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Jin (manga)

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Written by  Motoka Murakami
Demographic  Seinen
Adaptations  Jin (2009)
Publisher  Shueisha
Genres  History, Drama
Published by  Shueisha
Volumes  20
Magazine  Super Jump
Main characters  Jin Minakata, Nokaze
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Original run  2000 – November 24, 2010
Similar  Hotaru no Hikari, Rookies, Gokusen, Dr Kotō Shinryōjo, Mei‑chan no Shitsuji

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. It was compiled into 20 tankōbon by Shueisha and published between April 4, 2001, and February 4, 2011. 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.

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Plot

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.

Characters

  • Jin Minakata : Brain surgeon in present-day. Portrayed by Takao Osawa.
  • Saki Tachibana : Daughter of samurai family, a crew of Jin'yudo clinic. Portrayed by Haruka Ayase.
  • Miki Tomonaga : Pediatrician, Jin's fiancée. Portrayed by Miki Nakatani. Appeared in the TV drama only.
  • Nokaze : Oiran who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jin's fiancée. Portrayed by Miki Nakatani.
  • Kyotaro Tachibana : Hatamoto, Saki's elder brother. Portrayed by Keisuke Koide.
  • Yusuke Saburi : Western doctor, a crew of Jin'yudo clinic. Portrayed by Kenta Kiritani.
  • Jun'an Yamada : Western doctor, a crew of Jin'yudo clinic. Portrayed by Hiromasa Taguchi.
  • Koan Ogata : President of Western Medical School. Portrayed by Tetsuya Takeda.
  • Tatsugoro Shimmon : President of the fireservice. Portrayed by Atsuo Nakamura.
  • Ei Tachibana : Widow of samurai family, Kyotaro and Saki's mother. Portrayed by Yumi Aso.
  • Rintaro Katsu : Vassal of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Kyotaro and Ryoma's boss. Portrayed by Fumiyo Kohinata.
  • Sakamoto Ryōma : Loyalist in Tosa Province. Portrayed by Masaaki Uchino.
  • Kichinosuke Saigo : Samurai in Satsuma Province. Portrayed by Takahiro Fujimoto.
  • Shusuke Higashi : Samurai in Choshu Province. Portrayed by Ryuta Sato.
  • Shintaro Nakaoka : Loyalist in Tosa Province. Portrayed by Kamejiro Ichikawa II.
  • Isami Kondo : President of Shinsengumi. Portrayed by Kazufumi Miyazawa.
  • Princess Kazu : Wife of 14th shogun Iemochi. Portrayed by Tomoka Kurokawa.
  • Shozan Sakuma : Politician in Matsushiro Domain, professor of Rintaro and Ryoma. Portrayed by Masachika Ichimura.
  • Live-action adaptations

    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.

    Reception

    It won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

    References

    Jin (manga) Wikipedia


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