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English: Satoshi Kon's Opus
Japanese: OPUS


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1995 to Jun 1996
Authors: Kon, Satoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.011 (scored by 518 users)
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Ranked: #8732
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Popularity: #3625
Members: 1,781
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MangaKon, Satoshi (Story & Art)
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OPUS is Kon's metafictional tale of Chikara Nagai, a creator under pressure to finish his latest manga, Resonance, who finds that the harshest critic of the shock ending he's got planned is the character who'll have to die in it. Nagai's strengths and weaknesses as a creator are tested beyond their limits as his present and his past, and the worlds of the manga and of reality, become the levels of a maze he may never escape... let alone get a chance to resolve the story!


Opus was published in English by Dark Horse Manga in a complete omnibus on December 9, 2014.


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Jun 3, 2015
Opus is a very unique manga, and holds a place in my heart for several reasons. Satoshi Kon sits on a pedestal as one of my favorite anime director's of all time, dazzling me with the Inception-predecessor Paprika, and the psychological thriller that was Paranoia Agent. About a month ago I had stumbled upon a comic store near my University and decided to give a go, spurred on by my childhood love for comic books. While perusing the small shop I came across a pile of unorganized books, and sitting at the top of the pile was Opus. The book's bright red exterior caught read more
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Jul 4, 2015

So, assuming you just ignored that warning, I'll say again that I will be spoiling the ending of Opus fully in order to discuss it, so readers be wary. If you just want a recommendation from me, this is it. Go and buy Opus on Amazon or wherever you can. It's a great read and completely worth your time, especially if you enjoy Kon's other work. The purpose of this review is to give readers some food for thought about the ending, and perhaps change how they felt about it if they were read more
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Apr 3, 2015
We all know Satoshi Kon by his anime works and greatly appreciate those. Some of us may know he drew manga before making his anime debut. I knew it, too, but until now I have never read any of his manga. Now, with Opus, I've got around to doing so and I must say I wish this had been turned into a movie.

Opus is about a manga artist who draws this action manga where the main characters are telepaths and/or can use raw power as a weapon. It's supposedly a great story full of suspense, but currently, the artist is in a slump and struggles read more
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