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Lost + Brain  
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Description
From Endless Abyss:

This is the story of a very smart student called Hirama Ren who is used to always getting the top results in his school, and is the chairman of the student's council. One day, he walks past a group of bullies and asks them to leave--and because of that, they decide to teach him a lesson. They decide to beat up a couple of guys and they reported it to the teachers, blaming him.

Hirama becomes enraged by it and so he decides to attain some power that could allow him to change the world to a world that he wanted; one without such pathetic people.

Coincidentally, his vice-chairperson called him and asked if he was fine with her inviting a hypnotist for some event at school to hype up the school population. Thinking that the ability of hypnotism is just what he was looking for, he agrees to it. During the "trial" test of the hypnotist's ability, he set up some plan and later on used it to test if hypnosis was able to hypnotise people who were avoiding it. With his new found knowledge, how will Hirama use this new power to reshape the world?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
迷走记忆
Lost Brain
Lost+Brain
LOST+BRAIN 迷走记忆

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
2 topics, 18 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (274 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 14th 2012, 4:27am PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1102 increased(+63)
Monthly Pos #1891 increased(+223)
3 Month Pos #2636 increased(+363)
6 Month Pos #3081 increased(+431)

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On 621 reading lists
On 600 wish lists
On 568 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
On 159 custom lists

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It's not Death Note, Okay!?   
Rating: N/A
by sherry13erry
April 16th, 2014, 12:49pm
I really thought the story, characters, and ideas in this were well written and executed. Yes, there are flaws, but that's cause nothing is perfect. As noted by many, Death Note comes to mind when reading this, but I actually like Hiyama better than Light as an anti-hero. For the length of this manga, I found the pacing pretty good, and I'm sure if It had the length of Death Note it would have been even better!. Just as opinion to oppose some nay say-ers of this manga's plot and devices like
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The entire time I was reading this I could only think of Light from Death Note..... Only Light was a much more rounded character. You could really understand the character, unlike Hirama...
It's really up to the person if you can identify with the protagonist, I found it easier to understand Hiyama because he understood people's hearts; like most you can see the ugliness of people like bullying and murder, but unlike those who just blindly turn their eyes to it Hiyama wants to change it, but not only that he wants to change the base core of human nature itself. Yes, he is egotistical and his ideals have many flaws, but his approach to helping humanity I find easier to understand than Light's motive of becoming a god-like savior, because it's just his self-gratifying wish to have judgmental power. Also for the comment,
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4> The Bluebird Project:
http://mangafox.me/manga/lost_brain/c002/17.html
His deduction about this project just proves that in the manga, the US may have acquired hypnotic power, maybe beyond that of Hiyama. But then again, it would mean that Hiyama would have to battle US's experts in hypnosis, which didn't happen. Too bad.
The blue bird project is stated to use hypnotism to create assassins, so while yes there may be hypnosis experts it was explained in the manga that Hiyama's ability to see a person's heart and their inner desires is a high hypnotic ability, and he didn't even learn that from his studies on hypnosis that's just his innate charismatic ability which makes him a born leader, that's why after just one year of studying hypnosis he could achieve things like mass hypnotism and memory blocking, talents I'm sure if the U.S. blue bird project had, they wouldn't be needing to use hypnotism to make assassins.
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Eh   
Rating: N/A
by nimin2
October 4th, 2012, 7:30am
The entire time I was reading this I could only think of Light from Death Note..... Only Light was a much more rounded character. You could really understand the character, unlike Hirama...
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The authour didn't make full use of the theme   
Rating: N/A
by ordos2011
March 26th, 2012, 5:04am
While the theme about hypnotizing people to "destroy their weaknesses" was interesting, this series lacked logic. Hiyama's actions were extremely stupid for someone with such a power:
1> When I read the first chapters, I thought that Hiyama was going to be the hypnotist's disciple. He would have grown to become a great hypnotist while secretly executing his master plan. But no, the author decided to make him stand on his own. How could Hiyama be able to master hypnotism all by himself if many in the field, including Kuonji couldn't?
2> The suicide bombing: Irrational. If you are someone with such power, you don't reveal it to the public. We can see that later on, this attack will have serious consequences to Hiyama's plan. If he hadn't made up the attack, Kuonji wouldn't have noticed his power. He should have controlled goverment leaders and use them to make changes. Or perharps the author should have made him go to war-torn countries to stop conflicts and make himself a god-like figure.
3>http://manga.animea.net/lost-brain-chapter-23-page-17.html
This was a huge mistake. Didn't he know that he will be isolated from the rest of the world? And in the worst case scenario, the US may even attack the place with an atomic bomb! Think about it, in such a situation, the world would already been in chaos due to the shock.
4> The Bluebird Project:
http://mangafox.me/manga/lost_brain/c002/17.html
His deduction about this project just proves that in the manga, the US may have acquired hypnotic power, maybe beyond that of Hiyama. But then again, it would mean that Hiyama would have to battle US's experts in hypnosis, which didn't happen. Too bad.

