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Fuuta Okeya is a normal 14-year-old boy, except for his perpetually bandaged cheek and his ability to see ghosts. A cute girl called Kouko Ishigami transfers into his class one day. He admires her, but she is angry and aggressive towards him. In contrast, the ghost of a man called East that follows her around seems happy to see Fuuta, although they've never met before.
Fuuta almost succeeds in getting along with her, but ends up failing after she sees the birthmark on his face that he usually keeps covered. She then declares that he is her enemy, that his birthmark is a cursed brand she gave him in a past life, and that they have a long history through many reincarnated selves.
Who is this girl and her ghost, and why does she think she must destroy Fuuta's very soul?


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Кольцо духов
スピリットサークル -魂環-

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v.6 c.45 by /a/nonymous (58d ago)
c.43-44 by Crunchyroll (78d ago)
v.6 c.43-44 by /a/nonymous (82d ago)
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5 Volumes (Ongoing) (Serialization ended at Chap 45)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (382 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.71 / 10.0
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March 30th 2016, 11:10am PST



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Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
April 23rd, 2016, 10:47am
After reading hoshi no samidare and this one MIZUKAMI Satoshi officially became my favorite mangaka, sure he may not make long ass series like One Piece, Bleach or Naruto, but both of manga offer deep meaning making it whole different level from all other main stream crap. Definitely must read if you like hoshi no samidare.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
April 21st, 2016, 1:32am
Maybe this is one of the best seinen I've ever read! And when I saw the author of this manga, I was surprised that it was Mizukami-sensei... though I kinda know his drawing style. I've read wakusei no samidare before... But this one is even so much better. I really like the friendship this manga presented to us... I mean, it was soo heart warming. At first, I'm searching for seinen romance here.. but as I read this manga, those romances aren't important anymore. Yes, as long as I get to read such amazing story!
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by PZcolo
April 2nd, 2016, 11:43am
After Wakusei no Samidare and this one I became a fan of Mizukami-sensei.
This is the best series I read in a while and enters my top ten with ease, the story is great and not a cliche or re-mash of other series (not that I know of at least), the sub-stories (past lives) were all meaningful and interesting too, chars were interesting or even great and seeing them on many different "lives" yet connected was interesting and it was great to see how the different lives play out in the end and even a relation with Wakusei no Samidare in the last chapter. I would have liked to see a bit of the future life of the main char but the route it takes it's clear enough so I'll have to conform with that.
Recommended for anyone, a great series.
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A story about reincarnation   
Rating: N/A
by Dr. Love
March 30th, 2016, 2:32am
This is Mizukami's best work yet, and this story makes great use of multiple protagonists. Even though they're technically the same, being reincarnations and all, they all have their distinctive personalities. The writing is gripping and with each reincarnation we get to know more about the overall story. Some of these reincarnation stories pack a real emotional gut punch.
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Surprise! It's not generic!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
November 21st, 2015, 5:32pm
I was pleasantly surprised by this manga. I wasn't expecting very much. I haven't picked up any new manga that I REALLY liked in a while, so I was looking for something new and interesting. I had refrained from shounen for a while because I was frankly tried of reading disasters.

But boy oh boy I am so happy that this one surprised me. I'm surprised it doesn't have a higher readership.

Basically as the description reads, these two have a long history of past lives. Almost every one of them gives you a different feeling to their dynamic. And don't assume each of these past lives involves romance like I did. Romance only matters in their current life, and even then it is the least focused on part of this manga. Revenge, karma, duty, justice, all of these themes play a role in every life.

Every life involves some kind of sadness or pain, yet happiness and self growth as well. I like the art style as well. It gives me... DETERMINATION!

But anyway, I suggest picking this up and having a read through. It's not that long, but it's a nice read.
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U want reincarnation stories? READ THIS!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rennov
May 3rd, 2015, 9:37am
N not those reincarnation 'crap' who suddenly throw people to other dimension and become so overpowered without any good reason.

Ahem... my apology, I hope my critique can be addressed really well even if my words seem so... ungraceful. Anyway, let's start the review...
Art, character, plot... they are all amazing! Nothing can describe this series more than that word. If the author can lead this series to a beautiful ending... I'll call this masterpiece...

Hail to the author and scanlator!
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Even better then usual   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
December 2nd, 2014, 6:19am
Satoshi is a gifted writer and is developing beautifully. This is his best series to date from borth the art and writing perspective. The time jumps (the future arc was amazing) feel all very tough out and build upon another.
I will write a real review when the series finishes but have to counterpoint that this manga is a (great) romance.
No questions there. Read the 10/10 Billy Bat and Hi no Tori for an even better take on the themes present here.

... Last updated on July 5th, 2015, 5:53am
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instead of romance give it physcological//   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ajaykumaryadav
October 15th, 2014, 7:22am
Just because boy-girl interaction doesn't means romance.....neither male nor female show affection for each other but rather baseless random place random life .....with no meaning of plot chapter 1. And latest chapter---actual plot development is zero...///
It should be physcological because ...because plot is still missing one time they are in past other time in future ...whyconfused? Don't know
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Develops into a good series   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by great_k
October 13th, 2014, 7:28am
For most of the early part of this series I did not rate this series very highly.
The main male mc is typical happy go lucky character and the main female is a tsundere and a huge hypocrite.
The female mc keeps blaming the male mc for his past mistakes while glossing over her own mistakes which far outrank his.
I must admit I am enjoying the current futuristic arc which is a lot more grounded and mature than the past arcs.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hurafloyd
October 13th, 2014, 4:53am
If you truly have re experienced past lives with hypnosis or read theories about souls, reincarnation or life from many religions and theologists, about karma and that our decisions always bring consequences, then this manga will sound as realistic as a true story. This manga is not meant for everyone, you need to keep a really mature point of view to value this manga as it is, a very rare and unique masterpiece. We still need to know how it will end but, this is my assumption by the latest chapter (28)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I really hope they manage to solve their karma and their issues from past & future lives, more as a glimpse of hope than wishful thinking about some manga

I just thought of this after I finished writing this comment, since this manga always focus on choices, just a question to bring some self evaluation, what would you have done if you had to make the choices?

... Last updated on October 13th, 2014, 5:02am
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