Jin (manga)

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Cover of the first volume of Jin as published by Shueisha
GenreHistorical, Drama
Written byMotoka Murakami
Published byShueisha
English publisherMotoka Murakami (Patreon)
MagazineSuper Jump
Original run2000November 24, 2010
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Jin (Japanese: JIN-仁-) 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.[1] It was compiled into 20 tankōbon by Shueisha and published between April 4, 2001, and February 4, 2011.[2][3] 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. In 2017, Motoka Murakami self-published his manga series in English on Patreon.[4][5]


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]

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-heon as Jin Hyuk, Park Min-young, Lee Beom-soo, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ and Lee So-yeon.[6][7][8]


It won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.[9] The manga has published 8 million copies in Japan. [10]


  1. ^ "「JIN-仁-」10年の連載に幕。ドラマ続編は来年4月から" (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. November 24, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "JIN―仁― 1" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "JIN―仁― 20" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Motoka Murakami is creating Comics / Manga | Patreon". Patreon. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Manga Author Motoka Murakami Launches Patreon Campaign To Reach Out To English-Speaking Fanbase". Crunchyroll. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (February 21, 2012). "Song Seung-hun to star in new drama". Korea Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "Medical Time-Travel Manga Jin Inspires Korean Show". Anime News Network. February 20, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Oh, Jean (May 28, 2012). "Song says new role is very 'Alice in Wonderland'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  9. ^ "15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced". Anime News Network. May 2, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  10. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/06/25/manga-author-motoka-murakami-launches-patreon-campaign-to-reach-out-to-english-speaking-fanbase

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