Homunculus (manga)

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Homunculus
Homunculus Manga.jpg
Cover of Volume 1 of Homunculus
ホムンクルス
(Homunkurusu)
Genre Horror, Psychological
Manga
Written by Hideo Yamamoto
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Comic Spirits
Original run July 30, 2003April 28, 2011
Volumes 15
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Homunculus (ホムンクルス Homunkurusu?) is a Japanese manga by Hideo Yamamoto, intended for the seinen audience. It is serialized in the magazine Big Comic Spirits. The first volume was released by Shogakukan on July 30, 2003,[1] the last volume on April 28, 2011.[2]

Plot[edit]

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.

The protagonist of the manga, Nakoshi Susumu, lives in his own car in front of a park inhabited by hobos. During the day, he drives around the city and in the evening, eats dinner with the hobos, bringing drink to them. The hobos refer to him as an "homeless with a suit" due to he always as well dressed and, even living among them, did not look like them.

One day, an eccentric medical student named Manabu Ito offers a good amount of money to Nakoshi go into a trepanation surgery, in order to test the myths about supernatural powers that it would entail. With his car towed, Nakoshi eventually accepts serve as a "subject" in this experiment.

After surgery, Nakoshi starts to suffer hallucinations representing the traumas and insecurities of people around him.

Volumes[edit]

Original Japanese[3]
Name Publisher ISBN Publication Date
Volume 1[1] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187071-6 July 30, 2003
Volume 2[4] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187072-4 April 30, 2004
Volume 3[5] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187073-2 July 30, 2004
Volume 4[6] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187074-0 December 24, 2004
Volume 5[7] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187075-9 February 28, 2005
Volume 6[8] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-187076-7 August 30, 2005
Volume 7[9] Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-180772-0 November 30, 2006
Volume 8[10] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-181068-7 June 29, 2007
Volume 9[11] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-181747-1 February 29, 2008
Volume 10[12] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-182129-4 August 28, 2009
Volume 11[13] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-182250-5 December 26, 2009
Volume 12[14] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-183018-0 February 27, 2010
Volume 13[15] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-183353-2 July 30, 2010
Volume 14[16] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-183535-2 December 25, 2010
Volume 15[2] Shogakukan ISBN 978-4-09-183790-5 April 28, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ホムンクルス / 1 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b ホムンクルス / 15 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ 小学館:コミック
  4. ^ ホムンクルス / 2 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ ホムンクルス / 3 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ ホムンクルス / 4 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ ホムンクルス / 5 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ ホムンクルス / 6 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ ホムンクルス / 7 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ ホムンクルス / 8 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ ホムンクルス / 9 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ ホムンクルス / 10 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ ホムンクルス / 11 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ ホムンクルス / 12 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ ホムンクルス / 13 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  16. ^ ホムンクルス / 14 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved February 22, 2012.