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Ajin  
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Description
The story follows a high-school student named Kei Nagai who is caught in a traffic accident, dies, but immediately revives and learns he is not human, but an Ajin, a mysterious creature that cannot die. Scared, he runs away from humans hunting him down but is helped by his friend, Kai, who joins him in his flight from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.

Note: Only the first volume is credited to MIURA Tsuina; all subsequent volumes were written and illustrated by Sakurai Gamon.

Nominated for: (1) 7th annual Manga Taishou Award, (2) Readers Award in the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, (3) 38th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards (2014) in the Seinen category, (4) 40th Kodansha Manga Awards (2016) in the General category.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Ajin: Demi-Human
Ajin: Yarı İnsan
Получеловек
亜人

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Latest Release(s)
c.40 by Crunchyroll over 2 years ago
c.39 by Crunchyroll over 2 years ago
c.38 by Crunchyroll over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Season 1)
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 22.5 (Season 1)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
4 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (460 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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5+
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Last Updated
November 8th 2018, 8:37am PST


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Year
2012

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (12 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #390 increased(+60)
Monthly Pos #584 increased(+43)
3 Month Pos #785 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #750 increased(+28)
Year Pos #766 increased(+43)

List Stats
On 3160 reading lists
On 892 wish lists
On 87 unfinished lists
On 420 custom lists

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Forum Posts
CrunchyRoll over 2 years ago
Ajin Manga Creator Wants to Return to Draw Ero-Manga over 2 years ago
Ajin - Demi-Human Manga Gets TV Anime over 3 years ago
Ajin: Demi-Human Film Trilogy Unveils Teaser Trailer, Staff from Sidonia over 3 years ago

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Definitely enjoying it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rninty
August 21st, 2017, 5:26am
There are a few chapters near the beginning where the main character’s personality seems out of sync with his past and future characterization, but that stops and the story is better for it.
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Suddenly Disappointing After Many Good Chapters   
Rating: N/A
by cecropiamoth
July 13th, 2017, 3:26pm
This started out as a very elaborate and well-down "outlaws against a cruel society" story, with a great Terminator-type character, and lots of exciting fighting. Now, around chapter 30, it's turning into a "society against a terrible villain" story. I don't know about you, but I find it easier to to root for outlaws. I guess I'll have to drop it.
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Lol what   
Rating: N/A
by That3rdGuy
December 17th, 2016, 11:27am
@jeffreymgibson What fairy tale do you live in? First of all, you have a shallow understanding of the world and the people in it. People quickly toss aside their morals for profit. You can think highly of yourself all you want, but you're the same way. These scientists see immeasurable promise by studying Ajin. If you really think there is no more human experimentation these days, you'd be mistaken. Whether it's by the government or a powerful corporation, these things happen behind closed doors.
As far as the story is concerned, the public doesn't really know about the Ajin experiments (something you'd know if you paid attention, as they mention it quite often). The citizens seem to think everything they see on it is CGI (a common theme, makes me wonder if there's any truth to it in reality) or that it's some urban legend, up until the plane crash.
Also, you mistake fear for hatred. Imagine if you watched someone you know get mangled by a vehicle just to regenerate. You'd freak out. It's the fear of the unknown that makes people act irrationally. And yes, background characters tend to be one-dimensional. Fascinating insight. Seeing as the manga revolves around Ajin, I wouldn't expect there to be many humans with much character development.
One last thing, you think this is suited for middle school kids? Are you mentally impaired? A seinen manga for children, that'd be a first. I'm sure they could wrap their heads around the adult themes, like torture or terrorism. Oh, but there's violence and gore, so you must be right lol.

In short, all of your points are based on something besides this manga, because pretty much all of them are addressed. Like the scientist who helped Kei, the fact the public doesn't know about Ajin experiments or if they actually exist for like the first 25 chapters, and the fact that there are some humans that aren't one-dimensional. I wonder if you've bothered reading more than a couple chapters.
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Hmmm...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
May 15th, 2016, 2:11am
The one thing I don't like about this series is the numerous atrocities the government inflicts upon the ajin. The experiments conducted on them is just too much. And whats worse, no one seams to care at all. I found myself rooting for the ajin to kill all the humans.

