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Spiral - Suiri no Kizuna  
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From Yen Press:

World-class detective Kiyotaka Narumi's last words prior to his sudden disappearance continue to haunt his younger brother, Ayumu. The cheeky 10th-grader becomes equally embroiled in the mystery of the doomed “Blade Children” when he is mistakenly named the prime suspect in a murder at his school. Led by Ayumu's sister-in-law, Kiyotaka's wife and fellow detective, Madoka, the investigation into the murder gives Ayumu a chance to clear his name. But in doing so, he not only uncovers ties to the Blade Children but also more questions than answers about who and what they are.


Related Series
Spiral Alive (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
スパイラル 推理の絆
Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning
Thám tử kì tài

Groups Scanlating
Chokoreto no Onigiri

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.77 (end) by Minna-scan & Ascension over 7 years ago
v.15 c.76 by Minna-scan & Ascension over 8 years ago
v.15 c.Omake by KAW over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 28

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (451 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 5th 2015, 6:29pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen GanGan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (15 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #686 decreased(-26)
Monthly Pos #941 increased(+217)
3 Month Pos #1664 increased(+57)
6 Month Pos #1716 increased(+177)
Year Pos #1925 decreased(-24)

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On 902 reading lists
On 1001 wish lists
On 919 completed lists
On 110 unfinished lists
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SPOILERS What happens after chapter 21? over 6 years ago

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Review on Complete Manga & Anime   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Ty719
December 10th, 2009, 11:52am
I watched the anime of Spiral which lead me to read the manga. I have read the entirety of Spiral manga. I must say I love this author's style of art and storytelling.

First-off, the intensity of the mysteries (or action) grew as more people got involved. I found that exciting. The plot twists may seem rushed at times, but all-in-all I think they were well-planned.

Secondly, there wasn't a main character that I didn't like, and that's rare.
A lot of people might have found Ayumu annoying due to his inferior complex and such, but as someone whose also grown up with an inferior complex, his personality gave me a lot of insight on myself. Hiyono grew on me due to her intelligent ways of boosting Ayumu's confidence and gaining information.
I was also drawn into the Blade Children; people who claimed had no hope and no reason to live. Each of them had unique personalities which kept them interesting. Never did figure out why Eyes always brought Rio melons. T_T

The anime is good for if you want to see if the story is worth your time. I was drawn into the anime due to the music, however I was disappointed later to find they only used 6/15 Volumes in the anime and made Kanone look like a villian when he was a neutral character.

If you like Kyo Shirodaira's manga, I might recommend taking a look at Record of Fallen Vampire and see what you think.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2010, 4:40pm
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a complete waste of time.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by songofthewaves
July 10th, 2009, 9:40am
may seem interesting at first but i assume the writer started to lose interest, or was hurrying for a conclusion. reading up to volume 14, you realise the manga is unnecessarily melodramatic, focussing its plot twists on the most mundane of situations. furthermore, what i thought started off as a type of detective/mystery genre, ends up as a pseudoscientific, religious hogwash. in all, quite disappointing. attempts to have a deep plot, but in the end it is farily banal.
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Rating: N/A
by Revelmonk
June 20th, 2009, 4:12pm
This is manga is good but it has some annoyances that I would prefer they fix like the constant brother complex and the hints at romance but nothing developing(I would acctually prefer they leave it out than developing it the way they did.) Otherwise good mystery.
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good but missing something...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SCKing88
March 14th, 2009, 7:23pm
this has an element (a genre if you will) in it that is not listed; and for a good reason... although it is constantly pushed at, and always hinted throughout the manga; it never happens, this is frustrating to the point that it would've been more enjoyable had they left it out... i wouldn't say this beats Conan in the creativity of the cases but the overall plot is certainly something to look at

... Last updated on March 14th, 2009, 7:25pm
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favorite mysteries   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 4:23pm
one of my favorites mysteries of all time
the problems are very though out and the way their solved is also amazing...i love how the characters influence each other and their personalities
i really like that girl that hangs out with the main guy...shes just awesome! =]
there's just soo much suspense and questions unanswered that it just keeps you waitin for more and more....

i really hope this series is updated though...i realy can't wait for the next chapter
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the best.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by matt_is_the_best
June 19th, 2008, 6:25pm
perfect. nothing is wrong with it. it is funny, suspenseful and just.. amazingly perfect. i love it. =) .. in fact.. my simple words could never describe it... they aren't good enough. nothing is.. well... maybe. *thinks about best friend who is holy* maybe. =)
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Great manga~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sanzo_reload
April 21st, 2008, 12:35am
I watched the anime before reading the manga, but I still think that the manga is waaaay better than the anime. It's a great series with a list of strong characters esp. Hiyono-chan~ Gotta love her..
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Rating: N/A
by gohan11
January 19th, 2008, 12:49am
The reasoning used in the series is pretty great the only thing is that the series gets REALLY wordy at times, and when I mean wordy I mean a overuse of random figurative babble.
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A great detective manga requires thinking..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chueisha
August 19th, 2007, 12:48pm
The manga was awesome, though not long but some of the speeches need a little examine to solve the mysteries :] (took me like 1 week to finish the whole manga =.="") Recommend for people who love detective cases/mysteries like detective conan.
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Very Nice   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Seperations
August 8th, 2007, 6:37am
This is a great manga with good artwork and a thick plot.

The character developement is good and the plot twists make things more fun and interesting. (Especially at the end ^^)

There isn't much action, but there is enough of it later on in the manga.

Probably one of the best mystery mangas I've read.
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