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Japanese: マンホール


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to May 2, 2006
Genres: MysteryMystery, HorrorHorror, PolicePolice, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Tsutsui, Tetsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan


Score: 7.251 (scored by 46584,658 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46832
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Popularity: #1355
Members: 9,928
Favorites: 70
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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.


More reviewsReviews

Dec 8, 2009
omgwtfhaxx (All reviews)
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 ^^
Feb 18, 2021
RobotSpaceCowboy (All reviews)
For a manga that is only 29 chapters long, the plot moved a little slow.

The premise of the manga, a biocontamination crime thriller seemed apropos during our current pandemic of 2020-2021 and so that attracted me and perhaps it would you as well. I enjoyed the characters in the manga, especially the two main detectives -- I cared for their well-being and felt that their personalities were nicely fleshed out and three-dimensional.

The biggest draw-back for me about this manga is that it seemed to drag on a bit. For example, when the main antagonist committed a crime in one chapter, it felt like read more
Feb 19, 2021
josh_dd (All reviews)
----------------------- 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.

The characters' faces are almost always crying, fr0wning, suffering. For 3 volumes straight. Such a variety!!

The background is read more
Jan 25, 2021
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)
Well this wasn’t a actually bad horror manga after all, yes it’s not really showing nightmare fuel BUT it did have its intense moments with showing the scientists figuring out who is causing the mosquito plaque and why is it contaminating people. The detectives Ken and Nao were a pretty decent duo. I will say though to those who plan to read this manga, it is definitely not for the fainted heart because you will get gross images that can be easily frightening to some so take caution everyone (kids, don’t read this please for your sakes!)

I did find the whole thing was rather read more

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