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Nijigahara Holograph (Manga)

Nijigahara Holograph

Alternative Titles

English: Nijigahara Holograph
Synonyms: Rainbow Field Holograph
Japanese: 虹ヶ原 ホログラフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 26, 2006
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Quick Japan


Score: 7.921 (scored by 4831 users)
Ranked: #11932
Popularity: #322
Members: 11,118
Favorites: 357
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Suzuki is a troubled boy. He's lived with uncaring foster parents for most of his life, alienated from the other kids at his school, owner of a cynical, unhappy mentality. Komatsuzaki is a violent, unpredictable bully whose head trauma causes him to act in mysterious, inexplicable ways. Arakawa is a no-nonsense, normal girl who pines after Komatsuzaki but can never have him. A teacher with just one working eye. A mother who committed suicide. A daughter in an endless coma. Attempted rapes, murders, extortion, sexual deviance, and a freakish explosion in the butterfly population. All of these elements are whirled together in a story spanning 10 years, a tale of blackness, pain and apocalypse. And maybe just a bit of hope and redemption. It's a spiritual cross between the misanthropic suburban malevolence of Kyoko Okazaki's Rivers Edge and the eerie mysticality of Donnie Darko.

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Suzuki, Amahiko
Komatsuzaki, Kota

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May 31, 11:07 PM
Remember when you read great pieces of literature in school and then spent two weeks analysing the different themes, motives and subplots of the work?

Well, if there is one manga that deserves to be explored in such detail after the first reading, it is probably this one.

Let's get the obvious parts out of the way. This is an Asano manga and, as such, it offers the common elements of coming-of-age drama, existential anxiety and depression, hard-hitting social and psychological realism and the overall ugly side of human nature.
The unique aspect of this particular work is the amount of supernatural and philosophical elements who play a read more
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Feb 25, 2010 3:25 PM
This is one of those stories you tend to read over and over again just so you could make more sense out of it and no matter how many times you read it, you find something different about it, something you never noticed was right there. That is the beauty of Nijigahara Holograph, and the gift which comes from the genius mind of Inio Asano, the creator of the beautiful manga, Solanin.

It's funny how the name, Rainbow Field Holograph, is somewhat of a contrast to the theme of the manga. Where the title gives the reader the feeling that the manga will be full of read more
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Aug 22, 2008 4:14 AM
Nijigahara Holograph is a Seinen, Psychological, Mystery, Drama that will take anyone brave enough to read it, on a mind-trip. This is quite the experimental manga, as it delves into a realm that hasn’t been entered before, so you can expect to become lost in the intricate plot.

One of the trickiest things to explain, about Nijigahara Holograph, is the story & plot because it is hard enough to comprehend, let alone articulate it in words. The manga is like a montage of the lives of different people, who are all interconnected in some way. There are numerous themes but the ones most prominent are on read more
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Sep 8, 2013 4:45 PM
Psychological manga fascinate me. The stories are usually told in a way that makes you have to go back and think about what you just read. Nijigahara Holograph is one of those stories. You can't just skim through this kind of story and take away it's entire meaning. Even if you read this manga several times, parts of it would still not fully make sense. And that's the beauty of it. Not everything in life always makes sense.

To give a summary of the plot of Nijigahara Holograph would be an impossible feat, maybe even for the mangaka, Asano Inio (known for several works including Oyasumi read more
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