Kirihito Sanka
Ode to Kirihito
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Kirihito Sanka

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eulogy to Kirihito
Japanese: きりひと讃歌
English: Ode to Kirihito
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 25, 1970 to Dec 10, 1971
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Medical Medical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 27012,701 users)
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Ranked: #7482
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Popularity: #3000
Members: 6,889
Favorites: 129

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Synopsis

Two doctors, the young, passionate and well-liked Osanai and the veteran, ambitious Tatsugaura, are both investigating the mysterious 'Monmow' diesease, found only in one remote village, which causes bizarre bone deformation, making its victims take on a beastlike appearance before their deaths.

Osanai is sent to the village by Tatsugaura to see if he can find a cause for the disease while also treating the victims to the best of his ability. But in reality, Tatsugaura is scheming against Osanai and intends to infect him with the disease in order to clear the way of any obstacles of presenting his own research, and thus gaining high prestige and rank in the medical world.

Background

Kirihito Sanka was published in English as Ode to Kirihito by Vertical Inc. in a single volume on October 24, 2006 and in two volumes on March 30, 2010. It was published in Spanish as Oda a Kirihito by ECC Comics from September 30 to October 29, 2015.

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Reviews

Jul 24, 2021
Two doctors, the young, passionate and well-liked Osanai and the veteran, ambitious Tatsugaura, are both investigating the mysterious 'Monmow' diesease, found only in one remote village, which causes bizarre bone deformation, making its victims take on a beastlike appearance before their deaths.

Osanai is sent to the village by Tatsugaura to see if he can find a cause for the disease while also treating the victims to the best of his ability. But in reality, Tatsugaura is scheming against Osanai and intends to infect him with the disease in order to clear the way of any obstacles of presenting his own research, and thus gaining high ...
May 18, 2017
Osamu Tezuka is often considered as the god of manga and once you read his works you can genuinely understand where they are coming from.Ode to Kirihito is a very underrated work of his and I found it to be one of his best.

The plot of the manga at first look may look disposable but Osamu Tezuka’s writing is what makes it so intriguing.This manga revolves around a mysterious spreading disease called the Monmow Disease.This manga does a brilliant job in creating a believable setting surrounding this disease and the fate that the patient of the disease has to suffer.There’s also a fantastic aspect of ...
Feb 10, 2019
Mixed Feelings
For someone credited as the godfather of manga, with a good number of classic works under his belt, you’d expect Osamu Tezuka to be more of a classy writer, at least that was the expectation I brought with me when deciding to discover more of his work. It has however become apparent to me that Tezuka was not above inserting all kinds of depravity into his more adult stories.

Having taboo elements in a story obviously doesn’t automatically make something bad, but it should be said that I hope any writer keeps themselves to a high standard when exploring them. Ode to Kirihito sadly can ...

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Poll: Ode to Kirihito Chapter 13 Discussion
MagEarwhig - Jul 11, 2012
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