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Memories of Emanon

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Based on the award-winning novel by Shinji Kajio, Memories of Emanon tells the story of a mysterious girl who holds a 3-billion-year old memory, dating back to the moment life first appeared on Earth.
Published (first published May 20th 2008)
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Mar 15, 2015 Hossain rated it really liked it
This manga has a cool concept, but the execution was not my liking. Mostly because Emanon didn't feel like a person who has the memory of 3 billions years and the first interactions between the protagonist and Emanon felt contrived, but the artworks was so beautiful it almost made me forgive the flaws of this book.
La memoria de la vida misma *-* .
Primero leí Errante Emanon (wandering Emanon) que vendría a ser la segunda novela, y me gusto mucho!
y con esta amé toda la historia de Emanon,
recomiendo leer primero la 2da y luego 1 las memorias de Emanon (Memories Of Emanon) ya que ambos finales de ambas novelas están conectadas.
Meghan Fidler
Apr 09, 2012 Meghan Fidler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Adult conversation, beautiful art and a delightfully intriguing storyline. I shall have to find the next one!
Aug 07, 2015 Celia rated it liked it
Hace años los manga dejaron de motivarme realmente. Quizá por ello leo y leo nuevos títulos y jamás he dejado de hacerlo: busco encontrar esa obra y ese autor que me sorprenda. Lo he conseguido pocas veces, y esta no es una dulce excepción, desgraciadamente.

De nuevo, el guión tiene una propuesta interesante pero queda en un sendero flojo y mal construido, infantil incluso. Lo único que acaba siendo de sobresaliente es el dibujo (de ahí que acabara dándole 3 estrellas), como suele ser habitual.
Apr 05, 2011 Hadrian rated it really liked it
Beautiful and expressive.
Michael Scott
Apr 15, 2013 Michael Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, art
(Pursuing my goal of reading a bit of every type of manga.) Memories of Emanon (Omoide Emanon) is a masterpiece manga about a girl whose memories preserve intact the 3-billion history of all creatures it descends from. (Manga type: mystical, psychological, romance.) Overall, beautiful, really beautiful artwork, a somewhat intriguing story, and a strong female character.

Artwork: Truly great! There's slice-of-life, photo-realistic quality on display. There's also manga at its best, with movie-like
Poe Wilson
Jul 31, 2015 Poe Wilson rated it liked it
Real rating:6.9/10
Manga/GN rating: 8.5/10
Extremely brief yet poignantly so. At its heart Memories of Emanon is a brilliant premise with a modern spin on the immortal cliché. Yet it has subtle nuances of love and spirituality. It is the type of tale that one could recommend to those who do not regularly read the Manga/GN genre and still be able to guarantee their satisfaction. It speaks of depth and soul with out a wordiness that compromises its structure.
Dec 30, 2009 pearl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. Especially Tsuruta's art, which is clean and expressive. Judging by his previous work Forget-me-not, Tsuruta likes drawing long-haired girls in jeans; it's no wonder the heroines in both bear a strong resemblance to each other. But whereas Mariel often looked bored and jaded, Enamon is bright-eyed, freckled and startlingly wise. She is both serious and lighthearted and you can see it in her face. I love the way Tsuruta draws eyes--he fills in the irises with light and radial patterns. ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Buttons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine being a young adult and having the memories of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and so forth back to the beginning of life itself. 3 billions years. Kept in one single mind. What would your role be, your reason for existence, would you tire of it?
Nov 14, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing
"Some experiences are better off forgotten than remembered."

Quick thoughts: Beautifully realized, thought provoking story about memory and the fleeting moments of life.
Ahmed Abdelmoteleb
Sep 15, 2014 Ahmed Abdelmoteleb rated it it was amazing
perfect !!!
May 09, 2014 Karan rated it really liked it
The story is the essence of the manga. It's intellectual and emotional. The artwork is also pretty well done. This one definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
Mar 14, 2013 Chibivy rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, with-review
Beautiful story! I like her name Emanon, which is "no name" spelled backwards. I really love the uniqueness of the concept. Nice art too!
Oct 16, 2012 Eva rated it it was amazing
Best manga I've ever read. I love story line and way it's drawn
May 03, 2013 Francesco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: japan, psych, manga, seinen
Probably the only manga I would allow in my library.
Oct 30, 2013 Willy added it
It's a unique sci-fi Manga with fine art. :)
Apr 29, 2013 Petra rated it really liked it
Beautiful art and beautiful story
Bernardo Rodrigues
Oct 25, 2015 Bernardo Rodrigues rated it it was amazing
enigmatically captivating. beautiful.
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