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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - 'Akai Hitomi wa Shitte Iru  
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Based on novel by Kaminaga Manabu. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, aka psychic detective yakumo, tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo who is born with different eye colors. His red left eye gives him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause,' and simply eliminating that 'cause' will let those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, they begin the investigation together.


Includes an unrelated side story called Pen x Pal in vol.1.


Related Series
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Alternate Story)
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Pen X Pal
Psychic Detective Yakumo - The Red Eyes Know
Psychic Detective Yakumo: The Red Eye Has a Clue
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (MIYAKO Ritsu)
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Oneshot by Loyal Kiss over 8 years ago
v.2 c.9 (end) by Fateful Encounters over 8 years ago
v.2 c.8 by Fateful Encounters over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (269 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 30th 2015, 7:48am PST



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Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Two versions   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
January 16th, 2016, 9:24pm
I honestly love this version more, short but good.
Characterization and flow wise...this one wins for me (I don't give a damn if Yakumo was drawn hotter in the other one). Too bad it only has two volumes and the other version isn't my taste (Became too dramatic and the Haruka there annoys the hell out of me).

I really wish this was longer. I guess it's time to read the novel.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sauyadav
March 23rd, 2012, 10:17am
It was nice read. Art is pretty good, story is very light, doesn't have enough punch. I was expecting something like Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Still it seems a sincere effort without any over-the-top annoying elements. A good manga for someone just starting reading manga.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
January 18th, 2011, 10:26am
a light reading, I like the part which talks about the humanbeing feelings. Story is not important for this short manga. Ending is good enough. No exaggeration is fine.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
June 2nd, 2010, 10:00am
The art was good, the storylines were good and the development of the characters was good. The shortness of the series meant that the plot didn't drag like some longer mangas. Overall a good read that I would recommend.
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Very Short, But Good Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by a_v
December 23rd, 2009, 3:10pm
Basic premise:
Cynical student helps a bright cheerful girl with a kind heart figure out what has happened to her friends in trouble.

In this, it basically comes down to 3 small arcs (each an individual detective story) with a ghost aspect in it.

Also, ignore the title - It's not psychic, it's more of a "third-eye" type of being able to see lingering spirits (or if you prefer, think of a "I see dead people Sharingan).

Overall a good manga, rated it high due to having no real faults, and also not being many of it's type. Ending is somewhat mediocre, but this series didn't go on long enough to expect for anything more.
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it should have been longer!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by freko_frika
December 22nd, 2009, 7:12am
its a good manga, very intriguing and well told..and i really like the main lead Yakumo.such a unique his interaction with the female lead is quite cute too..if only it was a romance manga..but it isnt but it beats most shoujo romance manga out there...and once ur done with this manga, you'll want more...two volumes is too short!!
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Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by HowlSophie
December 8th, 2009, 12:07pm
i gave it a 9.9 'cuz i wanted it to be would've been great if they became a couple...but than again it isn't a romance manga
but still awesome
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Great Short Series   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
October 16th, 2009, 5:44pm
This is by far one of the few short series i enjoyed reading. It has depth, drama, supense, and overall great characters especially Yakumo. Only problem with it is that it was short because it would be awesome to read more.
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Rating: N/A
by Tomochii-Chan
February 9th, 2009, 8:31pm
I really like this manga, especially since it reminds me so much of Ghost Hunt. I especially love the art and characters. Yakumo is awesome (and hot). Haruka and Yakumo are a great team (and couple bigrazz)

Good read if you're into ghost stories or like the series Ghost Hunt.
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