Franken Fran is definetly one of my favorite mangas. It's funny, twisted, and just absolutely delightful if you like black comedy. The story has no definite plot, a plus in my opinion, because lots of mangas get do divulged in their plots, the originality and flavor of it is lost. The humor varies, outrageous at times, subtle at others, but always good. As for gore, if you have a problem standing black-and-white gore that is drawn, then you will not be too crazy about reading this. All-in-all, it's worth reading. I'm so glad I found out about it, and I bet you will be too.