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Japanese: ORIGIN
English: Origin
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2016 to Feb 9, 2019
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Boichi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.621 (scored by 95789,578 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21772
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #553
Members: 31,713
Favorites: 405

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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /87
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Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to the entire northern hemisphere by the Eurasian Railroad, and all manner of crime and vice pour into the megalopolis at its eastern terminus. Little do the people know that inhuman beings live among us, however—robots with high-level AI, who will kill to survive. Only one "man" can stop them—their prototype: ORIGIN.

(Source: Kodansha USA)


Origin has been published in English by Kodansha USA since November 21, 2023.

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Dec 30, 2020
Can't recommend this one enough. This manga is chock full of thrills, kills, awesome shit, and so much more. It's very funny, very beautiful, and overall such a fun read. Much like Boichi's other originals, the story isn't crazy, and is really the only thing that is not excellent to perfect about this joyride of a manga. However, if you aren't some snob who can sit and enjoy a simple, fun, wild story about robots and action and romance and guns and future shit, this is the pinnacle of binge reads. Give it a shot. I cannot stress how simply fucking sick this manga is
Feb 9, 2021
tl;dr: A manga with interesting concepts and well implemented sci-fi that falls apart horribly as it reaches its end.

This manga has a lot of interesting aspects that work quite well together. Firstly, the basic premise of a robot protagonist doing his best to blend in unnoticed with humans while having to deal with various problems that only robots have like charging and maintenance is incredibly interesting. The writing also does a good amount of showing the internal thoughts of the protagonist, which are very logical and contrast in a generally amusing manner from all the humans around him who are often quite emotional, but at ...
Jul 19, 2019
Mixed Feelings
"The first thing I saw when I was born was the snow gently falling from the sky."

Origin is the latest completed work by author & artist Boichi, a man who's stock in the anime and manga community seems to be rising with every single work done, and now with his role as artist on Dr. Stone, a popular manga in Shonen Jump, interest in him will only continue to grow in thanks to the currently airing adaptation of said work. But Dr. Stone isn't the focus of this review, instead this is about the story of one robot's arduous path towards self-realization.

And with this marking ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Anime Adaption?
SSJMason - May 24, 2023
7 repliesby SSJMason »»
Feb 10, 11:30 AM
Poll: Origin Chapter 87 Discussion
Misiakk - Mar 5, 2019
16 repliesby FurySlasher »»
Dec 8, 2023 4:06 AM
Gonna give this a decent score purely from the epilogue and the begining.
Neostorm-X - Jun 26, 2023
1 repliesby MichaelJackson »»
Oct 30, 2023 2:12 AM
Poll: Origin Chapter 72 Discussion
KingSlowDown - Sep 12, 2023
1 repliesby Tales147 »»
Sep 13, 2023 8:04 AM
Poll: Origin Chapter 62 Discussion
Neostorm-X - Apr 21, 2023
0 repliesby Neostorm-X »»
Apr 21, 2023 6:09 PM