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Alternative Titles

English: Half-God
Synonyms: Demigod, Half-God, Asobidama
Japanese: 半神


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1984
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)
Serialization: Petit Flower


Score: 7.671 (scored by 1570 users)
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Conjoined twins Yudy and Yucy are as different as possible. Older Yudy is intelligent but ugly, as her nutrients are used up by her beautiful but simpleminded sister Yucy. Loving and hating so deeply, where does one girl begin and the other end?

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Hanshin was published in English as a part of the A Drunken Dream and Other Short Stories manga anthology by Fantagraphics on September 27, 2010.


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Jan 24, 2012
Since I read this one-shot, his title, “Hanshin”, keeps appearing in my mind. I heard some readers of this short saying: “The title is a bit strange... This may be a metaphor, but it may mislead certain readers”. It’s true, the japanese word “Hanshin” (半神) means demigod/half-god in english and its definition is: ”The term demigod is commonly used to describe mythological figures whose one parent was a god and whose other parent was human; as such, demigods are half human, half gods”, Hanshin isn’t supernatural nor tell us about a demigod tale. However, I do have my own personal interpretation: Our twins Yudy and read more
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Sep 19, 2010
15 solid pages of psychological brilliance. Short, provoking and sophisticated.

This story is basically about a case of conjoined twins, but unlike the normal kind where both grow healthily, this manga gives us a cold hard stare on looks vs ability. Discrimination ensues, but eventually a twist occurs and an interesting ending happens.

Art was alright, this doesn't seem like Japanese art, rather it's nearer to western.

Well, since this manga is so short, read it yourself :D. The first 9 pages are a gallery of the mangaka.

P.S.: A slight complaint about the manga's title. Demi-god is a bit strange... well this may be a metaphor but it read more
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