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Hyakki Tsurezurebukuro  
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Description
It's 1950s Tokyo, and only the Rose Cross Detective Agency dares to tackle cases the police refuse to touch. Enokizu Reijirou is an eccentric private-eye with psychic abilities, while Chuuzenji Akihiko is a surly used book store owner and part-time onmyouji with an encylopaedic knowledge of obscure supernatural trivia. Together with their associates, they seek justice for the victims of various odd crimes.

Stand-alone side story to the Kyougokudou series, which begins with Ubume no Natsu.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Ubume no Natsu (Main Story)

Associated Names
百器徒然袋
百器徒然袋 五徳猫 薔薇十字探偵の慨然
百器徒然袋 山颪 薔薇十字探偵の憤慨
百器徒然袋 瓶長 薔薇十字探偵の鬱憤
百器徒然袋 薔薇十字探偵の疑惑 面霊気
百器徒然袋 雲外鏡 薔薇十字探偵の然疑
百器徒然袋 面霊気 薔薇十字探偵の疑惑
百器徒然袋 鳴釜 薔薇十字探偵の憂鬱
Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro
Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro - Gotokuneko - Bara Juuji Tantei no Gaizen
Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro Kameosa - Bara Juuji Tantei no Uppun
Hyakki Tsurezure-Bukuro
Hyakki Tsurezure-Bukuro - Gotokuneko - Bara Juuji Tantei no Gaizen

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7-8 by Shikiganai (32d ago)
v.2 c.5-6 by Shikiganai (151d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (6 votes)
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November 13th 2016, 4:23am PST


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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Kwai (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #943 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #2089 decreased(-434)
3 Month Pos #2717 increased(+886)
6 Month Pos #4397 increased(+702)

List Stats
On 34 reading lists
On 63 wish lists
On 4 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 29 custom lists

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Witty and amusing   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by calstine
November 6th, 2016, 9:54am
Which might sound weird to anyone who's read Ubume no Natsu or watched Mouryou no Hako. While I do recommend taking a look at both of those series before embarking on Hyakki Tsurezurebukuro (being dropped right into the middle of the madness that is this manga might put you off the entire saga otherwise ^_^), it should be kept in mind that, as the central characters in this spin-off are the highly eccentric Enokizu and Chuuzenji, it's more entertaining and very different in mood and tone compared to the parent series: which, being narrated by a mentally ill horror novelist with a very grim outlook towards life, is dark, foreboding, and deals with particularly gruesome cases of rape, torture and murder.

Hyakki Tsurezurebukuro, on the other hand, focuses on more mundane crimes (robbery, forgery, extortion, coercion, etc.), and we follow the colourful cast of characters associated with the Rose Cross Detective Agency on their various exploits trying to obtain justice for the wronged and the powerless. Enokizu Reijirou is someone who puts even the more audacious interpretations of Sherlock Holmes to shame in the "eccentric private-eye" department, and Chuuzenji's surly know-it-all attitude might be off-putting at first, but once you get used to it you'll come to appreciate the fresh outlook on detective fiction that you can gain through a rich spoiled brat playing at "psychic sleuth" and a bossy, reluctant - but ultimately relenting - modern-day onmyouji in a world where the supernatural is a result of human beings' collective superstitions, prejudices and delusions rather than the work of otherworldly beings or energies.

But it's essential to have a curiosity for, and appreciation towards, Japanese culture, its myths and its religious beliefs if you're to enjoy this at all. If you really don't care one way or the other, and are averse to reading up on these aspects of Eastern society (the scanlator, shikiganai, is incredibly thoughtful in this regard and provides all the necessary footnotes), I doubt you'd enjoy any of Kyougoku Natsuhiko's works.

Tl; dr -- Recommended for fans of the main story; especially those who wanted to see more of Enokizu, who's a secondary character there. If you're unfamiliar with the original Kyougokudou novels or their adaptations, however, you may want to look into them first -- some of them do have English translations available.

... Last updated on November 6th, 2016, 11:04am
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