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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 4072 users)
Ranked: #3782
Popularity: #488
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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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Jun 3, 2010
How would it feel to have 3 billion years of memory? My brain can’t even begin to comprehend something so vast. And yet, this is exactly what this manga is about.

Honestly, it's hard for me to find the right words to describe this manga. I don't want to simply recommend a manga because it's good. I want to share an experience. I won’t hesitate to say that this, at least for me, was a masterpiece. Of course, it’s not perfect, but after reading tons of mangas, Omoide Emanon was like a pearl in the sea of clichéd and boring stories.

First of all, let me 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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