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Japanese: ポルタス
English: Portus
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 5, 2006
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)
Authors: Abe, Jun (Story & Art)


Score: 6.201 (scored by 17791,779 users)
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Ranked: #147382
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Popularity: #3530
Members: 4,510
Favorites: 19
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17-year-old high school student Asami Kawakami's friend, Chiharu, has stopped answering her phone and never comes to school anymore. She would rather spend her time playing Portus, an old videogame. There is an urban legend that there is a secret level where a boy appears and asks if you want to go to the other side. If you say yes, you die. When Chiharu cuts her own throat, Asami and the art club teacher, Keigo Sawa, set out to find out the truth behind the legend and Chiharu's suicide.

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Portus was published in English by VIZ Media on October 9, 2007.


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Dec 28, 2007
KANJI (All reviews)
Portus was the first Horror manga I ever read. Maybe that is the reason why it was so impacting on me. It's a one volume book and the storyline is extremely unique. It is a story about revenge, friends, love, and despair.

A lot of the time I could feel the character's fear as I read it. The facial expressions were drawn with such fine detail.

The horrific images that the characters see can disturb you even though they are just simply drawings. I feel that the author did a great job in bringing this story to life. There is only so much you can show read more
Jul 8, 2020
gurohentai (All reviews)
Strongly disliked this manga.

For some reason I expected a lot from this one. I remember it was hyped very hard in the horror manga community when I was in high school (or at least I remember it was) but I hadn't read it until now. I was very let down. I feel like I must have been mixed it up with something else or everyone who hyped this has shit taste.

Not sure if I'm stupid and the plot was too complex for my small ADHD brain or if the plot just didn't make much sense at all. It did not keep me engaged. Found it read more
Mar 18, 2012
AzurisCaine (All reviews)
Portus was given to me by a friend who bought it on a whim because the front looked like something I'd enjoy. Upon unwrapping it and reading it I found out that judging a book by it's cover is a bad bad thing.

While the art was interesting and the story was fairly complex, it just did not hook me into it. I ended up abandoning it several times and picking it back up after forgetting why I stopped reading it.

The ending was somewhat expected on my part, while I wont give away any spoilers. Let's just say about mid way into the story you could read more
Feb 9, 2021
N4-M (All reviews)
I have a very boring experience from reading Portus.

As mentioned in another review, the story seems overly complex because the author mixed too many themes and plots together. I think the narrative appears elaborated but it's actually a very simplistic story. In other words : it's artificially complex. Some events are completely forced to try to shock the reader but oh dear it's not shocking at all, when it happens you just wonder why suddenly the characters act like that.

Drawings are bad. Very bad. If you have a few notions of drawing, or at least used to look at good art, you'll see read more

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