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There is a Gothic-style mansion in a distant, rarely-visited part of Japan. There, the world's greatest surgeon, Naomitsu Madaraki, once lived. But he hasn't come home in ages.

Instead, the professor's "daughter", Fran Madaraki, lives there with a large amount of her own ghoulish creations and her "younger sister" Veronica. She's a very unusual girl, what with the stitch patterns on her face and the giant bolts on either side of her head. Just as skilled at surgery as her father, and if you're willing to pay her price, she can do everything up to and including raising the dead.

Fran believes that a life should be saved no matter the cost, and keep that in mind, since the results of her surgeries are rarely (if ever) pretty.


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Associated Names
Franken Furan

Groups Scanlating
Vexed Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.Extra by Amuro & Hox (1143d ago)
c.60-61 (end) by Hox & kyonkundenwa (1240d ago)
c.58-59 by Hox & Amuro (1294d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

2 topics, 23 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (641 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
 22% (143 votes)
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 7% (45 votes)
 2% (15 votes)
 1% (7 votes)
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 0% (3 votes)
 1% (9 votes)

Last Updated
April 28th 2015, 10:07pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Champion Red (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (February 2016)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #804 increased(+270)
Monthly Pos #888 decreased(-52)
3 Month Pos #1067 increased(+151)
6 Month Pos #1093 increased(+62)

List Stats
On 1707 reading lists
On 836 wish lists
On 1192 completed lists
On 143 unfinished lists
On 296 custom lists

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Your feelings on the ending? 1229 days, 20 hours, 32 minutes ago
Do you let Fran operate on you??? 1550 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes ago

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Meh, so so only... what happened to the development?   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
April 18th, 2011, 1:12am
I really liked many of the ideas represented in this manga but it's a shame the author doesn't really expand on them. Instead, they're randomly represented in episodic occurences of Franken, regarding all those people she's met. Some of the stories are a mixture of slight commentary upon society and the human condition while the others are just for the fun of it. Still, the commentary isn't anything special or different. You could find better writing elsewhere.

Some of the writing is really random too and I also have no idea what happened to the cast. It seems many of the sidecast originally presented in the earlier chapters have stopped developing and now, exist only as companions who hang around sometimes. A darn shame as I really liked Okita and would've loved to see more of his character and history.

If you like horror and don't really care too much about plot or character development, then this is for you.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2011, 1:29am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
April 2nd, 2011, 3:58pm
After volume 4, everything gets really repetitive. Yes, there are always new characters, new settings, and new problems. But each time, it involves surgery and yes, I guess that is the point to this manga. 4/10 just because the first few volumes were fine.
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I'm sorry...I'm sorry...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
November 12th, 2010, 1:02am
"I'm sorry...I'm sorry...." When you read that chapter, you will either love the series or hate it. I'm still haunted by nightmares of what I saw on that page, but I keep coming back for more. The stories are horridly fascinating in a way I can't even begin describe. Sometimes heartwarming, sometimes gut-wrenching, and sometimes just plain sickening, Fran has a way of climbing inside of your head and staying there.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Saexel
September 12th, 2010, 8:32am
I've been avoiding this manga for a while because of some of the comments, but now that I've read it, I found that I really loved it. Honestly, some of the cases are so ridiculous that it's hilarious. xD (Or maybe it's because I have a twisted sense of humor.) The main characters are great, and I like the art. Hugely recommended.
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Spaghetti Monster FTW   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by faraway
July 5th, 2010, 11:35pm
XD For a graphic horror/medical manga (think pet shop of horrors on mega steroids), it has a pretty good sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed the Spaghetti monster and Hachiko chapters! Honestly, anything with a spaghetti monster gets an A in my book biggrin But yeah, it's twisted, gory, sinister. I find its episodic format kind of refereshing
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Let we sum it..   
Rating: N/A
by SoY
April 5th, 2010, 4:46am
Nice art, ecchi and wicked guro +1+1
Funny and twisted story +1 +1
Character development (Tsundere side of Fran sister is cute.. XP ) +2
Story moral of human desire, sometimes intriguing but you cannot deny it.. +2
Unique composision of everything above +1
Total: 9

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So fucked its good.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BrainFreeZe
August 26th, 2009, 5:07pm
I was randomly reading other manga when this came up. i was shocked, not at the fact this was so gruesome and horrific, but the fact i was enjoying it and even laughed. i continued to read knowing how gross it was yet i felt quite touched by the sense of morals. This type of manga is hard to find and a good read with a lot of fucked up moments which are surprisingly entertaining. This manga is based on messed up disasters, but there are times when there are happy endings. And when something happy happens it makes you feel really really really really happy smile (i guess because your used to bad things going on in this manga bigrazz). i personally hate fucked up shit like this but man i could just keep reading this manga (i think i went a bit insane after reading it a bit LOL)

all in all not much to say about this manga, but i do say it is one hell of a read. but not for the squeamish. i hope it develops a bit better than it is but i still enjoy it. So just read it if you can handle it.

... Last updated on September 5th, 2009, 5:46pm
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Rating: N/A
by concrete
June 26th, 2009, 2:05pm
Strangely enough, this is what come to mind when reading this series, in between all the "'Is that? Yeah, it is! This is... Awesome/Disgusting? Disgustawesome?" and the "I'm glad no one else is in this room right now..." and the "Holy Fuck! thats hillarious."
In the end, it's about an Insanely nice/Batshit insane/Fucking evil girl who saves lives, fucks around with the natural order, has very strange ideas of love and looks pretty adorable in the process.
You will laugh, go "awww" and maybe throw up a little in you mouth from time to time.
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Rating: N/A
by robbit
April 4th, 2009, 4:50pm
this was way above my expectations. i almost thought this was some guro hentai title when a friend of mine suggested this.
i gotta say it is original. the only thing i find comparable is Embalming: the Another Tale of Frankenstein.
not much to say yet since there isn't that much scanlated yet, but i have high hopes for the future
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A bit uneven   
Rating: N/A
by Fronzel
March 27th, 2009, 9:57pm
Can't commit to a single tone. There are comic chapters, straight horror chapters, mystery chapters, even sappy chapters...moreover, the characterization of Fran is highly inconsistent. Sometimes she's committed to helping others, sometimes she’s a cold-blooded surgeon-for-hire (sometimes directly harming people), and sometimes she just screws around with mad science, sometimes canny, other times naive. It doesn’t hang together very well. The pure comedy chapters do tend to be pretty funny, though, and black comedy series are never in great supply.
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