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Ageha Yoshina is a self-confident high school student who helps others for a fee. On his way back from a job, he finds a strange calling card with the word "Psyren" imprinted left behind in a phone booth and decides to keep it, unaware of its purpose. The very next day, Ageha discovers that his classmate Sakurako Amamiya has the exact same calling card in her possession. When he questions her, Sakurako asks him to save her, signaling the day his troubles begin.

Confused by the circumstances of this encounter, Ageha realizes something is wrong when Sakurako goes missing. In an attempt to figure out what is happening, he decides to call the number provided on the calling card and is asked a series of questions by a mysterious voice, ending with a final, cryptic question: "Would you like to go to Psyren?" Thus begins two teenagers' participation in a game of life or death within a strange world inhabited by monsters called "Taboo." Granted the ability to use psychic powers known as "PSI," the duo fight to return to the place they call home.


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AniMaBON Team
Bod Rangzen

Latest Release(s)
c.Omake by Muda Scantrad over 6 years ago
v.16 c.145 (end) by Muda Scantrad over 7 years ago
v.16 c.144 by Muda Scantrad over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1937 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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February 18th 2018, 8:01am PST



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Viz (16 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #504 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #713 increased(+47)
3 Month Pos #793 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #703 decreased(-34)
Year Pos #690 decreased(-34)

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Light Novels over 3 years ago
Psyrens originality is questionable...? over 4 years ago
Release date for the 1st volume in English? over 6 years ago
Psyren ending over 6 years ago
i say psyren deserve to be made into anime... over 7 years ago

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by sandyatthebeach1
February 26th, 2012, 12:33am
This manga will seriously capture your attention and hold it! I literally read all of it in one night. Psyren is awesome- the length is great, it's not too long or short, and I thought that the ending was very satisfying. If you read this, you won't regret it!
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Pretty damn good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by DarkHydra
February 25th, 2012, 8:28am
Apart from the iffy ending (although it wasn't totally awful or anything), this manga was pretty awesome. Would have liked to see some development of certain aspects, but it hardly suffers without. smile

Loved it so much I read it in two days!
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One of the best!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kimiko653
January 2nd, 2012, 7:32pm
This manga is wonderful.. it is one of the few i have actually felt the need to write a review...
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My favorite part was when the children appear in the future..

if i had to pick one fault with it .. i would say i didnt like the ending as much.. yeah it was probably the only one that would have worked but i wish the manga could have been a little longer... or at least a look into the new future....
i hope there will be a sequel to it or at least an anime
the art was really good too!!!

so i give this manga a 9.... [:

... Last updated on January 4th, 2012, 3:31pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by FormX
December 16th, 2011, 6:35pm
This is a really well done shounen action. The characters, the plot, the art--- everything was well balanced and near perfect.

After rereading this I decided it needs a sequel, since I want to see the characters to do more, not that it didn't end properly.

... Last updated on December 16th, 2011, 6:36pm
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A bit rushed, but not much   
Rating: N/A
by SiLNeT
November 1st, 2011, 9:44am
Seems like all loose ends were tied up, no gaping plothole, all questions are answered well before the final chapters. The final battle does feel a bit rushed, but ultimately, it ended properly.

... Last updated on November 1st, 2011, 9:45am
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A good shounen manga that actually ends   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by XileDragon
September 25th, 2011, 4:49am
Most of shounen mangas just never end. And those that do, tend to end 10 volumes too late because it dragged on too long. Psyren isn't too long, actually it almost seems too short. It has all the components of a good shounen, with action, evolution, time jumps, romance, etc. While there may be many things that could have been "better executed" in this manga, ultimately it provides the audience with a good, satisfying shounen manga reading. And if that's your cup of tea, then give it a shot.
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Better than I expected!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by trepazoid
August 11th, 2011, 3:01pm
Drawn so pretty!! Wheeee I finished this in 3 days!
It has its cliche battle moments (where characters 'blahblah' too much in the action, and others on the sidelines watching/cheering..) and the plot dragged a bit towards the middle, but for the most part the action scenes never bored and the pace/plot picks itself up for a surprisingly satisfying ending.
Character development is quite decent, imo, and that's also well done/drawn with the time traveling/skipping. Strong main character (FINALLY! not a coward or crybaby! banzai!! \^.^/) who grows up towards the end (and triumphs!). Finally a character who doesn't whine and bitch about 'taking a life' and recognizes the necessity of dirtying his own hands to 'protect.' I've had too much of the 'I don't want to kill the evil bad guy because killing is evil' BS. It's refreshing to see the main character with strong will to take a stand against the 'evil' and do what's needed to right a 'wrong.'

