Omoide Emanon
Emanon: Memories of Emanon
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Omoide Emanon

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Japanese: おもいでエマノン
English: Emanon: Memories of Emanon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 19, 2006 to Jan 19, 2008
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Ryu
Authors: Tsuruta, Kenji (Art), Kajio, Shinji (Story)


Score: 8.041 (scored by 2345823,458 users)
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Ranked: #6622
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Popularity: #257
Members: 56,472
Favorites: 2,047
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In the winter of 1967, a 20-year-old man returns home from his travels aboard a ferry, where a chance encounter forever alters his perception of the world around him. While relaxing in the cabin, he is approached by a beautiful yet enigmatic girl who introduces herself as Emanon; later that evening, the pair accompany each other to dinner.

After seeing the man read a science fiction novel, Emanon offers to tell him her life story, saying that he doesn't have to believe it unless he wants to. And much to the man's surprise, she proceeds to inform him that her memory dates back over three billion years, to the very moment when life first appeared on Earth.

Omoide Emanon tells the extraordinary tale of a girl who serves as the planet's witness—an inheritor of genetic memory that has been passed down her maternal line since the beginning of life itself.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Omoide Emanon is based on Shinji Kajio's award-winning novel of the same title, which was first released in 1983.

It was published in English as Emanon: Memories of Emanon by Dark Horse on May 8, 2022; in Swedish as Emanons minnen by Ordbilder on September 20, 2015, and in French as Souvenirs d'Emanon by Ki-oon on January 25, 2018.

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Jan 22, 2010
Memories of Emanon (1 Volume/9 Chapters)

Its hard to find the words that accurately express just how wonderfully magnificent Memories of Emanon actually is. The story in its entirety was astoundingly articulate, ravishingly studious, and enigmatically captivating. Kenji Tsuruta conveys pure artistic endearment in brilliant fashion throughout this fabulous publication.

What would you do if you had a three billion year old memory? Would you melancholically reminiscence over past experiences, would you nostalgically ponder the meaning of life, or would you stand idle by and simply observe as time passes? I was fascinated with this wondrous tale that encompasses beauty in the truest sense of the word.

Emanon ...
Jun 3, 2010
After I had read Omoide Emanon's description, I was positive that it would be an experience out of the ordinary. Having finished it, it left me with a feeling hard to describe, the closest one being pure awe.

The story starts off on a cruiser en route to the southernmost of Japan. Sitting cuddled in a blanket against the cold outer wall of the ship, an ordinary male high school student soon finds himself in the company of the not-so-ordinary titular character Emanon: a beautiful young woman with long, lustrous hair, a wave of freckles sprinkled across her nose and a memory as massive as the ...
Jun 3, 2010
How would it feel to have 3 billion years of memory? My brain can’t even begin to comprehend something so vast. And yet, this is exactly what this manga is about.

Honestly, it's hard for me to find the right words to describe this manga. I don't want to simply recommend a manga because it's good. I want to share an experience. I won’t hesitate to say that this, at least for me, was a masterpiece. Of course, it’s not perfect, but after reading tons of mangas, Omoide Emanon was like a pearl in the sea of clichéd and boring stories.

First of all, let me ...

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