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Houkago

Houkago

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Aftershool
Japanese: 放課後

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 28, 2009 to Jan 28, 2010
Genres: Mystery, Shoujo
Authors: Higashino, Keigo (Story), Shimotsuki, Kayoko (Art)

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Score: 6.791 (scored by 138 users)
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Ranked: #110962
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Popularity: #12880
Members: 391
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Synopsis

Someone is trying to kill Maejima, the unassuming archery club coach and math teacher at Seika Women's High School. Pure luck has gotten him through several attempts, but he has no idea who's behind it, and the school principal would rather not involve the police in what's surely just a student acting out. With the entire faculty and students as suspects, will Maejima figure out who's responsible before his luck runs out?

(Source: Storm in Heaven)

Background

Houkago is an adaptation of Higashino Keigo's mystery novel by the same title. Despite it being his first published novel, it received the 31st Edogawa Ranpo Award for best mystery in 1985.

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More reviewsReviews

Aug 28, 2016
tomateunmate (All reviews)
Houkago is a decent murder mistery that commits a very big mistake that tends to happen in that genre. It startswith an enigmatic scenario, the one you can read in the synopsis, but eventually the resolution of the case is almost entirely mechanical. While most of the time is dedicated to the emotional points the resolution comes from information that was omited to the viewer that leads to solving it as if it were a puzzle and getting an infodump that connects the pieces of information we couldn't have had tied together by ourselves and just explaining motivations that would had been more interesting if read more
Jun 23, 2013
blossomdeath (All reviews)
The story is decent and easy to follow – it’s the typical murder mysteries set within an all-girls high school and how the protagonist, the school’s maths teacher goes around solving them and gathering the pieces of puzzles together while in danger of being the next target.

At the beginning, new characters are introduced at every few pages and it’s easy to get lost and confused. Nevertheless, the art style makes up for it as each character is distinctively drawn, although remembering their names can be baffling. However, given that the characters and their circumstances are intertwined with one another in some way, these read more
Jan 13, 2017
Tetragon (All reviews)
Houkago is more than just a shoujo-ish adaptation of a mystery novel. At first glance, the characters seem bland, predictable, and especially the teacher is the prototypical flawless main interest. However, with each new revelation, his characterisation becomes darker. It is his human side that made me root for him, despite his faults. My advice: Don't go into this thinking that there will be some miraculous love story, don't expect some clever trick. Just enjoy how your evaluation of the situation, your perception of the characters changes. Achieving that sort of subtlety is more difficult than coming up with a good locked room murder. Kudos read more

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