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Jisatsu Circle

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Suicide Circle
Japanese: 自殺サークル


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 20, 2002
Genre: Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: None
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 6.561 (scored by 1122811,228 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #134312
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Popularity: #769
Members: 20,298
Favorites: 211

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Synopsis

Jisatsu Circle is a manga based on a movie of the same title, written and directed by Sion Sono. At first, the manga was intended to follow the same story, but Sion Sono asked Usamaru Furuya to adapt his own story to it, which resulted in a plot much easier to understand.

The story begins with the same opening scene, where 54 girls commit suicide by jumping in front of a moving train. However, one girl survives (Saya Kota) and opens another Suicide Club, with other victims. Her best friend, Kyoko, fears for Saya's future and begins to search for the strange secrets surrounding the Suicide Club to try and save Saya and the other girls from committing such a tragedy again.

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Characters

Takeuchi
Supporting
Suzuki, Mitsuko
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jan 4, 2008

RED Dizziness
by radiantfire

Context:
For this review, I'll be analysing Jisatsu Circle by Usamaru Furuya. The concept of the series comes from a movie bearing the same title. While not a direct adaptation, it nonetheless comprises of the same elements: troubled children and suicide.

Story:
The suicidal dive of 54 schoolgirls at Shinjuku station is one of the most memorable opening sequences in any manga I have read. Gruesome and deeply biting, the opening jump alone sets what is profoundly a scary commentary on the state of Japanese contemporary society. It is on this note that Jisatsu Circle introduces one of the most disturbing stories I have ever experienced.

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Feb 3, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Disturbing.

I stumbled upon this manga while looking for something short to read. Suicide had always intrigued me as it is the very essence of giving up and finding solace in death. It is one of those few things that those with the will to live can never understand and for that reason I was eager to read this manga.

Story: Unfortunately this manga had more of a horror taste (perhaps to be expected) than a profound psychological one and I was left relatively unimpressed by the time I had reached the end. The manga is quick to shake you as it begins with a scene ...
Feb 1, 2010
One word Disturbing and thrilling.
From the begining to the end you want more, you want to understand why and at the same time you don't want to... because the answer will probably freak you out more than the question.

This manga, make you wonder about your own life, about the society, maybe about a friend who is like one of the characters... because it doesn't matter wich country is, there is always a 'Saya Kota' in all the societies.

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