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: 8.031 (scored by 2472924,729 users)
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Ranked: #6922
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Popularity: #255
Members: 59,716
Favorites: 2,138


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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.

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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 ...
Nov 10, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Omoide Emanon has a lot of poetry and a pure atmosphere. I felt very calm (but quite bored) when i read it. There is only love and beauty, with good art. The characters are well introduced and have depth.

However, the plot is a bit dull, there is a lot of nonsense like :

Beware [spoiler] below !

mothers loosing part of their dna memory when they get a child (???)


Mar 29, 2016
Hello, everyone.

Well, I’ve finished reading this anime and it’s for me to give my opinion.
I have to say the illustrations illustrations of this manga are really good, I think few artists take the time of think of every detail , this is something I really thank.

However, I didn’t like the story at all. Sorry. I think both characters spend a lot of time talking in the restaurant, even their theory of Emanon’s gift to remember everything, becomes a bit boring. I wish we could have seen Emanon telling a story of waht she lived and a bit more of love the main characters.

I’m surprised the ...

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