Henjin Henkutsu Retsuden
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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
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art), Onikubo, Hirohisa (Art)


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Ranked: #95842
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Popularity: #6605
Members: 2,888
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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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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. ...
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 ...
Jan 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Similar to Araki's Rohan one-shots, these are a fairly disturbing set of exaggerated stories. Unlike with Araki's Jojo work, however, these stories are pseudo-realistic based in part on various historical figures. Much of what makes these interesting is the part that is made up, often times betraying the source material drastically. Whether that makes for exactly interesting reading is likely personal, but for me I did not enjoy warping stories meant to be realistic to the point they no longer feel believable. In the context of Jojo, that exaggerated style works quite well, but displaced from that universe they tend to feel like bad fanfictions ...

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