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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 (1292d ago)
c.60-61 (end) by Hox & kyonkundenwa (1389d ago)
c.58-59 by Hox & Amuro (1443d 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 (661 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 #718 increased(+208)
Monthly Pos #1293 increased(+62)
3 Month Pos #1392 increased(+51)
6 Month Pos #1567 decreased(-256)

List Stats
On 1708 reading lists
On 850 wish lists
On 1232 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 308 custom lists

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Your feelings on the ending? 1379 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
Do you let Fran operate on you??? 1700 days, 4 hours, 26 minutes ago

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by rubyserpent_720
June 29th, 2008, 7:41am
I love each of the stories. the art is fabulous and there are some unexpected plot twists. Fran is so...other worldly! She dont have any morals and perception of right/wrong which what makes her so successful as what she is. I wonder if the professor would ever show up? I be he's the one who made Fran. biggrin
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Good take on Frankenstein   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jhono1
May 18th, 2008, 1:36pm
This is a highly amusing and twisted manga. Is she good or bad? Fran Franken(stein) is neither of those I say, she is one seriously gray character! And thats rare to see in any media today.

Good art, rather episodish plot so far up to chapter 11, but amusing i a very twisted way.


... Last updated on May 18th, 2008, 1:37pm
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dark humor   
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by fiva55
May 3rd, 2008, 3:05am
Omg, I guess you need to be a twisted person to enjoy this manga, just try to read chapter 2, if you enjoyed that chapter, you will probably like the rest of this manga, btw, isnt this genre called guro?
PS: I liked this manga, guess I'm twisted too (^.^)
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Nice ^_^   
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by AcidicDragon
May 2nd, 2008, 8:59pm
Wow, this manga is twisted to the point that I am actually disgusted by the fact that I actually enjoy reading it. Not really into horror but this manga is really interesting. I find it more of a mind boggler than a visual though the art does a good job adding to the impact of the manga.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2008, 9:01pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RilleL
April 24th, 2008, 9:38am
The mangaka is seriously twisted...
Don't get me wrong, the manga is very original and good, it's just...
Well, just read the second chapter and you'll understand... O.o
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One of a kind   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Uhnnown
April 13th, 2008, 5:48am
I have read many MANY genres and different kinds of manga, but this.. this just truly disturbs me. It's either a like it or hate the guts out of it kind of manga.And I really like it! The story itself is very promising and original and the art is interesting to say the least. The main attraction, however, is the way the story is mixed into the product. Most of the time you will be truly surprised by the turn of events and it will leave your mouth hanging wide open at the end of each chapter.

Kudo's for being so weird AND interesting at the same time!
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Wishmaster :3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BazIdle
April 12th, 2008, 5:38am
Main concept of this series is similar to "Wishmaster" film.
Well, no massive genie oubreak to occur =) But the way she (Fran) makes wishes come true made me remember the movie right away.
Good artwork, this series is praiseworthy.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spicypolvoron
April 5th, 2008, 11:17am
Like most people said here, this manga's seriously MESSED UP! It is original and I love Fran, she's one of my favorite characters around. Anyway, warning people! This manga's gore type, its messed up.

So far, its 10 from me. But I hope it doesn't get repetitive, I can see the potential, but the story hasn't progressed yet, and the characters has barely been developed. Well, I've only read til to chap 4.
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Morbidly infectious   
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by serogane
April 5th, 2008, 1:00am
...I probably enjoyed this series way more than I should've. Especially chapter 2.

Man, I need to get out more.

In regards to a comment down below - Chapter 3 had a good ending, and so did chapter 4 (Sorta).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkymeet
March 29th, 2008, 8:43pm
This manga is some awesome and sick version of Twilight Zone.
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