee to Japan.]]



* DoubleMeaningTitle: Episode 12, ''The Truth Revealed''.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: After overcoming his brainwashing and attempting to flee the country, only to get caught by a still-brainwashed Dr. Kubo, he tries to get her to shoot him instead of hauling him in for another round of brainwashing. Fortunately, she's not too far gone, either, and he manages to pull her back from it as well.]]

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* %%* DoubleMeaningTitle: Episode 12, ''The Truth Revealed''.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After overcoming his brainwashing and attempting to flee the country, only to get caught by a still-brainwashed Dr. Kubo, he tries to get her to shoot him instead of hauling him in for another round of brainwashing. Fortunately, she's not too far gone, either, and he manages to pull her back from it as well.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Dr. Kubo. Which side she's a mole for remains a question until Episode 12, when it's revealed she's a ranking member of the underground opposition to the Act.]]
** [[spoiler: Seiichiro is secretly a member of [[SecretPolice the National Welfare Police]], and eventually sets a trap for Kengo when he starts doubting his loyalty. After his rehabilitation, he's sent after Kubo, who's relapsed from her brainwashing and started working against the Act again. Except that all of this is a lie; it's just a test of Kengo's loyalty, and when he tries to flee the country with her, she attempts to turn him in again.]]

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* TheMole: TheMole:
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[[spoiler:Dr. Kubo. Which side she's a mole for remains a question until Episode 12, when it's revealed she's a ranking member of the underground opposition to the Act.]]
** [[spoiler: Seiichiro [[spoiler:Seiichiro is secretly a member of [[SecretPolice the National Welfare Police]], and eventually sets a trap for Kengo when he starts doubting his loyalty. After his rehabilitation, he's sent after Kubo, who's relapsed from her brainwashing and started working against the Act again. Except that all of this is a lie; it's just a test of Kengo's loyalty, and when he tries to flee the country with her, she attempts to turn him in again.]]



* RussianRoulette: A variation in Episode 17. [[spoiler: The Chosen of the Week crashes an Immunization Day session with kids getting their shots and threatens to kill herself to drive the point home that the parents are basically killing their children and don't even care. One of the doctors (who once gave a shot to a future Chosen) tries to talk her down by putting some of the consequences for what he's doing on himself by shooting himself up with shot after shot (now once again running the risk of dying via nanocapsule years down the line) until she surrenders.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After discovering the true purpose of the National Welfare Act, and realizing that the people, rather than rise up against their oppressors, would rather take the easy way out and join their ally's military in exchange for removing the nanocapsules from their bodies, Kengo becomes disgusted with everyone involved and decides to just flee the country.]]
* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them. [[spoiler: Seiichiro is a member, and eventually sets a trap for Kengo and gets him arrested and "reformed."]]
* TheSpartanWay: [[spoiler: The true purpose of the National Welfare Act is a variation on this. With the constant threat of death looming over the heads of every 20-something in the nation, the government hoped to create a nation of citizens defined by "perseverence, solidarity and blind loyalty," the perfect kind of people to be recruited into their ally's military.]]

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* RussianRoulette: A variation in Episode 17. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Chosen of the Week crashes an Immunization Day session with kids getting their shots and threatens to kill herself to drive the point home that the parents are basically killing their children and don't even care. One of the doctors (who once gave a shot to a future Chosen) tries to talk her down by putting some of the consequences for what he's doing on himself by shooting himself up with shot after shot (now once again running the risk of dying via nanocapsule years down the line) until she surrenders.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After discovering the true purpose of the National Welfare Act, and realizing that the people, rather than rise up against their oppressors, would rather take the easy way out and join their ally's military in exchange for removing the nanocapsules from their bodies, Kengo becomes disgusted with everyone involved and decides to just flee the country.]]
* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them. [[spoiler: Seiichiro [[spoiler:Seiichiro is a member, and eventually sets a trap for Kengo and gets him arrested and "reformed."]]
* TheSpartanWay: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The true purpose of the National Welfare Act is a variation on this. With the constant threat of death looming over the heads of every 20-something in the nation, the government hoped to create a nation of citizens defined by "perseverence, solidarity and blind loyalty," the perfect kind of people to be recruited into their ally's military.]]



* {{UST}}: Kengo and Dr. Kubo. It doesn't end well.

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* %%* {{UST}}: Kengo and Dr. Kubo. It doesn't end well.



* WhamEpisode: Episode 12.

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* %%* WhamEpisode: Episode 12.


* [[YouHave48Hours You Have 24 Hours]]: Or less, depending on how long it takes for a Chosen to get their ''ikigami''. It's mentioned that it is not unheard of Chosen to not receive their ''ikigami'' in time.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Kengo and Dr. Kubo fail to incite a rebellion against the government, and the National Welfare Act finally fulfills it's true purpose of providing the nation's ally with perfectly mentally conditioned soldiers for their war effort. However, Kengo and Dr. Kubo manage to free themselves from their brainwashing and flee to Japan.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Kengo and Dr. Kubo fail to incite a rebellion against the government, and the National Welfare Act finally fulfills it's its true purpose of providing the nation's ally with perfectly mentally conditioned soldiers for their war effort. However, Kengo and Dr. Kubo manage to free themselves from their brainwashing and flee to Japan.]]


* AlternateHistory: The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.

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* AlternateHistory: The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} UsefulNotes/WorldWarII initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.


