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Tajuujinkaku Tantei Psycho  
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The main character is a detective, Kazuhiko Amamiya, suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder (a.k.a. Dissociative Identity Disorder). Starting out as a violent detective series with a twist (the twist being the variant personalities that take over Detective Amamiya at various intervals), the series evolves into an exceptionally complex and involved sci-fi conspiracy story.


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Associated Names
MPD Detective Psycho
MPD Psycho
Multiple Personality Disorder Psycho
Multiple-Personality Detective Psycho
Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Saiko

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.82 by mD-xD (1895d ago)
v.12 c.81 by mD-xD (2056d ago)
v.12 c.80 by mD-xD (2106d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Reviews

2 topics, 42 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 2nd 2014, 7:43pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Charge (Kadokawa Shoten)
Shounen A (Kadokawa Shoten)
Young Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

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English Publisher
Dark Horse (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #846 increased(+202)
Monthly Pos #1689 increased(+29)
3 Month Pos #2074 increased(+182)
6 Month Pos #2363 increased(+173)

List Stats
On 747 reading lists
On 701 wish lists
On 94 unfinished lists
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MPD Psycho is shounen, not seinen 1363 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes ago
What's the dealio? 1446 days, 8 hours, 30 minutes ago

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good at first but...   
Rating: N/A
by Giong
April 27th, 2009, 8:29am
I though this one was interesting at first, like some kind of serial murderous cases investigation, the art wasn't too dark and horrible, you just feel like watching discovery channel about human body structure (in a weird way, heh...), the story is quite intense, nerve-wrecking, make your eyes wanna pop out (literally) to see what's gonna happen next... and BOOOM! after 6 vols, it become quite dull and non-sense and boring and feel like babblings of some stupid thug blah blah blah
Seem like the author just trying to show of some disgusting scene of murder and gang fight, too bad, I was disappointed sad

... Last updated on April 27th, 2009, 8:32am
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Shallow, nonsensical manga   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by jamie1990
December 7th, 2008, 6:23am
This manga has a highly convoluted and implausible storytelling which it goes some way towards compensating for with outlandish, grotesque scenes. If it had tried to be of the action genre rather than a detective/thriller series this apporach might have worked. However it didn't.

This manga is rubbish.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yumemiru
December 2nd, 2008, 5:01pm
To tell you the truth, the idea sounded nice. I mean, here, I just read DeathNote, and I wanted a little more of the same kind of gorey-dramatic-brilliant morbidity.
And I'd heard that MPD Psycho was good, if not better. So I tried it.

But really, it's not quite as good as I hoped. And it's not b/c it's too commerical or whatever, because it isn't really. It's quite twisty, but it's too twisty, to the point where you lose track, and eventually, lose interest.

Sure, the scenes are...a lot more violent(and gorey:]) but art isn't the only thing readers pay attention to. Um, a GOOD, LOGICAL plotline would also be helpful?

But anyway, I'm just ranting. The art's not half bad, I suppose, if you like the bleak and black style. And if you want to keep track of a story that barely follows any sense, then you'll love this manga. It fits that description to a T.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yumcha
August 16th, 2008, 2:39am
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Read the manga cause of the great reviews... got a kick in the balls after reading up to the latest chapter. The basic plot is that the main character has mulitple personalities, all of which are needed to revive some psychotic homicidal badass that committed suicide years ago.

I'm pretty open with manga/manwha storylines, but this one is just too nonsensical for me. I do not see any of that 'sublime beauty' or 'awe inspiring storyline' that other readers are going on about. The main character doesn't leave any impression with me at all (multiple personalities included).

I prefer Homunculus... at least that is interesting.
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How can it be rated 10 ?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Zanthera
June 16th, 2008, 9:37pm
Bored sad . I read through volume 3 and all the time 1 question keep pop up in my head: Should I waste more time ? I love seinen and Psychological genre as they all have good plot and philosophy. But what MPD psycho show is more like a commercial , pop culture manga. The main character has multiple personal ? Nonsense. All of his character does not show any impression. For me he only has 2 persona only( or maybe just one ): a bland personal and a bland twisted one. If u ever read Homunculus u would see the difference. Homunculus is far more great than this second-class

... Last updated on October 8th, 2008, 3:18am
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Rating: N/A
by Romashk
April 13th, 2008, 1:12pm
This is indeed a sick and twisted manga. But I liked it smile Plot line is good. And most pleasing thing about this mangas protagonist, that he is a badass(one of his personalities is atleast) -there is nor crying and weeping as it usually is in this genre.

BTW on Hawkss site there are bittorrent links on chapters starting #1, so I think realese data is old or not full.
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Rating: N/A
by Leyna
January 9th, 2008, 7:51am
Teronist...I totally agree, plants from heads PWN! ^-^ I love this series its intresting, and bloody...vicious and psychotic...I LOVE IT biggrin I highly reccomend!
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Very Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
December 7th, 2007, 1:01pm
A very good Horror manga, full of blood, guts, gore, and plenty of weirdos, who just love death. The twists are great, as are the personalities of the criminals; they are just so heart-thumping.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Natsu
June 26th, 2007, 11:25am
The only adjective I can think of to describe this manga is beautiful. Not the "pretty flowers and happiness" beautiful, I mean the "gory, dark, morbid and interesting" kind of beautiful.
The author has a fantastic imagination... I absolutely love this manga. And it's not even complete yet!
I say it's a must read for anyone who likes morbid mangas, an example of morbid could be the manga Goth, and of who doesn't mind full nudity. I must say, the nudity in this manga isn't hentaish, or even slightly erotic, the way the author puts in random nudity is just done casually.. It's like that nude person is just wearing clothes. Or at least that's how I see it.

Just... beautiful.
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Dissociative beauty.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 12th, 2007, 9:17am
Subversive, salient, challenging and perceptive. Many a mangaka has tried to create a character that can be called a "condemned hero," but until I met the detective of MPD Psycho, I didn't fully appreciate the concept.

This manga's hero is damned, both because of his own actions and because of his mental instability. And yet he continues to hunt down criminals, despite the fact that many of them share his dark inclinations.

Fabulous stuff. Not for anyone with a weak stomach, though!
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