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Henjin Henkutsu Retsuden

Henjin Henkutsu Retsuden

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Synonyms: Eccentrics, Chronicles of the Bizarre and Eccentric, Bizarre Lives of Eccentric People, The Lives of Eccentrics
Japanese: 変人偏屈列伝


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1989 to Sep 2003
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art), Onikubo, Hirohisa (Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 7.341 (scored by 520 users)
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Ranked: #49602
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Popularity: #5903
Members: 1,050
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Chapters: /7


This title explores the lives of several famous eccentrics and bizarre personages. From exceedingly violent baseball great Ty Cobb; to the mystery Lady Winchester who believed non-stop and nonsensical building of her house would protect her from vengeful spirits; the healthy but deadly infectious Typhoid Mary; bizarre and fickle 70's promoter Kou Yoshio; and the misunderstood, neurotic electricity great Nikola Tesla. [MAL]


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Tesla, Nikola
Tesla, Nikola
Cobb, Tyrus Raymond
Cobb, Tyrus Raymond

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Sep 2, 2010
I read this manga by chance، I was looking for a short historical manga that deserve reading. so when when i saw the the author i said " this is a famous one، you must give it a try". In addition، the plot was very interesting. so I start reading and what can I say? it is very enjoyable.

this manga is a Collection of short stories or let’s say " mini biography" of famous character who were known to have bizzare Attitude، habbit، behaviour. like the the violent behaviour of the baseball legend، or the weird ideas by the genious tisla ...etc. different poeple from read more
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May 23, 2011
Lives of Eccentrics (or Henjin Henkutsu Retsuden) delves on the common theme of eccentricity and weirdness of humanity in Hirohiko Araki's works, this time through a series of small biographies about different famous eccentrics like the severely neurotic genius inventor Nikola Tesla and several other bizarre individuals that have left their mark in our history.

The art varies greatly through the course of the manga seeing how the gap between the release of the chapters has been so long. The series starts with the style Araki used in his early career while drawing Phantom Blood and is therefore a great example of the author's artistic evolution. read more
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