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Synonyms: Siren
Japanese: PSYЯEN -サイレン-
English: Psyren
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 145
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2007 to Nov 29, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Iwashiro, Toshiaki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 4098040,980 users)
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Ranked: #8492
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #148
Members: 94,760
Favorites: 3,132


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Ageha Yoshina is a self-confident high school student who helps others for a fee. On his way back from a job, he finds a strange calling card with the word "Psyren" imprinted left behind in a phone booth and decides to keep it, unaware of its purpose. The very next day, Ageha discovers that his classmate Sakurako Amamiya has the exact same calling card in her possession. When he questions her, Sakurako asks him to save her, signaling the day his troubles begin.

Confused by the circumstances of this encounter, Ageha realizes something is wrong when Sakurako goes missing. In an attempt to figure out what is happening, he decides to call the number provided on the calling card and is asked a series of questions by a mysterious voice, ending with a final, cryptic question: "Would you like to go to Psyren?" Thus begins two teenagers' participation in a game of life or death within a strange world inhabited by monsters called "Taboo." Granted the ability to use psychic powers known as "PSI," the duo fight to return to the place they call home.

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Psyren was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from October 4, 2011 to May 6, 2014.



Jun 23, 2015
Psyren is a series that I feel is often overlooked by a lot of people due to its lack of popularity. There are a few reasons for this, most of which come from the somewhat confusing plot and story setup. For me, it was a rare type of series that really takes the right sort of mindset to appreciate. I’ll first start on my opinion on the story, which is really the only place I feel the series suffers in some ways.

Story: 7/10

I wouldn’t call the story “bad”, however, it does lack in a few areas that hold it back from being above average. The ...
Aug 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Popularly, the shounen market is known for being over-saturated with the same kind of average stories and not presenting a whole lot of originality. I hate that kind of view, but I have to agree that the definition of Psyren is average,.

Psyren is a shounen manga serialized between 2007 and 2010. It was created, written and illustrated by Toshiaki Iwashiro.

Ageha Yoshina is a high schooler who frequently gets into fights and always wins. After one of his incursions, he passes by a payphone and it starts ringing. He answers the call but can only hear static. When he hangs up, he finds a calling card ...
Nov 17, 2023
Psyren faces overarching issues, primarily stemming from a lack of build-up and the failure to break away from the typical cookie-cutter approach. Moreover, the villains in the series lack depth, seemingly existing solely for the sake of being evil


If you've seen Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Beelzebub, Gantz, and Akira you have basically seen all these characters before except they are just 2 dimensional, and trope filled copies.

-Yoshina's character bears a striking resemblance to Ichigo,and Yusuke but without the depth of Zangetsu and dynamic with Toguro/Sensui respectively

-Asaga is portrayed as a "noble thug," evoking memories of Kuwabara from YYH. Similarly he dips from the story for ...

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