Hoshin Engi (manga)

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Alternative title:
Hôshin - L'Investiture des dieux (French)
封神演義 (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy, fantasy
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Thousands of years ago, it was a time of witchcraft and dark magic. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of the mighty dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The human world is on the verge of utter destruction. A bold mission is planned by the Confederation of the Immortal Masters. They send a young master wizard to hung down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.
User Ratings: 89 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:9, Eng:3, ?:2, dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 20 votes (sub:7, Eng:5, raw:2, ?:2, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 French
1 French subtitled
 Very good: 13 votes (Eng:10, sub:2, dub:1)
 Good: 18 votes (Eng:12, dub:2, sub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 French
 Decent: 5 votes (Eng:4, sub:1)
 So-so: 5 votes (Eng:3, raw:1, dub:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (Eng:5, dub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (Eng:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 231 users, rank: #370 (of 5200)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.506 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.2241, rank: #1979 (of 5394)
Weighted mean: 7.388 (Good+), rank: #2280 (of 5394) (seen all: 8.38 / seen some: 7.28 / won't finish: 4.03)
Bayesian estimate: 7.405 (Good+), rank: #1554 (of 3046)
Number of tankoubon: 23
Number of pages: 192
Chapter titles: We have 204
1996 to 2000 (Shonen Jump Japan 1996 No.28 to 2000 No.47)
2007-06-05 (North America)
Release dates: We have 69
Official website:
houshin-engi.com (Japanese)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Ryu Fujisaki
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Translation: Tomo Kimura

Adaptation: Tomo Kimura
Additional Touch-up:
Josh Simpson (vol. 1)
Cover Design: Sean Lee (vols. 3-4)
Matt Hinrichs (vols. 5-23)
Sean Lee (vols. 1-2,5)
Joel Enos (vols. 1-3)
Jonathan Tarbox (vols. 3-23)
Editor in Chief, Books:
Alvin Lu (vols. 1-14)
Editor in Chief, Magazines:
Marc Weidenbaum (vols. 1-14)
Interior Design: Courtney Utt (vols. 3-4)
Hyoe Narita (vols. 1-21)
Sr. VP of Marketing:
Liza Coppola (vols. 1-8)
Touch-up Art & Lettering:
Rina Mapa (vols. 1-5)
VP Of Creative: Linda Espinosa (vols. 9-21)
VP Of Product Marketing: Gonzalo Ferreyra (vols. 9-21)
VP of Publishing Licensing:
Rika Inouye (vols. 1-16)
VP of Sales:
Gonzalo Ferreyra (vols. 1-21)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Hudson Yards (vols. 6-23)
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Glenat
French cast
Italian cast
Italian staff
Translation: Rieko Fukuda

Adaptation: Andrea Pietroni
Italian companies
German staff
German companies
German cast
Dutch cast
Dutch staff
Translation: Dorith Graef
Dutch companies
Publisher: Glénat Benelux
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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