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Helen ESP

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Heren ESP
Japanese: ヘレンesp

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: 2008 to ?
Genres: ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Kigitsu, Katsuhisa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion

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Score: 7.431 (scored by 12681,268 users)
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Ranked: #30262
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Popularity: #4117
Members: 2,911
Favorites: 23
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Synopsis

Helen ESP is from the controversial author of Franken Fran and retains much of the same dark style, but takes a much brighter look on life and death thanks to the cheerfulness of the main character. In Helen ESP, we follow Takahara Helen, who lost her sight, hearing and speech in a terrible car accident. Now she lives with her Uncle and a helper dog named Victor... and she's awakening to her own gift.

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Characters

Olympia
Supporting
Oguri, Misao
Supporting
Takahara, Toshiya
Supporting
Demon
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jan 7, 2015
MikeOnHighway61 (All reviews)
I suppose there are countless ways of approaching disability in fiction for contemporary authors. And countless ways to fail doing it. It is a rather difficult field to tackle with so many trapdoors to fall into and so many people to offend. How do we treat handicap in fiction? Is Daredevil really a blind man when he can actually sense whatever is happening around him due to superpowers? Is Professor X really a proper representative of people bound to wheelchairs when he can move whatever he wants with the power of his mind? And does it really matter?
Katsuhisa Kigitsu, author of the brilliant and read more
May 21, 2014
alidan (All reviews)
I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed reading this manga.

Made by Kigitsu Katsuhisa, the person who made Franken Fran, you know it will at the very least be interesting.

Here, I will tell you in 3 questions to see if you will like this.

Do you know who Helen Keller is?
Do you know what esp is?
Do you think the two combined could be interesting (keep Kigitsu Katsuhisa in mind)?

If you said yes to all 3, you will enjoy this manga. It's highly episodic, which is both a good and bad thing. It makes the story seem longer, and doesn't dwell on things to long, read more
Jan 6, 2019
Disenculture (All reviews)
The focus of this series, that some other people have obviously missed, is not disability. At it's core it's a slice of life series about a girl with ESP powers that goes around encountering short stories evolving the supernatural. Each chapter is like a fairy tale, an urban legend, a fable, et. It's almost like Mushishi.

Not every story involving a disabled person is about the disabilities. And if your dismiss a series just because it overlooks the disability after reading merely 2 chapters you should not be writing reviews.

Anyways, if you read Franken Fran by the same author, this series is pretty similar except it read more
Apr 30, 2009
moritheil (All reviews)
Preliminary
There are great works of literature on disability. Rather than focusing only on the helplessness of disabled individuals, they turn into affirmations of life. These works serve as important reminders that it is doing what you can that counts, not lamenting what you can’t do.

Helen ESP, on the other hand, takes ignoring one’s disabilities so literally that it is difficult to say the main character is really handicapped. The title character, Helen, is a blind-deaf-mute ripoff of Helen Keller who uses ESP to sense her surroundings and telepathically hold long conversations with her guide dog about subjects as diverse as spirituality, the human condition, and read more

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