Ranked #816

Franken Fran (Manga)

Franken Fran

Alternative Titles

English: Franken Fran
Synonyms: Franken Furan, Phase 20
Japanese: フランケン・ふらん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 71
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 19, 2006 to Jan 19, 2012
Authors: Kigitsu, Katsuhisa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Champion RED


Score: 8.031 (scored by 6525 users)
Ranked: #8162
Popularity: #277
Members: 14,455
Favorites: 876
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Fran can make anyone into anything, raise the dead, switch heads and bodies and give you those eyes that you've always wanted. But do you actually want them? Is it a good thing to raise the dead? Do the ends justify the means? And does Fran care?

(Source: SnoopyCool)

Included one-shot:
Volume 7: Phase 20


Franken Fran will be published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment in 2-in-1 omnibuses. The first volume is set to be released on February 16, 2016.

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Jul 18, 2010
I think I've never come across manga like this. What drove me to Franken Fran was the fact that she looked like the perfect match for Dr. Stein from Soul Eater. "Stein can dissect, and Fran can put back together. Everybody wins." I just never thought it would be SOO specific, and... well.. bizarre. If you don't like VERY weird things, or unhappy endings, then this is not your kind of manga. Also, I may recommend you not to read this while you eat, is definably not a good idea.

The story is not a chapter by chapter follow-up, like most mangas. It's a series of read more
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Dec 31, 2008
I started this manga yesterday and read all 21 chapters of it. I ended up not being able to sleep without the light now. Actually, I the type of person who can't even stand to watch a horror movie let alone this. But somehow I did and quite enjoyed it. For many of the normal people out there who prefer main stream to all. This isn't the manga for you.

Story Line
Every chapter tells a different story. Either Fran goes to school, helps out dying people or preforms one of her crazy experiments. It's interesting and grabs my attention and after reading how gory things read more
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Aug 1, 2008
This is simply the most eff'ed up manga I have ever come across (yes, that even includes all the hentai I've ever read, which given the depravity and gratuitous breast shots Franken Fran may even qualify as. And yes, I've seen Bible Black). It's going to be hard to write this review simply because it was too much for me - I dropped it like a hot rock after chapter 7, and in all honesty I have to say I really wish I could un-read this.

Story - 6 (Fair)

It's an extremely twisted manga with just about every chapter having the most twisted, sick, and flat-out read more
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May 3, 2008
This is just another of those mangas that you either love or hate, as for me, im still on the fence. The story resolves around a girl named Fran, who is something of a reanimated corpse that lives in a mansion with a doctor(that is never seen) and performs bizzare surgeries and experiments on other people. Often she does this against that person's will. Most stories end badly for those who came to her seeking help. The artwork is alright, but nothin special. The story changes pretty much from chapter to chapter, and is often extremely gory and horrid, so if u hav a weak read more
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They are both considered twisted. Both main characters seems to have a series of unfortunate events where ever they go. Also in both manga not all events have a happy ending and basically both Fran and Count D. really do mean well and want to make their customers happy. 
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If you're looking for a rather peculiar series with experimentation and dark humor, then these two series could be something to invest into time with. Dorohedoro and Franken Fran not only adapts their premises with a great degree but also has a memorable cast of characters. These characters are involved in highly unusual roles in a story with many twists and turns.  
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