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Hanako to Guuwa no Tera  
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Folklore detective Asou Daisuke would rather deal with normal, everyday, things like cheating spouses, embezzling partners and the like. (That and his huge collection of ero-manga.) Because whenever he deals with the supernatural, he gets the hiccups.

But no matter, an endless stream of desperate people come to him troubled by what he calls allegories. Those are stories, usually urban legends, that one believes to be true and if one believes strong enough can cause them to become true. His first case involves "The Man Under The Bed." Can he stop this creepy man with an axe before he chops up kawaii Hiranuma Kanae? Why does Asou count his hiccups, and just who is that strange girl in his bathroom?


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Associated Names
Hanako and the Teller of Allegory
Hanako and the Terror of Allegory

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.19 by /a/nonymous scanlations (1807d ago)
v.4 c.18 by /a/nonymous scanlations (1808d ago)
v.4 c.17 by /a/nonymous scanlations (1809d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (185 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2015, 11:35pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1216 increased(+36)
Monthly Pos #1807 increased(+414)
3 Month Pos #2765 increased(+521)
6 Month Pos #3575 increased(+463)

List Stats
On 401 reading lists
On 424 wish lists
On 599 completed lists
On 26 unfinished lists
On 156 custom lists

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...cross your fingers!   
Rating: N/A
by pilot
January 3rd, 2008, 12:07am
since there is only one person scanlating and there is only one chapter so far unfortunately, from what I've read "Hanako..." looks like a promising and addicting series. I just hope that more people will start working on this series...
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Very Nice   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
January 13th, 2011, 5:02pm
This manga was interesting to read because I never knew Japanese folkore would be so interesting to read and learn about. The story and the characters went very well together and you can't help but chear for the romance that is invovled. Good manga overrall for getting me interested in Japanese folkore.
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enjoy it as it is   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by whitespade
November 22nd, 2014, 12:13pm
this could be better, but if you just let go of any expectation, this is quite good. just like mirai nikki, this manga main pull is the surrealistic horror and some nice (but too convenient) twists. the characters are not well developed, with very limited range of emotions, the character background are not well explained, the ending are too cheesy. and the art a bit too bulky.

still, its not a bad horror manga if you just forget about the wooden characters and some deus ex machina.
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my favorite!   
Rating: N/A
by lorgeinoh
July 29th, 2010, 10:31am
love the folklore of japan
it is kinda scary.

I always read those extra
pages about there folklore
it makes my skin hair stand straight
a little chilly and somehow I wanna
close my eyes...

specially the killer under the bed
it has connection to a real crime
that no one knows the killer.

imagine while you're sleeping
the killer is below you it is like
few centimeter close to you...

surely this is not really complete
since there is the guy who is talking
to the last enemy...

a sign of mystery!
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
December 2nd, 2011, 1:43pm
It LOOKS promising at first, but then...

The characters relationships were clear cut one moment, vague the next-
The mysteries weren't anything you could figure out-
The monsters and scenarios were all DOWNRIGHT DISTURBING.

If you're into that sorta stuff, go ahead. Immerse yourself. Me? No. Just no.

... Last updated on January 24th, 2012, 2:34pm
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Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by bloodstainx
July 15th, 2010, 2:38am
This series started out with a promising story of a detective investigating urban legends and the first chapter was pretty cool. That's probably the only thing i can say about this manga. It tricks u into thinking u will be reading an epic story of the paranormal. What it actually delivers is a confusing story that made no sense and had the most plot holes i had ever seen. The same can be said about the authors second work, Mirai Nikki. Both seem promising and build suspense only to let u down by giving the most ridiculous solutions that make absolutely no sense. Only read is u like Urban legends, but dont even try to pat attention to the plot because it makes no sense at all.
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Think horror, not detective   
Rating: N/A
by foobar
December 9th, 2012, 9:38am
This works better as a horror series - or may be as a modern fantasy series using elements of folk/urban legends. It is not really a detective story. Just remember that and you wouldn't be disappointed.
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