Im: The Great Priest Imhotep
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Japanese: Im~イム~
English: Im: The Great Priest Imhotep
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 10, 2015 to Aug 10, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Gangan
Authors: Morishita, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 18931,893 users)
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Ranked: #24552
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Popularity: #2787
Members: 6,884
Favorites: 224

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Im: Great Priest Imhotep
Volume 1


For thousands of years, the world has contained "magai," foul beings who impersonate gods and create catastrophes to feed on the resulting destruction. The true gods are no longer able to triumph against these creatures, so they have no choice but to resurrect the one person capable of exorcizing magai: the Great Priest Imhotep.

Hinome Hawakata is a high school girl who is rumored to be cursed and thus is shunned by her peers. Her life changes after Imhotep rescues her from a magai who was possessing her body. As thanks for his actions, Imhotep starts to live with her family, which leads to a strange friendship forming between the two.

But as Imhotep's past begins to pursue him and new enemies appear, will he be able to carry out his mission to save the universe from absolute chaos?

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Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Im (pilot)


Im was published in English as IM: The Great Priest Imhotep by Yen Press from June 27, 2017 to October 5, 2021.


Hawakata, Hinome
Misora, Harugo
Ramses II


Mar 17, 2021
Gonna write a short spoiler free review
Binge read the whole thing in about two sittings, made me tear up once or twice.

Do you want a cast of people that support each other? Here ya go. Everyone is enjoyable and I can't think of a single character I dislike, even the "bad guys". The lore is interesting too.
Scoring is a 7 because the ending isn't my typical favorite and its the kind of ending I don't really enjoy for reasons. In my opinion it kind of drops the ball and I would like something to be addressed but it seems glossed over to me.

Art is very ...
Feb 13, 2018
Preliminary (45/45 eps)
I found this manga completely by chance, and was intrigued to see a manga based on Ancient Egypt (which I am absolutely fascinated by). I gave it a read, and was immediately hooked, and as I kept reading, it slowly worked its way to my personal top 5.

Story 9/10
The story in this is very good, with a well defined conflict, a well rounded setting, and a clear progression of events. The primary strength of the story lies in the way it incorporates the mythology. I mean, yeah, the characters are still drawn in the typical shounen style, and Japanese culture will inevitably ...
Jul 17, 2023
tl;dr: A manga with a pretty solid first half that becomes an incoherent mess.

This manga is about the great Egyptian high priest Imhotep, AKA Im, reawakening in the present in order to deal with false gods known as the magai. It starts off with him appearing in modern Japan and helping a girl named Hinome with her magai problem and then basically just crashing in her house while he deals with other magai, as he has nowhere else to go. This part has a large focus on the effects magai have on people and is essentially a bunch of short stories about people overcoming psychological ...

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