Genkaku Picasso
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Genkaku Picasso

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Synonyms: Picasso Hallucination
Japanese: 幻覚ピカソ
English: Genkaku Picasso
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 4, 2008 to Apr 3, 2010
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.631 (scored by 25602,560 users)
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Ranked: #20432
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Popularity: #2344
Members: 8,256
Favorites: 141


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Chapters: /19


Hikari "Picasso" Hamura is a talented yet awkward 17-year-old high school artist. Chiaki Yamamoto, Picasso's only friend, gave him his nickname, and the two often spend time after school by the riverside sketching the scenery and reading books. However, misery comes to Picasso's life after the sudden death of Chiaki in a tragic helicopter accident they shared.

Picasso questions why he survived the fatal crash, barely scathed, while Chiaki suffered the worst possible fate. But as all hope seems lost, Picasso—remembering that Chiaki left him something right before her death—reaches into his pocket and pulls out a miniature Chiaki! The tiny version of his deceased friend explains to him that he should have also died in the accident, but due to her prayers, God allowed Picasso to live on the condition that he uses his artistic talents and newfound powers of seeing deeper into people's problems to help others in need.

Faced with death unless he complies, Picasso soon agrees to the terms. Armed with his trusted pencil and sketchbook, Picasso draws out his classmates' troubles and leaps into his creations in order to save them.

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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.



May 10, 2011
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 ...
May 14, 2018
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 ...
Jul 25, 2017
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 ...

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