Tag Archive: mystery

Manga Review – Zodiac P.I.

Zodiac P.I. Volume 1

Zodiac P.I.
十二宮でつかまえて (Juunikyuu de Tsukamaete)
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Comedy, fantasy, magical girl, mystery, romance
4 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop
Out-of-print

Summary:

Lili comes from a family of astrologers, and she intends to continue the family business. But reading the future isn’t the only thing passed on to her: Lili possesses a special ring that can be used to contact the spirits of the zodiac. With the help of the ring, Lili solves cases as the legendary detective Spica. But Spica may find out she has a rival or two!

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Manga Review – School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei

School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei 1

School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei
学糾法廷
ENOKI Nobuaki (story), OBATA Takeshi (art)
Shounen – Comedy, drama, mystery
3 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

To help solve the educational crisis, Japan has set up the School Judgment System. Whenever a crime or a problem happens at a school, two transfer students take on the roles of prosecutor and defense attorney. But perhaps the only thing more mysterious than the mysteries are the two lawyers themselves…

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Manga Review – Devils’ Line

Devils' Line Volume 1

Devils’ Line
デビルズライン
HANADA Ryo
Seinen – Drama, horror, mature, mystery, romance, supernatural, tragedy
5 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (ongoing)
Vertical, Inc.

Summary:

Tsukasa has been feeling like someone has been watching her. Otherwise, though, she’s a normal college student, and one of her fellow club members even confessed to her recently. When a stranger approaches Tsukasa and her male friend, she’s about to learn that the so-called vampire murders may be aptly named…

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Manga Review – Dissolving Classroom

Dissolving Classroom

Dissolving Classroom
溶解教室 (Youkai Kyoushitsu)
ITO Junji
Josei – Horror, mature, mystery, supernatural
1 Volume (complete)
Vertical Comics

Summary:

Siblings Yuuma and Chizumi keep moving. Wherever they go, Chizumi is constantly freaking people out, and Yuuma is always apologizing. But the reason why these two have to find new places to live may be darker than anyone expects…

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Manga Review – Inu x Boku SS [Redux]

Inu x Boku SS Volume 1

Inu x Boku SS
妖狐×僕SS (いぬぼくシークレットサービス)
FUJIWARA Cocoa
Shounen – Comedy, drama, mystery, romance, supernatural
11 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

In an effort to change herself, Ririchiyo moves into Ayakashi Mansion to be alone. She is surprised to find a bodyguard, Soushi, obsessed with protecting and serving her. While Ririchiyo had no intention of getting close to anybody, all the residents of Ayakashi Mansion must rely on each other to protect their shared secret.

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Manga Review – Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Volume 1

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi
あかやあかしやあやかしの (Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no)
Nanao (art), HaccaWorks* (story)
Shoujo – Supernatural, mystery, drama
3 Volumes (ongoing) of 9 Volumes (complete)
Yen Press

Summary:

The sheltered Yue and his companion, the black fox Kurogitsune, sneak off to visit a festival. There, Yue meets two boys, Tougo and Akiyoshi, who seem different from other people. The town’s guardian tells Yue that this means he is to prepare for the “meal” — by eating one of his two new friends!

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Manga Review – School-Live!

School-Live! Volume 1

School-Live!
がっこうぐらし! (Gakkou Gurashi!)
CHIBA Satoru (art), KAIHOU Normitsu (Nitroplus) (story)
Seinen – Drama, mystery, psychological, horror, supernatural
3 Volumes (ongoing)
Yen Press

Summary:

Yuki and her friends Kurumi and Yuuri (Ri-san) are a part of the School Living Club. With their teacher Megu-nee as their advisor, the girls spend their days — and nights — on school grounds doing everything from helping the gardening club to hosting school events. But there may be a darker reason why the girls do not go home…

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Manga Review – Mushishi

Mushishi Volume 1

Mushishi
蟲師
URUSHIBARA Yuki
Seinen – Supernatural, drama, adventure, mystery
10 Volumes (completed) [7 volumes + 1 omnibus]
Del Rey / Kodansha Comics USA
Out-of-print

Summary:

Ephemeral creatures known as mushi inhabit the world. Some mushi try to lure unsuspecting humans to an early grave; others provide help to the living. Ginko is a wanderer who works as a mushishi, a person whose job is investigating and solving mysteries involving mushi.

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Manga Review – Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth Volume 1

Please Save My Earth
ぼくの地球を守って (Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte)
HIWATARI Saki
Shoujo – Drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological, romance, tragedy
21 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

Alice is a crybaby with a lot to cry about lately. She is having trouble adjusting to the city, and the little boy next door, Rin, keeps harassing her. While Alice can talk to plants, she discovers two of her schoolmates their own strange ability: connecting dreams. But those dreams may also have roles in Alice’s and Rin’s lives… both their pasts and their futures.

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Manga Review – Chibi Vampire: Airmail

Chibi Vampire: Airmail

Chibi Vampire: Airmail
かりん airmail 影崎由那短編集 (Karin Airmail Kagesaki Yuna Tanhenshuu)
KAGESAKI Yuna
Shounen – Comedy, romance, supernatural, mystery, horror
14 Volumes (complete)
Tokyopop / Viz Media
Out-of-print

Summary:

A young girl’s college-age neighbor is crying up a storm. A fortuneteller tries helping a young man search for his girlfriend. A nun and a young man bond over manga. Another young man finds out his first crush is his classmate’s mom. As all these people find out, life is strange.

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