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Omoide Emanon (Manga)

Omoide Emanon

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Synonyms: Memories of Emanon
Japanese: おもいでエマノン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 19, 2006 to Jan 19, 2008
Genres: Seinen
Authors: Tsuruta, Kenji (Art), Kajio, Shinji (Story)
Serialization: Comic Ryu


Score: 8.271 (scored by 4361 users)
Ranked: #3842
Popularity: #471
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Based on the award-winning novel by Shinji Kajio, Memories of Emanon tells the story of a mysterious girl who holds a 3-billion-year old memory, dating back to the moment life first appeared on Earth.

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Jan 22, 2010
Memories of Emanon (1 Volume/9 Chapters)

Its hard to find the words that accurately express just how wonderfully magnificent Memories of Emanon actually is. The story in its entirety was astoundingly articulate, ravishingly studious, and enigmatically captivating. Kenji Tsuruta conveys pure artistic endearment in brilliant fashion throughout this fabulous publication.

What would you do if you had a three billion year old memory? Would you melancholically reminiscence over past experiences, would you nostalgically ponder the meaning of life, or would you stand idle by and simply observe as time passes? I was fascinated with this wondrous tale that encompasses beauty in the truest sense of the word.

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Jun 3, 2010
After I had read Omoide Emanon's description, I was positive that it would be an experience out of the ordinary. Having finished it, it left me with a feeling hard to describe, the closest one being pure awe.

The story starts off on a cruiser en route to the southernmost of Japan. Sitting cuddled in a blanket against the cold outer wall of the ship, an ordinary male high school student soon finds himself in the company of the not-so-ordinary titular character Emanon: a beautiful young woman with long, lustrous hair, a wave of freckles sprinkled across her nose and a memory as massive as the read more
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Oct 8, 2015
Imagine having a three billion old memory that encompasses everything that has happened, even that of the origination of life itself. Is it possible to cope with it? How will your life and surroundings affect you and vice versa? Omoide Emanon is a heartwarming and fascinating tale of a 17 year-old girl who possesses an ancient memory that dates up to the creation of life.

The approach on the narrative is utterly fascinating and well done; it is narrated in a span of a couple of hours, then makes a jump to the future. The story is established in 1967, which starts off by slowly building read more
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Jul 12, 2014
I really find it difficult to talk about Omoide Emanon. I think the word I'm looking for is alexithymia. It really is rare for me to read something like this, actually this is the first thing I've ever read of this kind. I picked this up from a list of one of my friend and I'm glad that I had the pleasure of stumbling upon this little gem, quite frankly I think this is one of the best one-shot manga ever written. This was originally published as a story by Shinji and later Kenji's editor asked him to start working on this. And later it read more
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