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Post #695142
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11:50 pm, Sep 10 2017
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Hi! I'm in the mood for mysteries right now. Specifically, I'd like to read some manga with a mystery being an important plot point (overarching the whole story, so no almost exclusively episodic stuff like Detective Conan). Whodunnits are fine, but it doesn't have to be that type of mystery, it can be of any genre, adventure, fantasy, slice of life, supernatural, you name it. I'm ok with gore, but what I'm looking for is my mind being blown by the cleverness of the storytelling and the final payoff, more than visual shock. So only complete manga. Thank you for the attention and have a nice day!

My current top 3:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Pandora Hearts
3-gatsu no Lion
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2:09 am, Sep 11 2017
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You should really play the Ace Attorney games, haha. They're seemingly episodic but everything ties together with a great final mystery.

On manga though, this isn't finished scanlated but it's completed - it has an overarching mystery (and main villain) - Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Nulla in mundo pax sincera
"Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth." - Albert Camus
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2:36 am, Sep 11 2017
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Motto, Ikitai...

Maybe one of these could be what you're looking for!

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Post #695154
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8:02 am, Sep 11 2017
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Revenge Game
The first two/three chapters are a bit slow/medicore.
Dolls Code
A first seems like a play or die plot but has more to it.
(Haru no Houtai Shoujo)
The mystery of the story takes a back seat during some of the chapters.

However they are all worth a read. smile

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1:49 pm, Sep 11 2017
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Seconding: Conductor, Yokokuhan and Dolls Code.

Adding (some of these might seem weird/wacky at first, but the final mystery is clever nonetheless) :

Toukei Ibun
Spiral - Suiri no Kizuna
K no Souretsu
Mozart wa Komoriuta wo Utawanai
Akumu no Elevator
Shissou Holiday
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro - Also has horror, action and supernatural elements, so may not be exactly what you're looking for here.

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Post #695161
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3:15 pm, Sep 11 2017
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I'd recommend Hanged Doll, Houkago Hokenshitsu, Melo Holic, Murasakiiro no Qualia and Shion no Ou

Post #695176
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5:40 pm, Sep 12 2017
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There are lots of interesting suggestions, thanks!

My current top 3:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Pandora Hearts
3-gatsu no Lion
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