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The story follows a high-school student named Kei Nagai who is caught in a traffic accident, dies, but immediately revives and learns he is not human, but an Ajin, a mysterious creature that cannot die. Scared, he runs away from humans hunting him down but is helped by his friend, Kai, who joins him in his flight from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.

Note: Only the first volume is credited to writer MIURA Tsuina.

Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award, the Readers Award in the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and in the Seinen category in the 38th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2014.
For the 40th(2016) Kodansha Manga awards in General category.


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Associated Names
آجین : نیمه انسان
亞人 (漫畫)
Ajin สายพันธุ์อมนุษย์
Ajin: Demi-Human

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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Season 1)
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 22.5 (Season 1)

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (418 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 7th 2017, 4:12pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #694 decreased(-19)
Monthly Pos #775 increased(+35)
3 Month Pos #870 decreased(-25)
6 Month Pos #917 decreased(-221)

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Forum Posts
CrunchyRoll 471 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes ago
Ajin Manga Creator Wants to Return to Draw Ero-Manga 503 days, 17 hours, 48 minutes ago
Ajin - Demi-Human Manga Gets TV Anime 651 days, 11 hours, 57 minutes ago
Ajin: Demi-Human Film Trilogy Unveils Teaser Trailer, Staff from Sidonia 716 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by jtstellar
October 16th, 2013, 12:20am
very deep analysis into the human psyche from author's own perspective..

i say from his own perspective because everyone is bound to have somewhat varying views of humanity, therefore no matter how agreeable, it still comes down to one's view and one's only, but i would say he truly shows depth in his analysis of how the human mind works, how self interest and motivation manifests itself in a person's action especially in life or death situations and on that i can do little but express a great amount of respect, for those who possess artistic skills along with full fledged, well matured world views are rare and far in between.

you will find his drawing style both realistic yet artistic. at the same time he has obviously pondered about the world and what humanity is. i am sure he has struggled with those complexities countless times. he may not be a philosopher, but it's probably as close as one would get while being at the same time a highly skilled manga artist. this work simply sets him apart. the title is sure to join my treasured manga book collection
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Good Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ayanora
January 5th, 2016, 4:00pm
While the artist taking over the project did result in a noticeable alteration of the main character's personalities...namely, the MC suddenly took on a sociopathic depth to him that was kind of unexpected, considering his characterization in the first volume was still relatively standard.
However, the egotistical protagonist does make for a really interesting character, especially when he subverts many of the usual MC characteristics.
It's also true the manga forgot about Kai....but he comes back! No worries! (Though it kind of felt more like the artist woke up one day and remembered again, rather than it was in the plan from the beginning to leave him out for what, 5 volumes?

The pacing is really good, the conflict genuinely has high stakes, backstories are overwhelmingly angsty, but not melodramatic, and everyone ACTUALLY is intelligent! Even the ?antagonists? are damn resourceful, and it really shows that a lot of thought was put into planning the story.
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Dude where's my black ghost?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
January 3rd, 2014, 2:22am
Wow this is really good! It only has three volumes so far though and only two of these volumes have been translated into English, so the story has only just started. It's really good so far, the art is great and the story line is really original and intriguing. A lot of questions have been set that are yet to be answered and I can't wait for more of this manga. When more volumes come out I can see this manga gaining heaps more popularity.
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Oh Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
October 17th, 2013, 7:48am
This is damn amazing. Everything is so fast paced and entertaining. The characters react the way I want them to react the normal times and just take me by surprise and make me go "WOW!!" the other times. So in other words everything in this manga is progressing smoothly and A+ for the mangaka for making me dislike humanity more than already do. I can just see them acting the same way in real life.
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Pretty good so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiira.yuuki.187
July 19th, 2013, 5:24am
Well, it's only been 2 chapters so I can't really say much

But I'm already loving this!

