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Kirihito Sanka  
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Description
A promising young doctor, Kirihito Osanai visits a remote Japanese mountain village to investigate the source of the latest medical mystery. While he ends up traveling the world to discover what it takes to be cured of such a disease, a conspiracy back home attempts to explain away his absence. Hinging upon his fate are those of his loved ones: an unstable childhood friend and colleague trapped between factions of the medical establishment that nurtured him; a fiancee emotionally transformed by Kirihito’s mysterious disappearance; and a stranger who becomes his guardian angel, a sensual circus-act performer with volatile psychological secrets.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
きりひと讃歌
Eulogy to Kirihito
Kirihito
Ode to Kirihito

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (1974, Complete)
4 Volumes (1977, Tezuka Daizenshuu)
2 Volumes (1986, Wideban)
2 Volumes (1989, Hardcover)
3 Volumes (1994, Bunko)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (69 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 21st 2014, 3:14pm PST

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Year
1970

Original Publisher
Daitosha (1974, 1986)
Kodansha (1977)
Shogakukan (1989, 1994, 2000, 2003; 2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (2 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1045 increased(+237)
Monthly Pos #2350 increased(+481)
3 Month Pos #4168 increased(+477)
6 Month Pos #5840 increased(+267)

List Stats
On 23 reading lists
On 97 wish lists
On 140 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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A masterpiece   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 17th, 2014, 1:55pm
Tezuka Osamu´s darkest manga. This series is a page turner from the first chapter and highly recommended for lovers of "serious" manga but be warned this manga is intended for a mature audience and i am not talking about boobs or violence. You will see. And of course the art is superb like always.
After Hinotori and Buddha his best series. Maybe Urasawa could make a remake.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2014, 1:55pm
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The only thing terrible about this was takitogr's review   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GGpX
August 17th, 2013, 4:31pm
I'm not even sure takitogr was even reading the same manga I was.

There's nothing "silly" about Ode to Kirihito.

This manga has tons of elements that make it an all-time classic.
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superb   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 9th, 2013, 3:25am
this is a great roller coaster ride of a manga, so much suffering does this dog-christ receive, but he persevere. the characters are all interesting, the plot is intriguing, and i really really love the art. it is not as beautiful as today's standard, but it convey emotions so much better. a must read.
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that was terrible   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
January 11th, 2010, 5:34am
that was the 5th manga i've read from tezuka and nothing suprised or entertained me yet from tezuka...i do have respect for him because he created manga and all but....

it started interesting and atmospheric but after 200 pgs it started going downhill....400 pgs on the manga i stopped enjoying it and after that it became so silly that it was unbearable and i couldn't wait to finish it! we do have respect for him as manga fans but seriously give that manga to anyone who doesn't have a clue about osamu tezuka and hardly anybody would think it's good...it's terribly cheesy actually

the only thing i enjoyed from start to finish were the backgrounds...the assistant who did the backrounds was terribly talented and created a great atmosphere...if only the story was as good...
it started seriously and atmospheric with innovative panel constructions (my favourite is the sun setting), then more silliness started to occur with slapstick-like characters behaving weirdly and doing silly things (you don't really need a comedic effect in this story really, but I bet tezuka just used it in all his manga serious or not...his style was like this...but it started without any of this for the first 200 pgs sad ), then characters were saying stupid non-sensical things, the story kept dragging on, started becoming very melodramatic, characterization was terrible and changes in character and behaviour were so sudden that it was just idiotic...dialogues started to suffer an awful lot and silly non-sensical situations started to pile near the end that this was starting to become such a pain to read...seriously now...

i have yet to read black jack and buddha but after this i dont know if i'll enjoy them...i mean this was among his most critically-acclaimed manga....bleh....an experience i'd like to forget

... Last updated on January 11th, 2010, 5:37am
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A little disturbing   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Telecaster
March 25th, 2009, 3:27pm
This is an awesome comic. It's really disturbing, but it's a beautiful story. Osamu Tezuka really knows what he's talking about in medicine. Some of the parts I didn't understand very well because of the big medical words, but they all eventually got explained through pictures or explanations. One of the interesting things about this book is that you don't always like the people on Osanai's side. The pictures are also really nice.
There are some racist pictures of black people in this book, but I really think Osamu Tezuka meant them to be racist. All the foriegners are funny looking, regardless of race, its just the pictures of the black people are the same as old timey racist cartoons were. Some people theorize that Tezuka drew all foriegners funny looking to give them an air of difference.
So, if you can take some disturbing stuff and some racist pictures, I would recomend this book.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2009, 2:18pm
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