Shadows House
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Shadows House

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Japanese: シャドーハウス


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 6, 2018 to ?
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Soumatou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 8.231 (scored by 20452,045 users)
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Ranked: #3442
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Popularity: #1586
Members: 8,405
Favorites: 319


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Mar 24, 2020
MaxtotheMinimum (All reviews)
This will be a short review since I highly recommend you go into this blind.

Where do I start?

Shadows House is quite a peculiar manga with an abnormal setting. It follows the relationship between Emilyko, a living doll, and her shadow master Kate. Emilyko has a duty to clean the room of her master who continues to emit soot that dirties her living space.

And we'll stop there for introductions.

Shadows House is still in publishing but what's nice are the fully-colored chapters in tandem with Soumatou's cutesy art that work well in creating a mysterious atmosphere.

As the manga goes on, you might pick up read more
Oct 2, 2020
cecito (All reviews)
This is a GREAT manga full of mysteries and EXCELLENT art + storytelling.
It follows the story of Emilyko, the living doll, and her shadow, Kate. Emilyko has to clean every single day all the soot that comes out of Kate, but why is it? What's soot? Just what is a living doll? What does it mean to be "a face"? What even are shadows?

They live in a mansion owned by the Shadow family. Little by little you (and them) learn about their surroundings and context. What is that mansion, though? What on earth is the Shadow family anyway?

Chapter by chapter you gather read more
Oct 17, 2020
Watame (All reviews)
It is so easy to control people; just give them a false hope. Even if it is something that is highly disliked, a small lie will turn any hated activity in something that will be blindly followed without any questions. ‘Just keep on doing it and eventually your life will be better and you will be able to join the elite.’ It is too good to be true; however, a small part of your heart will still show a grain of hope.

In a nutshell
In a certain place, in a certain castle, there live people playing noblemen. If you want to know why, it is because read more
Nov 1, 2020
deadoptimist (All reviews)
While Kuro by the same team was a niche hit, Shadows House now is an AOE crit hit. It’s colored, it has one of the most unique worlds in recent manga, it’s fantastic. Shadows House seems to be beloved in France, and the French are right - they know good bande dessinée when they see’em.

First of all – this is not slice-of-life as some people call It, evidently judging by the covers, the description, and the few first chapters. The manga starts slow, because of delayed exposition. The characters learn about the world together with us, cause the world is the main mystery here, read more
May 4, 2021
YosepRA (All reviews)
This will be a long read, so buckle up.


Imagine you are sleeping inside a box. As the bell rings loudly, you open your eyes while your hand is opening the box which you’re sleeping in, it will then signify a new day at the house. You change your outfit and prepare yourself for the day. You don’t know who you are or even what you are. The only reason for your existence that keeps ringing inside your head is to serve your noble master, a living shadow. Every day, you have to serve your master starting from cleaning the room, helping with their needs, and read more
Apr 1, 2021
V_Lin (All reviews)
So the manga is getting an anime later this season at the time of writing this review. I was drawn in by the synopsis of the anime and found out that there was a manga, and to say that I had close to no expectation for this manga is an understatement, I was surprised by the quality of the manga, it has the feeling of the promised neverland but a little better, the manga doesn't prioritize horror which was a small surprise since I was expecting something like The promised Neverland, the manga focuses on the mystery of the manor and it's adults.

The manga revolves read more
Apr 24, 2021
NMAis4losers (All reviews)
Shadow House is possibly one of the best slow burn, tightly focused mystery thrillers currently being published. If you like that genre you will like this.


It's hard to evaluate a plot of a mystery series until said mystery concludes (*cough* snk *cough* tpn *cough*). However, so far, shadow house is very well put together. The core mystery that defines shadow house does a good job at roping the reader in. The story does an excellent job of weaving together both SOL, thriller, and mystery elements together in a way that puts the readers in the same shoes as the characters, which both does a great read more