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Hanshin

Hanshin

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

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Score: 7.641 (scored by 1684 users)
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Ranked: #24012
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Popularity: #2747
Members: 2,618
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Synopsis

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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Background

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
loey (All reviews)
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
Sep 19, 2010
Dunkjoe (All reviews)
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
Nov 14, 2016
Lilviscious (All reviews)
Since I am part of a twin myself, this spoke to me very deeply. Even though my sister and I aren't connected physically, we have always been together when we were little and I can relate to the shadow that fell over Judy while taking care of Jucy.

This story is amazing in art style, story line and honesty. The story is short, but captures one's attention immediately for Judy's struggles are portrayed straight from the beginning which sucks you into the story and makes you sympathize. Truly a story worth one's time, even if it only took me 10 minutes to finish it still lingers read more

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