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Japanese: マンホール
English: Manhole
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to May 2, 2006
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Detective Detective
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Gangan
Authors: Tsutsui, Tetsuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.161 (scored by 59655,965 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #63892
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1453
Members: 13,674
Favorites: 88


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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /29


What do two Japanese detectives, a naked man on a city street, and a roundworm from Botswana all have in common? In the first volume of Manhole, Ken Mizoguchi and Nao Inoue investigate a string of bloody and mysterious murders, but their work uncovers a deadly biological agent which poses a threat of epidemic proportions. An unlikely lead starts them in the pursuit of a mysterious self-titled photographer, but meanwhile the infections keep spreading. The series may be best described as the thrilling combination of a detective story with biological horror.

(Source: Illuminati-Manga)


Manhole has been published in Polish by Studio JG since April 28, 2017.



Sep 24, 2022
So, this is one of those very random unknown manga with surprisingly good art, only racking in 29 chapters, it's a very interesting ride through a pretty disturbing, impending doom kind manga, the start absolutely hooks you, presenting one of those out of context "what is going on" type moments of distress, of looking at something unpleasant, a horrifying sight that gets your hand into this world.

The characters were very well-rounded and constantly engaging, they had a clear-cut personality that one can instantly get invested into, even with such a small length, it felt like watching a good movie, but while it has great moments, ...
Jan 25, 2022
Manhole is an interesting manga with cool concepts and a touching story. The two protagonists are likeable and well made. Mizo is the typical old detective type. I really enjoy Mizo's dialogue and design. On the other hand, Inoue is a sweet woman and a caring one at that. I enjoyed all the sweet moments between the cast. Every character is likable and well designed, although some may be unlikable per their archetype. I felt the emotional strength in many scenes involving human conflicts. The main antagonist is designed well and likable to. I dig the "infection" and all the history surrounding it. A lot ...
Feb 19, 2021
Mixed Feelings
----------------------- Manhole review ----------------------

This manga is a police/detective one, not so much horror or psychology in it.

Story :
Not the most original, but not too bad either.

Art :
Below average. Some pages have no shading, some other pages have some photoshopped textures that felt really cheap. Towards the end the art gets a bit better but it was so mediocre overall that I cannot give it a good score. Some main characters looked pasty white and flat because the mangaka put no shadi g, nothing on them.


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