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Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2007 to Jun 3, 2011
Genres: Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Fujisaki, Ryuu (Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 64266,426 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9102
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #868
Members: 21,290
Favorites: 470


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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /42


Nothing ever happens in the village of Sotoba. In fact, it is viewed as nothing more than a hick town by its most outgoing and fashionable resident, Megumi Shimizu. She wants nothing more than to live in the city, far away from the villagers and their outdated ways of thinking. So when a new European-style house is built on a hill in the village, Megumi believes its residents must be cultured and refined, so she decides to pay them a visit.

However, Megumi doesn't return home that night. After a grueling search, she is found the next day, weak and anemic, with strange bite marks on her. But Megumi is just the first victim in what will soon become an epidemic in Sotoba as the bodies start piling up. The village doctor Toshio Ozaki, along with the priest Seishin Muroi, the loner Natsuno Yuuki, and the Tanaka siblings Kaori and Akira, begin investigating the strange deaths. But the answer to their predicament may be more than any of them can handle, for soon the dead could outnumber the living.

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



Jan 26, 2015
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 ...
Aug 14, 2013
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 ...
Oct 29, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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