I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 (I Am a Hero, 1)
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Heido has an unhealthy obsession with being a hero as though it is a profession. Outside the DC/Marvel world "heroes" do not exits. People can be heroic and there is plenty of that in the manga. There were so many heroic acts by many (forgotten) individuals. Kill It with Fire: One of the first depicted kills is done with an Aerosol Flamethrower. Araki later sacrifices himself and burns a zombies and himself to death to save a young teen.
On a commuter train, rather than running as fast as humanly possible, an angry youth continues to yell at a staff member staring through the window on the other side of the car even while it's clear blood is seeping from the staff man's eyes, nose and mouth, is constantly spouting Madness Mantras ("Thank You For Your Patronage"), and has tainted veins sprouting all over his face. Once it gets through, it takes a nice bite out of the youth's head, who stares disbelievingly at the mush of brain falling out before passing away. The main character, Hideo, randomly sees this guy in his apartment and talks to him but in other frames there is no one there. I'm so confused as to why this scene is in the story. Bittersweet Ending: Humanity survives, but only just, and by the end a lot of the main characters are dead. Hideo's entire mission is revealed to have been doomed from the start, and he fails spectacularly at saving Hiromi, with her joining the hivemind and only allowing him to live because she believes that stranding him on his own in the ruins of Tokyo is a Fate Worse than Death. However, Hideo is able to adapt to his new environment and even thrive. In the epilogue, he finds that a ZQC tower has given birth to an ordinary human baby girl. The baby girl grows up to greatly resemble Hiromi, he names her Hiiro, and lives his life content raising her as her father.Shotguns Are Just Better: Hideo's weapon of choice is a over-under double-barreled shotgun. Not that he has many options, considering how difficult it is to acquire a gun permit in Japan.
Apocalypse How: Starts out looking like a regional societal disruption. It rapidly becomes clear, however, that global societal collapse is inevitable. Once we find out what eventually happens to Hiromi and those like her, it starts to look like total annihilation of humanity, or at least normal humanity, is the most likely outcome. Undead Child: Several appear throughout the series, from infants that crawl like monkeys to children who chew on their dead loved ones.
Silver Spoon, I Am a Hero Win Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. March 10, 2013 . http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-24/silver-spoon-i-am-a-hero-win-shogakukan-manga-awards. Blood-Splattered Innocents: Hiromi, soon after meeting Hideo. When a suicidal zombie decapitates itself, she ends up covered in its apparently partially coagulated blood.