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Japanese: :REverSAL


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: May 25, 2011 to Apr 25, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Gore Gore
Serialization: Web Comic Beat's
Authors: Karakara, Kemuri (Story & Art)


Score: 6.631 (scored by 25322,532 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #141882
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Popularity: #3650
Members: 5,686
Favorites: 29
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /13


Kyoto native Ayame Matsuyuki genuinely enjoys her life as a maiko, training to be an elegant and refined geisha similar to her sister Maika. In spite of this, she also has a burning desire to be a hero of justice like the characters she sees on television. After saving a man being harassed by a dog, she picks up a strange game console that he leaves behind. The two meet again and the man, Takayuki, seems horrified to have the device handed back to him, urgently asking what the hour is. Suddenly, haunting lyrics to a nursery rhyme are heard, and the two find themselves in a place that in some ways is similar to the city they left behind—but in other ways, is eerily unfamiliar.

The city "Reverse Kyoto" is populated by beings reminiscent of zombies. While a game is in progress, players can choose to fight, run, or die. Most players have banded together to decimate the monsters standing in their way, but Ayame rebels against the idea of killing to survive. "Going in is easy, but returning is scary." Despite her terror, can she save everyone just like a true hero would, without compromising her morals?

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:REverSAL was published in Polish by Studio JG on December 11, 2014 to February 23, 2015, respectively.


Uezono, Daichi


Jul 24, 2015
I randomly stumbled upon this manga and the art style, female main character and horror theme peaked my interest.

Story: 7/10
On the one hand, the story is quite original. It takes elements from quite a number of universes and create a "coherent" one with it (real life zombies, video game, parallel world etc...). Moreover it takes places in a world not often linked with such themes (modern world but with dissonant elements: geisha etc...).
On the other hand, this work is quite short and I think the story does not get enough time to be developped and even with the twists I had some difficulties to stay ...
Nov 20, 2014
One Line Summary:
:Reversal is good manga if you want one with a strong female lead and a survival-horror story with an interesting set up.

What is it about?
There is a real world and a secret world which is the "reverse" of the real world. In this world, a survival game is occuring and our girl Ayame has been sucked into it.

It's another survival game with thrown in supernatural horror. It's unique due to the setting (Kyoto) and we get a sneak peek of the lives of geisha. Not many mangas feature geisha and not really in this modern setting or genre. There are not ...
May 21, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I randomly found this manga and didn't had high expectations from the start, but it was actually better than i thought it would be.

Concept of the story is quite original, even a little funny: geisha dreaming of becoming a hero of justice (quite different from which would person expect when seeing those elegant women). Plot starts when geisha in the question accidentally, not knowing, registers for the survival game in a parallel Kyoto, and has to kill zombie like inhabitants.

Action and art were fairly good executed, but due to so little chapters story and characterisation of characters were lacking, even not considering the lenght of ...

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