Jump to content

* * * * * (4.57 - 165votes)

Ajin


Alt Names: alt 亚人alt 亜人
Author: MIURA Tsuina & SAKURAI Gamon
Artist: SAKURAI Gamon
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureHorror HorrorMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalSeinen SeinenSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
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 but is helped by his friend Kai, who joins him in his flee from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.
Go to Ajin Forums! | Scroll Down to Comments
The following content is intended for mature audiences and may contain sexual themes, gore, violence and/or strong language. Discretion is advised.


Latest Forum Posts

Topic Started By Stats Last Post Info
Topic What is wrong with Kei? New Window Bananimal
  • 15 Replies
  • 1310 Views
Topic Would we react like this? New Window BlackToTheFuture
  • 18 Replies
  • 1945 Views
Topic Latest Chapter Discussion New Window Yurichikun
  • 5 Replies
  • 764 Views

  • You must login to add chapters.

Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.4 Ch.18: File: 18 - Fringe
blackinque dem0z 4 weeks ago
Vol.4 Ch.17: File: 17 - Double Team
blackinque dem0z 25 February 2014 - 12:35 AM
Vol.4 Ch.16.5: Intermission
Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 03 March 2014 - 04:37 PM
Vol.4 Ch.16: File: 16 - Runaway
blackinque dem0z 25 February 2014 - 12:29 AM
Vol.4 Ch.15: File: 15 - Fighter
blackinque dem0z 25 February 2014 - 12:19 AM
Vol.3 Ch.14: File: 14 - Backstage
blackinque dem0z 25 February 2014 - 12:08 AM
Vol.3 Ch.13: File: 13 - The Plan A
blackinque dem0z 24 February 2014 - 11:54 PM
Vol.3 Ch.13: El Plan A
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 4 weeks ago
Vol.3 Ch.12: File: 12 - The Real Nagai Kei: Part 3
blackinque dem0z 24 February 2014 - 11:44 PM
Vol.3 Ch.12: El Nagai Kei Real [Parte 3]
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 14 March 2014 - 12:18 AM
Vol.3 Ch.11: File: 11 - The Real Nagai Kei: Part 2
blackinque dem0z 24 February 2014 - 11:31 PM
Vol.3 Ch.11: El Nagai Kei Real [Parte 2]
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 07 March 2014 - 02:08 AM
Vol.3 Ch.10: File: 10 - The Real Nagai Kei: Part 1
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 17 February 2014 - 05:12 AM
Vol.3 Ch.10: El Nagai Kei Real [Parte 1]
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 28 February 2014 - 02:57 PM
Vol.2 Ch.00: File: 00 - The Nakamura Shinya Incident
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 01 January 2014 - 11:30 PM
Vol.2 Ch.09: File: 09 - Killtacular
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans S.C. 19 November 2013 - 08:14 PM
Vol.2 Ch.9: Killtacular
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 18 February 2014 - 01:41 PM
Vol.2 Ch.08: File: 08 - Blindness
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 15 October 2013 - 03:33 AM
Vol.2 Ch.8: Blindness
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 16 January 2014 - 02:47 AM
Vol.2 Ch.07: File: 07 - 003
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans EragonLegend 23 August 2013 - 02:51 AM
Vol.2 Ch.7: 003
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 19 December 2013 - 04:29 PM
Vol.2 Ch.06: File: 06 - A Fresh Start
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans EragonLegend 23 August 2013 - 02:52 AM
Vol.2 Ch.6: Un Principio Freso
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 17 December 2013 - 06:21 PM
Vol.1 Ch.05: File: 05 - The Revelation and the Organization
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans EragonLegend 22 August 2013 - 12:18 AM
Vol.1 Ch.5: La Revelacion y La Organizacion
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 15 December 2013 - 04:02 AM
Vol.1 Ch.04: File: 04 - The Questioning and the Accomplice
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 06 August 2013 - 08:39 PM
Vol.1 Ch.4: El Interrogatorio y El Complise
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 13 December 2013 - 02:43 PM
Vol.1 Ch.03: File: 03 - The Escape and the Threat
LiVelY sCaNs & Psylocke Scans jagman1x3 26 July 2013 - 02:56 AM
Vol.1 Ch.3: El escape y la amenaza
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 12 December 2013 - 02:22 PM
Vol.1 Ch.3: Kaçış ve Tehdit
Souten Manga Byrm 20 October 2013 - 02:00 PM
Vol.1 Ch.02: File: 02 - Day 1, The Events That Took Place During The Night
LiVelY sCaNs KidCongo 17 July 2013 - 05:51 AM
Vol.1 Ch.2: Los eventos que tuvieron lugar durante la noche
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 11 December 2013 - 08:38 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: Birinci Gün, O Gece Meydana Gelen Olaylar
Souten Manga Byrm 12 October 2013 - 09:25 AM
Vol.1 Ch.01: File: 01 - The Discovery and the Actions That Followed
LiVelY sCaNs bosslady 13 July 2013 - 02:05 AM
Vol.1 Ch.1: La scoperta e ciò che ne consegue
The Byty Cauldron Scanlations monoz 15 October 2013 - 05:22 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: El descubrimiento y las acciones que siguieron
Mugiwara no Fansub 5378453 10 December 2013 - 04:26 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Keşif ve Ardından Gelişen Olaylar
Souten Manga Byrm 05 September 2013 - 11:37 AM


