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Synonyms: Kafka: Classics in Comics
Japanese: カフカ Classics in Comics
English: Kafka
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 18, 2008 to Jan 20, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: None
Authors: Kafka, Franz (Story), Nishioka Kyoudai (Art)


Score: 6.851 (scored by 233233 users)
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Ranked: #108762
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Popularity: #15569
Members: 953
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Adaptations of Franz Kafka's short stories.

1. Kafu no Kigakari (The Cares of a Family Man)
2. Henshin (The Metamorphosis)
3. Bucket no Kishi (The Bucket Rider)
4. Jackel to Arabia-jin (Jackals and Arabs)
5. Kyoudaigoroshi (A Fratricide)
6. Hagetaka (The Vulture)
7. Inaka Isha (A Country Doctor)
8. Danjiki Geinin (A Hunger Artist)
9. Ryuukeichi nite (In the Penal Colony)


Kafka was published in English by Pushkin Press on October 24, 2023.


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Feb 23, 2021
Have you heard of Franz Kafka? No? Well, actually, I expected that answer. Kafka was a peculiar philosopher, due to his disturbing works and texts and, at the same time, which combined existentialism and self-reflection. The author has not been properly recognized, even today, which is a pity, since many of his contents have a very high lyrical richness. Here we are and a couple of brothers decide to pay homage to this "silent icon", bringing a manga adaptation of one of the most interesting individuals in philosophy, for me. After finishing the title, I admit, the Nishioka Brothers did an incredible job on the ...
Mar 18, 2021
I'll be quite straightforward with my review, since this manga doesn't have much apparent to analysis, any great plot device with which I may convince you to read this. All I can say is: go there, only one volume, enjoy the experience.

Kafka is a well knowng writter, but many times we forget that it has done anything apart from The Metamorphosis (No, not Henshin Emergence, the other one). The thing is that Kafka had some recurrent creative themes about bureaucracy, hunger and loneliness, with which he struggled during his life. And the Nishioka Brothers have the abitily to not only understand this themes in Kafka's ...
Dec 17, 2022
Going into this as an attempted Nishioka completionist with mixed expectations, I got mixed results, but it's still solidly above average and one of the better adaptations I've seen of Franz Kafka's stories, especially in the anthology format. It uses the child-like, ornate, and geometrical art style the siblings have always been known for to great effect, but the nature of some of these stories is perhaps not as amenable to comic format as the artist would like, and sometimes I even feel that being beholden to render faithful adaptations of another's work is hampering much of the beauty that stems from their unique style. ...

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