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English: Gon
Japanese: ゴン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: , 1992 to , 2002
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Tanaka, Masashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning


Score: 7.351 (scored by 36873,687 users)
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Ranked: #37062
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Popularity: #1445
Members: 9,047
Favorites: 185
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Gon, a tiny dinosaur with a huge attitude, has adventures as he travels through forests and rivers, swims with fish and even flies with birds. Gon and his animal friends communicate without speaking, with Gon giving the occasional bite to teach a bully a lesson.

(Source: ANN)


Gon was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from August 30, 2011 to August 21, 2012.

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Nov 8, 2009
Touka (All reviews)
"What I set out to do with Gon was to draw something that was more interesting than anything you could say in words. Manga still has great potential that does not exist in other media. I plan to continue developing the art of expression." - Masashi Tanaka

Gon follows the daily adventures of a little dinosaur with attitude - with the same name as the title - who was able to survive the catastrophic extinction that wiped out the other Jurassic animals all those years ago. This manga is one in a million; it has absolutely no dialogue, no human characters, and is set entirely in read more
Sep 14, 2011
Dokubachi (All reviews)
Tanaka managed to present a beautiful and illustrious masterpiece which indulges your senses and conveys animal kingdom in somewhat fanciful manner.

Story is literally depicted with absence of dialogues and onomatopoeias. Instead, it is communicated via facial expressions and body language. Usually such approach would leave a certain ambiguity regarding the reader's interpolation, but Tanaka's precise and masterful art offer perfect clarity and understanding of scenes.

There isn't one overarching story, but small events in which Gon is discontinuously thrown into different floras & faunas. It mostly resolves around his attempts to assimilate, which is usually disturbed by local inhabitants. Each of these little stories is read more
Jan 28, 2013
Cooltaff12 (All reviews)
*Warning! This review contains minor spoilers*

There is no point on going into the story in details, since there are no continuing story (until the last volume), neither question or address how he appears in different parts of the world since it shouldn’t matter. I enjoyed how all the locations of his adventures takes place in many familiar yet unknown places. You will see them in an entirely different way!

The artwork is really amazing, so much details on every animals and landscape. Just search “Gon manga” on google or other search engine with images and you will understand what I mean. The animals looks so read more
Jan 7, 2009
Ilyaoh (All reviews)
Not meant for people my age, I presume.

But Gon's a highly enjoyable manga, Gon itself is a strong, fierce, smart and yet sometimes stupid dinosaur. He has a big attitude and he travels through forests, jungle's, rivers and plenty more various scenery's.

The art of Gon is the first thing I noticed, very realistic, and with very I mean, very very very realistic. Most animals are just as they are in real life, sometimes even better (? lol). Even Gon looks like what a ...dinosaur would've looked like if it existed.

Furthermore the story's, these are just basic little adventures that Gon goes through, these are read more

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