I'd update my review when more chapters comes out
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Lol what   
Rating: N/A
by That3rdGuy
December 17th, 2016, 11:27am
@jeffreymgibson What fairy tale do you live in? First of all, you have a shallow understanding of the world and the people in it. People quickly toss aside their morals for profit. You can think highly of yourself all you want, but you're the same way. These scientists see immeasurable promise by studying Ajin. If you really think there is no more human experimentation these days, you'd be mistaken. Whether it's by the government or a powerful corporation, these things happen behind closed doors.
As far as the story is concerned, the public doesn't really know about the Ajin experiments (something you'd know if you paid attention, as they mention it quite often). The citizens seem to think everything they see on it is CGI (a common theme, makes me wonder if there's any truth to it in reality) or that it's some urban legend, up until the plane crash.
Also, you mistake fear for hatred. Imagine if you watched someone you know get mangled by a vehicle just to regenerate. You'd freak out. It's the fear of the unknown that makes people act irrationally. And yes, background characters tend to be one-dimensional. Fascinating insight. Seeing as the manga revolves around Ajin, I wouldn't expect there to be many humans with much character development.
One last thing, you think this is suited for middle school kids? Are you mentally impaired? A seinen manga for children, that'd be a first. I'm sure they could wrap their heads around the adult themes, like torture or terrorism. Oh, but there's violence and gore, so you must be right lol.

In short, all of your points are based on something besides this manga, because pretty much all of them are addressed. Like the scientist who helped Kei, the fact the public doesn't know about Ajin experiments or if they actually exist for like the first 25 chapters, and the fact that there are some humans that aren't one-dimensional. I wonder if you've bothered reading more than a couple chapters.
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Good now, has potential to become even better   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Megorova
June 4th, 2015, 6:31am
Originally this story was made by one author, but then he dropped it, and Ajin was taken over by artist, who continued to work on this project alone. And it became BETTER, not worse.
Also not all characters are as bad as what was said by previous reviewer. It just took some time to reveal their personalities, and motives behind their actions. Though main character is still a 'dark horse'. Only bits and pieces of his inner world is revealed here and there. He isn't a typical MC - he doesn't want to be a hero, to be friends with everyone, to be friends with his enemies, to become next Hokage, or to save the world, etc. All he wants is to survive. He's an egotist, but that doesn't make him a bad guy.
Other characters also have reasons for their actions, even main villain Sato.
Though indeed majority of humans in this story are ignorant idiots, and inert herd of cattle. They didn't care about atrocities that government and scientists committed towards ajins, they don't care what horridities were done, as long as it doesn't involve them directly - exactly like humans in real world.

Overall, good art, nice concept and even better execution. Much better than Tokyo Ghoul.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2015, 6:32am
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I like it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HCB
March 8th, 2016, 12:07pm
Some 30 chapters in, it suddenly hit me that despite all the experiments and research, how Ajins came about never got answered (so far) and I didn't have time to wonder about it as well because I was so caught up in the story.

The numerous clever plans that were carried out kind of reminds me of Death Note.

Excellent art and an exciting read with no signs of slowing down. I would be sorry if the mangaka really returns to ero manga after finishing Ajin.
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Licensed by Vertical!   
Rating: N/A
by xaidurk
February 15th, 2014, 8:47pm
Fans of this series may be happy to know that Verticle Inc., the English publishers behind The Flowers of Evil and Gundam: The Origin, has officially licensed Ajin. If you're unfamiliar with this publisher, all you've really gotta know is that they put out really high-quality translations (just look at Gundam: The Origin when you've got a chance).
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Interesting characters   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
June 25th, 2015, 3:39am
As stated by a poster below, the characters are slowly revealed and not that easy to understand.

Most interesting is the MC. He's a very hard to read character. The fun we have in figuring him out is half the fun of the series.

As for rating, it really depend on your own taste. If you like a easily understandable character, and a interesting story, you will be DISAPPOINTED. This manga is about characters, not story.
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