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Iris Zero  
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In a world where every boy and girl has a special power called Iris, Toru who, as a result of not having any kind of special power, was bullied from a young age, lives by his motto "minimal exposure" to live without standing out. But his peaceful school life changes when he receives a certain confession from the school's most popular girl, Koyuki. His motto begins to shake.


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Associated Names
Airisu Zero

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Latest Release(s)
c.41 by Biamam Scans 7 months ago
c.40 by Biamam Scans 7 months ago
c.39 by Biamam Scans 11 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

6 topics, 55 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1008 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
 34% (341 votes)
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Last Updated
February 2nd 2018, 9:44pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMG (Volumes 1-5 Digital Only)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #361 increased(+16)
Monthly Pos #434 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #459 (No change)
6 Month Pos #468 decreased(-138)
Year Pos #342 decreased(-14)

List Stats
On 6021 reading lists
On 1203 wish lists
On 144 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Iris Zero is back about 1 year ago
This is still going on, right? about 1 year ago
still on hiatus?? over 3 years ago
Chapter 4 Bathroom Trick over 5 years ago
Chapter 15 over 6 years ago

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interesting read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by smarts
April 7th, 2011, 3:19pm
I for 1 happened to come by this manga by chance and lemme tell u its a worthwhile read. I enjoy the concept and how the MC thinks giving his position it deserves its seinen tag because of the realistic way of how he thinks. My advice read it or wait and read when they have even more chapters >_>
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Really interesting   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Moonclaw7
March 13th, 2011, 8:09pm
I just love this manga, its like it takes itself seriously in comparison to other series that resemble it, probably because its a seinen manga, everything that happens seem to get a realistic response by the characters and that makes it more interesting without the character doing something completly opposite to what you would really do.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dafat-MKII
March 13th, 2011, 8:24am
The protagonist is good, he is portrayed quite realistically. I like the characters, and the plot is quite interesting.
Worth a read : )
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Only the start...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chappie
March 2nd, 2011, 2:46pm
I have read a few of the negative commentary regarding the manga. I actually felt compelled to find the one below regarding the world implications as quite useful. However, I do believe that this is only the beginning. If this manga becomes more successful, I foresee an expansion of this story line to encompass all the aspects discussed regarding socio-economic and geo-politic impacts.

So the author has done a fine job of allowing us into the mindset of a the MC. Hopefully it will allow us to understand why he makes the decisions for future choices.

I started with a high rating because I personally like storyline and the renderings. I hope it continues and not die off like Mx0....(still sad about that one.)

PS: There was an earlier reference about social impact. Since these powers have only developed in the last 2 generations, world change would not be completely evident in everyday society yet. It might be interesting to see if these characters evolve to form some sort of impact to the world based on their abilities.
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So Goood!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
February 22nd, 2011, 4:07pm
Not bad at all! It takes a while to get to the real plot and they spend a lot of time in the first few chapters or so introducing characters and the iris powers and the various issues that go with living without one for the main character but I didn't have too much of a problem with it. The plot though, when it comes is turning out to be much more interesting than expected. It's a positive story overall and has some very cute romance but there's also a definite bit of a darker undertone to this story that occasionally makes an intriguing appearance, like with the theme of prejudice against those who are different and the main character's friend's ability to
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see butterflies indicating something or someone's imminent death
as well as some of the more very recent developments. I also really like the main character's ability to reason in place of having a special power like everyone else. It's a refreshing change from the main character who has oodles of power and no control or common sense.

And for the record, I think the art is gorgeous. The style itself is very typical but it's refined in a beautiful way.

And as a side note, the extras at the end of each volume crack me up! I love it when the characters break the 4th wall and start commenting on how often they get to appear and what the author is doing with the flashbacks, etc.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2011, 12:03pm
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by panos
February 9th, 2011, 4:40pm
Too much noise for nothing.The protagonist miraculously always finds the solution to the problem and everyone becomes friends like a big happy family.But that's not what bothers me.What bothers me mostly are the following:
1)The iris abilities are not thoroughly explained even when the story progresses.So in many occasions you will question yourself why that character didn't do that.Is it because his/hers iris has a drawback or is it because of a plot hole?
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Even the main girl could see with her ability if the main protagonist likes her and finish the story there

2)The characters base their lives too much on their iris.
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For example the main girl sees if someone is appropriate for sth with an "o" for yes and an "x" for no.But sometimes with time and effort an "x" can be turned to an "o".I would be much happier if that was the message of this manga,which it clearly isn't.

3)Not much of a plot in the first place.Simply daily situations in a school that take a turn for the worst so as to have sth to continue writing.
Artwork is good for my standards.Not exceptional,just good.
Anyway,to sum up,it's not a bad manga but it's not good either so i don't think any enthusiasm about reading this one.Also with each new chapter the more disappointed i become and what @intemango said would be my words exactly.I just stated the points why a rating of 9 is as ridiculous as Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu being in the top 5 anime of all time.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2011, 6:58am
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I don't think they realize it themselves   
Rating: N/A
by intemango
February 8th, 2011, 1:09pm
Bluntly speaking, I don't think the author knows what the implications are when the children possess these 'irises'.
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The ability to see and expose lies, especially when you have more than 2 users to keep themselves in check,
is a terrifying one to possess in a world where dirty businesses, frauds, sleights of hand... are rampant. It is one that will solve any crime in an instant, and turn the fabric of society upside down. There would be a
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'liar testing room'
in every city or something. Some would rather
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become mutes than speak
in a world where that ability is considered to be normal.

But the list doesn't stop there. There are irises that can more or less
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predict the future, how a person's life might turn out or incoming dangers
, as well as other incredible ones yet to be discovered. The government, the military and some of the iris wielders themselves would never pass up the chance of utilizing them. Military, economy, legislature, social welfare.... all will have to be rethought. Why, how such a society can work is beyond me. For me it is a vital and far more interesting issue that dwarfs whatever interpersonal drama and existential angst these kids might be going through.

But if you're not that gung-ho about such things and want your school life romance fix with a touch of supernatural powers, this series is more than adequate, and so far it has done a good job of creating a nice atmosphere that does not feel repulsive like some shounen harem series that shall not be named. I'd never know this was seinen if I hadn't looked at the tag honestly.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2011, 1:23pm
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Nothing to write home about.   
Rating: N/A
by Leos Klein
February 5th, 2011, 5:28pm
Pretty darn average, same hole filled formula to propel the story forward you see in most manga.
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The main character despite wanting to stay under the radar befriends everyone, even an old friend who he ended up hating because she made his life miserable, he just forgives her like nothing.

With the powers it makes it interesting to read and the main character is a very insightful person but otherwise the relationship side of the manga is boring as hell.
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Preety good   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by engix
February 1st, 2011, 1:33am
This story is nothing new with the characters or anything but if your looking for something to read this is it. First it seemed cleache, but for some reason i enjoyed it.
The protaganist isnt half bad and the girls ar good to.
I recommend this to anyone who just wants a good time reading manga.
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bad manga, bad manga!   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Famas
January 20th, 2011, 5:37am
High rating and positive reviews tricked me into reading 1 volume. And I feel, well, tricked. Art is poor, story is made of mountain of deus ex machinas. Best girls run after inferior MC (well I guess it is an imrpovement - making him a normal guy without superpowers instead of standard pathetic loser) and his every silly idea somehow works (here goes MC's "stay in the shadow" life philosophy). Characters are plain and washed out. I know I can't demand an originality from every manga I read but if you going to use cliches use them in an interesting way at least. Reading this feels like they made it to feel empty pages in the magazine.
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