Nijigahara Holograph
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Nijigahara Holograph

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Synonyms: Rainbow Field Holograph
Japanese: 虹ヶ原ホログラフ
English: Nijigahara Holograph
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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: 7.521 (scored by 1888318,883 users)
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Ranked: #27372
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Popularity: #341
Members: 46,493
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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.



Feb 25, 2010
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 ...
Jul 20, 2017
Mixed Feelings
In some cases, a low rating doesn't mean I hate someone's work. There are some aspects to it that I believe could've worked better, and the writing is mostly at fault for failing to execute it well.

This is why I have mixed thoughts with literature that tries to be too deep. Literary theorists would ponder for days trying to interpret a work as if it's the map to some unexplored treasure. While that isn't necessarily all that bad, many would exalt it as being intricate and something far more special than a common, straightforward narrative. An impressive feat, if not spent too much on dilly-dallying.

After ...
Dec 31, 2017
Overall Opinion: I got nothing out of it.

Story: 2/10. Was there a story? Not sure I noticed it. A bunch of violent things happen TO people or BECAUSE of people. They brood about it. For the first 20 pages, I was so confused I was starting to think that the pages had been connected in the wrong order by mistake. I didn't get much clarity as I progressed to the end.

Characters: 3/10. Completely unlikable, can't relate to any, can't understand the motivations of any, most behave in unrealistic ways. 85% of the ...

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