... Last updated on March 29th, 2012, 6:24am
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An Uite Good Series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by goodbye.name
February 19th, 2012, 7:10am
lost + brain is a completely new and refreshing series. i just hate it when people compare it to death note. the only thing similar in them is the fact that the main character sets out to change the world and a person related to the police is searching for them. the methods and plans used are completely different. hiyama is quite intelligent.

lost + brain was just unlucky that it came out after death note was released. lost + brain is more realistic as the main character doesn't use some " supernatural powers". i personally love both death note and lost + brain and both of them are epic works.

the only fault it had was that it was too fast paced and short.

i recommend this to people who liked death note and those who don't have a narrow point of view over things.

... Last updated on February 19th, 2012, 7:12am
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Just replace Death Note with hypnotism.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
January 29th, 2012, 9:20pm
Yes, VERY similiar to Death Note, but the subject, hypnotism, is very interesting. While for Death Note I did root for Light (the main character), in this series I rooted for the other team. In Death Note, Light did seem to be doing a good thing, but later half turned very ugly in his ambition to change the world. In Lost+Brain, the main character's actions was just ugly at first glance. I could go on and on with the comparison, but for those who want a short read, this is for you.

My honest opinion, I like this better because it's shorter and I didn't get that frustrated as I thought. I did like what the outcome of the manga and how the side characters acted. I admit I learn so much about hypnotism and this is more interesting than reading a textbook.

I'll say to read it for the art and the subject-wise.. As for the storyline... you decide for yourself.

... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 9:23pm
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good or bad?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zero-chan
December 4th, 2011, 2:05pm
well first of all I just finished this series about 10 seconds ago and have to say that I don't know what to think of it >.<...
many people say it's similar to Death Note and I think that's true but strangely at the ending I thought "this totally reminds me of code geass"...
this series wat entertaining enough to read it in one go. It's captivating enough to keep me entertained..even trough the outcome was predictable from the very beginning.

the best part of this manga is probably the idea of hypnotisation wich is a original...I think?
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Too Many Non-Impartial Comments   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 1st, 2011, 12:58pm
While reading the comments on this manga, I see almost everyone throwing a comment about comparing this to Death Note in some form. Ok fine, the manga's main character, pitch, and even down to the cops feel similar to Death Note but I think it deserves a non-biased view with what is contained in the manga itself.

The manga was decent in my opinion, the use of effective psychology and talk of hypnotism was pretty good as I found many things what was introduced to be accurate. The characters were decent I think, especially the the anti-hero which who had his ideals and just wanted to carry it out because that what he feels is right. The story, plot, characters and use of hypnotism was intriguing to see and pulled me in into wanting to see what happens next. Over all, I think people should just try it if you like anything with anti-heroes.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2011, 9:39am
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Agreed, Kirama is similar to Deathnote Light-kun, but thats about it really...   
Rating: N/A
by torrentchan
September 21st, 2010, 9:03am
The main character in Lost Brain and Death Note are pretty similar, if not the same person. But please, that is nothing to look negative on. There are many people in this world whom are dissatisfied with how the world is and envision or hope to change it, so its pretty acceptable that Hirama and Light and similar.

Death Note has its moments, but Lost Brain would most likely sit somewhere in the average block, never to see the day of being known by a large fan base-- light Death Note. But this is not because Lost Brain loses (much) to Death note, but it is because Lost Brain is too short and moved too fast paced to be accepted. Of course, the unrealistic belief of hypnotism limit its fan base (though ironically people accept the story of shimigamis and death note more than the idea of changing the world through hypnotism lol).

Did I enjoy Lost Brain? Hmmm thats a hard one. It is short so it could be, for me, a light read. Those the dead theme really says otherwise. The beginning was good that went out of hand, went to berserk actually. But yeah, sure, I enjoyed Lost Brain to some degree. I will give it it a 6.5
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too "shouneny"   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Romashk
August 30th, 2010, 4:10pm
Emm... Shounen genre is a bit too straight forward for this plot, I think. It's not bad, but somehow the pace kills all the mystery and some of the dialogs are awkward.
It's too dark for it to be fun(protagonist is a sociopath), and too childish to take it seriously(hypnotism is a suggestion, not a remote control).
well, maybe I expected a bit more.
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6   
Rating: N/A
by lurkerdler
August 18th, 2010, 9:16pm
We've all seen Death Note. But even if we haven't what makes this series and anything about it, in particular the protagonist, stand out? I can tell anybody "look, here's the character. This is what he does and this is who he is" but that doesn't mean it's believable. It leaves nothing to the reader and throws pace right out the window making you go wtf is happening here, is this crucial to the plot, should I pay attention? In some stories that sort of thing is supplemental, like maybe at the end of the chapter or even just as a random intermission, but here, in the universe of Lost+Brain, that's what's happening the whole time. Giving no time to dissect the main character, his background, and even any underlying morals or emotional pulls.

From the 2 chapters I've read I'm going to give it a 6. Maybe it gets better later on, I DON'T KNOW. But for now I give this a 6.
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