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Mekakushi no Kuni  
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Mekakushi no Kuni is the story of high school student Outsuka Kanade who can sometimes see a person's future with a touch, and transfer student Naitou Arou, whose ESP is limited to past events. When Kanade glimpses an unfortunate incident coming, can she change it? She soon befriends Arou, who's no novice. While Kanade’s power is limited to the near future and is somewhat incontrollable, Arou’s is permanent and he can even use it to see an object’s “memories”. Are these teenaged seers of the past and future made for each other? And who's right: Arou with his "hands off" policy about meddling in people's lives, or Kanade whose more proactive stance has already had unhappy consequences?


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Beyond the Blindfold
Land of the Blindfolded
Vương quốc của những dải băng bịt mắt

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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (855 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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June 12th 2014, 7:59am PST

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LaLa (Hakusensha)
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English Publisher
Chuang Yi (9 Volumes - Complete)
CMX (9 Volumes - Complete)

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Beautiful, original, and refreshing   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Odette
February 3rd, 2009, 10:37pm
I can't tell if I'm reading the same manga as the other reviewers. This manga is quite deep -- it makes you think about what it means to live in the moment, what role the past and future should play in the present, and whether people have control over their destinies. The romance between Kanade and Arou is also very charming and heartfelt (especially with Arou being one of the kindest male leads ever written in a shoujo manga). The mangaka does an amazing job conveying the light and gentle feelings that embody the spirit of shoujo manga, while avoiding all the usual cringeworthy cliches and pitfalls. This is definitely one of the best mangas I've read, and I have read a lot. smile

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2009, 11:02pm
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A bit boring   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by mogiks
December 22nd, 2008, 6:14am
I didn't find this manga particularly heart-warming, I felt that it was just repeating the messages of many good manga that have come before it. There didn't seem to be an awful lot of passion behind the series - frankly the entire thing felt really unfulfilling - and the characters felt undeveloped and always had the same expressions, the relationships did not seem to go anywhere for ages (the same things happened over and over - Kanade being unsure about her relationship, then realising it's okay, then happening again... you can only take so many chapters of characters blushing at each other before you get bored). I don't think a protagonist who never stands up for herself, instead always worrying, getting flustered and then eventually solving her problems constitutes a good shoujo heroine, especially when it's that one characteristic on a loop. The art is not bad but very plain, the page is mostly white with almost no backgrounds, but she does have a good feel for human form.

Therefore I'm giving this series a 6. It's not a classic or anything but you might want to read to the end and enjoy it a little.
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Good read   
Rating: N/A
by todoke
August 4th, 2008, 11:40pm
A good read with a good plot but there seemed to be a loose tie at the end. I think the ending could have been much, much better but overall it was a fun story with some very touching moments but still there was so much room for more touching moments that could made this story a 10.
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are you serious?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
January 2nd, 2011, 9:46pm
Wow.. people who gave this manga such low ratings obviously like those typical shoujo-i'm weak, help me- aren't i cute- manga's -.- If you don't like manga's with an actual plot (no not those "love at first sight" ideas), character development, deep thinking and growth in relationships (the real way as in by getting to know the person) then just go read something else.
I think this manga is really one of a kind how it blends romance and supernatural events together. It was really interesting to see their world through their eyes. The whole concept of being able to see the past and future is in itself unique because i really haven't heard of a manga like this. Absolutely loved it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
December 18th, 2011, 11:21pm
Wow, I cried a couple times. xD

You don't see a manga very often that takes a couple, puts them together in the cutest of ways, and then manages to continue for fourty chapters through thick and thin and adorable in their relationship. Many seem to kind of run out of steam after there isn't unresolved sexual tension in the air to milk, or throw in things like sex or lack of protagonist common sense to spice it up, but Mekakushi no Kuni does not, and it's for the better.

That said, it's not really for anyone, anytime. I only recommend it if you're kind of in the mood for a very slow and sweet story.

I would personally say that it's fairly realistic as far as characters go. Most kids in highschool are good, ordinary kids. They want to do well, they want to live out their lives, and they don't usually want to save the world (at least I never did.) If you'd describe a good manga as realistic, I'd say it conveys the bland and happy sweetness of ordinary life pretty well.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2011, 11:29pm
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sunday afternoon kind of manga?   
Rating: N/A
by cl!ckbeat
February 2nd, 2009, 5:21pm
Maybe it's just me & I have nothing to do on sunday afternoons but it's like that kind of manga that you just relax and read.
It may get kind of boring and personally the repeating messages were annoying and seemed like a waste of pages but other then that it's not so bad. And for people who are just starting to read manga and want something short and sweet, this isn't too bad biggrin
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One of the best shoujos   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by stranger12
November 11th, 2006, 7:02pm
One of the best shoujos out there. It doesn't rely on whiny girls and overly manly guys, instead treats the relationships between all characters in a gentle and honest way, exagerating nothing, and using the whole supernatural powers thing in a way that is not annoying or even overpowering, because, okay, they are a big part of the story, but even taking them away, the characters are still who they are, even if, yes, their personalities were molded from their powers, but even so, they aren't that important in the end. The real proof is that a lot of the times, they aren't even mentioned, and you can forget about them, there they remind us, nudging us gently, nothing much. It's a great shoujo, short and to the point, with beautiful and no-fuss artwork, and I can't wait for it to get to my country. n_n
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A perfect shoujo manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wontonsoup
August 7th, 2012, 2:37am
Mekakushi no Kuni is, in my opinion, the masterpiece of Tsukuba Sakura. It manages to be inspiring and heartwarming and real despite its ESP premise. The characters are moving and experience tragedy and growth, inviting a non-superficial experience for the reader. This manga is one of the few that I can re-read time and time again, and I do--every couple of years since I was 13. It just doesn't get old. It is utterly sweet, utterly heartbreaking, and utterly perfect.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by simpledevotion
November 30th, 2009, 9:23pm
Actually I really like this manga. It was what I would call "refreshing." I really miss very innocent love stories that don't involve sex or any carnal feeling (for the most part) but just focus on the purity of love.

The mangaka has a good handle with the concept of seeing in the past/future. The circumstances is actually realistic and it seems like this could happen in this world right now. On other words, I could totally see a character with Arou's personality because he can see so far in the past. It wasnt dumb, it was cheesy, but it was realistic.

When reading this manga, I highly suggest trying to picture the characters as real people who are going through this, as this will make the manga much more deep.

This was a sweet, great manga, read this if you want to read somehthing refreshing.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Takahashi4me
November 18th, 2008, 2:36am
Though the art takes some getting used to (and is especially sloppy at the start) Mekakushi No Kuni is one of those amazing manga's that brings a fantastic concept and blends it into everyday life. The emotion packed in those pages are beautifully deep and the ending was some-what satisfying ^_^
Lots of cute romantic moments along with a few tragic pasts and unrequited love. And a look at the ugly side of human nature; when frightened, people attack.
Highly recommended.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2013, 7:02am
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