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We all know that a lot of the booty of the golden age of explorations made it into museums. The British Museum in the C.M.B. story, which had custody of the recondite scientific curiosities and artifacts collected by explorer/adventurers and stored in a Wunderkammer, decided to study the dusty arcana in the 19th century. Three investigators dubbed the "Magi" were appointed to do the research, each given a ring embossed with the letters C.M.B.

Fast-forward to present-day Japan where Sakaki Shinra is the curator of a museum of oddities. He now has possession of the C.M.B. rings, indicating that he has been granted the status of guardian of knowledge like the Magi that preceded him.

Similar to another Katou Motohiro-sensei hero—Q.E.D.'s Touma Sou—Shinra has a mysterious past, is multi-lingual (English, Latin, and five others), possesses college-level knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and history, and is deficient in social skills. How the blond 14-year-old (who also happens to be Touma's cousin) came to hold the rings, as well as why Shinra is the curator of a bizarre museum in Tokyo (the contents of which he loves to show off) are backstory mysteries I look forward to being solved.


Related Series
Q.E.D. - Shoumei Shuuryou (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
C.M.B Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku
C.M.B. 森羅博物館の事件目録
CMB - Christus Mansionem Benedicat - The Shinra Museum's Case Index

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v.12 c.29-30 by Aizen-sensei (453d ago)
v.11 c.26b-28 by Aizen-sensei (453d ago)
v.4 c.7d by OrionWave (526d ago)
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27 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (61 votes)
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it makes you love history :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SnowVallen
January 1st, 2012, 9:45am
it's same plot with Q.E.D but it's more like the development of Q.E.D
the genius main character but is still a boy and has kind of "nobility" in british museum (-souma,the main in Q.E.D is just a "simple" high school student that has graduated from MIT. nothing more) and the main heroin is more feminine and calmer than the one in Q.E.D but has same strenght.
the story is more various because it often takes places all around the world and bring you something new and give you knowledge, especially about history. and the author is succed to show the reader what he thinks about mysteries that happened in the world's ressurection like pyramida, colosseum, etc.
conclusion: read this if you like history and if you dont, you'll be made to like history lol biggrin

... Last updated on January 1st, 2012, 9:45am
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Very Real and Interesting   
Rating: N/A
by oneSeasonDream
June 6th, 2011, 3:14am
I read up to 15 volumes and I find it very entertaining.

All the stories background most are historical events and when i googled it, it was just exactly like the way it was depicted, in some cases i was a bit confused separating the history and the fiction (especially on volume 4, the Judean Fortune). Yes, the characters are so familiar with the other Katou-san works but it doesn't bother too much. I love most of the stories, situations, the school-mate characters and the meaning behind some stories smile

PS. I read three series of Katou-san's - CMB, Rocket Man and Q.E.D and just wondering how he wrote that storied, is he some professor or something? :S
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Better than QED   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
March 23rd, 2011, 11:34pm
If u read my comment on QED page then u need to know that CMB doesn't have all that weakness.

All I can say is this a better version of QED

the heroine is identical means Motohiro Katou really like this kind of character

CMB is more enjoyable than QED coz the cases are more related to other cases and to the characters

yeah, more recurring characters too, this is good, a must read
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by al
August 26th, 2009, 7:15am
i love it as much as i love QED
gives interesting informations
i always hope there will be SOMETHING about relationship between the two main characters.hehehee...
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it's quite good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by -L-
October 24th, 2008, 3:41am
I have only have three volumes of this but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.. it was annoying in some parts like before he solves the case he says welcome to wundermaker or something.. but other than that, this manga is worth reading if you like mystery
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