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Iris Zero  
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Description
In a world where every boy and girl has a special power called Iris, Toru who, as a result of not having any kind of special power, was bullied from a young age, lives by his motto ("low exposure") to live without standing out. But his peaceful school life changes when he receives a certain confession from the school's most popular girl, Koyuki. His motto begins to shake!!

The school fantasy story that shakes the heart begins with their meeting.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Ирис Зеро
アイリス・ゼロ
アイリスzero
欠落者IRISZERO
ไอริสZero
Airisu Zero
IRIS ZERO 欠落者

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Latest Release(s)
c.33.5 by Simple Scans (196d ago)
c.33 by Simple Scans (223d ago)
c.32.5 by Simple Scans (253d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Forum
4 topics, 41 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (918 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2014, 5:28am PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #335 decreased(-140)
Monthly Pos #273 increased(+34)
3 Month Pos #262 increased(+42)
6 Month Pos #279 decreased(-44)

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On 5452 reading lists
On 1063 wish lists
On 102 unfinished lists
On 450 custom lists

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Forum Posts
still on hiatus?? 231 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
Chapter 4 Bathroom Trick 894 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes ago
Chapter 15 1321 days, 13 hours, 9 minutes ago
Chapters 1-14 1324 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes ago

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100% Recommended Light Reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cnd
March 13th, 2012, 8:58pm
10/10 For sure, this manga has everything you need for light reading:

-Cute characters
-Likable protagonist and likable love interest
-No stupid fan service
-No annoying childhood friend/tsundere school president/idol fight for affection
-Interesting, albeit simplistic and shallow, puzzle arcs (I did say light reading)
-Well characterized and three dimensional supporting characters that aren't paper cut outs
-Villains that are easy to sympathize with rather than being evil for the sake of being evil
-Minimal use of stupid plot devices to fill in plot holes (not being 300 chapters long helps, obviously)
-Believable dialogue and minimal use of "manga logic"

-Most important of all: great art.

I can go on and on about how great this manga is, but there are a few weaknesses. It is a bit shallow. The hardcore seinen/psychological fan won't be too intrigued by what's going on here. The exposition is lacking, the setting feels a bit forced and almost all background information is given through flashbacks. There are a lot of missed opportunities, especially at the beginning, to emphasize the difference between those with and those without irises. (I can't really fault the manga too much because it was supposed to be a very short series with no plans for a long serialization.) It also isn't very dark, which by itself isn't a weakness per se, but genre fans generally like the dark stuff.

Despite all that I give it a 10/10. There are deep underlying themes within the story; character foils and recurring motifs add to the complexity of each member of the main cast. It's rare that I care about every single character connected to the main protagonist, but this mangaka has done it. The strength of the characters far outweigh the comparably miniscule complaints I have about this manga.

Everyone should give this series a try, at the very least read the first 2 arcs.

... Last updated on July 24th, 2012, 8:24am
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Really good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kevadu
December 13th, 2010, 1:45pm
The description of this series may sound pretty generic (school setting, supernatural abilities, yadda yadda), but the implementation is what matters. The iris abilities themselves are interesting because though they're clearly supernatural powers they are still subtle in nature. The author has constructed a very interesting setting and explores how the emergence of these abilities affects society.

The main character (Toru) is very well done. At first glance he may seem like a stereotypical weak protagonist since he has no iris ability and is bullied for it, but he's actually quite clever and practical-minded. Sure he's no superpowered shounen hero but he's also far from a complete coward. The setting is presented with enough realism that you can't help but feel that his approach to dealing with his problems makes sense. He's the kind of protagonist you can really identify with rather than just shake your head at.

Koyuki does seem to suffer a bit from overly-naive-female-lead syndrome, though at least it's a mild case. Still, she is a genuinely good person in a world filled with prejudice. I suppose one character like that is fine.
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Great Stuff   
Rating: N/A
by dwanex
July 22nd, 2012, 12:20pm
So far, up until the latest chapter (chapter 29) it has been an amazing experience to read this manga. I like the idea that each person has an unique ability (aka iris) and the characters are so full emotions and stuff. In my opinion this is probably one of the top 10 manga I have read.

MY favorite part of this manga is not the characters or the drawing (even though they are really well done) but rather the story and the plot. The author have done a great job putting up the plot, the chapters doesn't end to cliffhangy but you still really want to read the next chapter. Everything is perfectly planned.
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great one   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 4th, 2012, 5:06pm
One of the few ones that deserve high praise. The characters are wonderful, the idea is really unique, you have sweet and cute, dramatic and shocking and sad and depressing moments. the art is good, the topic is quite serious (if you actually think about it), and you get provided with a background story for every important character in each arc.
In addition the protagonist is someone whom you can really like: he is smart, considerate but still a regular human being.

about to be perfect: 9.5/10

... Last updated on May 4th, 2013, 6:29am
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interesting read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by smarts
April 7th, 2011, 3:19pm
I for 1 happened to come by this manga by chance and lemme tell u its a worthwhile read. I enjoy the concept and how the MC thinks giving his position it deserves its seinen tag because of the realistic way of how he thinks. My advice read it or wait and read when they have even more chapters >_>
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Epic concept :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ruidechen123
December 11th, 2011, 3:29pm
This manga is one of the best i've read so far. the concept is basic and the art work are nice. aside from some holes in the concepts, (which i think every manga will have) it is a masterpeice!
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Good Main Character   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
November 13th, 2011, 4:00am
This is one of the rare series that attracted me almost entirely by merit of how cool the main character is. The rest of the series, the characters, the setting, and the powers seem a little cliche but the main character pulls it together. Finally an mc that solves problems with his brain and isn't a homicidal maniac.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by YamiRi
October 17th, 2011, 4:29pm
this manga is very good
it's hard to find some manga like this... and the character are developed well and fairly
characters design are cute and I know there will be some serious arc coming up

this manga will make you think a lot and the protagonist is very smart...
the only bad thing is just a long update... hahaha
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So Goood!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
February 22nd, 2011, 4:07pm
Not bad at all! It takes a while to get to the real plot and they spend a lot of time in the first few chapters or so introducing characters and the iris powers and the various issues that go with living without one for the main character but I didn't have too much of a problem with it. The plot though, when it comes is turning out to be much more interesting than expected. It's a positive story overall and has some very cute romance but there's also a definite bit of a darker undertone to this story that occasionally makes an intriguing appearance, like with the theme of prejudice against those who are different and the main character's friend's ability to
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see butterflies indicating something or someone's imminent death
as well as some of the more very recent developments. I also really like the main character's ability to reason in place of having a special power like everyone else. It's a refreshing change from the main character who has oodles of power and no control or common sense.

And for the record, I think the art is gorgeous. The style itself is very typical but it's refined in a beautiful way.

And as a side note, the extras at the end of each volume crack me up! I love it when the characters break the 4th wall and start commenting on how often they get to appear and what the author is doing with the flashbacks, etc.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2011, 12:03pm
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a solid read   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by turnip head
April 14th, 2011, 3:43pm
even if the lead female is a notch too 'cute', the storyline is well played. it's entertaining without the weight of some manga and without the over-reach and insanity of even more. it's not on the same scale as 'Monster' or 'Onani'- which is why the ratings haven't gone over the '8's'. but it surely is a high '8'. certainly better than most.
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