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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
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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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16 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1940 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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Light Novels over 3 years ago
Psyrens originality is questionable...? over 4 years ago
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Psyren ending over 6 years ago
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LOVED it   
Rating: N/A
by strawberriez880
July 6th, 2011, 6:28am
i started reading Psyren when a friend introduced it to me. to me, what makes a good first impression is the art. and truth be told, the art isn't that good at the beginning (it gets STUNNING later on). anyway, i kept reading because my friend was nagging me to. then i was hooked. Psyren is absolutely awesome. none of the arcs are dragged out or feel rushed, which is always a plus. anyway, let's break things down.

plot 8.5/10 - like some others said, this manga is pretty much a mix of a few other mangas, but with its own twist. i don't read that much shonen, but even i can tell that Psyren is quite typical, but the author makes it work. it starts out being a strategy manga, but quickly turns into a battle manga when 'psi' is introduced. that put me off at first, but the author has developed the idea of 'psi' pretty nicely which is surprising. in short, the plot is cliched with a twist (in a good way).

characters 7/10 - truth be told, some of the characters are kind of bland to me. the main characters yoshina and amamiya, oh god they are SO forgettable. it took me about 15 chapters to remember their names (maybe its just my bad memory, but still). their personalities are boring. yoshina is your typical hot headed but passionate hero, and amamiya....she's just too dull. her only good point is her fighting skills. on the other hand, i absolutely LOVE kyle. he is just too adorable. don't you love the massive hugs he gives yoshina whenever they reunite? it's so cute!

art 10/10 - the art starts out meh (yoshina's look is very inconsistent. in one panel he looks like a kid, in another he looks like an adult), but becomes amazing quickly. the anatomy is quite accurate and there are enough details in the drawings that tell you the author actually does his/her work properly. i especially like the character designs, NOT yoshina or amamiya, but others such as tatsuo, kyle, frederica, junas, matsuri etc. they all look badass in their own way, and they're actually memorable unlike the main characters -____-

overall 9/10 - hey, what can i say? despite its flaws, Psyren is amazing. the length is perfect: not too long or short. the ending feels a bit rushed, but that's not enough to ruin the manga. if you're looking for a shonen manga with good art and a decent plotline, Psyren is a must-read biggrin

... Last updated on July 6th, 2011, 6:30am
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Last Thoughts   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Limitations
April 14th, 2011, 2:38am
I liked the ending. It didn't feel too rushed, just realistic. I'm glad it ended when it did, I hate it when they keep on going and going and going, like Naruto. Which I lost interest in a long ways back.

I also really liked the romance in it. It was there, not just hinted at, but not overblown.
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Surprisingly Awesome   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whistlebird
January 23rd, 2011, 12:01am
Uwaaaaah, that was so good! I just finished the series two seconds ago and I officially love it. I have to say it's not often I finish a series and am actually satisfied with how it ended. It started out a little meh, this could be interesting or it could be just weird, but it turned out to be really awesome. The plot turned out to be thoroughly exciting, understandable (despite the paradoxes), and surprising. The characters were lovable (especially Yoshina, Kyle, Shao, uh, almost all the guys) and the girls weren't too annoying or useless, as happens with some shounen manga. The villains had motives that made sense (at least to them, and we could believe it) and the bit of romance was sweet. It was also occasionally pretty funny, fufufu. Over all, a read that felt very worth it to finish. biggrin
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Ending was out of nowhere   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
January 13th, 2011, 6:37pm
When i finished the manga, i couldn't believe it, i just thought there would be way more story but i guess it's good they didn't drag it out. Anyway, Psyren was pretty good in the beginning, mystery that surrounded the calling cards and the supense that lead up to knowing about Psyren.

