Iris Zero
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Iris Zero

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Japanese: アイリスzero
English: Iris Zero
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 27, 2009 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Alive
Authors: Hotaru, Takana (Art), Piro, Shiki (Story)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 1388913,889 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9232
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #429
Members: 40,338
Favorites: 1,085

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"Irises" are unique abilities most people are said to possess from birth. These powers manifest themselves in the form of visual cues and range from lie detection to danger prediction. Unfortunately, high school student Tooru Mizushima is one of the very few without an Iris. As an "Iris Zero," he is frequently bullied, and therefore, he tries to stand out as little as possible.

However, when the popular schoolgirl Koyuki Sasamori comes crashing into Tooru's life, his motto of minimal exposure is brutally shattered. Koyuki's Iris allows her to identify the most qualified person for a certain task—and she determines Tooru to be the most capable person to help her find the next student council president.

Tooru refuses to become involved in such a public affair, but Koyuki's cheerful persistence ultimately prevails. And so, Tooru's lonely life as an Iris Zero slowly changes as he comes to meet more people and utilize his exceptional deduction skills to solve various mysteries.

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Iris Zero has been published digitally in English by Digital Manga Publishing since June 5, 2014 and in German by KAZÉ Manga since October 1, 2012.



Nov 27, 2011
Preliminary (29/? eps)
***UPDATE 2: This review is up 'till the 29th chapter. I will update as soon as more chapters come out.

I came across Iris Zero by accident. I was in a desperate search for some new series to look out for, that involves school romances (believe me, I'm really just a sucker for those kinds of stories).

I was in for a shock with this manga. It defies all expectations of a school romance (my expectations, at least), and its flow of story actually gets me hooked. Serious tones balanced with school comedy and a hint of romance keep me interested in Iris Zero, and I am ...
Jan 21, 2011
Preliminary (9/? eps)
I was curious as to how this new manga would go and so far, I have been gobsmacked in a very good way!!! Some may think this is another cliched manga where the main character has no special talent or power like everyone else has but in Iris Zero, the story offers an insight to a guy who offers viewers an insight everyone else can't see because of the limits of their irises. Although slow development of the characters emotionally, the characters melt together really well and the excitement of the plot continues to boil inside me, especially Kuga. I can't wait to read more ...
Jan 29, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (44/? eps)
Before reading know that the series is currently on an indefinite hiatus due to the authors health issues, which has been going on for 4 years. I didn't know that when I started reading, and although I enjoyed the series it definitely doesn't provide a satisfying last chapter
Alright, now on with the review.
Characters: I'd say in this story there are 6 characters that are relatively main, besides our main two Toru and Koyuki. I think overall the characters are nothing to write home about but they are in general above average. Some of the dynamics are quite refreshing, and I enjoyed the chapters where they ...

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