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Hoozuki no Shima  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
鬼灯之岛
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 (1542d ago)
v.4 c.26 by Endless Abyss (1546d ago)
v.4 c.25 by Endless Abyss (1553d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (328 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 29th 2014, 6:55am PST

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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #921 increased(+149)
Monthly Pos #1657 increased(+199)
3 Month Pos #2213 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #2134 decreased(-378)

List Stats
On 527 reading lists
On 528 wish lists
On 952 completed lists
On 31 unfinished lists
On 166 custom lists

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It all depends on the end   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
May 31st, 2010, 10:27pm
So far Hohzuki Island has been letting me down. So many mysteries seem to end in bad explanations or are yet unresolved. With every chapter ending in a cliffhanger, it's putting a lot of stress on the finale.The series will succeed or fail on the the strength of reveal because it doesn't have great art or characters. Right now I don't see it delivering but I'll endure and hope for a satisfactory ending.

Edit: Finished. A lot of set up for little pay off. Can't recommend.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2010, 2:24am
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decent   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by wait321
March 30th, 2010, 7:41am
This is a decent psychological thriller. The story has a lot of suspense and keeps you entertained. The children's backgrounds help highlight the atmosphere of mistrust and drive the story forward.

However, the story is set up in a way that the mystery of the island should have been revealed halfway through. In order to maintain the mystery and suspense, the events become more and more forced and outrageous. This change is so obvious that you'll likely guess the ending halfway through.

Overall, this is an average suspense story and you can read it if you enjoy psychological thrillers.

... Last updated on March 30th, 2010, 7:46am
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Hohzuki Island   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
January 23rd, 2010, 6:35pm
This manga i picked up to read by pure chance and got to say was surprised it excellent story full of suspense and action that keeps you on the edge from the 1st chapter and keeps on getting better and better all the time, I can not wait to read more of this store so fingers crossed its done by a fast transulater or scanlater. amd they keep up the excellent work.

10/10.
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Suspense   
Rating: N/A
by dreamwatcher7
April 12th, 2009, 6:36pm
This manga has a lot going. A lot of secrets and a lot of characters with hidden agendas. This really makes for a great suspenseful story.

The art simply looks amazing and the characters are drawn very beautifully. Theres a bit of ecchi, but not to the point that it draws away from the excellent story. I really hope a group picks this one up since updates are far and in between.
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Booty   
Rating: N/A
by Broken_Earth
February 28th, 2008, 11:00am
This manga should have at least an Ecchi tag as well considering the boobies and booty present... that scrumptious booty.

Anyway, it's taking a while to "get started", though the pacing seems goo enough (despite my own impatience). The art is very clean and high quality, and the action is fluid (insofar as one can consider drawings to contain action)
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