Nijigahara Holograph
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Nijigahara Holograph

Alternative Titles

English: Nijigahara Holograph
Synonyms: Rainbow Field Holograph
Japanese: 虹ヶ原ホログラフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 12, 2003 to Dec 10, 2005
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Quick Japan
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)


Score: 7.601 (scored by 1492114,921 users)
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Ranked: #20242
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Popularity: #344
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Even as butterflies ominously proliferate in town, the rumour of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Arie Kimura's mother is found by this tunnel's entrance, next to apparently human traces, the legend seems to be confirmed. Is the end of the world coming? In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Arie, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse, is shoved into a well that leads to the Nijigahara tunnel—an act that in turns pushes Komatsuzaki, the budding thug who has carried a torch for Arie for a while already, entirely over the edge.

But this is only the beginning of the complex, challenging, obliquely told Nijigahara Holograph, which takes place in two separate timeliness and involves the suicidal Suzuki; Higure, his stalker-ish would-be girlfriend; their teacher Miss Sakaki, whose heavily bandaged face remains a mystery; and many more―brothers, sisters, parents, co-workers, teachers, aggressors and victims who are all inextricably linked to one another and all will eventually―ten years later―have to live with what they've done or suffered through.

(Source: Fantagraphics)


Nijigahara Holograph was published in English in hardcover format by Fantagraphics on March 19, 2014 and in Brazilian Portuguese by JBC do Brasil on November 21, 2016.


More reviewsReviews

Feb 25, 2010
JadedGoth (All reviews)
This is one of those stories you tend to read over and over again just so you could make more sense out of it and no matter how many times you read it, you find something different about it, something you never noticed was right there. That is the beauty of Nijigahara Holograph, and the gift which comes from the genius mind of Inio Asano, the creator of the beautiful manga, Solanin.

It's funny how the name, Rainbow Field Holograph, is somewhat of a contrast to the theme of the manga. Where the title gives the reader the feeling that the manga will be full of read more
Feb 15, 2011
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
I know, I know that I gave the story the lowest rating possible.

I know it sounds harsh but it isn't.

If you actually read the reviews next to mine or ask a person who's read the story what's it about, I can assure you that no one understands the plot, if there actually was one.

The only things I understood was that their were hallucinations of butterflies and that everyone from the elementary school that had met a girl named Kimura could see them and had become psychologically unstable.

Now, the thing is, I don't know if it was about Monarch Programming, if it was the symptoms of read more
May 31, 2015
YabukiJoe (All reviews)
Remember when you read great pieces of literature in school and then spent two weeks analysing the different themes, motives and subplots of the work?

Well, if there is one manga that deserves to be explored in such detail after the first reading, it is probably this one.

Let's get the obvious parts out of the way. This is an Asano manga and, as such, it offers the common elements of coming-of-age drama, existential anxiety and depression, hard-hitting social and psychological realism and the overall ugly side of human nature.
The unique aspect of this particular work is the amount of supernatural and philosophical elements who play a read more
Mar 31, 2018
Krunchyman (All reviews)
This analysis will cover specific details about Nijigahara Holograph, meaning: if you have not read the manga, it would be advisable to abstain from reading this review to avoid spoiling vital information.

A critical work to be familiar with while reading Nijigahara Holograph is the book of Zhuangzi (considered a foundational text of Daoism), by Master Zhuang. One of the key concepts that is taught through this work is the idea of spontaneity, and how we should eschew from artificial distinctions (i.e. good versus evil, beauty versus ugliness, and usefulness versus uselessness). In creating these dichotomies, we remove ourselves from the natural flow of read more

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