Synonyms: Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya-sensei no Kaidan
Published: Mar 1, 2009 to Jul 5, 2010
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SynopsisIn the midst of a female-kidnapping serial killer incident, Makoto's best friend Hinano has vanished completely. Desperate to find her before it's too late, Makoto will try anything-- even invoking the resident phantom student of her middle school, Yotsuya-senpai!
Surprisingly, Yotsuya-senpai appears to be an actual person. He's obsessed with creating the scariest stories ever, using the people and situations in Makoto's middle school to stage them. Though Yotsuya is mostly just interested making scary stories, Makoto finds that his stories tend to contain a kernel of truth and that they can reveal their terrible truth in the telling. But as Makoto helps Yotsuya stage his tales, can she convince him to tell the story of the whereabouts of her best friend?
Volume 2: Asobiba.
Volume 3: Ou-sama Kiddo; Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya-sensei no Kaidan (pilot)
The Sophist, Yotsuya-sempai Legendary Horror Stories. This is a rough translation of the title. I am very thankful that have found this. I wish my review will do it some justice.
Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya-sempai no kaidan is one of the gems of psychological genre mangas. In a nutshell, the story follows Yotsuya-sempai, a student who shouldn't even exist as he tries to unfold real life murder mysteries by flushing out the perpetrator with horror stories. "'There is a truth in a lie". Read as he manipulates daily truths into ghastly elements of his story...
The art is rather unconventional, but it does give the story the right mood. Dark and thrilling. Creepy even at it's comedic moments.
What's great about Yotsuya is that he's like your typical detective but he's not typical. He uses no supernatural powers except for psychological suggestion and the power of the word. It's interesting and you get to read a story within a story obviously a well thought or literature. Though you may find Yotsuya's support a bit frantic and most of the antagonist are psyho killers without anything humanly relate-able, I think Yotsuya balances all.
The only thing, I am nervous about is the danger of this being repetitive. But overall a delicious psychological manga for psychological manga genre freaks. read more
Kibengakuha doesn't have anything in common with Bakuman, but it's pretty similar to Detective Trap and PCP. On Kibengakuha mysteries and crimes are solved using horror stories to frighten the criminal and make him confess while on Detective Trap the detective make traps to catch the criminal. On Kibengakuha the horror stories are spread around the school while on PCP they make small "crimes", both of them trying to be anonymous.
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