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From Go! Comi:

Like most teenagers, Mashiro Ichijo has a secret. But Mashiro's secret is that he’s neither fully male nor female! So far, Mashiro's been able to live his life as a boy, but all this changes when he's informed of a new class he must take in order to graduate from his elite prep school. To pass, he must find the “Key”…and the only way to find it is to enter into a nightmare world where his body and soul are put at the mercy of the worst kind of enemies: his classmates!


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Associated Names
After School Nightmare
L'Infirmerie après les cours (French)
The Nurse's Office After School

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Latest Release(s)
v.1-5 by Cat Chan Scans (2655d ago)
v.3 c.9 by Konnichiwa (2796d ago)
v.3 by Translated Treasures & Varnalesa (2823d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (871 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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January 31st 2015, 5:23am PST

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Princess (Akita Shoten)

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Go! Comi (10 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #573 decreased(-33)
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Ending *Spoiler Alert.* 1386 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago
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wonderfully unique   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Urumilk
May 19th, 2009, 1:40pm
one of the most unique endings and concept. It gets confusing if you don't think through it but it just sucks you in. i'm sad that this manga has to end.. *sighs*
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A great read   
Rating: N/A
by ivory__shoes
May 19th, 2009, 12:34pm
The earlier part might be a little bit annoying but if you hold on to it until the last chapter, I'm sure you'll be satisfied.
It's different, but a great read.
You'll be surprised on what it's all about at the end.
Go read it smile
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by donli1
April 16th, 2009, 8:56pm
i like this manga... it is confusing yet it has the ability to stab you in the heart...

it can make you realize a lot of thinks and makes you think life is full of mysteries and reality is the truth... the romance of the story is quite confusing though...

you know what? i think that mashiro really likes kurosaki sempai and not sou... she might be thinking about sou but she cares for her sempai more than him especially when she keeps on praising her sempai and opening up to him... i think that their love is mutual since kurosaki likes to tease mashiro in the dream world and he also offered help even once... and also, he kissed mashiro before entering the gate..

this is a really great story... i recommend it, really...

ps: if you're gonna ask me what i want to happen after the ending, i'd say mashiro and sou will be great friends... kurosaki will show up and he will be together with mashiro... biggrin
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Read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Miriette Le Fay
April 14th, 2009, 12:40pm
I will not writte much about this story because I think same comments below are really good (like the big ones) and my english too is not the best.
One think I dindn't agree for the comments that I had already read was the ones that tell the manga was rather cliché that's not actually true and the people that has already read chapter 33 know that...
You must read it if you are looking for a interesting story and yes the way the characters behae is very anoying but nothing you couln't suport and they too have their reasons ... I too don't agree with the last comment Ichigo should has suported Sou but wouldn't you leave a person who says that might be using you confused ?... even the most simpatic person probably would kill his boyfriend after hear this.
Also the whole story about graduation has some misterious you would like to discover. sad
It's sad that nowadays people kill the mangakas when they do interesting and diferent storys ...

... Last updated on April 14th, 2009, 12:44pm
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Rating: N/A
by Ohai
April 1st, 2009, 6:04pm
I'm so sick of Ichijo's whiny attitude...especially in these newer chapters (30-32). He should have stayed a boy and helped Kureha through her issues. He claimed to "accept Sou for what he was" and then turns around and cries about it when Sou says he might be using him? If he accepted all of Sou he'd accept the fact that Sou might use him.
I was so happy when that guy told him off, even if he didn't mean it. Ichijo'll probably mope about for the next chapter or two...

However, I have to admit, this manga is certainly interesting. I'm not going to say it's amazing because I find myself really annoyed with the characters, but I'm still reading it nonetheless.

Art 9/10
Story 8/10
Characters 5/10
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Everyone loves the main character....   
Rating: N/A
by ForbiddenAngel
January 29th, 2009, 8:01pm
...I HATE that cliche. And it's very VERY obvious in this story. So that's why I must say : This story is AMAZING. Even though it's cliched like that, it's still so addicting and very unique. It's cliched in a unique way. haha XD
It's worth buying <3
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beyond shoujo   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by littleyellowdress
July 12th, 2008, 10:03am
An atmospheric psychological drama with conflicted characters, After School Nightmare overturns the shoujo plot conventions of gender bender, love triangles, and the common high school setting. The characters seem to be trapped in limbo, and finding the "key" in the shared dream world is the only way for them to "graduate". The search for the key is also synonymous with the search for the characters' sense of self.

The mangaka succeeds in creating a fantastical plane of existence which is nightmarish and yet beautiful at the same time. I especially love how After School Nightmare questions many gender assumptions along the way, and the characters also grow up from their initial perceptions about themselves and others. There's always a pervasive sense of mystery, wonder and foreboding before you reach the story's conclusion: For example, what does it mean to "graduate"? What makes the characters appear the way they do in the dream world?

Another thing that makes the characters' "reality" more illusory and dream-like is how the students' existence are immediately erased from the memories of their schoolmates once they graduate, leaving only an unexplainable sense of loss and unsettledness.

Anyway, if you are addicted to shoujo but are looking for something distinctly different from the formulaic mangas of this genre, read After School Nightmare! :-)

... Last updated on August 27th, 2008, 3:06am
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Rating: N/A
by iruka92
May 13th, 2008, 6:53am
I've read up to V05. Though the ending was such a shock for me (read a spoiler) but it was certainly an interesting romance manga. Its my first gender bender manga. My heart was torn in between taking it as a yaoi or shoujo couple. Weird, but I'm dissappointed that the manga is licensed. Looks like I have to find solutions for more $$$$ as I am broke.
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One of her better works...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 4th, 2008, 9:46am
Out of the titles by MIZUSHIRO Setona that I've read before, together with X-Day, this qualifies as one of her better works.

The psychological drama is extremely intriguing although the pacing does need some working on.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by oblique
April 8th, 2008, 11:23pm
very good, and different in so many ways. If your looking for a unique concept of a story this would so qualify! The main lead is unusual, in that we remain unsure of whether he/ she is male or female (although the mangaka seemed to want to point towards the latter). I also have to admit, like with a previous reviewer, his/ her personality did get on my nerves occasionally, but not enough to completely despise him/ her either. she/ he genuinely is conflicted about what sex she/ he is, so it was interesting to have that element in it along with the supernatural.

All in all, I would recommend this to anybody, its a good read and very enoyable!

... Last updated on April 8th, 2008, 11:24pm
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