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Hoozuki no Shima  
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Suzuhara Kokoro and his blind little sister Yume find that all is not as it seems as they learn more from the other kids and see the actions of their teachers after being sent to live on a near-deserted island.


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Associated Names
鬼燈の島 -ホオズキノシマ-
Hohzuki Island
Hoozuki Island
The Island of Hoozuki

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.27(end) by Endless Abyss (2153d ago)
v.4 c.26 by Endless Abyss (2157d ago)
v.4 c.25 by Endless Abyss (2164d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (352 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 8th 2016, 9:05am PST



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Young Gangan (Square Enix)

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Weekly Pos #825 increased(+318)
Monthly Pos #1991 decreased(-104)
3 Month Pos #2264 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #2057 increased(+172)

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by maidenrose
October 15th, 2015, 12:40pm
There's an obnoxious amount of fan service in this. So much that it becomes hard to look over. There's definitely a sleazy vibe to it. sad Otherwise it's well paced and pretty interesting. Even though the reader knows more about the mystery than the kids, what we do know raises more doubts rather than giving us any real answers. The increasingly mysterious island and kids themselves's purpose adds to the suspense. An effective thriller overall.
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masterpiece! But don't be expecting too much gore, this is still "kid"-friendly ;)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
November 7th, 2014, 9:27pm
I truly love how the author tried to tie the story to real life while keeping the suspense high. I don't want to spoil anything so i'll just say this: This author does a really good job of tying things up. biggrin

In many ways, this story is a lot like Sherlock Holmes. The readers pretty much live through the characters themselves, and the readers do not know anything beyond what the main characters themselves know. I love it like this because it gives a lot of possibilities!

... Last updated on November 28th, 2014, 3:42am
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by jasperv
August 2nd, 2013, 12:47pm
to write a horror thriller with ghosts and conspiracy while sticking to objectivity is a near impossible feat
yet its what this author attempted
whats different makes this different from other manga is as opposed to the others were you know more and you have a large view of the truths and characters
in this one you don't know any more truths or view then the protagonists
and you get fooled when they get and you believe what they believe
and also one of the antagonists is also victim to this
and thats what makes this more realist then any other horror story

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2013, 12:54pm
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Another manga that would make a good movie   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
August 11th, 2012, 3:53pm
but I guess it doesn't have to since it's a good manga. This is the story of kids that have all been hurt or abandoned by their parents. So they already don't like adults, when the kids start to disappear one by one, paranoia and distrust build up.

In that sense, this is a nice story about paranoia, especially coming from children. I wasn't at all disappointed with it. I've read this twice and after you know the ending, it cuts some of the tension out of the story, but towards the end(around the last two volumes), It started to pick up again. When you see the deaths and what's causing it, that aspect remains quite good.

The first time you read it, is when it's going to be the most involving, to the point that I didn't even notice how curvacious one of the teachers is drawn.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
February 8th, 2012, 2:05pm
really, some people don't like the ending because they are expecting something, but if you hold no expectation whatsoever and hope or something fresh and new, this will be a great manga for you smile

... Last updated on February 8th, 2012, 2:06pm
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Average Survival Manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
November 13th, 2011, 3:40am
The survival genre of manga is a refreshing change of pace from the overbearing traditional action manga in shounen. That said, this series is average among survival manga. The story and characters are engaging enough but the way they are handled puts this manga in average territory. You can tell certain events happen purely for the shock value and many plot twists were visible well before they happened. Still though, I found it hard not to enjoy the manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cruz
February 21st, 2011, 1:54pm
I dont know what is happening to u guys? This is one of the best manga i've ever read. Dont care much about the ending, you will find the vest emotion: scary, panicking, thrilling, happy....I gave it 10 out of 10. And guys who did not read this manga, please try it and dont looking at bad comments
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sammiiii-san
October 10th, 2010, 8:16am
It was ok i guess...
Kinda confusing though biggrin
Not really the type of manga i wanna read again soon, because of all the blood and mystery...
I like the ending alot smile
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
August 14th, 2010, 11:39pm
That was an enjoyable way to fill in a bit of time, but it's pretty dumb. I wish the hidden mysteries and such had turned out to be as interesting as it was implied - but yeah, 'a big nothing'. It's worth reading, but I doubt I'll remember anything about it in a couple of months.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 16th, 2010, 7:02pm
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This manga builds up all this supense and drama and in the end.... it's a big misunderstanding of events to the point of me laughing so hard that i was fooled. Anyway, the story spills in suspense and mystery and tries to let the reader figure out the mystery of what is going on in the manga. It's pretty subjective and the reader can have different secerios in their head on how it's going to end.

I think it was pretty good from begining to end because the ending catches you off guard without warning, at least for me anyway. P.S That teacher with the glasses is scum and deserves to rot in hell:-)

... Last updated on July 16th, 2010, 7:08pm
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