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Zaregoto Series

Zaregoto Series

Alternative Titles

English: Zaregoto
Synonyms: The Kubikiri Cycle, The Kubishime Romanticist
Japanese: 戯言シリーズ

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 5, 2002 to Nov 7, 2005
Authors: Nisio, Isin (Story), Take (Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 572 users)
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Ranked: #662
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Popularity: #1692
Members: 3,452
Favorites: 149

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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /72

Synopsis

The story revolves around protagonist "I" and the murders and mysteries he encounters. He tries in vain to stay out of the story, but instead he always gets dragged into the center of everything. Even though it seems that he contributes a lot, he always finds out that whatever he did was meaningless in the end.

Background

Zaregoto Series placed 1st on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! in 2006. The first volume of series, The Kubikiri Cycle, won the 23rd Mephisto Prize in 2002.

The Kubikiri Cycle went through a number of drafts. Tomo Kunagisa was originally intended to be the series' protagonist, but during the rewriting process, Nisio Isin realized that "I" had become more important.

Del Rey published the first two novels in English from July 22, 2008 to June 22, 2010.

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Characters

I
I
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Aikawa, Jun
Aikawa, Jun
Main
Zerozaki, Hitoshiki
Zerozaki, Hitoshiki
Main
Kunagisa, Tomo
Kunagisa, Tomo
Main
Yukariki, Ichihime
Yukariki, Ichihime
Main
Niounomiya, Rizumu
Niounomiya, Rizumu
Main
Niounomiya, Izumu
Niounomiya, Izumu
Main

More reviewsReviews

Jackster27
Jul 23, 2012
First off let me start by saying that this is series of light novel author Nisio Isin (Bakemonogatari, Katanagatari and Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases). There are are a total of nine novels but only the first two have been translated and licensed by Del Rey with no plans for future release.

The story is a murder mystery that takes place on a isolated island. The protagonist "Ii-chan" and his friend computer genius Tomo Kunagisa are invited to the island by the it's wealthy owner who has invited female geniuses from all over the world for her own entertainment. read more
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procyonvega
Sep 1, 2013
No spoilers.

The first book's concept is very similar to a standard mystery novel, and is executed very well. It just allows you to work things out enough that you can piece together clues and figure out flaws within character logic. However, it will be impossible for you to work out what actually happens unless you are an ace detective.

The main character- Ii-chan plays the role of Watson in the novel. He isn't really solving the mystery completely and is only filling in gaps in what actually happens. This of course means the reader is also left unaware of what is truly going on read more
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