This manga makes humans out to be plastic one dimensional characters and their only character trait is hatred for ajin. It's unlikely that the whole world would hate these guys for no reason. The fact that the scientist can commit the experiments without the slightest bit of guilt is also unreal. This story just lacks any depth.

I could see someone in middle school enjoying this manga, but thats about it.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2016, 2:15am
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I like it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HCB
March 8th, 2016, 12:07pm
Some 30 chapters in, it suddenly hit me that despite all the experiments and research, how Ajins came about never got answered (so far) and I didn't have time to wonder about it as well because I was so caught up in the story.

The numerous clever plans that were carried out kind of reminds me of Death Note.

Excellent art and an exciting read with no signs of slowing down. I would be sorry if the mangaka really returns to ero manga after finishing Ajin.
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Great!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mercio
March 7th, 2016, 5:34pm
I just hope the end is good enough and not like other manga where the author dumbed down the character to make ending black and white. Good will always prevail over evil or other stupid shit like that.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
A lot of people hate the main character but I think he's the only one that see the world for what it is.


"People Aren't Against You; They Are for Themselves"
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Good Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ayanora
January 5th, 2016, 4:00pm
While the artist taking over the project did result in a noticeable alteration of the main character's personalities...namely, the MC suddenly took on a sociopathic depth to him that was kind of unexpected, considering his characterization in the first volume was still relatively standard.
However, the egotistical protagonist does make for a really interesting character, especially when he subverts many of the usual MC characteristics.
It's also true the manga forgot about Kai....but he comes back! No worries! (Though it kind of felt more like the artist woke up one day and remembered again, rather than it was in the plan from the beginning to leave him out for what, 5 volumes?

The pacing is really good, the conflict genuinely has high stakes, backstories are overwhelmingly angsty, but not melodramatic, and everyone ACTUALLY is intelligent! Even the ?antagonists? are damn resourceful, and it really shows that a lot of thought was put into planning the story.
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Interesting characters   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
June 25th, 2015, 3:39am
As stated by a poster below, the characters are slowly revealed and not that easy to understand.

Most interesting is the MC. He's a very hard to read character. The fun we have in figuring him out is half the fun of the series.

As for rating, it really depend on your own taste. If you like a easily understandable character, and a interesting story, you will be DISAPPOINTED. This manga is about characters, not story.
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Good now, has potential to become even better   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Megorova
June 4th, 2015, 6:31am
Originally this story was made by one author, but then he dropped it, and Ajin was taken over by artist, who continued to work on this project alone. And it became BETTER, not worse.
Also not all characters are as bad as what was said by previous reviewer. It just took some time to reveal their personalities, and motives behind their actions. Though main character is still a 'dark horse'. Only bits and pieces of his inner world is revealed here and there. He isn't a typical MC - he doesn't want to be a hero, to be friends with everyone, to be friends with his enemies, to become next Hokage, or to save the world, etc. All he wants is to survive. He's an egotist, but that doesn't make him a bad guy.
Other characters also have reasons for their actions, even main villain Sato.
Though indeed majority of humans in this story are ignorant idiots, and inert herd of cattle. They didn't care about atrocities that government and scientists committed towards ajins, they don't care what horridities were done, as long as it doesn't involve them directly - exactly like humans in real world.

Overall, good art, nice concept and even better execution. Much better than Tokyo Ghoul.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2015, 6:32am
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All of them should just die   
Rating: N/A
by crystallilac3101
November 10th, 2014, 5:48pm
Have you ever want to read a series that you will hate every characters? Go read Ajin! I guarantee that you will want to punch all of them.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The only likable is Kai and he's not even in the series anymore.


First few chapters: 9
Current: 4

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
bag floating on the ceiling in a huge international airport and no one notices it except for one little kid? Seriously?


Overall, nice concept but poor execution.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2014, 5:51pm
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