Takopii no Genzai
Takopi's Original Sin
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Takopii no Genzai

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Synonyms: Takopii's Original Sin
Japanese: タコピーの原罪
English: Takopi's Original Sin
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 10, 2021 to Mar 25, 2022
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Taizan 5 (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 1631016,310 users)
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Ranked: #19092
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Popularity: #507
Members: 34,533
Favorites: 592

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A squid-like creature, known as a Happian, leaves his home planet with the desire to spread happiness across the universe. He lands on Earth, but quickly finds himself in danger of captivity by its inhabitants. Fortunately, he is found by an unsmiling little girl named Shizuka Kuze, who feeds him and names him Takopii. Feeling indebted, Takopii decides to do everything in his power to bring a smile to her face.

The task is easier said than done, however. Shizuka is bullied by her classmates, she does not have a father, and her mother is never home—though the gravity of these issues flies over the naive Takopii's head. Even so, Shizuka does have one source of happiness: her dog Chappy. The connection Shizuka and Chappy share only increases Takopii's desire to make the girl smile.

While Takopii's attempts to lift Shizuka's spirits lead to unintended consequences, he is determined to take things into his own tentacles, test his understanding of human beings, and achieve his goal of spreading happiness.

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Takopii no Genzai was published digitally in English as Takopi's Original Sin through MANGA Plus. The volumes were published by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature as a 2-in-1 ominibus on November 21, 2023.



Mar 24, 2022
Takopii no Genzai, or Takopii's Original Sin, explores the human psyche through the lens of pure innocence and naivete. How do you explain suffering, loss, emotional, psychological and physical abuse to someone who knows nothing of the human condition? This manga goes to very dark places as a cute little alien with strange powers named Takopii tries relentlessly to help and understand humans in the only way he can, with no understanding of just how his well-meaning charity could be twisted and taken advantage of.

This manga exploded in popularity in Japan, and could have easily dragged on for years, but the author chose to end ...
Apr 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Takopii no Genzai had a really intriguing premise.It's a series that contains many problems that our society is facing constantly, such as domestic violence,bullying and kids being overpressured by their parents.There were many shocking scenes and fucked up situations.Unfortunately the ending felt kinda rushed ,I think the manga should have been a little longer like an extra volume or so. If it wasn't for that I would give it a solid 7 or even an 8 who knows.

The art is pretty good ,I really enjoy the author's unique artstyle and the widespreads were fantastic. I extremely liked how the eyes were drawn, it is said ...
Apr 12, 2022
Octopi are a curious and fascinating species. Out of all the animals residing on planet Earth, they are probably the closest to extra-terrestrials. Many documentaries such as “My Octopus Teacher” have brought awareness to these creatures to show that they are in fact, smarter than we give them credit for. These cephalopods are capable of displaying a wide array of cognitive abilities ranging from being able to solve mathematical problems to even using their limbs to fashion makeshift tools out of coconut shells. Don’t be surprised if in the future, humanity’s downfall could end up at the hands of these creatures. Octopi Skynet is closer ...

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