IC in a Sunflower (manga)

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Alternative title:
Shūseki Kairo no Himawari (Japanese)
集積回路のヒマワリ (Japanese)
Genres: drama, psychological
Themes: gothic
Plot Summary: An anthology of seven gothic, josei short stories. Keep Those Condoms Away From Our Kids envisages a future in which teenagers, as a side effect of a vaccine, are no longer interested in sex; The Iron Maiden is the story of a woman with a compulsive biting disorder resulting from childhood sexual abuse; The Sunflower Quality Of An Integrated Circuit observes a household comprised of a retired man, his trophy wife and the robot maid whose quiet company he prefers; The Other Side Of The Rose Wire is a tale of love from afar in which a young man spends his time waiting in the park for a glimpse of the woman with whom he is obsessed; Fish Out Of Water deals with a man, a mermaid and the disconnect with reality that can result from profound shock; Mister Mineral follows a university student who seems as cold as the rocks he collects and his tragic relationship with his carefree girlfriend; Alive is a speculative piece concerning cloning and the gap between perception and reality.
User Ratings: 9 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 2 votes (Eng:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 17 users, rank: #2770 (of 5601)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.778 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.8725, rank: #1584 (of 5924)
Weighted mean: 7.777 (Very good−), rank: #1648 (of 5924) (seen all: 7.78)
Bayesian estimate: 7.769 (Very good−), rank: #879 (of 3166)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 200
Vintage: 1997-10-18
Release dates: We have 1
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Graphic novel
    IC in a Sunflower (GN) 2007-01-02

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Mitsukazu Mihara
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shodensha
English staff
English cast
Translation: Beni Axia Conrad

Adaptation: Nathan Johnson
Copy Editing: Stephanie Duchin
Cover Design: Christopher Tjalsma
Retouch & Lettering: Sophia Hong
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop

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