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Hyakki Yakoushou  
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Description
Ritsu inherited his sixth sense from his grandfather, along with a demon guardian named Blue Storm. Strange things just seem to happen around these two, and it's left to them to get to the bottom of all these mysterious events. Each story is independent but features recurring characters you'll come to know and appreciate as they, each in their own way, try to deal with things 'not of this world'.

Note: Won the Excellence Prize of manga section of Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006. Has sold over 5.5 million copies.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Beyond Twilight
Bách Quỷ Dạ Hành Ký
Hyakki Yakou Shou
Hyakkiyakou Shou
Le Cortège des cent démons (French)
Nighttime Procession of a Hundred Demons
Selected Pandemonium
Tales of a Hundred Ghosts Traveling by the Night
百鬼夜行抄
백귀야행

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.31 by Quicksandscans about 1 year ago
v.8 c.30 by Fallen Syndicate over 3 years ago
v.8 c.28b by Fallen Syndicate over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Tankoubon - Ongoing)
17 Volumes (Bunkoban - Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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2 topics, 12 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (222 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 28th 2021, 8:06pm PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher
Asahi (1995, 2005)

Serialized In (magazine)
Nemuki (Asahi)
Nemuki + (Asahi)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #583 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #1279 increased(+202)
3 Month Pos #2225 increased(+131)
6 Month Pos #2569 increased(+334)
Year Pos #3400 decreased(-273)

List Stats
On 948 reading lists
On 1233 wish lists
On 47 unfinished lists
On 372 custom lists

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Great manga  
by Yenkaz
January 25th, 2008, 2:56pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I really like this manga, it has some unique supernatural stories while presenting them in a very down-to-earth way, while still managing to be very interesting.

The main lead is indeed very likeable, and there's a number of characters that are reoccuring despite the mangas episodic setting(every chapter has it's own story)

... Last updated on January 25th, 2008, 3:00pm
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The best of the best  
by ninakun
February 11th, 2019, 4:17pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manga does not need modesty. For those who like supernatural and Japanese folklore listen well: there is simply no better manga than this. Unfortunately, it lacks interested scanlators, but the existing translation is very well done.
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Highly recommended...  
by VampireBanana
June 21st, 2008, 9:48am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is an excellent mixture of Japanese mythology and folklore. I'd say that it's far superior to many similarly themed series, given the intriguing cast, concrete plot and characterisation, and how it combines aspects both modern and old without sacrificing the plot and characterisation. In fact, it has an intense "slice of life" feel given the fairly serious yet magical approach the series assumes and I believe it'd likely appeal to serious readers who're interested in a matured work about the supernatural. This and Dokebi bride(its' Korean counterpart) are definitely top notch works about mythology and folklore.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2008, 12:48pm
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Love!  
by smtmissin
January 18th, 2012, 3:39pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is comparable to Natsume Yuujinchou. However, this one tended towards the horror aspect, while Natsume Yuujinchou is more about the relationship among humans and youkais. Both has its own merit. Both are very touching and both carry a nostalgic feeling.
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Excellent  
by LaoBa
September 6th, 2007, 4:00am
Rating: N/A
This story mixes traditional Japanese mythology/monsters with modern living. It shows how being able to see supernatural beings is no joke. The stories are sometimes scary, sometimes funny. Nice artwork and a likable protagonist. If you like supernatural stories, this is a must-read.
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Touching  
by montblanc512
July 28th, 2009, 1:09am
Rating: N/A
I guess this sounds strange considering the supernatural aspect but I find this manga's characters and their stories very touching. Not all the time of course, but when it intended to be it did it well. I still feel very much for the main character when he reminisces about his grandpa, or the chapter about his first friend, I just get the feeling that despite the randomness of the situations the characters, particularly Ritsu, are very realistic and well developed. Also I have mixed feelings about "Blue Storm", from the description you'd think he'd be there all the time, but his role is much smaller than one would think. On the one hand it's under utilizing a great character, but it makes the story more realistic since he doesn't jsut show up to save the day all the time.

9/10 (I do love the series but the amount of deaths, and the sort of nonchalant way they're presented bothers me, like you'd think the protagonist would try harder to do something sometimes when there are supernatural serial killings or something, but he just takes his sweet time figuring things out, unless it directly involves someone he cares about.)
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Highly recommended  
by Nani0918
July 29th, 2012, 6:56am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is a very good series. The stories are fascinating, and some can be quite scary. It amazes me how the author can come up with those horror stories themselves, while weaving them to the reality of our main characters with wonderful arts.

Highly recommended.
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soo goood  
by caseopea
November 19th, 2012, 3:08pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I'm so in love with Ritsu, Lol, even though I don't know why the author seem to picture him as an average looking boy who's not too smart in studying, but I find the main char is very charming n smart, one disappointment for me is that the lack of his relationship with his surrounding such as his school ground situation (which is b'cos the author said she was very lazy to draw school scene =_=;wink, but overall I really recommend this manga, its fun to read Ritsu adventures smile
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I wish for none  
by jackalan
October 30th, 2010, 3:22am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I considered Hyakki Yakoushou one of the best manga I've ever read. Even though its lack of relationship and tension, I do not wish for any of that to happen. If they might happen then it is up to the author. And I do believe if sometimes she does decide to do so, it will be just as excellent as the other parts of the series.
The only disappointment was during my Japan trip, I could not find a single book store selling the the title! Everywhere was Hitman, Hitman, Hitman, Hitman and... One Piece (I liked One Piece though LOL). Why-The-Face?! confused It was among the few titles I wished own... DANG!

OHMYGOD... It's been LICENSED! Fuck NO! ect. was doing such a fine fine job with the translation TT_____TT Now where can I find this... TT_______TT

... Last updated on July 20th, 2012, 9:35am
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Very good.  
by Crenshinibon
January 16th, 2009, 5:34am
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
Hyakki Yakoushou is a strong supernatural title with a lot of great atmospheric storytelling. The slightly linked anecdotes are interesting, and the interactions between some of the characters are compelling, although the focus always remains on the supernatural incidents themselves, rather than the characters. It's certainly one of the best supernatural titles out there.

That aside, I do have a bit of a complaint. The storytelling is often very forced- the incidents seem artificial, and are often seemingly randomly inserted. Normally this isn't much a problem with these kind of stories, but the fact is that Hyakki Yakoushou is making an honest attempt at having an overarching storyline, and as a result fails to develop the incidents as well as it could on an individual basis, choosing instead to further the characters and ignore circumstance. This is what really gets me, and if it weren't for the gross failure of this aspect it could easily stand shoulder-to-shoulder with series like Natsume Yuujinchou and Mushishi in everything but art. As it is it is simply a very good series that fails to reach quite the same level of excellence, though it makes it quite far.

... Last updated on January 16th, 2009, 5:35am
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