266 Comments

Volume 4 cover:
BlYchr1CcAA6ET3.jpg

Tokyo Ghoul is a lot worse than Ajin. If you have to drop one, drop TG.

This applies if you are older than 15 years or something like that at least...

Go read naruto or some other shit then

It's not that the quality is diminishing, but that the process of fleshing out the ablities of the AJIN - or demi-human shadow-things, has been spotty, which gives most readers a funny twitch in their memory banks because most technical/scientific/quasi-religious explanations for the phenomena in a supernatural themed manga take place with a more straight-forward methodology (literary technique). Here we have to pick up bits and pieces from dialogues that don't fit very naturally into the course of the story.

 

Imo, the author had a rough idea with great visuals and based on the success of his previous manga, he was given a green light without a fully fleshed out concept. Now that he's building upon that rough concept, we're getting those necessary phenomonological explanations in piecemeal doses... which as I mentioned before, triggers the sixth sense (aka imprecise memory) of most readers... with the general feeling being that the story isn't unfolding in a very controlled, deliberate manner.

 

This is a good story, but I confess that the author's very original concept - otherworldly creatures that cause a human to ressurrect, but don't endow any other powers, is fumbling all over itself. I've definitely never seen anything like it, but I'm having a hard time getting the same 'pumped up' experience that other seinen give me while reading. Instead these battles leave me kind of fatigued and wishing that the characters would just die...or that someone would figure out a way to accomplish that. Since we haven't seen anything that gives off a 'chosen one' vibe that might alter the fates of all the AJIN, the story just seems to be rambling along without hinting at an ultimate villain, or a reason d'etre.

 

i agree with you there but *spoiler* seeing how the cap guy (i forgot his name) is just letting his ajin roam free that is interesting to me he's letting it develop personality and self consciousness i wanna see where that goes to.

Is it me or does the quality of the manga seem kind of inconsistent?  It was pretty good at first but seems to start being a little unbearable. It looks more like a rough draft and a small amount of cleaning up by the artist.

 

It's not that the quality is diminishing, but that the process of fleshing out the ablities of the AJIN - or demi-human shadow-things, has been spotty, which gives most readers a funny twitch in their memory banks because most technical/scientific/quasi-religious explanations for the phenomena in a supernatural themed manga take place with a more straight-forward methodology (literary technique). Here we have to pick up bits and pieces from dialogues that don't fit very naturally into the course of the story.

 

Imo, the author had a rough idea with great visuals and based on the success of his previous manga, he was given a green light without a fully fleshed out concept. Now that he's building upon that rough concept, we're getting those necessary phenomonological explanations in piecemeal doses... which as I mentioned before, triggers the sixth sense (aka imprecise memory) of most readers... with the general feeling being that the story isn't unfolding in a very controlled, deliberate manner.

 

This is a good story, but I confess that the author's very original concept - otherworldly creatures that cause a human to ressurrect, but don't endow any other powers, is fumbling all over itself. I've definitely never seen anything like it, but I'm having a hard time getting the same 'pumped up' experience that other seinen give me while reading. Instead these battles leave me kind of fatigued and wishing that the characters would just die...or that someone would figure out a way to accomplish that. Since we haven't seen anything that gives off a 'chosen one' vibe that might alter the fates of all the AJIN, the story just seems to be rambling along without hinting at an ultimate villain, or a reason d'etre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

 

To anyone who doesn't know the guy.

 

BECAUSE I LIKE BEING A SMARTASS

Bring in the Finns. =)

No, but I do want a consistent character who suits the setting. MC doesn't stand out from the inummeral sociopaths plaguing this series.