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Probably the best simple way to describe ''Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.

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Probably the best simple way to describe ''Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' ''Franchise/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Kengo and Dr. Kubo fail to incite a rebellion against the government, and the National Welfare Act finally fulfills it's true purpose of providing the nation's ally with perfectly mentally conditioned soldiers for their war effort. However, Kengo and Dr. Kubo manage to free themselves from their brainwashing and flee to Japan.]]



* DoubleMeaningTitle: Episode 12, ''The Truth Revealed''.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Episode 12, ''The Truth Revealed''. Revealed''.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: After overcoming his brainwashing and attempting to flee the country, only to get caught by a still-brainwashed Dr. Kubo, he tries to get her to shoot him instead of hauling him in for another round of brainwashing. Fortunately, she's not too far gone, either, and he manages to pull her back from it as well.]]



** [[spoiler: Seiichiro is secretly a member of [[SecretPolice the National Welfare Police]], and eventually sets a trap for Kengo when he starts doubting his loyalty.]]

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** [[spoiler: Seiichiro is secretly a member of [[SecretPolice the National Welfare Police]], and eventually sets a trap for Kengo when he starts doubting his loyalty. After his rehabilitation, he's sent after Kubo, who's relapsed from her brainwashing and started working against the Act again. Except that all of this is a lie; it's just a test of Kengo's loyalty, and when he tries to flee the country with her, she attempts to turn him in again.]]


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After discovering the true purpose of the National Welfare Act, and realizing that the people, rather than rise up against their oppressors, would rather take the easy way out and join their ally's military in exchange for removing the nanocapsules from their bodies, Kengo becomes disgusted with everyone involved and decides to just flee the country.]]

Added DiffLines:

* TheSpartanWay: [[spoiler: The true purpose of the National Welfare Act is a variation on this. With the constant threat of death looming over the heads of every 20-something in the nation, the government hoped to create a nation of citizens defined by "perseverence, solidarity and blind loyalty," the perfect kind of people to be recruited into their ally's military.]]


** [[spoiler: Seiichiro is secretly a member of [[SecretPolice the National Welfare Police]], and eventually sets a trap for Kengo when he starts doubting his loyalty.]]



* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them. [[spoiler: Seiichiro is a member, and eventually sets a trap for the main character and gets him arrested and "reformed."]]

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* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them. [[spoiler: Seiichiro is a member, and eventually sets a trap for the main character Kengo and gets him arrested and "reformed."]]


* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them.

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* SecretPolice: The Ministry's got em, and isn't afraid to use them. [[spoiler: Seiichiro is a member, and eventually sets a trap for the main character and gets him arrested and "reformed."]]

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler: However, episode 19 reveals that the country the series takes place in is ''not'' Japan. In fact, representatives from Japan visit in order to consider adopting the Act themselves.]]


Added DiffLines:

* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: [[spoiler: When riots break out over the country's ally going to war and urging the country to recruit citizens to fight for them, the government quickly suppresses the riots by offering the one thing nobody can resist if they join the military: a shot that'll destroy the nanocapsule in their body.]]


* AlternateHistory: The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of {{WWII}} initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.

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* AlternateHistory: The Act was forced on Japan as part of the surrender treaty at the end of {{WWII}} UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} initially - but the treaty involving the Act is altered to remove it 8 years later, where it is retained by the Japanese government voluntarily.

Added DiffLines:

* RussianRoulette: A variation in Episode 17. [[spoiler: The Chosen of the Week crashes an Immunization Day session with kids getting their shots and threatens to kill herself to drive the point home that the parents are basically killing their children and don't even care. One of the doctors (who once gave a shot to a future Chosen) tries to talk her down by putting some of the consequences for what he's doing on himself by shooting himself up with shot after shot (now once again running the risk of dying via nanocapsule years down the line) until she surrenders.]]


Probably the best simple way to describe ''Manga/IkigamiTheUltimateLimit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.

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Probably the best simple way to describe ''Manga/IkigamiTheUltimateLimit'', ''Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.


Probably the best simple way to describe ''Manga/IkigamiTheUltimateLimit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.

to:

Probably the best simple way to describe ''Manga/IkigamiTheUltimateLimit'', a {{seinen}} manga series written and drawn by Motoro Mase, is "put ''BattleRoyale'' ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' in a blender and hit 'puree'." That said, the story goes far beyond such a simple explanation.


On the first day of school, every child receives an inoculation. Most of them will live their life to its natural conclusion; a small percentage is [[spoiler:pseudo]]randomly injected with a nanocapsule, set to activate itself at a certain point of its life, between the age of 18 and 24, rupturing the aorta and killing the possessor instantly. Nobody knows if he's been chosen until his last day has come: a messenger from the Ministry of Health and Welfare is sent to deliver a notification of death, informing the victim that he has only 24 hours left to live. Those notifications are called ''ikigami'' - literally "death papers".

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On the first day of school, every child receives an inoculation. Most of them will live their life to its natural conclusion; a small percentage is [[spoiler:pseudo]]randomly injected with a nanocapsule, set to activate itself at a certain point of its life, between the age of 18 and 24, rupturing the aorta and killing the possessor instantly. Nobody knows if he's been chosen until his last day has come: a messenger from the Ministry of Health and Welfare is sent to deliver a notification of death, informing the victim that he s/he has only 24 hours left to live. Those notifications are called ''ikigami'' - literally "death papers".

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