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The Monkey's Foot  
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After bringing her deceased boyfriend back from the dead with the help of a magic monkey’s foot, a young woman learns a surprising secret about him and her own sister…


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Associated Names
Saru no ashi

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (51 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 17th 2012, 7:42am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young You (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #652 increased(+347)
Monthly Pos #1762 increased(+609)
3 Month Pos #3963 increased(+518)
6 Month Pos #4530 increased(+1838)

List Stats
On 13 reading lists
On 38 wish lists
On 164 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 63 custom lists

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sending
September 20th, 2012, 7:26pm
This is one of my favorite one-shots. It's short, sweet, and pretty effectively deals with a serious topic in a humorous but still poignant way. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with a decent sense of humor (and a willingness to roll with the premise). Give it a fair shot!
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What's up with all the negative comments?   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by calstine
March 17th, 2011, 12:30pm
Actually, this wasn't too bad for a one-shot. Yes, I know it borrowed the basic concept from a popular piece of literature; but that in and of itself doesn't make The Moneky's Foot a shallow rip-off. In fact, objects with the ability to raise the dead are a standard trope in many supernatural / horror stories.

The story is interesting for two reasons; one, it acknowledges the fact that you should let the dead lie in peace. And two, it deals with how even if the loved one does come back, you might realize that you'd actually lost them even before they died. I loved how the girl accepted her late boyfriend's
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crush on her elder sister in a matter-of-fact fashion, without the usual "*Shriek!* You dirty b**tard and filthy wh**e! How dare you fall in love with each other behind my back?! I'm gonna kill you!" reaction.

Ignore the comments below mine. It's short and fairly profound considering the limited page count, so give it a go when you have the spare time.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2011, 12:32pm
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The Monkey's Foot   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
September 12th, 2009, 7:47pm
This title intrigued me. "The Monkey's Paw" is a really great story, and I figured a manga based on it would be psychological and interesting. Not so with "The Monkey's Foot", unfortunately. It seems like the author read the story in a high school literature class, remembered "Hey, that had something about zombies in it, right?", and decided to use that as her plug. It isn't bad as a stand-alone - the art style is unique and the story is cute - but being as shallow as it is I think the author would have done better to think of some other way to raise a zombie.

By the way, it's spoilerage for "The Monkey's Paw". Just saying.
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Overall Impressions   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by holy`bell
June 28th, 2007, 2:48am

Spoiler (highlight to view) spend a day with a deceased zombie boyfriend and have the general public frighten by the looks of the couple. I believe she should have let him rest in peace and I don't think it was wise of her to wake him up from the dead. Then again, one would wish to be with the person she loves one more time before sending him back to heaven.

It's an okay story, I guess.
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