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Shin Megami Tensei: Kahn (真・女神転生カーン) is the sequel to the manga adaptation of Shin Megami Tensei: if...

It was created by Kazuaki Yanagisawa (柳沢 一明), who wrote the original manga, and was serialized in Comic Beam, a magazine run by ASCII Comics, Aspect Comics, and Enterbrain, from December 1995 to September 2002. Yanagisawa also drew the illustrations. It was released in nine tankouban volumes. It was published internationally by Tokyopop in English, but discontinued after the second volume. In French, it was released in entirety by the publisher Ki-oon. In Italy too was entirely published, by the publisher Planet manga. However, it was simply published as "Kahn", removing the shin Megami tensei name from the title, that was changed with "sul Filo del terrore" and "un nuovo mondo"


Nobu and Yumi Shirakawa were the only students of Karukozaka High School to survive while the rest of the school appears to have disappeared entirely. Nobu and Yumi transfer to different schools and lose touch with one another, but they have not escaped the attention of two groups that are interested in the gateway to the Expanse that was opened within Karukozaka. On one side is Gotou, who is seeking to enact martial law within Tokyo to contain what he sees as an imminent demonic threat and on the other side is Ambassador Thorman (Tollman in the Tokyopop translation), an American ambassador and a founder of the Order of Messiah. Thorman works as a pastor and missionary in Japan while seeking out the survivors of Kaukozaka.

Things start to heat up when Thorman sends a demon to abduct Nobu, killing his mother in the process. Nobu escapes, but is branded a fugitive by the police. He encounters his Pixie companion from the original manga and seeks out Yumi, who is also under attack by Thorman's agents. Events escalate to the point where Yumi, under Thorman's guidance, unleashes a flood on Tokyo.

At this point, the manga shifts thirty years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland where Nobu and Pixie were transported. There they encounter what appears to be a revived Ideo Hazama.


  • Nobu: Protagonist and survivor of the incident at Karukozaka. He carries a gun and a disc with the demon summoning program. He can smell demons.
  • Yumi Shirakawa: Nobu's friend and fellow survivor. She is attempting to forget what happened at Karukozaka and move on when the events in Kahn draw her back in. Her magical abilities are Thorman's main objective.
  • Reiko: Ideo Hazama's sister who lived separately from him due to their parent's divorce. She is a follower of the Messian faith and appears to be in contact with her brother's spirit.
  • Ideo Hazama: The antagonist of the original manga. His spirit appears to Reiko in the form of an unborn child.
  • Ambassador Thorman: American Ambassador, founder and missionary of the Messian Church. He sees Nobu as a threat to his intended creation of the Millennium Kingdom.
  • Gotou: Leader of the coup d'etat, he plans on murdering Thorman and gain control over the gateway to the Expanse in Karukozaka High School.
  • Ozawa: A Yakuza member who, despite losing his right arm and leg in a battle against a demon, stops anyone who tries to prevent Gotou's plans.


