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Alternative Titles

Japanese: マンホール


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: 7.171 (scored by 57455,745 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #62462
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1467
Members: 12,982
Favorites: 85


Ranked #6246Popularity #1467Members 12,982
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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.



Dec 8, 2009
This manga is a mix of detective, psychological and horror. It has a good story-line that progresses at an even pace if it can at time be a little predictable, and characters are slowly developed throughout, however only to a certain extent, although i felt close to the characters it wasn't like i was overly bothered about what happened to them. The art is generally good and at some points can be amazing while at other times lacking detail. Its a relatively short manga and definitely worth the read if you can spare a couple of hours of your time ^^
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
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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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crazyspinz - May 1, 2011
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why this score?
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