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Ajin  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Получеловек
آجین : نیمه انسان
هجين
亚人
亜人
亞人 (漫畫)
Ajin สายพันธุ์อมนุษย์
Ajin: Demi-Human

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Latest Release(s)
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c.39 by Crunchyroll (51d ago)
c.38 by Crunchyroll (82d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

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Forum
4 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (374 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 10th 2016, 1:33am PST


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Recommendations
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Year
2012

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (7 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #473 increased(+86)
Monthly Pos #524 decreased(-59)
3 Month Pos #290 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #304 decreased(-78)

List Stats
On 2724 reading lists
On 768 wish lists
On 61 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
CrunchyRoll 112 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes ago
Ajin Manga Creator Wants to Return to Draw Ero-Manga 144 days, 14 hours, 10 minutes ago
Ajin - Demi-Human Manga Gets TV Anime 292 days, 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Ajin: Demi-Human Film Trilogy Unveils Teaser Trailer, Staff from Sidonia 357 days, 17 hours, 5 minutes ago

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depth   
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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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Hmmm...   
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by jeffreymgibson
May 15th, 2016, 2:11am
The one thing I don't like about this series is the numerous atrocities the government inflicts upon the ajin. The experiments conducted on them is just too much. And whats worse, no one seams to care at all. I found myself rooting for the ajin to kill all the humans.

This manga makes humans out to be plastic one dimensional characters and their only character trait is hatred for ajin. It's unlikely that the whole world would hate these guys for no reason. The fact that the scientist can commit the experiments without the slightest bit of guilt is also unreal. This story just lacks any depth.

I could see someone in middle school enjoying this manga, but thats about it.

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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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Licensed by Vertical!   
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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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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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