Mystery to Iu nakare
Don't Call It Mystery
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Mystery to Iu nakare

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Synonyms: Do Not Say Mystery
Japanese: ミステリと言う勿れ
English: Don't Call It Mystery
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 28, 2017 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Flowers (Monthly)
Authors: Tamura, Yumi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 12121,212 users)
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Ranked: #5102
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2286
Members: 8,921
Favorites: 108

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Average college student Totonou Kunou's usual morning making curry gets interrupted when police officers come knocking at his door, questioning him about his whereabouts on the night before. As it turns out, one of his classmates was found dead near his house—and the police take Totonou to the station as a prime suspect for murder.

Having no close relations with the victim, Totonou claims he is innocent since he had no reason to harm him. But when a witness places him at the crime scene, he must remain under custody longer than he first anticipated. When he starts to interact more with the members of the police department, they realize Totonou is no ordinary suspect. Although a bit hard to deal with, Totonou is also highly observant—as he guesses each of the members' personal dilemmas with just a handful of clues.

With evidence against him continuing to pile up, Totonou must use his deductive skills to solve the mystery behind his classmate's death to clear his name and find out who is framing him.

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Mystery to Iu nakare was nominated for the Manga Taisho award in 2019 and 2020, placing second and sixth, respectively. In 2019, the manga was nominated for the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category; it later won the 67th award in the same category in 2022. The series was also nominated for the 44th Kodansha Manga Award in the General category in 2020, and the 26th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award in 2022.

The series has been published in English as Don't Call It Mystery by Seven Seas Entertainment as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes since May 30, 2023. The manga has also been released in French by Noeve Grafx since May 13, 2021.

Mystery to Iu nakare was adapted into a Japanese television drama that was broadcasted on Fuji TV from January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022.



Jan 24, 2022
Preliminary (5/? eps)
(Do not say mystery) is a great manga from the author of 7 seeds.

Despite looking like a murder mystery, it is a philosophical manga.
The main character has a unique design and view on life.
He is extremely intelligent and calculative

The art is clean and pleasant.

The dialogue and characters designs are breathtaking

Jan 15, 2021
Preliminary (4/? eps)
This is a unique manga. Dubiously underrated.

The protagonist is a guy called Totono.(weird name)
He is smart, calculative and not at all shy to voice his thoughts.
Every chapter has a murder mystery and yet the feel of the manga is very light, enjoyable. Can even say it’s funny. Even philosophical at times.

Story: 9
I love episodic manga, with a little world building. And this perfectly fits the bill.
We see whodunit murder mysteries, and very logical explanations and deductions.

Apr 17, 2022
Preliminary (10/? eps)
Mystery to Iu Nakare is a famous manga with sales more than 15 millions as of now (Which is rare for josei manga). Unfortunately it's not yet have official translation.

This story follow Kunou Totonou who has high observation skill, critical thinking, and always speak up his mind. He also often question values, stereotype, system and things taken for granted in society. In this story, Totonou will solve many cases and if you pay attention, you will realize we actually know about him little by little from each case and you can even guess his past if you pay attention in one panel of chapter 1. ...

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