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Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Psycho (Manga)

Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Psycho

Alternative Titles

English: MPD Psycho
Synonyms: Multiple Personality Detective Psycho
Japanese: 多重人格探偵サイコ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 26, 1996 to Mar 4, 2016
Authors: Tajima, Sho-u (Art), Otsuka, Eiji (Story)
Serialization: Young Ace


Score: 8.011 (scored by 2876 users)
Ranked: #8622
Popularity: #417
Members: 10,063
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The main character is a detective, Kazuhiko Amamiya, suffering from multiple personality disorder. Starting out as a violent detective series with a twist (the twist being the variant personalities that take over Detective Amamiya at various intervals), the series evolves into an exceptionally complex and involved sci-fi conspiracy story.


Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Psycho has been published in English as MPD Psycho by Dark Horse Comics since June 12, 2007.

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Sep 23, 2009
MPD-Psycho is one of the most sickest,darkest,mind-shocking,breath-taking,eye-popping-from-your-head thing I've read in a while.And I'm speaking softly now..

What do we have in MPD?
We have a detective,who is also a killer,or maybe vice of versa,a killer who is a detective.It's hard to tell.One of the great pluses of this manga is it's complexity,where the reader must understand the way of the twisted killer mind,sometime's this bring's you in the darkes't corner's of your conscious.Creepy.

The artwork..the artwork is great,one of the few mangas that actually has Japanese citizens looking Japanese!(seriously,this one is rare)
The art is defined by its use of simple, clean lines that bring's the needed read more
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Feb 1, 2011
This is not for the squeamish, the easily frightened, or those looking for a light manga to read. It is dark and often brutal. The complexity of the plot had me wondering if I should be taking notes, and I actually did end up writing down some details, like the protagonist's personalities, to keep track. That said - if you like both psychological horror and violence, this fits the bill well.

Something needs to be said about the nature of the crimes. These are not straightforward homicides. They are grotesque and morbidly fascinating. Oftentimes the victims are tortured in the most creative ways before being killed. read more
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Sep 30, 2010
This manga is boring. It's nothing more than a poor attempt to shock the reader. I cringe sometimes when I remember some of the things I have read, such as Ichi the Killer but this manga is nothing more than showcase of various self mutilation or play with corpses. The artwork is uninspired.

Having read Death Note before this manga, despite it being released years before Death Note, they share similarities. It's as if Light suffers from multiple personality disorder and is also a psychopathic detective.

There is so much potential to come across as a shocking piece of work that pushes people out of their comfort read more
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Apr 18, 2011
This is my first review, and I decided to write it cuz I disagree with previous two reviews.

MPD Psycho is not a manga that you think it is. If you came here from mangas like Mirai Nikki, Doubt, Death Note, or Higurashi no naku koro ni, then you'll find nothing interesting in here. I expected to find at least one psycho in the manga, and I found a lot of dead bodies and no psycho.

Story: 2
The main character (or one who appears so at the beginning) has multiple personality disorder (abbreviated as MPD), i.e. within him there are more personalities who come out when they read more
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Manga: Death Note
Mind games, Machiavellian methods, and mass murders. If you found either of these titles interesting, you might want to also try out the other one since both involve unorthodox detectives hunting down serial killers. However, MPD Psycho is definitely not for the faint of heart with its sexual imagery, explicitly gory death scenes, and mentally unstable characters. 
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Manga: Goth
They're both about serial murder cases and someone who solves them. Also both are gory and show mutilated corpses. However, MPD Psycho has a more complicated story. 
reportRecommended by Kyomu9
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Both have a similar creepy vibe.  
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Detectives and intriguing storyline. The visual and style that each series offer are similar and creates the atmosphere of mystery.  
reportRecommended by Personas
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Both are mystery and action. There are many similarities in the plot. 
reportRecommended by ShinokoSensei
Manga: Dolls
Both are dark, psychological crime mangas. MPD Psycho is more graphic and disturbing, but Dolls has its fair share of bloody corpses. I would highly recommend either series for both art and story quality. 
reportRecommended by LocustChild

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