Roman Album: Taishou Dennou Dadaism Emaki - Despera
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Roman Album: Taishou Dennou Dadaism Emaki - Despera

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Synonyms: Desupera
Japanese: Roman Album 大正電脳ダダイズム絵巻 ですぺら


Volumes: 1
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 10, 2009 to Jun 10, 2010
Genres: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Animage
Authors: Abe, Yoshitoshi (Art), Nakamura, Ryuutarou (Story), Konaka, Chiaki (Story)


Score: 7.101 (scored by 197197 users)
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Ranked: #71662
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Popularity: #6757
Members: 2,939
Favorites: 36


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Chapters: /13


The story centers around a 12 year old girl named Ain, who often builds random devices despite the lack of scientific background for them. The sci-fi alternative period story is set in Tokyo during the Taisho era in 1922, one year before the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Note: There are some differences in story between serialized version and published book.




Sep 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The main creators of Serial Experiments Lain, Ryuutaro Nakamura, Chiaki Konaka, and Yoshitoshi Abe teamed up again to weave a new story. The title "Despera" is taken from a prose poem by Jun Tsuji, a Taisho-era Dadaist poet.

Despera is set in Japan in 1922, in the Taisho period, and depicts a mysterious girl called Ain, reminiscent of Lain, who’s obsessed with technology and creates weird devices, Takeshita who uses a machine that can see the future and sells the information of future events to fund Ain’s inventions, and various historical figures and buildings from the period. There’s a mystical aura throughout the novel thanks to ...

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