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Kenja no Ishi  
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From Aerandria Scans:

Mysterious alchemist Lorenzo Lusignano, descendant of the royal family of Cyprus, is searching for the ultimate secret of alchemy – the Philosopher’s stone "Elixir." Rumors of this blood-red gem creep everywhere, but nobody seems to have seen it, so Lorenzo’s travels through Europe’s Renaissance are never easy.

Each volume has a different title:
1. Guranashisu no Meikyuu (柘榴の迷宮; Granacis Labyrinth)
2. Bara yori mo Akaku Yuki yori mo Shiroku (薔薇よりも赤く雪よりも白く; Redder than Roses, Whiter than Snow) 
3. Gothic Anatomia (ゴシックアナトミア)
4. Ofiukusu no Keifu (オフィウクスの系譜; Lineage of Ophiuchus)
5. Sen no Yoru no Ryojin (千の夜の旅人; Traveler of a Thousand Nights)
6. Rakuen no Kizu (楽園の疵; The Scars of Eden)
7. Chinmoku no Shima (沈黙の島; Island of Silence)
8. Suijou no Meiro (水上の迷路; Aquatic Maze)
9. Death Stalker (デス・ストーカー)
10. Seichi 1187 (聖地1187; Holy Land 1187)
11. Kurowashi no Keifu (黒鷲の系譜; Lineage of Kurowashi)
12. Kenja no Ishi: Elixer (賢者の石 -エリキサ-; Philosopher's Stone: Elixer)
13. Hatami Yo (二十三夜; 23 Nights)


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v.7 c.21-22 by Aerandria Scans over 2 years ago
v.6 c.20 by Aerandria Scans over 2 years ago
v.6 c.19 by Aerandria Scans over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (48 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 3rd 2018, 6:51pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Tokage (Bunkasha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #659 increased(+149)
Monthly Pos #1298 increased(+429)
3 Month Pos #2426 increased(+890)
6 Month Pos #4138 decreased(-177)
Year Pos #4517 decreased(-697)

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On 368 wish lists
On 13 unfinished lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rhin33
March 1st, 2014, 1:54pm
I love Akino-sensei`s works. Elixir is one of her best works. It`s beautiful, full of historical references, Lorenzo is really likeable character and every chapter has some moral lesson to teach. I like the setting - Europe, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus... those are contries close to my own and easy to relate to.
Its really fascinating and I recommend it wholeheartly!
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Really Good   
Rating: N/A
by Millennia_Curse
September 21st, 2013, 10:49am
As whitespade said, this is one great series, and it deserves more than one comment. The historical aspects are very interesting and eclectic, and it throws in some nice(?) supernatural elements and... some general messed upness in most chapters. The art may not seem up your alley at first glance, but it is actually really great in my opinion. It's a very episodic series, and my only real real complaint so far is there is a seemingly important plot piece in a very early chapter, but hardly anything has been mentioned about it after that chapter. The chapters jump around in time a bit, and it looks like it might eventually head in that direction (as of chapter 17), so I guess it's not that big of a deal. Otherwise, this is a suberb story and I am enjoying Lorenzo's adventures very much. Give it a try! I highly reccomend it!
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freaking great stuff   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 29th, 2012, 11:36am
i have never, in all my time using baka-updates, have posted a review until i completed the manga or at least read about 20chapters. but this manga is too incredible and too beautiful for me that i have to persuade anybody that somehow come across this review to read it. i am unable to convey my deepest love to this manga clearly due to my limited vocabulary, but i assure everyone of you that you will not regret reading this. please, do so.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2012, 11:37am
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