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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: 8.281 (scored by 3505 users)
Ranked: #3922
Popularity: #517
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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.

(Source: Kotonoha)

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Sequel: Emanon - Sasurai Emanon Episode: 1



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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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Jun 30, 2010
Flawless. Amazing. Breathtaking. Astounding. Astonishing.
Those words are STILL not enough to describe this masterpiece.

To think I've been thinking something of the same subject as the characters in the story. The art is just amazing. You can't find anything more beautiful than this. Every page, every scene, every box paints an emotion, a fleeting glimpse of memories as old as time. This art style is so ingenious. Describing it is so difficult for me, but if I had to put it in one word, it would be "serene."

The story is heartfelt. Not quite as emotional as you might find in some shojo manga, but read more
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Jun 6, 2010
Omoide Emanon is a short manga, adapted from a japanese speculative fiction. The story revolves around a young compulsive man, who meets a mysterious wandering girl, referring to herself as "Emanon". The man becomes aware of the fact that Emanon's memory begins 3 billion years ago, with the formation of life, and will continue to be passed down, in the fashion she received it, to her offspring. This short manga illustrates the affect the two have on each other, and the unique nature of their relationship beautifully, seeking to assert a claim about the tricky topic of purpose.

The highlight of this manga would definitely read more
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The matter of fact presentation of ludicrous concepts gives a strong sense of magical realism. They also share a wistful style of art.
Both thought-provoking, and they follow a person who meets someone extremely mysterious and 'omniscent'.
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Much like a Mushishi chapter, Omoide Emanon incorporates a supernatural element into an otherwise mundane world to tell a poignant story about an aspect of what it means to be human. While perhaps more apparent in the sequels, Emanon also shares some similarities with Ginko as a character. Both are forced to live a nomadic lifestyle due to their respective supernatural condition (and for what it's worth, both are heavy smokers).
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while Omoide Emanon doesnt share many similarities to Nausicaa in terms of plot, i find Emanon and Nausicaa to be similar as characters. both Emanon and Nausicaa have a sort of connection with the planet in which they inhabit. Nausicaa has her intuition that seems to be almost like telepathy between her and the state of the world, and Emanon has a first hand photographic memory that goes all the way back to when life first appeared on earth. aside from the MC's the art style is rather similar. the moment i first picked this up Kenji's style reminded me alot of Miyazaki. Emanon also has two sequel/prequel volumes called "Sasuri Emanon" and "Sasuri Emanon Episode 1" all three stories are separate mini stories about Emanon and Sasuri is illustrated in beautiful watercolors ; very reminiscent of Miyazaki. its a good short read with a pretty simple plot that has a pinch of scifi aspects that will leave you wanting more. i just wish Tsuruta Kenji would make his own full story out of it!
These are different genres but both deal with very enigmatic mysterious young women and themes of life, death, reincarnation and immortality both stories have a touch of the surreal, so if you like those type of stories try them both. As one review said Seol Hui is not the type of manga ( manhwa ) for everyone, but those who like unusual stories and mysteries will appreciate both. Personally, I think Seol Hui is interesting and not cliched, she seems dumb at first and then you realize it's an act and she is clever. These stories both morph between different types of genres as you read them as well. The art in Seol Hui is not spectacular like the art in Emanon, it's more the themes of the stories that are similar.
Both stories trace the memories of a cute and charismatic female. Omoide Emanon looks into the past while YKK ponders time's end. If you enjoyed YKK's understated artstyle and gentle pacing, you'll find similar enjoyment in Emanon.

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