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Himitsu - The Top Secret
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秘密 -The Top Secret-
秘密 -トップ・シークレット-
비밀 (秘密)

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v.12 c.8-9 (end) by Dayment scans over 3 years ago
v.12 c.6-7 by Dayment scans over 3 years ago
v.12 c.4-5 by Dayment scans over 3 years ago
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12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (175 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0

Last Updated
August 26th 2023, 12:10pm



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Melody (Hakusensha)

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Dark but captivating - one of a kind  
by AresAres
July 19th, 2022, 5:22pm
Rating: 8.7  / 10.0
This was a surprisingly good read with a spectacular ending.. However - The stories are pretty chilling with lots of graphic gore so if you have a faint heart, I don't recommend you reading it. There is a lot of blood and exposure of organs and other body parts so beware..

There are many cases with a bigger case in the background however when I read this series, I'm more focused on the characters and their relationship with each other. There's a lot that were unsaid or not overly revealed to leave room for interpretation. Some people claim BL undertones and some claim super strong platonic relationships and I'm totally fine with both because it doesn't matter - the characters do care a great deal for each other. I really enjoyed that the characters were really well written and have strong traits that define who they are. I also enjoy Shimizu Reiko's storytelling style - there are scenes of little dialogue so that we can try to feel what the character's thinking or the atmosphere. There are also juxtaposition of scenes that reminds me of cinema storytelling.

The plot does get pretty dark and in several ways disturbing, but it doesn't stop me from appreciating the human-ness in the characters in dealing with it. I do like that there was substantial research from the author - who knew politically it would become like this in 2060? Maki is such an admirable character and it keeps me wanting to continue reading.

This has a much better plotline and tone than Kaguyahime and Moonchild (Shimizu Reiko's other works) and although sci-fi there are still lots of other things that makes sense. I highly recommend if you enjoy a crime investigation with bromance undertones with complex characters.
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Please finish scanning this into English  
by conan557
July 9th, 2018, 1:53pm
Rating: N/A
Can someone please finish translating this? If not, can a English translation manga publisher please pick this up, and finish translating the whole series? I'm willing to seriously buy the manga when it comes out in English.

It's just that good.
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Awesome Read!  
by Kinky-Chan
June 24th, 2018, 9:55pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I came across this manga by accident and once I read the first chapter, I was seriously hooked. The stories are dark (some disturbing) yet it's so awesome that I can't stop reading. I love the main character, Maki, who's not only intelligent but so quick at grasping the situations and predicting the outcomes. Though there isn't much focus on "romance" in this manga, but we get a glimpse or a sneak peek of whom had feelings for whom. It's kinda complicated but I hope the ending is good.

Gotta read this if you're running out of titles!
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Dark but good. Like dark chocolate.  
by yarn
August 7th, 2013, 3:16pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This is shoujo just like MPD Psycho is (was) shounen. As in, it's much more grisly and creepy than you might expect. But, as long as you can stomach that, it's a fascinating read, and definitely one of my favorites. Forensic sci-fi, drama, criminal drama, ethics, and romance, this has rich content from all over the board. Great for more mature readers who would like a dark and compelling story.
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by elalendi
June 1st, 2012, 8:04pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I love it. So expertly written. I've never been a big mystery buff but I get so addicted to reading these cases. And can I just say WHAT great character-development!!! i love Tsuyoshi so much haha. His and Aoki's relationship is def. interesting. Believe me the whole "plot" gets so much more interesting as you go on. It builds on in layers, subtly. I love that kind of stuff! And the art? Very beautiful. The mangaka is one of my top faves. biggrin

Oh, I forgot to add that one of the best things about this manga is how actually realistic it seems for a sci-fi themed story. There are so many bittersweet moments in here. The "evil" people like the murderers... u get to feeling so sorry for them and sympathizing them. It's great. I love how it makes everyone so human. I literally tear up sometimes. READ THIS!

... Last updated on June 1st, 2012, 8:06pm
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More Than I Expected.  
by SensualSin
March 15th, 2011, 6:34pm
Rating: N/A
I'm only on the 2nd chapter, but this is already more than I expected. It's dark, but good (plus, it helps that I like dark manga). The first chapter implies that
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the president was in love/infatuated with his daughter's lover
, but I found that to be a lovely component that made the first chapter great. It also has an incestuous flavor that I enjoyed (Yeah, I love the taboo). Worth the read -it's pretty different.
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by dezin19
December 1st, 2009, 1:37am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This really is a great series. It more of a dark manga; showing the a realistic portrayal of what it would be like if we could see into people's minds. The characters are deeper than they first seems to be and the plot always keeps you reading. I just wish someone would scanlate it again sad
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by yui-kun
May 24th, 2008, 12:09pm
Rating: N/A
Added this to my wish list because of the Zazen Boys song, "Himistu Girl's Top Secret". Who knows, there might be a connection, heh. I guess I'll have to wait until more chapters are scanlated. But, judging from the two previous comments, this series looks promising.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2008, 12:10pm
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two thumbs up!  
by whindel_21
June 30th, 2007, 2:27am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
intriguing! Interesting! magnificent! (disturbing?) This is so awesome!
Besides deathnote, this one left me wanting for more stories!

My favorite genre shoujo have failed me numerous times (e.g.parfait tic)this one opens me to other excellent variety of manga!

... Last updated on June 30th, 2007, 3:12am
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by pearlesque
June 15th, 2007, 9:50am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Such a moving, thought-provoking story! Truly the best work by Shimizu Reiko I've yet read. Certainly among the best in the science fiction genre. The first chapter traces the events behind a future American president's death, and reveals the secrets he thought he'd carried with him to the grave. It's a truly beautiful chapter... Not disturbing in the least -- more poetic and romantic than anything!

The second chapter deals with a rash of teenage suicides in Japan. It's just as excellent as the first chapter, if more bloody and blatantly disturbing. Torsos are carved open and dissected in horrifying detail.

Parts of this manga waver between josei, seinen and shounen ai (yes, there is implied homosexual content, if no actual sex). But it doesn't matter that the manga is difficult to classify... Please don't miss it just because it doesn't fit into a genre that's easy to name!

... Last updated on June 17th, 2007, 9:40am
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