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Synonyms: Demigod, Half-God, Asobidama, A Drunken Dream, Slow Down, Larginie, Suimu, Herbal Beauty, Marine
Japanese: 萩尾望都作品集 第9巻 半神


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 1972 to 1985
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Petit Flower
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 28582,858 users)
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Ranked: #42002
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Popularity: #3340
Members: 5,057
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1. Hanshin
2. Larginie
3. Slow Down
4. Suimu
5. Herbal Beauty
6. Asobidama
7. Marine


The one-shot 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 ...
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 ...
Sep 19, 2010
Mod Edit: This review was originally posted for Slow Down (8980) and has subsequently been merged into Hanshin (5943).

I'm going to be frank. There really isn't a story. We get a set up: a young man voluntaries for a sensory deprivation experiment and that's basically it. We see his experience during the experiment and right after. For some this might be a problem, but for others who can appreciate thematic one shots this should not pose a problem. I personally believe that this is the best way to approach a one shot since plot and character development cannot really be fleshed out in a one ...

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