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Shiki

Shiki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2007 to Jun 3, 2011
Authors: Fujisaki, Ryuu (Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)
Serialization: Jump SQ

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 3618 users)
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Ranked: #6412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #607
Members: 10,617
Favorites: 336
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /42
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Synopsis

The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the nineties, in a small quiet village called Sotoba. A series of mysterious deaths begin to spread in the village, at the same time when a strange family moves into the long abandoned Kanemasa mansion. Toshio Ozaki, dean of the only hospital in Sotoba, initially suspects an epidemic. But as investigations continue and the deaths begin to pile up, he becomes convinced that they are the work of the undead plaguing the village. A young man named Natsuno Yuuki, who hates living in the village, begins to be pursued and surrounded by death.

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Shiki has been licensed in Poland by Waneko, with the first volume set to be released on September 10, 2017.

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Jan 26, 2015
G-Radiation (All reviews)
This review contains medium SPOILERS: I will give away the premise that is established after about two volumes. Basically, I am going to tell you what "Shiki" means. No less and no more.
However, I think that this being a mystery manga, you may enjoy going into it as blind as you will. If that's the case for you then do avoid reading this review (any sort of information on the manga for that matter); go ahead and give it a try!


Shiki is one of those works which demonstrate beautifully how a concept that seems old and uninteresting can be revived to make for a refreshing read more
Aug 14, 2013
tiffanyhng (All reviews)
The Host. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The Lord of the Flies. Take all these three novels/movies, twist it to make it darker and more complex, and there you have it. The manga, Shiki, is born.

Story: 8
The plot itself isn't very original. However, what makes Shiki unique is the flow of the story and its characters. The beginning starts out a little slow in order to add suspense and mystery to the story. However, mystery isn't one the strongest point of this manga. What is truly amazing is how the chapters are often told in various perspectives. The chapters aren't necessarily episodic, but read more
Oct 29, 2014
butako (All reviews)
The premise of the story is intriguing and rather refreshing. The story has a certain draw to it that kept me reading chapter after chapter. Unfortunately, the characters destroy any suspension of disbelief I had. It’s been a while since I’ve encountered such an entirely retarded cast of characters. I feel the story could have ended in 10 chapters if only the characters had a minimal IQ of 80. The characters are rather bland with limited development, but not completely uninteresting. For example, the bond between Natsuno and Tooru was fun to read about. It’s a tragedy that it wasn’t further explored though. So read more
Jun 28, 2008
LilMiMichan (All reviews)
Preliminary
Shiki is a manga based off a novel. Drawn by Fujisaki Ryu, this manga is one not to miss. It takes place in a small, Japanese town of a population of 1300. We start off with Megumi, a 15-year old girl who hates the town. She is interested in only two things in the town: Yuki and the huge Mansion. A msyterious family moves into the mansion. Megumi pays a visit and goes missing. The police later find her very ill. A few days later, she dies a msyterious death. Suddenly, more deaths start occuring.


Story:
The story is very captivating and keeps read more

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