A deluxe bind-up edition of Naoki Urasawa's award-winning epic of doomsday cults, giant robots and a group of friends trying to save the world from destruction! Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world. There once was a kid who imagined the end of the world. It was all a child's game--until it became terribly real! The Friend is carrying out his plan to exterminate humanity--just as predicted. And the man who survived Bloody New Year's Eve is on his way back to Tokyo. The boys are coming back together one by one as they race toward the final battle.