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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: 7.661 (scored by 82818,281 users)
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Ranked: #18252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #581
Members: 26,905
Favorites: 361

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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)


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Hirose, Mai
Fermi, Laura
Kitano, Ken
Masamune, Ken

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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
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 ...
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 ...

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