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Amatsuki  
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Description
History isn't Tokidoki's strong subject. He's even forced to do make-up work at a high-tech history museum to bring up his failing grades. After losing an eye to a virtual reality monster in an Edo-period simulation, he finds himself unable to leave the game. Could it be real?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Аматсуки
あまつき
天月
ย้อนอดีตทะลุมิติ
雨月
아마츠키

Groups Scanlating
Amayo no Tsuki
CoyoMoose
Easy Going Scans
Hana-mi
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 24

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (377 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 10th 2014, 2:01pm PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Zero-Sum (Ichijinsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #793 increased(+11)
Monthly Pos #1124 decreased(-85)
3 Month Pos #600 increased(+134)
6 Month Pos #558 increased(+26)

List Stats
On 1873 reading lists
On 1252 wish lists
On 153 unfinished lists
On 321 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Some Questions on Amatsuki 1327 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes ago
Question about Tokidoki Rikugo 1328 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes ago
I need some help on this plot.... 1328 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes ago
scanalation? 1689 days, 9 hours, 12 minutes ago

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peculiar   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by namu76
November 16th, 2012, 5:09am
takayama shinobu's works are wonders.

this one is especially layered, mixing all sorts of things you could ever imagine, and that exactly what makes me love this series. she makes very few miscalculation (in fact, I can't find any) despite having another series running (haigakura) which makes me wonder just how smart she is. you know, some author tends to blunder when they make long running series. I think that's why some of them often go to hiatus...

well, since this is really really good, I'm itching for more release... >,<
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Confusing but Fascinating   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
March 2nd, 2012, 12:20am
The plot is complicated, and there are more and more questions that pile up as the series goes on, but the journey toward those answers is fascinating and I can't help but read on because I want to know what the heck is going on. It seems pretty straight forward at first--guy gets stuck in virtual reality and has to deal with all kinds of Edo world people and demons (and that's as far as the plot goes in the anime), but it's sooo much more interesting than that. It's like the plot has two sides: the things that happen to Tokidoki in the Edo fantasy world, and the mystery and intentions behind the company that seems to have created this world in the first place.

The art is also amazing. I envy the author's drawing talent. Lots of detail and fine lines and the covers have a beautiful coloring style. The character's expressions (especially Tokidoki's smile) seem a little weird at first, but that gets better.

I just wish they would publish this in English already. I would buy this one, and I don't understand why they would sell the anime and not the manga when the manga is worlds better. Come one.
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Should be labeled sci-fi and mystery.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
July 19th, 2011, 9:53am
I think the genre lables are a little misleading...or is that just me?

This manga is confusing (I'm sure that has been established lol), BUT if you keep in mind that Toki's adventures take place inside virtual reality it makes a bit more sense. I think because people go into it thinking it's "time travel" and the parallel world is where all the confusion is coming from.
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In the beginning they go into a virtual Edo to research the era for a class project. In the real world an old acquaintance of Toki's and a group of others are looking into a computer tech company and the prodigy son (who is missing) of that company who was said to have something to do with VR. (Possibly it's creator? That's what I gathered from some of the chapters anyway.) As for the paralleled aspect, in my personal opinion, backed by some of the content in the manga, I believe this particular VR in Amatsuki is a new kind; one where a part of your consciousness splits upon entering the virtual world, allowing Toki and the others to still function fully in the real world. (As seen when Toki's friends in real life comment that he's different or 'not completely there' after visiting the virtual Edo.)
I'm not sure how some people conveniently forgot these facts and are labelling it as time travel and such to confuse new readers.
That said, it was a little unclear as to what Toki and the rest inside the virtual world are trying to accomplish (at least at first) and the fact that the manga also retains a lot of mystery can add to the confusion, but it also adds to the plot.

I would probably recommend to new readers to save this manga until after it's finished. This is one of those stories that requires you to remember exactly whats going on and what happened several chapters ago. This is difficult to do unless reading the chapters consecutively within a short span of time. Reading a couple chapters every few months really adds to the confusion and has required me having to go back and re-read the manga from several volumes leading up to the newly released chapters.

It seems that the plot becomes more clear somewhere around chapter 80 (if the raws are any indication). At least one (and likely a couple more) important questions are answered then. So for now, I myself have put this manga on hold until the scanlations reach that point.

... Last updated on August 7th, 2012, 4:20pm
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Has potential but confusing   
Rating: N/A
by deathcoy
April 8th, 2010, 4:37am
this manga definitely has potential, plotwise though its a bit confusing as mention by many. unfortunately cant expect much out of action though, since its mainly an "all talk" manga.

the bad thing is, since the plot relies on pieces of the puzzle coming together, i have to friggin re-read the entire manga every single friggin time a new chapter is released so that previous content chapters make sense and things fall into place... this imo is probably the reason why people wont like this manga... hell i've dropped and repick this dozens of times... wish the scans would come out 1 shot... or at least on regular basis...
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Anime and Manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
January 13th, 2010, 11:36pm
I've never read the manga... But I've only watched the anime up to...no more than 10 episodes, I believe. And well...the beginning was really catchy, him going to the weird but new world without knowing it but it just sort of crashed when there was really nothing more than his adventures with no real plot.
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I am waiting for the next scanslation   
Rating: N/A
by sosise
July 31st, 2009, 9:09pm
Nothing make sense in chinese. maybe coz i was too dependent on the english trasnlation. the story is amusing and confusing. everybody said so. but i bow down for the artwork and timing. yes; it is superb, clean, pretty but can make goosebump sometimes.
and for the BL suggestion: I found it between Bonten and Ginshuu. Anyone?
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love it!   
Rating: N/A
by sweetnsour321
July 25th, 2009, 4:13pm
This a really good series but it's confusing if you don't read the text.
it's like a puzzle hahaha.
I recomend that you watch the anime first then read the manga.

it's sad that no ones really translating this manga lately...*cry*
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Beautiful Art, Beautiful Plot. Simply amazing.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by soelle912
April 16th, 2009, 12:22pm
I do agree with the comments that the plot at times can seem quite confusing. It's one of those plots that fall gradually into place like a jigsaw; as a reader you are given piece by piece to fit into the whole frame. Still, I think it was perfectly clear to understand, and the more you read, the more you realise the hidden meanings of previous chapters.

Artwork is simply beautiful and it's very well constructed. I also think that the characters (every single one of them) are unique and very realistic. They have their faults like everyone else and it just makes everything so believable.

Although the series is quite comic, it has also has a sad/serious side which I love... The plot really does just get better and better. If you like mysterious plots and figuring stuff out, you'll love it!
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Some translation issues   
Rating: N/A
by Aliera
March 21st, 2009, 6:07am
I'm glad I watched the anime first.. there are a lot of translation issues with the scanlations, especially in the early chapters. Mostly i'd say it's very disjointed and literal at times, which can really add to the confusion.
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Confusing   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
January 20th, 2009, 2:32pm
This story isn't bad. I like it. The drive of it is the mystery, which keeps it going plenty well. The setting is good, a boy sucked into another time, and the reason why the protag is special is acceptable since it's not one of those "You were born with an obscenely unnatural and needed power". The thing that I don't like though is, THIS IS CONFUSING. I've reread all the current chapters several times over, and there are still things that I don't get. Time jumps are unnatural and there are too many things that simply don't make sense. Overall, it's good but coonnfffuuussinnggg
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