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Hetare Venus  
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Her classmates were always intimidated by her height, hence she received the nickname of "Big Sister" for sixteen years. But this is far from the truth!

She not only is a coward who doesn't dare to say what's on her mind, she's also super scared of horror movies! Like every girl in love, for the sake of the guy she likes, she volunteered to be on the committee of the school's cultural festival.

Unfortunately, her class then chose "haunted house" as their theme; how will she get through this now?


? Hetare Venus
? 1 Day, 1 kiss
? Tsuki ni Todokutou

? Yami e Hakobu Elevator -
"There's something coming from the other side of the darkness..."

A teenage girl is recommended by her friend to take the test of courage at an unused hospital, but something sinister is going on there...


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Associated Names
Elevator That Takes You Into Darkness
My Venus Lady
Yami e Hakobu Elevator

Groups Scanlating
Evil Flowers

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3 (end) by Evil Flowers over 8 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Evil Flowers over 8 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Evil Flowers over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (105 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 5th 2013, 3:23pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

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3 Month Pos #2370 increased(+476)
6 Month Pos #3570 increased(+931)
Year Pos #4607 increased(+2039)

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holy shiznit   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by keturah_kingsland
July 10th, 2011, 12:12pm
first one is cute. liked it. the second one left me all like O.O wtf x.x thats so creepy shit. i thought i was gonna laugh at the creepyness but that was REALLY creepy o.o like some scary shiznet and then the end was just kinda there o.o but its well written and the art was really well done especially the creepy girl. who makes the whole thing scary
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Good Compilation   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
January 17th, 2011, 8:43pm
This is a solid compilation of one-shots by Maki Usami. Mostly shoujo ones, with one horror one-shot thrown in. It makes for an interesting (and sweet) read.

"Hetare Venus / My Venus Lady" is a cute one-shot. The synopsis is above, so there's not much more that needs to be said about the subject matter. The characters are likable and the relationship that develops is sweet.

"1 Day, 1 Kiss" is about a girl who gets her dream guy to go out with her... only to find out he's just using her so that other girls will leave him alone. So she agrees to keep up the fake relationship, as long as he kisses her once a day in exchange. The premise is definitely a new one... and I liked seeing things unfold between the two of them. It's a good one-shot.

"Tsuki ni Todokutou / Tower that Reaches the Moon" is probably my favorite of the bunch. The one-shot is about a girl who moves to the big city and ends up putting out her brother's friend when things don't turn out quite as she expected they would. I found the male lead in this story to be appealing... and the story itself was sweet and funny.

"Yami e Hakobu Elevator / Elevator that Takes You into Darkness" is a dud, in my opinion. It takes a lot to make a horror manga work in my opinion... and this one doesn't work for me. It's not scary enough to succeed as a horror manga, but too creepy to work as a shoujo one. It ends up wandering somewhere between the two and landing in mediocrity. However, I did find the artwork in this one-shot surprisingly good. While the story seemed lackluster, the art showed amazing versatility.

I'm a big fan of Maki Usami's work... and this is a solid compilation of her one-shots. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes her work and to fans of shoujo one-shots in general. I don't think I would advise downloading this just for the horror one-shot, though. Although the reviewer below me seems to think it was scary - so I guess it just depends on how jaded you are to horror manga. YMMV and all that smile
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by brimac13
December 24th, 2008, 11:03am
Yami e Hakobu Elevator has to be the creepiest one-shot I've read in my entire life. I mean, it ranks right up there with The Ring on the creepiness-factor (and considering I couldn't sleep properly for about a month after I saw The Ring and get seriously freaked out just thinking about it, that's saying something). Very effective story-telling, though.

Hetare Venus, in contrast, is incredibly sweet. Though I don't really identify with the main character (I'm 4'11" and no one has ever been afraid of me in any way), I still like the story. The premise reminds me a tiny bit of Lovely Complex (though mostly just with the tall girl who has issues with being tall), but, despite it being a one-shot, I think it's better executed. It would be interesting to see how it would pan out as an actual series, however.

As for the other stories, well, I'm anxious to see those scanlated. smile
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