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Japanese: ゴン
English: Gon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: 1992 to 2002
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Tanaka, Masashi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 59355,935 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51272
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1271
Members: 15,534
Favorites: 253


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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /24


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.




Nov 8, 2009
"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 ...
Sep 14, 2011
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 ...
Jan 28, 2013
Mixed Feelings
*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 ...

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