Ranked #1407
Ga-Rei (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei
Japanese: 喰霊


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 52
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 26, 2005 to Jan 26, 2010
Authors: Segawa, Hajime (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 7.871 (scored by 9401 users)
Ranked: #14072
Popularity: #120
Members: 20,144
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While many of us will probably scream at even the thought of a ghost being near us, Freshman Nimura Kensuke just thinks of it as a common everyday thing, seeing as how he has the uncanny ability to see so many of them on a daily basis. Things soon heat up for him when he meets a girl who changes his life from then on. Her name is Kagura, and she has the power to summon a mighty "spirit devourer"—otherwise known as a "Ga-rei"—called Byakuei. So, what's Nimura to do? Chase down the evil spirits and and have Kagura summon the Ga-rei to devour them, of course! Now, come feast on their adventures like some ravenous Ga-rei!

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Related Manga

Spin-off: Ga-Rei: Tsuina no Shou
Adaptation: Ga-Rei: Zero
Other: Tokyo ESP x Ga-Rei: Shadow Walker


Nimura, Kensuke
Tsuchimiya, Kagura
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Imawano, Setsuna
Imawano, Shizuru

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May 24, 2013
Even though the introduction makes the impression that this manga is an episodic-styled, comedic, and typical ghost-exterminating story, it is really not. Ga-rei really is a plot-intensive (heavily involved in a lot of mysteries of the past), action-packed, and intense light-romance manga.

In fact, I call the broad category of manga that possess the level of intensity in works such as Ga-rei: epicness! Seriously. Just when the protagonist fell into an absolutely despairing situation, Kensuke always does something epic that saves the day. Anyways, that feeling just can’t be put into words…

Another one of the biggest strengths that Ga-rei has is the way it narrates the read more
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Jul 8, 2008
So “Ga-rei” is a story about spirits; ghosts; beasts; beautiful and strong girls and a funny and somewhat too high-and-mighty, perverted main character.
The art is innovative, the story is interesting, though it has some well known ideas presented in a new, amusing way.The fight chapters are not too long or boring. It has a little light love story too.
I especially liked the ideas of “the little cute girl and her pet - the big bad beast connected to her soul” and the main character’s thoughts (exactly what any person in the situation would think )… Although I gave it just 8 for story, read more
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May 31, 2010
I came across Ga-Rei wanting to know how the manga panned out after events to the anime adaptation Ga-Rei Zero(prequel to this manga which aired in 2008).

Unfortunately, like an over-hyped Hollywood blockbuster, Ga-Rei had potential to go places in regards to being a manga-worthy favorite, but did not live up to its anime counterpart due to what I thought was a 'rushed' ending.

For those who have not seen the anime, although not a necessary watch as the manga does cover background to some of the characters, I do recommend viewing anyways if you would like to get the emotional feelings that is lacking in the read more
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Both of the main characters have the ability to see spirits, and both of them meet, seemingly by accident, a girl who not only sees spirits but makes it her business to exorcise them.
Same author/artist. Only ch1 of Tokyo ESP has been released, but overall it looks similar to Ga-rei which was a very interesting series. I suggest checking out Ga-Rei first and if you like that check out Tokyo ESP.
Both male leads possess the ability to see the supernatural. Ga-Rei contains more action while xxxHolic is creepier and is about the main character getting pulled into supernatural matters.
Both involve supernatural elements of Japanese culture as plot driving force as well as a love story between protagonists being the undercurrent of the story.
Both are supernatural apocalyptic stories, where the main antagonists are those who wish to restructure the world.
The main premise of both of these titles revolve around organisations with the aim of removing evil spirits/demons. Fights in both titles not only feature the use of unique skills and abilities, but also generally involve a team of characters.

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