I agree. It would be a different story altogether if everyone else was "sane" and the MC were the only sociopath, but with everyone being crazy and there being no "right", it just doesn't really make him stand out or be significant. In this type of stories, it is generally best to make a "naive" or, at the very least, not totally insane or sociopathic character. He is neither of those.

 

TL;DR, This story's protagonist is weak and unlikable (to me) because he is similar to the other, sociopathic characters.

Is it me or does the quality of the manga seem kind of inconsistent?  It was pretty good at first but seems to start being a little unbearable. It looks more like a rough draft and a small amount of cleaning up by the artist.

What's with the hate on the MC? Do you want every main character in every manga to be naive super justice do gooder heroes?

No, but I do want a consistent character who suits the setting. MC doesn't stand out from the inummeral sociopaths plaguing this series.

Haven't read something this good in quite sometime. Think Ajin has a one up on Tokyo Ghoul.

I love them both. Equally. Neither one is superior to the other just because of getting better grades and being more mature. ... No! Don't jump, there's so much to live for, Jiro!! Jirooooooo!!!! No... Why?! Why, god WHYYYY?!?!?!?

very interesting

I'm a little annoyed that Kei's friend seems to have disappeared as quickly and unexpectedly as he appeared. But there's a lot of dangling ends with big question marks needing tied in yet so I guess I'll keep hoping he comes back.

Hahaha. Satou's IBM on "free-time" looks oddly cute. That part amused me a little too much.

Spoiler

i laughed way more than i should in this part. 

Hito Kui is even better.

http://www.dm5.com/m117914/  Well there's the link to the manga in a foreign language. Perhaps you're referring to the anime? If there is an anime, I wouldn't know, because I haven't watched anime since 2012. I don't watch, because  echii is one of the big themes in any anime these days, and that's not for me. And the stereotypical shounen bs is even worse in film than on paper. 

Haven't read something this good in quite sometime. Think Ajin has a one up on Tokyo Ghoul.

 

Hito Kui is even better.

Haven't read something this good in quite sometime. Think Ajin has a one up on Tokyo Ghoul.

While the premise and powers are interesting, the author of this series is sometimes inconsistent with the personalities of the characters. While the shift in personality of the main character was supposed to come off as some twist, it felt more like bad writing. Almost as if the author could not decide on the personality of the main character then tried to hurriedly cover up his indecision.
 
That being said, this series doesn't add much to the "we're monsters simply because of x reason" manga genre. It has a standard plot involving unrealistic people who immediately dehumanize someone because of a superficial reason. At least unlike many other in the genre, this manga had groups of people who fought for the "monsters" civil rights.
 
Some of the characters are interesting and a few fights are handled in fun ways. The fight scenes are enjoyable due to the practical ways the immortals fight. The plot isn't too bad compared to other series. I'd give it a 6/10, worth a shot if you have the time.


I wouldn't say that they're dehumanized for a superficial reason, because if someone is practically immortal, you would definitely use them as experiments to find out what makes them immortal. Plus, though inhuman, it is practical to use them in experiments.
Christ, Nagai is insane. I like that he's not the typical mc and kinda like a blank slate guy, refitting his attitude to suit the situation. This type of mc is refreshing. And lol, I love how his black ghost doesn't listen to him and kinda back talks.
Tokyo ghoul and this are pretty different, the only similar thing is that it's told from the monsters perspective and humans are the antagonists..

Tokyo Ghoul is a lot worse than Ajin. If you have to drop one, drop TG.

This applies if you are older than 15 years or something like that at least...

Well that sure convinced me.

Bruce. Willis.

While the premise and powers are interesting, the author of this series is sometimes inconsistent with the personalities of the characters. While the shift in personality of the main character was supposed to come off as some twist, it felt more like bad writing. Almost as if the author could not decide on the personality of the main character then tried to hurriedly cover up his indecision.

 

That being said, this series doesn't add much to the "we're monsters simply because of x reason" manga genre. It has a standard plot involving unrealistic people who immediately dehumanize someone because of a superficial reason. At least unlike many other in the genre, this manga had groups of people who fought for the "monsters" civil rights.

 

Some of the characters are interesting and a few fights are handled in fun ways. The fight scenes are enjoyable due to the practical ways the immortals fight. The plot isn't too bad compared to other series. I'd give it a 6/10, worth a shot if you have the time.

What's with the hate on the MC? Do you want every main character in every manga to be naive super justice do gooder heroes?


Search Comics

Highest Rated Comics


Recently Added Comics