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Iris Zero  
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Description
In a world where every boy and girl has a special power called Iris, Toru who, as a result of not having any kind of special power, was bullied from a young age, lives by his motto ("low exposure") to live without standing out. But his peaceful school life changes when he receives a certain confession from the school's most popular girl, Koyuki. His motto begins to shake!!

The school fantasy story that shakes the heart begins with their meeting.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Ирис Зеро
アイリス・ゼロ
アイリスzero
欠落者IRISZERO
ไอริสZero
Airisu Zero
IRIS ZERO 欠落者

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Latest Release(s)
c.33.5 by Simple Scans (114d ago)
c.33 by Simple Scans (140d ago)
c.32.5 by Simple Scans (171d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 41 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (904 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2014, 5:28am PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #405 increased(+9)
Monthly Pos #387 decreased(-50)
3 Month Pos #305 decreased(-30)
6 Month Pos #225 decreased(-96)

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On 5389 reading lists
On 1040 wish lists
On 95 unfinished lists
On 426 custom lists

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Forum Posts
still on hiatus?? 149 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes ago
Chapter 4 Bathroom Trick 811 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Chapter 15 1239 days, 11 hours, 10 minutes ago
Chapters 1-14 1242 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes ago

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A promising start   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Aetheus
January 7th, 2011, 10:45pm
The series seems to kick off fairly well, although with only 7 chapters scanlated as of the time this comment is being typed, perhaps its a bit too hasty to be making any judgments. For a seinen series, it certainly is light and idealistic. Hopefully it doesn't run out of steam halfway - series which have "episodic problems" like these tend to get dull midway through. Still, I'm rather hopeful that future chapters will deliver, and so I stand by my current rating, for the time being.
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Protagonist isn't wimpy or lame!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JackGrover
January 7th, 2011, 10:45am
YAY! A protagonist that isn't wimpy or lame. He has brains. He has cute girls around him (Some even like him). The artwork is very good and clean and the growth of the characters is very natural. I only started to read this out of desperation while a couple of my other favorites were stalled so I didn't have high hopes for this. But to my surprise, I like this better than the others I'm reading! Hurray for the author: "Pro Shiki" and hurray for the artist: "HOTARU Takana"
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Very Real Feeling Fantasy School Life Manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mgehring
January 3rd, 2011, 1:33am
I also feel this one has much promise but I do feel like this should not go as far as some manga like the Big three(Naruto, One Piece, Bleach). But also think that the Author will have to start working over time a bit too keep it from being redundant. The story is well done so far, and the whole Iris is a nice plot twist that gives each and every character you meet a little extra to them that helps drive the plot. The Iris ability is not very exaggerated or massive, but more subtle and gives everyone a different perspective when the author shares details of each of the characters so far. I also see much promise in the main hero since he does not have a Iris or he is an Iris Zero, but he still sees the world in a way that almost acts like its own special Iris that others do not see because they have a world they see different from everyone else because of their own Iris. It does help that the main hero is very smart and observant of his surroundings but still wants to keep a low profile since he is discriminated against.
I love the romance aspect. You put in the popular, innocent, pure, almost ideal female heroine that almost any guy wants, and you make her fall for the smart cool guy who does not want to be noticed. The conflict practically just appears. I am rooting for the heroine to take him finally even though them being together would mean he loses his low profile.

Overall the rating is lower, but I am expecting the author to expand and impress me with possibilities that I would not expect this story to have.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2011, 1:35am
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A very good potential   
Rating: N/A
by StrangeWig
January 1st, 2011, 4:48pm
At least up until now (cap.7) this series is showing some very good potential. Even though the basic premise isn't that original (well, almost nothing is completely original these days, with so many works already done) the execution is very good and competent. An example of quality: the biggest positive point I see in this manga is something most of the other series out there lack: a smart protagonist.

