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Hatsukanezumi no Jikan (Manga)

Hatsukanezumi no Jikan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Hour of the Mice
Japanese: ハツカネズミの時間


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 38
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 15, 2004 to Feb 25, 2008
Authors: Toume, Kei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.411 (scored by 981 users)
Ranked: #40182
Popularity: #2272
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Maki Takano and his three best friends Ryo, Natsume and Mei are students at a private academy for highly gifted children. Like all the other students of this isolated and heavily guarded school, they have never seen the outside world since they were brought to the school at the young age of three.

When a new female student named Kiriko Hinatsu arrives, Maki has the strange feeling that he has met her before. However, he seems to be the only person who can remember the girl. When he confronts her with his discovery, Kiriko reveals the unbelievable truth about their existence: The school they have been living at all this time is actually an experimental facility and all the students are but guinea pigs who are being used for sophisticated neurological experiments.

Maki now has to decide: Will he continue his false but sheltered life or will he help Kiriko escape even if that means putting himself and his mental health at risk?

(Source: Kotonoha)


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Hinatsu, Kiriko
Hinatsu, Kiriko
Muroki, Natsume
Muroki, Natsume
Takano, Maki
Takano, Maki
Sonokura, Mei
Sonokura, Mei
Otaki, Yuko
Narusawa, Mayumi
Narusawa, Nagi
Narusawa, Nagi

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Aug 27, 2008
I suppose it’s only fair that I should state upfront that I am an unabashed fan of Kei Tōme’s work - both her art and stories, so I’ll have to make sure I keep my neutral hat firmly in place while writing this.

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I tend to be an impatient reader, especially when it comes to allowing a story to draw me in, and “Hour of the Mice” more than satisfied me in this regard. Not that it’s a frantically paced story, mind you. In fact, it’s anything but. However, Tōme manages to create a feeling of suspense from the outset. read more
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After School Nightmare and Hatsukanezumi no Jikan both are both mystery and dramas that involve a dark secrets in there schools. 
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