Jin (manga)

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Written by Motoka Murakami
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Super Jump
Original run 2000November 24, 2010
Volumes 20
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Jin (仁-Jin- Jin?) is a Japanese seinen manga written and illustrated by Motoka Murakami, which was featured on Super Jump during its original run from 2000 to 2010.

The manga series has been adapted into three live-action television drama series: two in Japan in 2009 and 2011; and in South Korea in 2012.


Jin Minakata, an ordinary brain surgeon, has an accident after his operation with an unidentified patient, and realizes that he has traveled back in time and reached the end of the Edo period.

Through an encounter with various historical characters, Jin sets up a small clinic Jin'yudo and saves those suffering from disease and injury with his medical skills.


Live-action adaptations[edit]

See also: Jin (TV series)

The manga was first adapted into a Jidaigeki television series Jin, that aired on Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 11 to December 20, 2009. This was followed by a second season from April 17 to June 26, 2011. It starred Takao Osawa as Minakata Jin, Haruka Ayase, Miki Nakatani, Masaaki Uchino and Tetsuya Takeda.

A South Korean adaptation, television series Dr. Jin aired on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation from May 26 to August 12, 2012. It starred Song Seung-hun as Jin Hyuk, Park Min-young, Lee Beom-soo, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ and Lee So-yeon.[1][2][3]

(Televised only live-action roleplay. Credited as Jin Shosenji.)


  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (21 February 2012). "Song Seung-hun to star in new drama". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Medical Time-Travel Manga Jin Inspires Korean Show". Anime News Network. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (28 May 2012). "Song says new role is very ‘Alice in Wonderland’". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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