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English: Aphorism
Japanese: アホリズム


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: May 18, 2010 to Jan 28, 2016
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SchoolSchool, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Kujo, Karuna (Story & Art)
Serialization: Gangan Online


Score: 7.311 (scored by 47154,715 users)
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Ranked: #41272
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Popularity: #876
Members: 14,910
Favorites: 150
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Volume 1


Nara Shika High School, is a seemingly normal school. However, unknown to the public is the cruel truth of what really goes on in the school's halls. Rather than studying, students are forced to struggle for their very survival. And the strong bonds of friendship may be the only difference between life and death.

(Source: Shinnen)


Aphorism has been published digitally in English by Yen Press since November 24, 2015.

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Aug 16, 2013
DragonCactus (All reviews)
I started it after a search for a good psychological read. Aphorism doesn't have the most original premise--a school of horrors has been done before--but the way the story is carried out, the mix of characters, and overall arcs make it a well done manga.
Aphorism isn't an extremely gory horror, and it has good characters and a good use of their special abilities. The main character isn't amazing, but at least he's likable. Most of the characters are.
Either, it's a good read for a psychological horror.
Mar 12, 2010
DreamingSomeday (All reviews)
This is more of an expansion on the synopsis rather than a true review since I've only read the first couple of chapters due to the translations being so recent. However, I hope with my "review" I can add some information that might intrigue others to read this so-far-so-good series. ^-^

As previously stated, the story is based in a high school setting where the students must fight for survival. What we read and learn is that the high school is unknown to the majority of the public due to supernatural forces. If you can see the school floating among the clouds on an island, read more

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