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Iris Zero (Manga)

Iris Zero

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Airisu Zero
Japanese: アイリスzero


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 27, 2009 to ?
Authors: Hotaru, Takana (Art), Piro, Shiki (Story)
Serialization: Comic Alive


Score: 8.171 (scored by 6194 users)
Ranked: #5792
Popularity: #198
Members: 15,591
Favorites: 644
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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 from a young age, lives by his motto, "low 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!!

The school fantasy that shakes the heart begins with their meeting.


Kuga, Nanase
Mizushima, Toru
Sasamori, Koyuki
Shinozuka, Hijiri
Tokita, Harumi
Yuki, Asahi

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Nov 27, 2011
***UPDATE 2: This review is up 'till the 29th chapter. I will update as soon as more chapters come out.

I came across Iris Zero by accident. I was in a desperate search for some new series to look out for, that involves school romances (believe me, I'm really just a sucker for those kinds of stories).

I was in for a shock with this manga. It defies all expectations of a school romance (my expectations, at least), and its flow of story actually gets me hooked. Serious tones balanced with school comedy and a hint of romance keep me interested in Iris Zero, and I am read more
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Jan 21, 2011
I was curious as to how this new manga would go and so far, I have been gobsmacked in a very good way!!! Some may think this is another cliched manga where the main character has no special talent or power like everyone else has but in Iris Zero, the story offers an insight to a guy who offers viewers an insight everyone else can't see because of the limits of their irises. Although slow development of the characters emotionally, the characters melt together really well and the excitement of the plot continues to boil inside me, especially Kuga. I can't wait to read more read more
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Sep 26, 2011
After catching up to latest chapter of this manga, I can gladly say it is on the right track.

I am really enjoying the story at this point in time. Iris Zero thus far is a supernatural story that focuses on a protagonist who is anything but supernatural. Toru is one of the 1% of the population born as an ordinary person and because of this, he faces discrimination at school everyday. It reminded me of Hana Yori Dango a bit with the amount of indirect bullying that goes on but less angsty with a touch of drama, mystery and romance. It isn't dark but read more
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Dec 16, 2013
This is one of those hidden stories that no one seems to know about, a diamond of a find buried away.

Iris Zero is a high school drama set in a time when humans are slowly evolving to develop eyes that can see more than just the physical world. What sets Iris Zero apart is despite the unique premise, it still brings back themes that we experience in every age (love, jealousy, hate, discrimination, fear, hope) and the author's amazing ability to weave a story together and present it beautifully. The only criticism I can give about the presentation is the fact that it read more
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Both male leads like to be alone, and have a role of smart male lead and really deductive  
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both revolve around children with special abilities, and the main characters stand out due to their (non-existent - IZ) powers and are targeted (in the beginning -GA) because of that 
The resemblance is uncanning! The only difference between these two series is that Mx0 is more focused on action while Iris Zero is more slice of life. 
Same type of characters: -main protagonist is a bit of an outcast (voluntarily in Hyouka, forced in I.Zero ) with good deductions skills who later falls in love with the -love interest, who is a curious & extremely popular girl -best friend of the m.c. is a cheerful weirdo -best friend of the love interest is a tsundere 
In both the main male character is ostracized by his classmates, but his friendship with the main female character helps him to make friends and be accepted by others. 
Iris Zero and Boku no Hero Academia accounts for people with supernatural abilities. However, the catch is that the main male protagonist in both series doesn't have any special powers. Yet, they still try to adapt with others and the life they live in their world. Both series are known for the developments of various characters. Throughout the story, mechanics of the various powers in both series are explained. There is also certain mystery regarding a few of the characters including their past; some that has influences in the present. 

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