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From Easy Going Scans:
As a result of a strange encounter with a mysterious carcinogenic fetus he found inside a patient’s skull, brain surgeon MINAKATA Jin has slipped back through time. Equipped with modern medical knowledge, he faces various fatal diseases and injuries. Then, he meets the ordinary people of Edo as well as illustrious figures, and his surgical knife carves out a new history and story of life.

Note: Won the Grand Prize at Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2011.

Released in English by the Artist on his Patreon:


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Associated Names
Dr. Jin
JIN หมอทะลุศตวรรษ

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.51 by Easy Going Scans over 4 years ago
v.9 c.50 by Easy Going Scans over 4 years ago
v.1 c.1-2 by Motoka Murakami Patreon over 4 years ago
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in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)
13 Volumes (Bunkoban, Complete)
10 Volumes (Combini-ban, Complete)

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (288 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.67 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 2nd 2021, 9:14am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Super Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Mangamo (Digital)
Self Published Via Patreon [Add] (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #570 increased(+86)
Monthly Pos #1280 increased(+120)
3 Month Pos #1954 decreased(-70)
6 Month Pos #2155 decreased(-72)
Year Pos #2260 decreased(-141)

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On 867 wish lists
On 121 completed lists
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Decent but becomes formulaic and repetitive  
by moredrowsy
September 11th, 2015, 4:06pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
The series is enjoyable but by volume 4, it's becoming more repetitive and thus boring.

The formula for each arc is: asshole guy comes in asking for Minakata-sensei's medical techniques or instruments. After introduction however, the dialogue always continue with "what silly techniques! you're a fraud! fuck off!" Then, some event forces him to go treat that guy or show the effectiveness of his medical instruments. Said antagonist is amazed and enlightened and become a fan of sensei.

Rinse and repeat.

Also, there's just too much uninteresting technical jargon every 3-4 page; walls of boring text everywhere.

Another major flaw is that some problems in this story can be easily solved but makes it overly dramatic.
For example, the doctor needs to administer a relatively small amount of concentrated antibiotic for a girl in critical condition due to vaginal infection. A simple solution would be to build a small temporary laboratory to just produce a small amount that's need for the one girl. However, the series over dramatize by requiring to revamp an entire factory but the doctor has no money to do so... You don't need to revamp an entire factory for just a small, concentrated amount of antibiotics.

The series is overrated. The medical history and knowledge is presented accurately for those interested in the health profession but the execution of the story is poorly done at times.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2015, 9:25pm
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Very good time traveling/historical/medical seinen  
by manga cat
March 6th, 2015, 11:25pm
Rating: N/A
I read it until volume 16 (physical tankobon) and it's extremely respectable
with the art, story, medical research, etc.

Shame the scanlation is slow on this one.

Highly, highly recommended!
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good read with one exception  
by SAimNE
March 21st, 2014, 4:55am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
it is ridiculous how deadly small impacts are on this things. if you so much as bump an old lady on the street you and her are both going to pop a lung and get blood build up inbetween your skull and brain
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by moonmystery
December 15th, 2013, 4:32pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I really like how this time travelling manga does not dwell on romance, but rather on the time period and how the doctor manages to change the time period.

For a historical time travelling manga, this is a first of its genre. It's a must read!!!
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Very good  
by bull3thole
October 19th, 2013, 1:53am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I really liked this manga. A big plus is that this is a time slip manga. I coincidentally found out about this when I read a similar work called "Nobunaga no Chef" because I needed another manga to read. I love that you get to learn so many things in the medical field that you don't know about without research. I've learned many things to prevent and counter diseases from this manga. It must take extensive research to create this manga.

It sucks that its been almost 3 months since the last release(chapter 28). It must be really hard to translate this manga because there are many medical terms you need to translate; you might even need to research some of the diseases to help the readers understand.

Overall it's a great manga. If you like time slip genres, you will like this.
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This is how you write Seinen  
by residentgrigo
May 31st, 2013, 12:00pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I agree with the reviews below me as the series is a masterpiece in terms of research, art, characterization, writing and the lead as a man in his 30s with a beard! Isn´t that great? Most astonishing of all is how well topics like emancipation and prostitution are handled. Period manga sometimes stumble here and go for cheap thrills but not here as the writer bothered to give a me a real female lead and not the Yamato nadeshiko one would first expect.
No wonder the series won the Tezuka but don´t expect a light or frankly pleasant read. The series further features nudity and strong violence but the high amount of death and suffering shouldn't please everyone. I have literally no criticisms so i will stop now. Hopefully the author´s Ryuu - Ron (9/10) will be scanlated too and he is a quality act who now has my undivided attention. Other quality medical manga are Tezuka´s very own Black Jack (8,5/10 and the the 90s ova is pure bliss) / Hidamari no Ki (8,5/10) and the equal flawless Monster (10/10).

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2015, 9:10am
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Very good  
by Meilee123
April 7th, 2013, 1:17pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Like everyone has said, this manga is great!
The art is perfect for a seinen.
The progress is steady and the story is thrilling. But lately, Jin hasnt failed yet which is a bit boring.
I dont know how Jin, a surgeon, has knowledge about every single illness that occurs, is that normal these days?
But that is made up for with romance, supernatural and hopefully one day he goes abroad with more adventures.
This manga is very informative and no doubt the author has a wide knowledge of history and medicine/surgery.
I'm glad EG scans picked this up because they update quickly and regularly. I feel sorry for them because not just anyone can translate all these medical terms.
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Just discovered this..  
by Mushu
January 28th, 2013, 4:11am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Read 21 chapters in one night. It's very good. I would read more but it's not scanlated any further. I hope Easy Going Scans keeps working on this as I see this becoming a popular manga.

There really is no more to say, it's interesting from chapter one on, just give it a chance.
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Truly intriguing series.  
by Jandalman
October 1st, 2012, 3:54am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Once again I was on the hunt for new manga to read and I bumped into this series (much like I bump to many others). The synopsis piqued my interest and I must say this is one gem of a manga. Unique plot and likeable characters, the art style is not fully to my liking but since it's an older series I'm more than happy to forgive it as the story as a whole is fantastic. Word of advice however, if you don't like gore or surgical procedures then you may not want to read this, otherwise go for it!
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Great and sadlly unknown manga  
by zaliaspuodas
December 6th, 2011, 8:14am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manga should get more atention , art and story are both really good . I am very interested to see how a doctor from our times would try to cure people in the edo era . For those who watched the drama based on this manga , you should know that there are many differences between them ( and you can see them from first 6 chapters ) . So overall if you want to see how a Doctor House would treat people in edo era , this is a manga for you .
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