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Munakata Kyouju Denkikou  
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Description
Munakata is an anthropology professor who studies the relationship between folklore or fairy tales and real historical events. He believes that many of these stories that most presume to be entirely fictional are actually based on real events. This manga tells the story of Professor Munakata as he follows the clues left from both the imaginary world of fairy tales and the real world of historical evidence.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
宗像教授伝奇考
Munakata Kyōju Denkikō
The Legendary Musings of Professor Munakata

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.24 by Hokuto no Gun (6d ago)
v.4 c.23 by Hokuto no Gun (17d ago)
v.4 c.22 by Hokuto no Gun (27d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes + 1 Special Volume (Complete)
7 Volumes (Ushio Bunkoban)
8 Volumes (Shogakukan)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (18 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.49 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 19th 2014, 6:39pm PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (2007)
Ushio Shuppansha (1995, 2004)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic (Shogakukan)
Comic Tom (Ushio Shuppansha)
Comic Tom Plus (Ushio Shuppansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #933 decreased(-207)
Monthly Pos #1342 increased(+140)
3 Month Pos #2516 increased(+632)
6 Month Pos #2853 increased(+390)

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On 177 reading lists
On 184 wish lists
On 7 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 67 custom lists

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Silly if you think too deeply about it, but still fun.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by philip72
May 8th, 2014, 7:37pm
Professor and friend-of-the-week bumble their way through priceless ruins and strange ceremonies.
Barely looking at the scene before them, the good Professor constantly monologues about how everything that enters his field of vision reinforces a long held theory of his in regards to the matter.
Unlike most researchers who work unceasingly to preserve their discoveries, immediately after Munakata leaves the archeological or biological treasure behind, it's existence is usually accidentally (or occasionally deliberately) obliterated. Usually without even a sigh of regret from the Prof.

The stories are great fun though, and it's an enjoyable, if ridiculous, read.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2014, 9:08am
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Very Entertaining   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
April 2nd, 2014, 2:19pm
This is one of the most unique manga I have ever read. It weaves anthropology and folk tales with fiction incredibly well. You cannot take all of the information presented in the manga as accurate, but as a story telling tool, the anthropological references work very well.
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