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Franken Fran  
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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 (1248d ago)
c.60-61 (end) by Hox & kyonkundenwa (1345d ago)
c.58-59 by Hox & Amuro (1399d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (654 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 4th 2015, 11:47pm 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 #685 increased(+169)
Monthly Pos #1227 increased(+154)
3 Month Pos #1388 increased(+125)
6 Month Pos #1575 decreased(-264)

List Stats
On 1702 reading lists
On 845 wish lists
On 1225 completed lists
On 145 unfinished lists
On 307 custom lists

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Your feelings on the ending? 1335 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes ago
Do you let Fran operate on you??? 1656 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes ago

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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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by bandita
March 24th, 2009, 10:16pm
I adore this manga. Seriously, I went into it hoping for horror, but found that it was dark comedy. However, I totally started reading and couldn't stop. I love Fran and her quirky bizarre gang of monstrous creatures. I wish we could get some more info on Madaraki though.
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by xRinko
March 18th, 2009, 12:24am
so i just got done reading the second chapter and fck this sh-t is disturbing. i like horror type mangas but omg O.O
i might or might not continue reading this -_-
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Fran is <3   
Rating: N/A
by brother_darkness
January 20th, 2009, 11:20pm
I hate horror [anything], but one look at the main character [Fran] sucked me right in! It has a perfect balance of horror, comedy, and morals. Yes, morals lol theres a moral to each story [generally..]. She loves what she does, and she does things for the greater power of love [and science sometimes lol]

Though some stories to have good endings, persay, some, like chpater 2, end in a different. . . way, with the moral still present >>

While i wouldnt call this guro, really, [if anyone has read the 'extra' at teh end of chapter 7 {even though its its own chapter of its own}] the fantasy 'movie' in it is sort of a guro-fanservice scene XD that made me die laughing

God i love this manga. XD

... Last updated on January 20th, 2009, 11:21pm
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a delightfully gruesome tale to touch your heart   
Rating: N/A
by daed
January 14th, 2009, 2:59pm
it is a rather violent and gory set of chapters, but usually have a reason for the madness, like a moral or something. Very interesting too seeing the manga-ka's imagination running wild.

usually has a hell of a punchline too
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by lunatico
January 6th, 2009, 4:58pm
Read franken fran in one day is disturbing. When i saw unhappy birthday i could eat meat for one week; the head severed remind me eighties horror movies. But you can pre see (dont know the english word) the final. Ive did it at least 15 times; the last chapters were bad, I guess the autor is getting dry of ideas.

A light version of guro.
Can someone explain that chapter? I did not understand who killed the girl, and if she wanted to kill her father...
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Gruesomely Entertaining   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by emperor26
December 24th, 2008, 6:15am
One of the few horror mangas I have ever read so far, Franken Fran was something that stood out from most well known mangas out there.

From the savage deaths of certain characters to moments that are quite amusing and humorous, Franken Fran is rather entertaining to read, and a refreshing as well.
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Funny, good... and shocking   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kojiro_S
October 26th, 2008, 6:26pm
I haven't seen anything like this lately. It always has a lingering humorous feeling, yet the stories are often gruesome.

May leave you slightly shocked by the often sudden outcomes on each story, but wanting to see more.
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Frankenstein's couldn't be even better than this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hermit-chan
September 17th, 2008, 4:44pm
Absolute FAV!! It's definitely in my Top manga list!

The main characters intrigued me the most. Fran has different philosophical views on the value of human lives. The whole Gore and twistedness of the plot adds in more "UMPH-ness" in this awesome AWESOME MAnga *_____*

You'll know it once you READ IT LAWL! *It might not be as gory as Gantz but ah'll see!*

... Last updated on September 17th, 2008, 4:48pm
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I luv it!   
Rating: N/A
by Zekky
August 6th, 2008, 4:12am
Very original and interesting! Just makes you keep reading it one after the other! Is it just me or is it Fran so hawt? lol ... I wanna have sex with Fran and her tight modified pussy.. ahaha! Talk about twisted ne? XD
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