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Japanese: ORIGIN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2016 to Feb 9, 2019
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Boichi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.671 (scored by 57005,700 users)
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Ranked: #16362
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Popularity: #759
Members: 16,699
Favorites: 217
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The year is AD 2048. Japan is connected to the Eurasian continent by a transcontinental railroad. The capital, Tokyo, has become a crucible of criminals and terrorists. And so, in the metropolitan darkness a mysterious presence attacks and slaughters people, unnoticed, night after night... Just what are these "things that are not human" living in hiding in the human world? And just who is this "Origin" person who faces them?


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Fermi, Laura
Kitano, Ken
Masamune, Ken

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Dec 30, 2020
greenonion119 (All reviews)
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
Jul 19, 2019
Jack (All reviews)
"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 read more
Feb 9, 2021
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 23, 2020
Sukamii (All reviews)
I want to say one thing to preface my review of this manga; HOLY SHIT THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN SKR. BOICHI, THANK YOU. In this review I will be making some references to SKR seeing as it's essentially a sequel but also feels incredibly similar.

Now, why'd I give it a 7? Well, it's a bit of a messy manga. There's quite a lot of semi bloated exposition that explains a lot of the more in depth science, which isn't terrible but I would've appreciated it tried to take itself a little less seriously and allow for more suspension of disbelief vs trying to read more

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