After that.....the manga took a huge shift which is not bad but a lot of the charcters got worn out in the shift and i wasn't too impressed with the storyline. Well, with decent action, it wasn't a bad read so give it a shot.
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I thought it would be different.   
Rating: N/A
by StrangeWig
December 21st, 2010, 3:04pm
I started reading Psyren with absolutely no idea about what it was. Really, I simply picked it up from the mass of mangas out there. I started reading it and actually enjoyed it a lot! The story was intriguing and amazing, the characters were good too. I expected it would be a different manga, about brains instead of brawls, like Bloody Monday or Liar Game.

But then I reached the point when they started talking about psy, I noticed this was the "monetary power system" of the manga, I understood it was actually simply a shonen manga, like Naruto and Bleach, and I lost the interest (I'm was kind of tired of shonen by the time).

Probably I should start reading it again, this time knowing what to expect, and check if it's good or not. I guess I posted this comment just to warn people not to mistake things like I did. Read it if you like shonen like Naruto or Bleach.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by israel8491
December 14th, 2010, 9:09pm
Psyren was certainly a bizarre manga. When I first started, I really loved it. And then everything went downhill. Characters, plot, quality, etc. The last thirty or forty chapters were just bad, especially the last few. It's a real shame, it had a ton of potential in the beginning. Great character, interesting plot. Then a bunch of new characters whose names I could never remember got introduced, and all the good characters got stranded in the future or just stopped appearing (I'm looking at you, headscarf guy!).
All in all, it's a shame about what happened to Psyren. But the author was digging himself into a hole. Still, I was very sad when I learned it was being canceled.
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great manga!! didnt want it to end   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
December 12th, 2010, 11:55pm
damn it sucks that this manga ended so early, to me they could have kept it going like for example i thought that the main villain guy
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Miroku Amagi
and his crew would learn the nova ability too or something to be a threat again or new villans would apear because i really thought this manga had a lot of potential to be in the top next to the big 3 like Fairy tail did but oh well. i just hope that the author gets an anime version of this and/or that there is a sequel to this manga (like The Breaker manga did). so i guess ill look forward to his next work then.

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plus the mithra villan getting her ass handed that quickly made sense since in the future ageha beat Miroku (pretty easily i might add) and Miroku practically beat Mithra while dying from the wound ageha inflicted, so ageha was obviously capable of beating her that fast he was on another level

plus the ending was like that i guess cause they axed the series i really hate when they do this expecially to good ones like this im definetly hoping for and anime and a sequel

... Last updated on May 11th, 2012, 3:27pm
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I would have liked it to continue but it ended very well   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SirLoki
December 7th, 2010, 11:47am
to those that thought the last fight went to quickly . . .what did you really expect?

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Ageha by that point had already defeated the strongest Psi user in the future where his Psi powers were enhanced by the atmosphere + he had the boost from the Nova cells that his dad gave him - in the past where no one is pumped up - he has reached a god like level - this is to me another good reason why the author ended the story here - who is there really left for him to fight? there is no one left on his and even Amamiya's level - and making those bad guys up would have probably killed the story over all - especially since Psyren was a creation of No 7 of the future - once the time line diverged, she would cease to exist really, Real glad they went and saved her in the past/present though -

I think the ending sets it up really well for a possible sequel!
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f$ck the japanese kids   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Chaoswind
December 7th, 2010, 6:49am
Bleach and Naruto are shit and are still going, psyren lacks a little for a while and is forced to end...

F$ck them all!!! and the super huge list of rushed ended mangas in my complete list!!!

rant off:

Psyren was at times superior to the big 3 and at times only inferior to One piece, but yeah, this one is also forced to end... oh well I loved the history and the characters, it was starting to get a little bleachy with the many characters, but this autor knew how to keep us afraid of one of them dying... damn rushed endings, but nevertheless it was a good manga
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ended too quick?   
Rating: N/A
by guy smiley
December 5th, 2010, 10:24pm
I thought so anyway.

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Mithra lasted all of 2 pages or something - weak.

Also ended way too happy for my tastes.

Otherwise totally good though.

... Last updated on December 5th, 2010, 10:26pm
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