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The series is a disturbing manga about solving murder cases by applying the newly developed method of viewing the memories of dead people's brains. And as in every manga done by this mangaka, weird supernatural forces are of course included.

The first chapter is actually a prologue and is concentrated on the first case where this method was used. Chapter 2 is when the two main characters are introduced, so hang on!

NOTE: There is a related anime with episodes based on selected chapters from the manga.


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Associated Names
秘密 -トップ・シークレット-
秘密 -The Top Secret-
비밀 (秘密)
Himitsu - The Top Secret
The Top Secret ผ่าแผนลวง ล่าปริศนา

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.10c by Dragon Voice Project (879d ago)
v.5 c.10b by Dragon Voice Project (1206d ago)
v.5 c.10a by Dragon Voice Project (1486d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2016, 1:17pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Melody (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #806 increased(+223)
Monthly Pos #1332 increased(+346)
3 Month Pos #1830 increased(+18)
6 Month Pos #1878 increased(+155)

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On 598 reading lists
On 897 wish lists
On 31 completed lists
On 36 unfinished lists
On 250 custom lists

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 15th, 2007, 9:50am
Such a moving, thought-provoking story! Truly the best work by Shimizu Reiko I've yet read. Certainly among the best in the science fiction genre. The first chapter traces the events behind a future American president's death, and reveals the secrets he thought he'd carried with him to the grave. It's a truly beautiful chapter... Not disturbing in the least -- more poetic and romantic than anything!

The second chapter deals with a rash of teenage suicides in Japan. It's just as excellent as the first chapter, if more bloody and blatantly disturbing. Torsos are carved open and dissected in horrifying detail.

Parts of this manga waver between josei, seinen and shounen ai (yes, there is implied homosexual content, if no actual sex). But it doesn't matter that the manga is difficult to classify... Please don't miss it just because it doesn't fit into a genre that's easy to name!

... Last updated on June 17th, 2007, 9:40am
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two thumbs up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whindel_21
June 30th, 2007, 2:27am
intriguing! Interesting! magnificent! (disturbing?) This is so awesome!
Besides deathnote, this one left me wanting for more stories!

My favorite genre shoujo have failed me numerous times (e.g.parfait tic)this one opens me to other excellent variety of manga!

... Last updated on June 30th, 2007, 3:12am
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More Than I Expected.   
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by SensualSin
March 15th, 2011, 6:34pm
I'm only on the 2nd chapter, but this is already more than I expected. It's dark, but good (plus, it helps that I like dark manga). The first chapter implies that
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the president was in love/infatuated with his daughter's lover
, but I found that to be a lovely component that made the first chapter great. It also has an incestuous flavor that I enjoyed (Yeah, I love the taboo). Worth the read -it's pretty different.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
December 1st, 2009, 2:37am
This really is a great series. It more of a dark manga; showing the a realistic portrayal of what it would be like if we could see into people's minds. The characters are deeper than they first seems to be and the plot always keeps you reading. I just wish someone would scanlate it again sad
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Dark but good. Like dark chocolate.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yarn
August 7th, 2013, 3:16pm
This is shoujo just like MPD Psycho is (was) shounen. As in, it's much more grisly and creepy than you might expect. But, as long as you can stomach that, it's a fascinating read, and definitely one of my favorites. Forensic sci-fi, drama, criminal drama, ethics, and romance, this has rich content from all over the board. Great for more mature readers who would like a dark and compelling story.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elalendi
June 1st, 2012, 8:04pm
I love it. So expertly written. I've never been a big mystery buff but I get so addicted to reading these cases. And can I just say WHAT great character-development!!! i love Tsuyoshi so much haha. His and Aoki's relationship is def. interesting. Believe me the whole "plot" gets so much more interesting as you go on. It builds on in layers, subtly. I love that kind of stuff! And the art? Very beautiful. The mangaka is one of my top faves. biggrin

Oh, I forgot to add that one of the best things about this manga is how actually realistic it seems for a sci-fi themed story. There are so many bittersweet moments in here. The "evil" people like the murderers... u get to feeling so sorry for them and sympathizing them. It's great. I love how it makes everyone so human. I literally tear up sometimes. READ THIS!

... Last updated on June 1st, 2012, 8:06pm
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by yui-kun
May 24th, 2008, 12:09pm
Added this to my wish list because of the Zazen Boys song, "Himistu Girl's Top Secret". Who knows, there might be a connection, heh. I guess I'll have to wait until more chapters are scanlated. But, judging from the two previous comments, this series looks promising.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2008, 12:10pm
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