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Takeshi Uesugi finds out that he is the reincarnation of the "Baku," a spirit that devours people's nightmares.

A young man "helps" ghosts, demons, and other supernatural spirits while struggling to care for his own little family.


Related Series

Associated Names
Baku Story

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (131 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0
 21% (28 votes)
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 13% (17 votes)
 19% (25 votes)
 16% (21 votes)
 8% (10 votes)
 5% (6 votes)
 1% (1 votes)
 2% (2 votes)
 2% (3 votes)

Last Updated
May 9th 2015, 12:28am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wings (Shinshokan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #860 increased(+80)
Monthly Pos #1367 increased(+550)
3 Month Pos #2422 increased(+1165)
6 Month Pos #4743 increased(+497)

List Stats
On 69 reading lists
On 158 wish lists
On 469 completed lists
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On 126 custom lists

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not quite there   
Rating: 6.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 8th, 2012, 1:34am
i like the stylistic approach here, but it is too simplified that the lines cannot convey the appropriate info or emotions. the shot is not differentiated enough, there are too few expressions, and the paneling could get a bit more dynamic. it feels like style over substance.
the characters also need a few level up. there is nothing interesting about them that make the reader want to know more. the character design is too cliche, and their personality are bland. one can't expect much developments from one volume, but at the very least the starting personality should grab the reader.
now, I kind of like the progression of the first story, but I think it is quite fast. the relationships between the mc and the antagonist and his adopted brother is quite ambiguous, but I like to think it is another story to be told. the ending is a bit abrupt. the second story is severely lacking in development. i can accept slice-of-life stories, or case-of-the-day, but the case have no interesting message or mystery or character revelation.
all in all, a forgettable read.
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Not quite what I was expecting....   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
July 5th, 2010, 7:22pm
I love this manga-ka's works, but this is probably one of my least favorite of her stuff. I felt that the first story ended too abruptly. You flip the page, and it's already the end. It's not smooth and graceful as in her other works. I didn't like that part too much, especially in comparison to "Asian Beat". And the second story didn't satisfy at all. Many characters were introduced, but there wasn't too much of a story to me there. There wasn't much plot or character development.
In terms of plot, I think the first story was better. Something changed, at least. The art style remains the same as it does in the author's other works, and it's easily recognizable. But in terms of story, the other mangas written by this author are better by far.
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Beautiful Art and Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BLame8008
January 9th, 2008, 7:33pm
Definitely beautiful art and story. Though the art style leans more towards very clean, edgy lines. Very thin, angled characters. Something some will like but others will not.

I like the storylines because it has a cynical sort of hopeless and hopeful at the same time. Kind of like, you can't help what you're feeling because that's what life is all about. A favourite mangaka of mine.
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Nothing less from Hakase   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ~Kuri~
December 28th, 2007, 8:00am
I really love her art style myself. Both the stories in the manga I think should of been longer though. Mephisto should of been a complete one shot and Baku really should of been a series.
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Sweet <3   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jo.chan
March 23rd, 2007, 4:59pm
it's not like those manga that are really heart-warming or those that leaves a huge impact/impression, but it's definitely worth reading. the stories are very sweet and the characters are really cute!!
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Love it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Minaco
March 19th, 2007, 3:53am
Nice plot, great drawings!! Love from first sight!!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by deathbypenguin
January 22nd, 2007, 10:11pm
I love Mizuki's style! It's unique and beautiful although not to everyone's taste I'm sure...
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ares6
December 11th, 2006, 8:05pm
the story is nice....the kind of bad.......and the plot is kind of....weird.....theres something strange going on between the two person i don't want to know
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