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Japanese: ORIGIN


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


Score: 7.721 (scored by 2505 users)
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Ranked: #21362
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Popularity: #1356
Members: 7,319
Favorites: 91
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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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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
Jan 17, 2018
ProxyProx (All reviews)
If you've read any of Boichi's other Manga such as Sun Ken Rock or Dr. Stone then you already know to expect some top tier art and action scenes. Origin tells the Tale of an Artificially Intelligent Robot who is on a journey of self discovery to essentially "become more human" by acquiring different emotions throughout his journey. In order to live a full-filling life as his creator/father said it is necessary for him to take down the other AI robots his father created which seek to do harm to humans and their society. Boichi does a great job with creating uniquely distinct and likable read more
Dec 12, 2017
CrazyLasagna (All reviews)
Origin is not a very good manga. The characters are not very well developed (or maybe that's due to there only being 38 chapters) except for maybe Origin. The story itself isn't amazing either, often only reaching mediocre, and is mostly cheese. The art is good, but nothing exceptional. So why do I rate this series a 7?

Because I found it to be an extremely fun read

While Origin lacks in story and characters, it makes up somewhat with the action. The action is on a level I haven't experienced much in the world of manga. "Turning pages" ruins the flow for me, but not read more
Mar 26, 2018
abitofsalmon (All reviews)
As the illustrator for one of my favourite ongoing mangas right now: Dr. Stone, I thought I would check out his own ongoing series - Origin.

I must say, like the art in Dr. Stone, Boichi has also managed to maintain high quality art in Origin, even more detailed in fact. (Although that is to be expected for a bimonthly? manga.) I’ve read the first few chapters of Sun Ken Rock and was really not into it though.

The premise is quite simple, and not very original though. It it set in the year 2048 around a humanoid robot - Origin, who aims to blend into a read more


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