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Ode to Kirihito

Alt titles: Kirihito Sanka

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Kirihito Osanai is a talented doctor with a successful career and a beautiful fiancée. However, once he's sent to a remote village to investigate a rare disease known as Monmow, his life quickly changes forever. After spending time with the infected patient, Kirihito begins to show the symptoms of the deadly disease - his body physically changes to a dog-like form and he begins to crave raw meat; what awaits him is a slow and painful death. Thus begins Kirihito's nightmarish journey into the unknown. He's kidnapped, forced to perform as a circus freak and branded a deviant by everyone he comes across, while back home in Japan his ex-colleagues and fiancée search for what happened to him and uncover a conspiracy that shakes them to the core. Meanwhile, the search for the cause of the Monmow disease continues...

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Top 10 Manga Read By Me Heatfan52 10 Apr 3, 2014
Tezuka TheHistoryFollower 9 Aug 25, 2013
Manga In My Collection Wickerman 14 Aug 31, 2012
nonononono read Ode to Kirihito at 4 of 4 volumes
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bloargnen read Ode to Kirihito at 4 of 4 volumes

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Ode to Kirihito and 20th aren't simialr in plot, but I definitely felt similar after reading them (NOTE: 20th is FAR better and way more epic than Ode, but Ode is also good). Call it a gut feeling, but I think you'll appreciate the similar storytelling style.