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English: Variante
Synonyms: Requiem for the World
Japanese: ヴァリアンテ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2006
Authors: Sugimoto, Iqura (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dragon Age


Score: 7.481 (scored by 4386 users)
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Ranked: #36702
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Popularity: #590
Members: 9,834
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /19
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After seeing her family slaughtered, Aiko is surprised to wake up on a laboratory table, apparently intact. But when she notices the horribly disfigured arm grafted onto her body, she soon realizes that life as she knew it before the attack is now over. Infused with the DNA of a mysterious monster known as Chimera, the arm acts on the urges of its master—leaving Aiko powerless to stop it. Alone and frightened, how will she deal with this horrible fate?

(Source: CMX)


Variante was published in English by CMX Manga from October 1, 2007 to August 20, 2008.


Hosho, Aiko
Hosho, Aiko
Sudou, Hiromi
Sudou, Hiromi

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Oct 7, 2010
Alright, i think i will write a review for this since no one has written one yet, so here goes.

Variante is a horror sci-fi manga that all horror manga lovers will want to read(though i personally just read it because it involved a cute girl, lol). It involves a normal 16 year old girl whose life is thrown into chaos as one day her family is attacked by a mysterious monster. Her parents are killed but she somehow manages to survive the attack...even though she had apparently died from it.

Story: 9/10
Despite the gorge and bloody content that is in this manga, it still manages to read more
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Jan 23, 2011
I found out about this little series earlier this morning after browsing through someone's profile. Since they stated that it made them cry, I decided to check it out. I ended up reading the whole series in one sitting, which is very hard for me to do, since I often get bored and move on to other things. The story to me didn't seem like a very original one ... it reminded me of Deadman Wonderland + Elfen Lied + Tokyo Gore Police + V for Vendetta. There was a lot of blood, a lot of gore, traumatizing pasts, and female leads crying. I read more
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Oct 23, 2014
Let me start by saying that I liked the concept of this manga. Story itself is good. Still, there were some things that ruined my enjoyment:

1) Story could be much better. It reminds me of Elfen Lied, where secret organization tries to conduct researches in order to create a superior human being. In Elfen Lied everything is done right: we get a 113 chapter long story with a lot of details. In Variante case we get only 19 chapters. It is not enough for story to get developed well. It is just an action manga that tries to copy Elfen Lied.

2) With given 19 chapters read more
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Jun 25, 2015
This is my first review (yay!) so please bear with me.

I finished reading Variante in a week time... Which means i really liked it!
Even though the story isn't that original, what struck me was the psyche of the characters, especially the main ones,which portraied masterfully, inspiring deed thoughts about life and righteousness of the methods used seeking the truth.

About visuals, there were times where I stared at some panels just admiring the expressions and details. The gore was a bit excessive at times,so much so, I couldn't even make out what was going on, fortunately these panels were enough far apart from each others not read more
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