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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?


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Lost Brain

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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (292 votes)
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Rating: N/A
by miershyk
November 1st, 2008, 2:30pm
At first I was interested in the series when I first saw a couple of pages for ch01. Then as I read on and read the summary, the eerily similar plot just made my brows twitch. Not just that, the character looks like Light/Kira too! Reading the first chapter didn't convince me enough about this series... Maybe if it was a different setting and motive or goal, it might have been different. Now, it just reminds me too much of DN.
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another kira   
Rating: N/A
by hamzakun
March 15th, 2008, 11:40am
another kira is born it will be awesome im burning to know the rest this will be a good manga
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Better than Death Note   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by eScapLaY
October 20th, 2009, 1:12am
I like this better than Death Note. No surreal death gods and a magic book ~
The art is good, the plot around hypnotism is interesting as well, the characters are interesting enough to hope something happens.
There arent many mangas like Death Note so be happy that theres another one as good.
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It's different.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Harimau
September 9th, 2009, 4:00am
Yes it was obviously inspired by Death Note and Code Geass, both series I loved, but it is hardly a 'cheap imitation'. That's just an immature comment from Death Note and Code Geass fanboys (or fangirls). No media should be judged *because of* the media that preceded it. The story's different, obviously.
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The main character's ultimate goal is different - he wants to eliminate the weakness in men's hearts, not merely suppress the 'evil' of society, he wants to change mankind from the ground up; the methods are different - hypnosis, he uses hypnotic suggestion not only to achieve objectives as in Geass, but to change the people themselves;
and the exploration of the human mentality is deeper. I believe that it's a manga that stands tall on its own.

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2010, 9:07pm
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DN + CG?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by spicypolvoron
June 15th, 2008, 7:02pm
Well, if you liked Death Note and Code Geass, then you`ll probably like this one. About a genius student who`s tired of the world and wants to change it (DN). Then he learned hypnotism, and used it to control, etc. people (CG). Well, so far, so good. We`ll see how it will develop.
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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
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,
4> The Bluebird Project:
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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The authour didn't make full use of the theme   
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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.
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:
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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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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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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