Spirit Circle
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Spirit Circle

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English: Spirit Circle
Japanese: スピリットサークル


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: May 30, 2012 to Mar 30, 2016
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Mizukami, Satoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young King OURs


Score: 8.531 (scored by 1324913,249 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #366
Members: 31,017
Favorites: 1,793
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

Crunchyroll Manga released a digital simulpub of Spirit Circle in English. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga for physical release from October 10, 2017.


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

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Dec 8, 2016
czxcjx (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 30, 2016
Sayuko01 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 12, 2020
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Spirit Circle is a work that implements a complicated timeline but manages to tell it in an understandable, non-confusing way.

Now, mind that the start is kinda weaker and might even make you question why this has such a high score. It's not bad, but this manga certainly isn't great right off the bat. The art isn't exactly helping that, as it can appear to be somehow bland at the start. Thankfully, both the art and the story improve. Well, about the art it's more like you'll get used to the artstyle, but it still offers some great pages through the series.

Coming into this expecting read more
Jan 13, 2017
OverkilledRed (All reviews)
Satoshi Mizukami is a great storyteller with a clear vision of what he's creating. Maybe you're already familiar with his other works (like Samidare and Sengoku Youko) before you read Spirit Circle, so you probably noticed that already, but if that's not the case, you'll certainly like them and recognize this aspect. It's really cool when all the dots in the plot connects in a convincing way, because you can feel how everything presented was, to some degree, an important part of the overall structure of the story. You can tell that he has a goal in mind from the beginning and even likes to read more

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