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Spirit Circle

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Japanese: スピリットサークル
English: Spirit Circle
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: May 30, 2012 to Mar 30, 2016
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Reincarnation Reincarnation
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young King OURs
Authors: Mizukami, Satoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.491 (scored by 1804318,043 users)
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Ranked: #1492
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Popularity: #374
Members: 44,213
Favorites: 2,313


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Fuuta Okeya, a 14-year-old student, can see ghosts and wears a bandage on his left cheek to hide his striking birthmark. One day, a girl with a scar on her forehead named Kouko Ishigami, accompanied by a ghost of a tall and friendly man, transfers into his class.

Fuuta quickly takes a liking to Kouko, wondering if it might be love at first sight. After waking up crying from a strange dream involving her, he feels a nostalgic connection to Kouko and becomes determined to befriend her. However, a chain of events forces Fuuta to reveal his birthmark to Kouko, to which she declares him to be the enemy of her life. A furious Kouko explains that the two are bound by reincarnation, and that Fuuta's birthmark is a curse she engraved on him in one of their past lives to recognize and eventually defeat him.

Kouko brings out a circular object made of flames known as the "spirit circle" and attacks Fuuta, pushing him off a flight of stairs. As he falls, Fuuta is thrown back into the insight of one of his previous lives. Spirit Circle chronicles Fuuta's journey back and forth his several past lives as he gradually unravels the mysteries behind his apparent bad blood with Kouko.

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Spirit Circle was nominated in the Best Comic category for the 48th Seiun Award in 2017.

The series was published digitally as an English simulpub by Crunchyroll Manga, and in print by Seven Seas Entertainment from October 10, 2017 to January 8, 2019.


Okeya, Fuuta
Ishigami, Kouko
Flantyr, Vann
Kajima, Houtarou


Dec 8, 2016
I don't think I can think of a manga out there that contains as much Wisdom as Spirit Circle. This is surprisingly because Spirit Circle is a work that can't really be defined as 'realistic', and its individual components have been done almost everywhere else. Yet, while Hataraki Man can be viewed as a work that focuses on a micro perspective of life, and a work like Murasaki-iro no Qualia can be seen as a work that focuses on the macro and cosmic perspective of life, Spirit Circle is a work that is simply able to encompass all that, although it is not as psychologically ...
Mar 30, 2016
I'm afraid Spirit Circle, by Mizukami Satoshi, will like the excellent but often forgotten Hoishi no Samidare, become only a shadow hit, a read for the people who dig deeper and want different kinds of shonen. So let me try to convince you with this review to grab a book and read this very interesting story.

Art : 6/10

Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first : yes, compared to tenors of the shonen manga, the art is...Meh. Although this is an artstyle that feels really distinctive, and works quite well for expressions and faces overall, the real weakness lies in the background, who ...
Dec 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
If you like story that is told in a none-linear fashion where stuff from the beginning is relevant or symbolic to the stuff that's going to happen later on, I would highly recommend Spirit Circle for you.

Spirit Circle is quite clever in that it is able to crunch in multiple stories into one coherent story. We're basically getting five to six different stories with different backgrounds and genre in just one story. And despite the cast being small and there really being only one hero and heroine, due to the nature of the story, we're in fact getting a huge casts of characters. ...

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