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Hoozuki no Shima  
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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.


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Associated Names
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 over 7 years ago
v.4 c.26 by Endless Abyss over 7 years ago
v.4 c.25 by Endless Abyss over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (367 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 21st 2017, 10:36pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Gangan (Square Enix)

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Monthly Pos #1068 increased(+440)
3 Month Pos #1931 increased(+465)
6 Month Pos #2739 increased(+173)
Year Pos #2942 increased(+224)

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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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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.

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
July 16th, 2010, 7:02pm
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This manga builds up all this supense and drama and in the end.... it's a big misunderstanding of events to the point of me laughing so hard that i was fooled. Anyway, the story spills in suspense and mystery and tries to let the reader figure out the mystery of what is going on in the manga. It's pretty subjective and the reader can have different secerios in their head on how it's going to end.

I think it was pretty good from begining to end because the ending catches you off guard without warning, at least for me anyway. P.S That teacher with the glasses is scum and deserves to rot in hell:-)

... Last updated on July 16th, 2010, 7:08pm
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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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good suspense, bad payoff.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by red-eyed-slayer
December 2nd, 2017, 11:14pm
Honestly, reading this author works, he knows how to keep audience excited, due to his skillful use of suspense, and intriguing mystery and also knows how to make big anticlimaxes

The psychological thriller aspect was very exciting, I understand the kids misinterpreting events their viewpoints, but when we read the comic itself the adults like very sinister when in end you can't help feel the author troll, and thinks once he got audience excited he just doesn't care about the ending since he already has the audience.

Everything felt anticlimactic since,
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the characters deaths being actually injuries instead, so no one got killed everything felt cheap, given how tense and dark the story was given, instead will had what I call the infamously named "disney ending" which feels jarring compare to the mature, dark and gritty tone

My advice just read for the skillful suspense and thriller elements, but the payoff form this author will always or mostly disappoint.
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by jasperv
August 2nd, 2013, 12:47pm
to write a horror thriller with ghosts and conspiracy while sticking to objectivity is a near impossible feat
yet its what this author attempted
whats different makes this different from other manga is as opposed to the others were you know more and you have a large view of the truths and characters
in this one you don't know any more truths or view then the protagonists
and you get fooled when they get and you believe what they believe
and also one of the antagonists is also victim to this
and thats what makes this more realist then any other horror story

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2013, 12:54pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cruz
February 21st, 2011, 1:54pm
I dont know what is happening to u guys? This is one of the best manga i've ever read. Dont care much about the ending, you will find the vest emotion: scary, panicking, thrilling, happy....I gave it 10 out of 10. And guys who did not read this manga, please try it and dont looking at bad comments
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
August 14th, 2010, 11:39pm
That was an enjoyable way to fill in a bit of time, but it's pretty dumb. I wish the hidden mysteries and such had turned out to be as interesting as it was implied - but yeah, 'a big nothing'. It's worth reading, but I doubt I'll remember anything about it in a couple of months.
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masterpiece! But don't be expecting too much gore, this is still "kid"-friendly ;)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
November 7th, 2014, 9:27pm
I truly love how the author tried to tie the story to real life while keeping the suspense high. I don't want to spoil anything so i'll just say this: This author does a really good job of tying things up. biggrin

In many ways, this story is a lot like Sherlock Holmes. The readers pretty much live through the characters themselves, and the readers do not know anything beyond what the main characters themselves know. I love it like this because it gives a lot of possibilities!

... Last updated on November 28th, 2014, 3:42am
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Another manga that would make a good movie   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
August 11th, 2012, 3:53pm
but I guess it doesn't have to since it's a good manga. This is the story of kids that have all been hurt or abandoned by their parents. So they already don't like adults, when the kids start to disappear one by one, paranoia and distrust build up.

In that sense, this is a nice story about paranoia, especially coming from children. I wasn't at all disappointed with it. I've read this twice and after you know the ending, it cuts some of the tension out of the story, but towards the end(around the last two volumes), It started to pick up again. When you see the deaths and what's causing it, that aspect remains quite good.

The first time you read it, is when it's going to be the most involving, to the point that I didn't even notice how curvacious one of the teachers is drawn.
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