Emotion, romance, action.. I think all the elements were nicely paced and never felt like anything was amiss. Despite the farfetched scenarios, the characters/events behave in ways that make it, for the most part, believable (powers that grow with practice, powers have their limitations, blah blah). It has a nice balance of components of an exciting shounen manga, but at the same time that's what makes it blow over a little too easy and forgettable (lol in a good way).
The art is also very good.
Still, what a fun manga hehehehe I'd recommend this!!

... Last updated on August 11th, 2011, 3:05pm
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Did not want it to end   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
August 4th, 2011, 1:23pm
One of the better shounen manga out there. Art starts out a bit rough, but not bad and in later volumes improves to a good quality. The description is a little bit misleading as you think it might be about a high school kid who does troubleshooting work (for 10K yen). I originally avoided it because of that, but saw so many positive reviews that I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. It has quite a few different elements, but for the most part the mangaka makes it work and it instead feels like it has a nice amount of variety. One of its strengths is that the mangaka creates a system
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for psi abilities that is based on 3 main attributes with skills that are derived from those attributes and can be combined to create interesting abilities.
This system makes pretty good sense and works nicely.

I get the feeling that the series was axed (maybe mangaka wanted to move on or there wasn't enough sales), because some things are not developed completely and it feels a little rushed at times. One of the things that is not developed is the characters. The two main leads come off as a little generic or bland. One of the characters that seems significant in the beginning and seems to be part of a love triangle kinda disappears for a long time only to be brought back towards the end. Another character who is part of the main good guys group seems to have some questionable morals and motivations which we are led to believe will be investigated but he also vanishes to be brought back in the end.

The series is pretty strong until the later volumes, it then becomes a typical shounen battle manga. Abilities were normally explained previously in regards to the system that was set up. Instead we get some bad guys exhibiting a ridiculous number of powers that sometimes didn't make sense with the system created. We also get the typical shounen power-ups and the whole stopping time to train bit which we've seen often in titles like dragonball and bleach. Everything was a bit dumbed down for this stretch. We get a split personality thrown in that kinda comes from left field (almost no foreshadowing) and we are led to believe that this is going to be a serious issue for the character but is quickly and easily resolved at the end. There is a bunch of other stuff that I could list that smacks of rushing things which left me frustrated in the last few volumes. All of this makes me feel that the mangaka had intended the series to originally be longer. However, the mangaka does a satisfactory job in tying off or providing some resolution to many things in the final chapters. Those final chapters saved the story for me and made me feel better overall. So, I guess I would say it was pretty good for the first 75% of the series and then it dropped significantly and finally regained its footing with the last few chapters.

It is still overall a very good and entertaining series. I'd give it about an 8 even with its rushed ending and other weaknesses.
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The end is not match my expectation   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GoJ
July 18th, 2011, 12:09pm
Well, personally I think the end is rushed. It didn't match my expectation and it was like the author is throwing a rock right at my face none.

Nevertheless, I think it's the best solution out there. If I can rewrite Psyren's ending (like, in fan-fiction or something), I couldn't give it better ending so I think we will let the ending as it is bigrazz

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And for the fate of #07, since she existed in normal time so she wouldn't be disappeared when the time changes because she wasn't born in that alternate future. Who affected are those born and die in between 2009 ~ 2018.

But I don't understand why there must be a parallel world (where everyone died but main characters). If the future is changed then that world shouldn't exist. Maybe the parallel world concept is involved because it explains time paradox.

I'm bad at solving time paradox's problem :P
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The best shounen ever   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by Azathrax
July 9th, 2011, 7:49am
I honestly have never read something as awesome as this. I decided to read it because I found it randomly in mangastream and decided to take a look. I thought "hmm, the battle scenes look really good, I'm gonna try it". And so it began. Starting immediately in the first chapter, the story was already surprisingly good, and as I read more and more, everything became better and better. Even some arcs that looked like they would be not as good as previous ones had mind-blowing twists. And the battles are simply the best ever, I've never seen anything as good as this. So give this manga a chance, read it, and you're gonna love it. I recommend Psyren with all my might.
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