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Synonyms: Paradise Lost
Japanese: 失楽園


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: May 22, 2009 to Mar 22, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Girls Love Girls Love
Themes: Harem Harem, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Joker
Authors: Naomura, Tooru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.041 (scored by 46314,631 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #80462
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1650
Members: 11,370
Favorites: 191

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Himoto Sora is a transfer student with a sense of justice and dreams of becoming a knight. Upon arriving at Utopia Gakuen, she learns of a virtual reality-like game played by the male students in which they use girls as weapons in battles for status and treat them as commodities. Seeing one of these girls being abused she steps in and though some sort of error unwittingly becomes the first female participant of the game.

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Shitsurakuen (pilot)


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Himoto, Sora
Aoi, Tsuki
Date, Reiko
Izaki, Koharu
Asagiya, Karin
Yagizawa, Yuki
Shishidou, Hiyo
Togyu, Shiro


Oct 21, 2011
The story of this manga is based on "Paradise Story" which is often included in the story and well-made to cover the whole events in the story.

This manga is having a slow start and will leave you different perception more you dwell with the story. It's not a simple one but full of surprise and deep thought.

The art is greatly drawn and kept like that until the end. Characters, battles, and events are drawn nicely throughout the series.

Throughout the story, I don't like how they abuse the girls in the story, making my enjoyment so low but more you know story, this story ...
Mar 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
A story with so much promise it fills me with regret every time I remember its beginning and rage when I remember its ending.

I really enjoyed about 90% of the story. The art is good; it never felt awkward or lacking; nor did it impress me though. The characters were strong and vibrant; they really sold the world they inhabited. As for enjoyment, if you can read the whole story, chances are that you will either love it or hate it. Its not the kind of story you can read without caring about one way or another.

It made my heart race with anxiety, anger, despair ...
Apr 25, 2019
Okay, let me explain my scoring.

I love the art, it's a pretty fresh take on the 'harem' genre (it's rare to find harems centered around a female character), and most of the characters are pretty interesting, even if they start off as stereotypes. It does borrow HEAVILY from Utena, however, in terms of themes, a fairytale Greek chorus, and mechanics of the game played at the school, but it does switch it up enough to not be boring. There's also comparatively less fanservice than most harem manga.

However, there's a lot of things wrong with this manga, and 99% of them have to do with ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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