Ajin: Demi-Human
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Japanese: 亜人
English: Ajin: Demi-Human
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 6, 2012 to Feb 5, 2021
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: good! Afternoon
Authors: Sakurai, Gamon (Story & Art), Miura, Tsuina (Story)


Score: 7.991 (scored by 4576645,766 users)
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Ranked: #7862
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #86
Members: 133,903
Favorites: 4,238

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Seventeen years ago, mysterious immortal soldiers known as "divine warriors" appeared on the battlefields of Africa. These life forms later became known as "Ajin," or demi-humans, and were considered to be one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. The government declared their existence to be compatible with humans; however, it is rumored that they instead offer bounties for captured Ajin to secretly perform inhumane experiments on these rare beings.

Kei Nagai, an apathetic high school student, is studying to become a doctor and only wishes to live a normal life. However, this simple dream is shattered after he suddenly gets into a deadly traffic accident. Reviving at the scene, he is immediately labeled as an Ajin by bounty-hungry witnesses. Unable to understand his immortality or prove his innocence, he starts to live his life on the run and fights for survival. He barely escapes the government's reach when a group of anarchistic Ajin contacts Kei, asking him to join their forces to retaliate against the government. But who is Kei's real enemy, and which side will he take when it comes down to humans versus Ajin?

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In 2013, Sakurai Gamon stated on his blog that he will be working on the series alone for volume two onward. The reason for co-author Miura Tsuina's withdrawal was not given.

Ajin was published in English as Ajin: Demi-Human by Vertical Inc. from October 14, 2014 to December 14, 2021; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since October 29, 2015; in German by Egmont Manga since June 5, 2015; in Polish by Studio JG since April 5, 2016; in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga since June 2016; in Italian by Star Comics since May 9, 2015; and in Russian as Нелюдь by XL Media since October 2017.

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Feb 11, 2021
A psychological character-driven action manga with underlying elements of horror, Ajin is surely not a story for everyone. But for those with suitable leaning it may very well come nothing short of a masterpiece.

Whilst the anime adaption of this manga did a great job setting the tone, handled their cgi with surprisingly high quality and produced some absolutely outstanding music, they dropped the manga's story only a few episodes in and continued the show with an original plot and ending. For anyone who might still be confused about this and or thus hold preconceptions about Ajin because of that, know simply that beyond the initial ...
Apr 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I watched the Ajin anime when it aired, and I loved it despite the weird graphics. It was a great concept, with a very nice execution. Its characters were awesome, and I was looking forward to reading the manga once it would be finished.
Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations...

Ajins are immortal beings. They revive as soon as they die. Of course, such a phenomenon would be the target of governments around the world. They capture known Ajins, and experiment on them.
One day, Kei gets run over by a truck. But he doesn't die. Everyone now knows he's an Ajin. He has to run ...
Jan 9, 2016
Preliminary (30/84 eps)
I think this manga reflects a lot about the Japanese tendencies to think that everyone is plotting against them and paranoia of the author than anything else.

Sorry, allow me to rephrase that. Ajin is torture porn, the end.

To clarify, it is a torture porn without the porn part, The entire thing showed its brain damage the moment the Ajin were used as car crash dummy, yeah how one dimensional of you mr. bad guy. And I think the author misunderstood the meaning of "grey vs grey", and we got 1-dimensional bad guys (the big bad corporation guy) vs 1-dimensional bad guys (the big bad Ajin ...

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