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Genkaku Picasso

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
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ


Score: 7.971 (scored by 1203 users)
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Ranked: #9712
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Popularity: #1930
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /19


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.


Hamura, Hikari
Hamura, Hikari
Yamamoto, Chiaki
Yamamoto, Chiaki
Sawaragi, Kana
Sawaragi, Kana
Sawaragi, Akane
Sawaragi, Akane

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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 read more
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