Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru
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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Psychic Detective Yakumo: The Red Eyes Know, Mail x Tomodachi, Friend's Mail, Pen x Pal
Japanese: 心霊探偵 八雲 ~赤い瞳は知っている~


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 26, 2007 to Jan 26, 2008
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Miyako, Ritsu (Art), Kaminaga, Manabu (Story)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 25312,531 users)
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Ranked: #10012
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Popularity: #3277
Members: 6,335
Favorites: 36


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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /10


Based on the novel by Kaminaga Manabu. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Psychic Detective Yakumo) tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo, who was born with different eye colors. His red left eye gave him the special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply by eliminating that 'cause', those spirits will rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, together they began the investigation.

(Source: Fateful Encounters)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Mail x Tomodachi



Jan 23, 2017
Okay, let's get this out of the way first: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo's other manga adaptation had a hotter Saito Yakumo.

But that doesn't diminish the enjoyment factor of this manga adaptation of the popular light novel series' Volume I. Whatever was traded in Yakumo's looks department was compensated by his mellower, kinder persona in this particular manga work.

He didn't become a saint overnight, certainly, but the mangaka added a few touches here and there that softened his crass & sass personality a bit (ex. the scene when he lent out a coat to Haruka isn't in the actual novel, but the mangaka made the scene ...
May 22, 2014
This manga was way too short, It should have gone on for a lot longer - it had a lot of potential.

Story 10/10
I'm giving the story a 10 because it was brilliant. There were plot twists, and it kept me wanting to read.

Art 7/10
Not outstanding, but good. I love Yakumo's eyes :D

Character 7/10
The characters are ok, but needed more development. I felt that the story was left unfinished as far as the main characters went.

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