Genkaku Picasso
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Genkaku Picasso

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English: Genkaku Picasso
Synonyms: Picasso Hallucination
Japanese: 幻覚ピカソ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 4, 2008 to Apr 3, 2010
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 7.791 (scored by 17361,736 users)
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Ranked: #12012
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Popularity: #2205
Members: 5,442
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After miraculously surviving a freak helicopter accident, Hikari "Picasso" Haruma finds that he somehow has the power to help people through his art. He is helped by his friend Chiaki Yamamoto who was killed in the helicopter accident, but came back as an angel.

According to Chiaki, when the accident happened both she and Picasso died, but she begged God to save Picasso because of his wonderful talent, so Picasso survived the accident on condition that he saves other people. Basically when he sees someone in trouble, Picasso's able to draw a picture symbolizing the person's problem, and then enter that picture to see that person's hidden feelings and use that knowledge to help them in the real world.

(Picasso got his nickname because he wrote his name ヒカリ, hi-ka-ri, on his school shoes, but his リ looked like a ソ (so) and Chiaki called him "Hikaso" so he ended up being called Picasso. Even though he actually aspires to be like Da Vinci.)

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Genkaku Picasso was published in English by VIZ Media under Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from November 2, 2010 to May 3, 2011. The manga was also featured in one of the issues of VIZ Media's former Shonen Jump magazine.


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May 10, 2011
LowanRaekan (All reviews)
I once saw this in the manga section of my local bookstore and thought nothing of it, but for some reason i chose to pick it up and start reading. And i'm so glad i did. Genkaku Picasso is one of the better manga i have ever read.

Story: As you may have been able to tell form the synopsis, the story follows the life of Hikari Haruma, or a.k.a. Picasso. An accident occurs while him and his friend Chiaki, are lazing around by the riverside. Chiaki winds up dead, but comes back later informing Picasso that if he doesn't help other people, he'll rot read more
Jul 25, 2017
Jersie (All reviews)
Genkaku Picasso is just what I describe as,

an interesting manga.

Seeing this super misunderstood kid helping people with their sometimes strange problems in the strange way that he can is enjoyable, but still weird.

I mean, reading this manga, I was a tad bit disappointed because I thought it would be darker than it was, but it still made up for it in other things.

Genkaku Picasso had really cool sorta-realistic art, and the art drawn by Hikari (Picasso) was amazing, a lot of work was put into this manga. Another good thing about this manga, but it only applies to certain people, (The people who buy read more
May 14, 2018
CriticalSmash (All reviews)
A 3 volume manga that you will want to read in one day. The art was well done and the art created by the main character was on point on as well. It's the authors unique style of art which is simple yet gets the job done.

The story is paced very well for being so short in terms of volumes. Probably one of the best mangas out there with less than five volumes. Anyway, Picasso goes on an adventure to save himself by saving others through the use of his artistic abilities. The characters are very interesting and relatable which brings their own problems read more

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