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Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (Novel)  
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Description
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, or The Empty Box and The Zeroth Maria, tells the sinister story of Kazuki Hoshino, who is almost madly attached to his everyday life, and his antagonist Aya Otonashi, who suddenly transfers into his class—for the 13,118th time. She majestically announces to “break” him, without paying heed to anyone else around them.
This is but the start of a dark roller coaster ride that turns the two against themselves, the people around them and the one who may be god. Read on as their relationship slowly changes and they go against their most basic values in their struggle against the world itself.

Type
Novel

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Associated Names
空ろの箱と零のマリア
虚空之盒与零之麻理亚
Hakomari
The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 by Baka-Tsuki (704d ago)
v.5 c.2-5 by Baka-Tsuki (881d ago)
v.5 c.1 by Baka-Tsuki (908d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 9.4 / 10.0 (258 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.09 / 10.0
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September 16th 2014, 11:57am PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher
MediaWorks (Dengeki Bunko)

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #245 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #197 increased(+1)
3 Month Pos #194 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #176 increased(+3)

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On 937 reading lists
On 1015 wish lists
On 23 unfinished lists
On 360 custom lists

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Read it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Wanderer11
August 3rd, 2011, 9:43pm
A mystery with some horror contents, add little bit of comedy and a dash of romance is what this novel is about. The first arc is the best story I ever. It's very intriguing and keeps you on the edge, turning the next pages. I want to learn Japanese for the sole reason of able to to read these.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2011, 2:16pm
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mystery   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Vallan.Mandrake
January 18th, 2011, 11:35am
this is written in an extraordinary style witch keept me hooked till the end of the translated chaptersI reached after 9.5 hours of uninterrupted reading ... (a long night...).

Brilliant setting. Moving (I had tears in my eyes). I loved it.
It's worth a read.
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Well written and definitely worth reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kuro_Kishi
December 25th, 2014, 5:47am
While there are still several flaws, like anti-climatic ending (vol 2 and 4), and the change in some characters are a bit too fast, this novel is still a great read. It's well written, with carefully thought out twist. The author sure knows how to plan his story

9/10, but I'm still overrating to to 10/10
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seinen   
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by Elairz
May 15th, 2010, 8:10pm
this is a story where the hero suddenly become under observation by a mysterious being.
the being is the distributor of a box which can grant a wish..though the wish usually got distorted.

anyway, rather than shounen i find this series is closer to seinen, i found that a few part of the manga is quite violent that i doubt i want to see this as anime..quite graphic >.<..
the plot is very interesting though.
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Meh   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by gimeyop
November 15th, 2014, 6:01pm
Fantasy - 7.8
Mystery - 5

First of all: This is not a slice of life, it`s mystery-fantasy hybrid. I thought umineko was an amazing mystery-fantasy hybrid. This was mediocre in comparison.
A mysterious being grants wishes of people but the wishes are incomplete which results in mostly disasters. MC and co. tries to find out what the original wish was and who made the wish so they can stop these disasters. Little and little, you get to know the back stories of characters from these wishes and their "real" personality. The premises is fine and all but the execution is terrible. Sometimes people you trust lie, sometimes ones you don't trust tell the truth, sometimes they're not even them self and the worst part is you DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY. Only after the author reveal the truth that you can look back and piece things together. Basically: there aren't enough clues to deduce the answers which basically gives it a failing score as a mystery.
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