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Synonyms: Koudelka
English: Koudelka
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1999 to Sep 2000
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, Mythology Mythology, Super Power Super Power, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: None
Authors: Iwahara, Yuji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.761 (scored by 880880 users)
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Ranked: #119302
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Popularity: #8353
Members: 2,053
Favorites: 7
Ranked #11930Popularity #8353Members 2,053
MangaIwahara, Yuji (Story & Art)
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A girl who has the ability to watch the spirits of the death, that has a very important secret in his memory, that unfortunately she lost after escaping from a mental institution. This manga is a sequel of the PSX game of the same name: Koudelka.


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Mar 20, 2009
When I first started reading Koudelka, I didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. I thought "oh, okay, strange girl who escapes from a sanatorium... SANATORIUM, yeah *-*" [yeah, I'm crazy about those things XD]

Story - (8/10)
So, ok. Koudelka is about a girl who escapes from a sanatorium and has some strange powers. She doesn't know anything about her past or her abilities. But then she meets Joshua, a little boy who lives alone in an abandoned church in a small city after his mother passes away. After that meeting, both start to discover things about their ...
Feb 13, 2021
For the ones that don't know,the mange is supossed to be a sequel for the ps1 game of the same name,but its events became "non-canon" because of the events the shadow hearts trilogy for the ps2.

The manga itself is a nice little additiion to the franchise on general,a nice well-made story,the enviroment fits well with kouldelka/shadow hearts universe and really looks like something it would happen after the end of the game.

The manga fails in some aspect though and one is its art.Ok,that was little harsh,it doesn't really "fail",just doesn't represent the franchise. The art is very "cute" looking and very "cartoony",like your ...
Feb 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Koudelka is a story with great potential that just kind of falls short, mostly in part due to the pacing and the overall length of the manga. I like the ideas that it has going for it, I just feel as though the manga needed maybe 3 to 4 times the length in order to fully flesh them out.

The story starts off as a simple "oh no mysterious girl has amnesia" story, but it quickly devolves more into sci-fi/fantasy tropes. Some parts of the story can feel a bit cliche, but I still had fun with those moments. What I do have a problem ...

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Poll: Koudelka Chapter 1 Discussion
crazyspinz - Mar 26, 2012
1 repliesby Hirax »»
May 25, 2015 3:35 AM
What in the world did I just now read?!
arimakenshin - Apr 13, 2010
0 repliesby arimakenshin »»
Apr 13, 2010 2:46 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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