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Homunculus  
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Description
Trepanation is the procedure of drilling a hole in the skull. It is said to increase the blood circulation and improve pressure inside the skull. It is also said to bring out a person's sixth sense, the ability to use ESP, see ghosts, move objects with one's mind. This is speculative fiction based on the concept of trepanation.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Гомункул
ホムンクルス

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Latest Release(s)
v.14-15 (end) by Illuminati-Manga (1244d ago)
v.13 by Illuminati-Manga (1441d ago)
v.12 by Illuminati-Manga (1499d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban - Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
2 topics, 14 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (723 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 9th 2015, 9:33pm PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #816 increased(+22)
Monthly Pos #988 decreased(-179)
3 Month Pos #779 decreased(-31)
6 Month Pos #795 increased(+3)

List Stats
On 1343 reading lists
On 1175 wish lists
On 1055 completed lists
On 89 unfinished lists
On 343 custom lists

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Forum Posts
I have a question 1611 days, 21 hours, 1 minutes ago
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Excellent   
Rating: N/A
by Kiru_Biru
October 4th, 2007, 12:22am
I read this after "Ichi The Killer" from the same artist. I really dig his style, and this manga is no exception. The artwork is excellent, so is the story - a great mature read. If you are into your lovey-dovey shoujo, don't even bother.

Hell, only Japanese can come up with stuff like this, that's why gotta love manga.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2007, 12:23am
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Shoujo fans, gtfo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lukannon
June 29th, 2007, 5:55am
Absolutely amazing, really. Really interesting portrayals of human behavior patterns and the characterization of the car boy and the 'doctor' is really strong without being quite in your face.

The art is also quite good; Hideo Yamamoto's improved by leaps and bounds since Koroshiya Ichi. His style's realistic without breaking away from the manga norm, which makes for some interesting scenes. The emphasis he puts on small motions and facial expressions really sets helps the slow psyche-based atmosphere of Homunculus.

It also doesn't shy away from the more 'extreme' aspects of it, and I think that's sort of a defining point in Yamamoto's works. As mentioned: Shoujo fans, gtfo.
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All too human.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 22nd, 2007, 8:03pm
This manga is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Okay, that's an exaggeration, but this manga is seriously so good. It's a fascinating look into human psychology, with Jungian archetypes, societal pressures and of course freaky phenomena thrown in. Just awesome.

Basically, a homunculus is a representation of a human being's mind and heart -- a sort of artistic interpretation of the person's soul. What the main character of this manga gains after trepanation is the ability to see people's "true selves" -- to see their homunculi. Whether he decides to ignore his gift or to use it becomes a life-changing decision.

The fact that both the protagonists remain mysterious for so long is one of the main driving forces of this manga. It's fascinating to see their layers revealed one by one -- to find out why Car Boy became homeless, for example, and why the disenfranchised doctor became a -- well, an outcast.

I really am terrified to know what my homunculus would be. But I'm incredibly curious, just the same...
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Special   
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by SyeSye
February 23rd, 2007, 5:23am
Definitely something special...the characters are awesome, relalistic.
You wished you could see the people around you like the main character
But it`s not something to read in the bus, takes some concentration and will to think.
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Psychological fun   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
February 16th, 2007, 12:43pm
Very cool. Brings all sorts of symbolisms into psychiatrically challenging situations...

He literally gets an eye to see symbols of different types of madness/moods/thoughts in a person.

Very interesting, anyway. I recommend it.

... Last updated on February 20th, 2007, 2:52pm
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Awesome.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LoLPokemon
January 19th, 2007, 2:17pm
Homunculus is absolutely awesome. It is an interesting look at human behavior. It dives into the world of human symbols and the creation of barriers within our own subconscious and conscious minds in order to hide and protect ourselves from acknowledging our own self-conceit. Also, the art is really really good. It is so realistic.
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Nice one!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by aryuwes
December 9th, 2006, 10:00pm
Humans, please read this...a sick manga that you'll enjoy reading 'em!

... Last updated on December 23rd, 2006, 7:25pm
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Homunculus   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Shily
December 5th, 2006, 7:48pm
This manga's art & story are really realistic (sometimes creepy), so I don't think shoujo manga's fans would like it. ^^' Nonetheless, it's worth reading. I wanna know how my homunculus looks like. ^__^
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:)   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 30th, 2006, 1:25pm
YES! MORE HOLES IN HEADS, PLZ. >_>
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One of the best   
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by Anonymous
May 1st, 2006, 7:58pm
This is a really interesting look at humans and their behavior... I recommend
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