Heaven's Design Team 1

Heaven's Design Team 1

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God created the heavens and the Earth -- but, little-known fact, he outsourced the animals to the office of Heaven's Design Team! This hilarious and educational manga features weird real-life animals and puts even some humdrum critters in a strange new light.

On the seventh day, God rested. But it turns out He started getting tired long before... In fact, when it came time to design the animals, God contracted the whole thing out to an agency... Heaven's Design Team! They love their work -- the giraffe, the koala, the ping-pong tree sponge(?!) -- but their divine client's demands are often vague, and the results are sometimes wild in more ways than one. Then there's prototyping and testing to worry about, not to mention Ms. Pluto's penchant for grotesque and Mr. Saturn, who just wants to make everything look like a horse... But in the end, all creatures great and small get their due!

Includes photos and educational information about the REAL animals created in this volume...
* Giraffe
* Red-eyed tree frog
* Koala
* Horsehair worm
* Armadillo
* Anteater
* Sea cucumber
* American red deer
* Fiddler crab
* Narwhal
* Sperm whale
* Giant squid
* Seahorse
...and many more!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 146 x 208 x 11mm | 193g
  • Kodansha Comics
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1646511131
  • 9781646511136
  • 47,931

Review quote

"It's rare to come across a manga that feels original, but Heaven's Design Team, while owing a debt to previous wacky edutainment manga like Cells at Work, crackles with imagination... Recommended." -Otaku USA Magazine

"A weird manga that has no business being this good... basically what Cells at Work! does for human biology, Heaven's Design Team does for zoology." -Anime News Network

"Memorable and highly enjoyable characters... the manga swaps all religious subtext for something simple and enjoyable for people of all backgrounds." -Comicsverse

"Charming, educational, funny, and a breath of fresh air... A silly, feel-good read [that] makes learning fun." -AiPT
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About Hebi-Zou

Hebi-Zou is a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and has written four manga series that educate with a twist, including Do Not Try This and The Japanese That Japanese Don't Know. Tsuta Suzuki is a writer of comedic manga and dojinshi. Heaven's Design Team is their first manga to be released in English.

After debuting in 2012 with Aki the Dreamer, in 2017, Tarako started drawing Heaven's Design Team.
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Rating details

223 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 30% (66)
4 36% (80)
3 28% (63)
2 5% (11)
1 1% (3)
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