Ranked #1844

Tokyo ESP (Manga)

Tokyo ESP

Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo ESP
Japanese: 東京ESP


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 26, 2010 to ?
Authors: Segawa, Hajime (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 7.741 (scored by 2958 users)
Ranked: #18442
Popularity: #450
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Urushiba Rinka was a fairly normal high school girl, though she was a bit poor and her only family was her father. Then one day, she saw a penguin and some glowing fish swimming through the sky. Rinka might have thought it was a hallucination if there hadn't been another witness with her, a boy from her school with a strangely scratched-up face.

Contact with a fish caused her to pass out, and when she awoke, she had developed the power to move through inanimate objects... such as the floor of her apartment! Later, a call from her father showed her that she was not the only one the flying fish bestowed with hard-to-control superpowers! What exactly is going on here? And does Rinka's classmate know more about this situation than he's letting on?

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Tokyo ESP has been published in English by Vertical Inc. under the Vertical Comics imprint in 2-in-1 omnibuses since October 6, 2015.

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Jun 24, 2014
Almost everyone wants to make their mark on their world. At the very least, most people wish to have the power to change the world around them...

But what happens when you possess that power, and fantasy gives way to reality?

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In Tokyo ESP, Hajime Segawa provides a forlorn and forsaken Tokyo, cursed with the mystical powers of Esp and subsequently, the people who control Esp--Espers. In a society that remains critical of individualistic personas, and partial to those who do conform, Rinka, a young girl who only wants to fit in with the people around her, is read more
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Nov 25, 2012
Why hasn't Tokyo ESP gotten any reviews? It's a real gem compared to all the trash the media is releasing- I don't even get how some of that stuff is published. So anyway, let me ask you a question. Do you want to read a manga with romance that has a supernatural setting and a kick ass crew? Are you sick of cry baby, pathetic, heroines? Do you want some good action? How about flying fish, macho, literally magnetic fathers, yoda in a panda disguse, a little girl using nunchucks like a boss, and more? If you said yes to any of those, Tokyo ESP read more
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Mar 8, 2013
I have recently just finished the first part of Tokyo ESP (Yay!) Considering that I needed enjoyed it immensely (and I had some free time) I decided to write something about it.

Urushiba Rinka has been living quite a tough life. Her father is a renegade policeman and her mother ran away due to complications with her husband. Due to her now jobless father, she takes on the burden and works to make ends meet. School wasn't fun either since she had no friends and gets teased due her poverty... Life wasn't exactly a box of chocolates. However, this lifestyle ends abruptly when she encounters several read more
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Jul 12, 2014
The story is set into 2 main parts. The story and characters for each part will be separately reviewed.

Art: 7/10
The art is nothing too extraordinary. It has a clean style save for some action scenes (But that's not unheard of). The art is very consistent and style doesn't change, which is fine since it started out well in the first place. Scenery can sometimes clash with the people into a small mess, but things are still distinguishable and bearable. There isn't much to say on the art besides it's fully average.

Part 1:
Story: 7/10
Rinka Urushiba is a fairly normal girl, with the exception of read more
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Manga: World Trigger
With special abilities/technology, Tokyo ESP and World Trigger chronicle the events of characters with such gifts. Although their premises are different, their respective stories explore elements of otherwordly events. Both series' main characters face challenges that puts their lives at risk. Recommended for fans of super power/shounen. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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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.  
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Both have to do with psychic abilities and the battle between a group trying to change the world. Some romance between male and female lead. 
reportRecommended by azngirl92
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Both involve a select number of people who gain superpowers due to certain circumstances.

And similarly, the antagonists of the series want to create a new world, in which only those with power can live; whereas the protagonists just want to protect it. 
reportRecommended by Tryptosaurus
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Taking place in a modern life setting, Tokyo ESP and Yozakura Quartet chronicles the stories of a group of characters with unique special abilities. The main female protagonist from both series have similar personalities and puts others before themselves. At the same time, they get into conflicts with other beings with super abilities as well as public officials. There is presence of lighthearted comedy and relationship dynamics explored in both series. Tokyo ESP has a darker plot while Yozakura Quartet portrays more of a slice of life style. Nonetheless, I recommend both series if you're interested in modern fantasy. 
reportRecommended by Stark700

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