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: 7.071 (scored by 190190 users)
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Ranked: #77802
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Popularity: #6690
Members: 2,849
Favorites: 34


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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.

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


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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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