Looking foward to more chapters.
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Really good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kevadu
December 13th, 2010, 1:45pm
The description of this series may sound pretty generic (school setting, supernatural abilities, yadda yadda), but the implementation is what matters. The iris abilities themselves are interesting because though they're clearly supernatural powers they are still subtle in nature. The author has constructed a very interesting setting and explores how the emergence of these abilities affects society.

The main character (Toru) is very well done. At first glance he may seem like a stereotypical weak protagonist since he has no iris ability and is bullied for it, but he's actually quite clever and practical-minded. Sure he's no superpowered shounen hero but he's also far from a complete coward. The setting is presented with enough realism that you can't help but feel that his approach to dealing with his problems makes sense. He's the kind of protagonist you can really identify with rather than just shake your head at.

Koyuki does seem to suffer a bit from overly-naive-female-lead syndrome, though at least it's a mild case. Still, she is a genuinely good person in a world filled with prejudice. I suppose one character like that is fine.
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cute but serious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by latebloomer
December 5th, 2010, 9:41pm
Wow, this manga has a lot of potential to be great. Despite of its cute and simple art, which I like, its story contains serious stuff. There is an inter human interaction philosophy behind each of the iris ability. Even though I don't know what is the meaning of word "philosophy" ,LOL. I really hope this manga will turn into an anime someday.
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Very unique concept   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
November 30th, 2010, 2:06pm
The first two chapters were interesting, so much that I regretted discovering this manga series so early... I'll have to wait a long time to see what happens.

It's a very unique concept, and something that can be done very well and can finally shake up the somewhat stale school life genre.
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Enjoying what this has to offer   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by snoopy82
November 28th, 2010, 11:01pm
The premise is nothing new, but that doesn't mean its any less interesting and enjoyable.

The story's driving appeal is familiar to me because of its similarity to another manga which I very much enjoyed before, the prematurely cancelled manga Mx0 - where its magic instead of "esp powers" and with more ecchi, incidentally the protagonist also attends a school filled with ability users and has to rely on quick wit and his strong sense of justice to overcome his shortcomings.

I'm looking forward to how this story develops. My expectations for this series is fairly high, considering how much I enjoyed Mx0.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2010, 11:04pm
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Future of this manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Sukets
November 28th, 2010, 10:33pm
this manga really remember another one MxO
its the same concept (till now), and i really enjoyed =]

but idkn about the future...i have 2 ideas...

1-the autor will keep non-fighting manga. But for this he will need to be ultra smart and have thousands of really good ideas, if he doesnt this manga will be dropped cause this type of pace can be really booring...one good exemple of good story like this is natsume yuujinchou (it has a few fights, but mainly it flows peacefully).
2-the autor will sometime transfer this manga to an battle-shounen manga. In this case it will need less ideas, and will expand the uses of powers. If used the wrong way can be dropped like MxO (not that i agree with mxo being dropped).

I DID NOT TALK ABOUT HOW THE MANGA IS TILL NOW CAUSE THERE STILL FEW RELEASES.
so...there is not much to talk...but the future prospect of the manga is more wider..so i choose to talk about this

Updated: 18/01/2011
Well i think that the mangaka went with the first idea...
and like i thought...its brilliant =]
i really liked this few last chapters, even the side stories, which i normally dont even read.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2011, 10:20pm
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A nice read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
November 25th, 2010, 3:00am
I wouldn't call this series spectacular (to me, Planetes is the end all of end all, but this isn't event he same genre), but it certainly does a very good job of presenting an interesting world and characters that you can care, or come to care about. As said by a previous reviewer, the premise isn't anything new, but it isn't something that's used fairly often. Usually, it's the inverse, so reading something where everyone else is special, and the main character isn't (and by extension is), is very refreshing. I also like the fact that the first chapter hints at a possible love triangle a bit of future darkness. While I generally dislike convoluted romantic plots, I'm optimistic this one will take a much more slice of life approach to things.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2010, 3:07am
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