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Synonyms: HE∀DS
Japanese: ヘッズ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 18, 2002 to Apr 24, 2003
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Higashino, Keigo (Story), Mase, Motoro (Art)


Score: 7.411 (scored by 44924,492 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1384
Members: 13,645
Favorites: 101
Ranked #3650Popularity #1384Members 13,645
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /36


Junichi Naruse, an average guy with a passion for art, decides to pursue drawing and painting again. Upon doing so, he meets and falls in love with Megumi Hamura. After they start dating and eventually make the decision to live together, Junichi visits a real estate office. However, while attempting to save a child during a robbery, he is shot in the head.

Regaining consciousness a month after the incident, Junichi's miraculous recovery is made possible by receiving a brain transplant from an unknown donor. As time passes, Junichi notices drastic changes to his personality, affecting his relationships as he struggles to maintain them. Gradually approaching the brink of insanity, he attempts to figure out the cause by determining who the donor is before losing sight of his own identity forever.

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Feb 6, 2021
------------ HEADS review ------------

Predictable but OK manga.

Story :
starts very sweet, quite predictable, not overly dramatic. I wouldn't say it is sci-fi, more like a thriller. It is not action packed at all. See it as a slow burn thriller. My criticism is about how some chapters acquire firearms so easily in Japan. Obviously for plot convenience all stories have a necessary "bad guy with a gun" but this is what actually took me out of the realistic approach the most. I'm sure most readers will overlook this point.

Art :
Good! But not consistent. It shines and looks incredible beautiful at times but dips in quality ...
Dec 19, 2018
**There are NO spoilers in this review**

This is one of the most underpopular manga out there. It deserves more recognition. Hence I am writing this review.

The story is about a hypothetical situation that deals with what would happen if part of a person's brain is replaced by another's brain. What makes it interesting is that the replaced part is from someone with a completely different personality. We see how it affects the protagonist ...
Jul 1, 2022
Heads tackles an extremely interesting theme for the horror genre: identity.
Sadly, in order to properly address such a profound matter one needs to possess extensive knowledge of the human psyche and its many facets, whereas authour Higashino Keigo seems incapable to even write believable, realistic characters, instead crafting a cast of flat hollow people that do not go through any type of development whatsoever during the course of the story. As a result, this is a story about identity where characters themselves are ironically devoid of one.
The lack of meaningful depth makes it even harder to stomach the plot: a few interesting ideas and pleasantly ...

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