Hazama's Chapter - Manga - Kahn - Novel
Playable Tamaki Uchida - Yumi Shirakawa - Shinji Kuroi - Reiko Akanezawa - Akira Miyamoto - Amon - Ideo Hazama
Non-playable Nova - Akiko Yano - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Kayama - Katsuhiko Sato - Otsuki - Chefei - Zurvan
General Karukozaka High School - River Styx
Expanse World of Pride - Gluttony - Sloth - Envy - Wrath - Greed - Tower of Confinement - Inner World
Terminology Guardian - Expanse - Moon Phase System - Sword fusion
Lists Guardians - Demons - Bosses (Hazama's Chapter) - Skills - Items
Megami Tensei Megami Tensei (Telenet) - Megami Tensei (Atlus) - II - Kyūyaku
Shin Megami Tensei Shin Megami Tensei - II / Gaiden: Ma To Houkai - if... / Hazama's Chapter - J - NINE -
III: Nocturne / Maniax / Chronicle Edition / HD Remaster / Pachislot - 20XX / Devil's Colosseum - IMAGINE - Tokyo Requiem - Strange Journey (Redux) - Devil Hunter Zero - IV / Apocalypse - Devil Collection - Synchronicity Prologue - Liberation Dx2 - V / Vengeance
Last Bible Last Bible - II - Another Bible - III - Special -
New Testament / II: Hajimari no Fukuin / III: Mugen no Eiyuu
Majin Tensei Majin Tensei - II: Spiral Nemesis - Ronde - Blind Thinker / II
Devil Summoner Devil Summoner / Pinball: Judgment - Soul Hackers / Intruder / Soul Hackers New Generation - Soul Hackers 2
Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Persona Megami Ibunroku Persona (PSP Remake) / Ikū no Tō Hen -
2: Innocent Sin / Eternal Punishment / Lost Memories / Infinity Mask -
3 (FES* / Portable* / Reload) / Dancing in Moonlight
4 (Golden*) / Arena / Ultimax / Dancing All Night
5 (Royal*) / Dancing in Starlight / Strikers / Tactica
Q: Shadow of the Labryinth - Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Devil Children Black Book / Red Book - White Book - DemiKids Light / Dark - Fire Book / Ice Book -
Messiah Riser - Puzzle de Call! - Appli de Call! - Devil Children Mobile
Digital Devil Saga Avatar Tuner - 2 - A's TEST Server
Devil Survivor Devil Survivor (Overclocked) - 2 (Record Breaker) / The Extra World
Jack Series Jack Bros. - Demonic Help Party
Other games Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku - Card Summoner - Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Maken X - Catherine / Full Body - Metaphor: ReFantazio
Digital Devil Story (Novels) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - 2: Warrior of the Demon City - 3: Demise of the Reincarnation
New Digital Devil Story New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment - 2: Queen of the Ice Fields - 3: Planet of the Devil - 4: Wrath of the Young Emperor - 5: Eternal Goddess - 6: Bonds of Reincarnation
Other Novels Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi - Giten Megami Tensei: Distant Flow ~EXILE~ - Megami Ibunroku Persona: Shadow Maze - Persona 3: Shadow Cry / Owari no Kakera / Alternative Heart / Velvet Blue - Persona x Detective Naoto - Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel
Anime Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - Tokyo Revelation - Persona -trinity soul- - Persona 3 The Movie - Persona 4 The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation - DeviChil - D-Children: Light & Dark - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Manga Shin Megami Tensei: Tokyo Revelation - if... / Kahn - IV: DEMONIC GENE / -Prayers- - Gaiten: Hato no Senki - EDEN - CG Senki: Dante no Mon - Majin Tensei - Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito - Megami Ibunroku Persona - Persona: Tsumi to Batsu - Persona 3 / Portable Dengeki Comic Anthology / Portable Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Persona 4 / The Magician - Arena / Arena Ultimax / Dancing All Night - PQ: -Roundabout- / Side:P3 / Side:P4 - Tartarus Theater - Persona 5 / Dengeki Comic Anthology / Comic à La Carte / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) / the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology / Mementos Mission - Q2: Persona Q2: Roundabout Special - Devil Children / Light & Dark - Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Shinen no Matou - Devil Survivor - 2: -Show Your Free Will- / The Animation Manga
Mobile Apps The Night Before - QIX - Chaining Soul - Aegis: The First Mission - Em - Illust Puzzle - Escape - Social - Ain Soph - Mobile Online - The Card Battle - Colors - Persona O.A. - Persona 5: The Phantom X - Mobile Phone Demon Collection - Atlus Casino - Devil Summoning Program - Digital Novel
Other The Amala Multiverse - Earth - Expanse - Great Will
Protagonists - Mascots - Navigators - Birthdays
Patches and Updates - In popular culture - Jungian psychology - Arcana