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Psycho Busters

Psycho Busters

Alternative Titles

English: Psycho Busters
Japanese: サイコバスターズ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 32
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 20, 2006 to Sep 20, 2008
Authors: Kibayashi, Shin (Story), Nao, Akinari (Art)
Serialization: Magazine Special

Statistics

Score: 7.531 (scored by 2942 users)
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Ranked: #31652
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Popularity: #840
Members: 6,629
Favorites: 75
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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /32

Synopsis

Out of the blue, a beautiful girl asks Kakeru to run away with her. It turns out that the girl is on the run from a shadowy government organization intent on using her psychic abilities for its own nefarious ends. But why does she need Kakeru’s help? Could it be that he has secret powers, too?

(Source: Del Rey)

Background

Psycho Busters was published in English by Del Rey Manga from October 30, 2007 to November 23, 2010, with the latter two volumes released as a 2-in-1 omnibus.

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dosithee
Oct 25, 2009
*At the time of this writing there are 18 chapters scanlated and that is what I'm basing this review on.*
*Despite its name, Psycho Busters has no affiliation with Ghost Busters.*

Story 8
This isn't a cheesy, completely unrealistic, children's hour manga, don't worry. Psycho Busters mixes up the old "escaped secret lab experiments" premise by making the main character Kakeru just a normal guy that gets caught up with the escapees instead of an escapee himself. There are so many mysterious aspects of each of the characters and their powers but none of the mysteries are or become annoying read more
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-Zekkai-
Nov 14, 2009
Rating: 9
This was a great manga and i'm extremely anticipating the rest of the chapters.
My enjoyment was 10.
It is a very action fast-paced story giving off a apocalyptic feeling like Psyren and Alive: Final Evolution with a toss up of love in it.
Kakeru a somewhat socially withdrawn gamer boy, playing and creating videos games to pass most of his time being bullied by his sisters, dreaming one day to be a hero that saves the damsel in distress like in a video game.
While his dad is working overseas his mom and sisters go off on vacation leaving him with free leisurely time for his games.
When read more
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MeiLan123456789
Jan 15, 2014
This story was very good. the main character may seem like a wimp at first but as you read along you slowly see how strong he becomes.
The main character Kakeru is a very nice person that cares a lot about others instead of himself.
This is an amazing story and you should read it too!!!!!
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MastaJ
Jan 11, 2014
I would consider this manga unique even though it falls into many very annoyingly stereotypical manga situations (i.e. wimpy protagonist who wants to save everybody). These negative attributes degrade the manga's originality but the overall story is still extraordinary.

One draw back of the manga is its characters. They are bland base models of typical characters.

On the other hand, the art is above average. The pages definitely rise above the standards of its genre, in which the art is usually secondary.

The story is where this manga truly shines. Now there are parts which are boring because of the stereotypical plot advances, but I can read more
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