Top Secret
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Top Secret

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Synonyms: Himitsu The Top Secret
Japanese: 秘密 -トップ・シークレット-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 16, 1999 to Jun 28, 2012
Genres: MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShoujoShoujo, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Shimizu, Reiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Melody


Score: 7.961 (scored by 354354 users)
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Ranked: #7872
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Popularity: #5451
Members: 2,009
Favorites: 38
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What if it's possible to extract some two or more years of a person's memories (projected onto visual display for all to see) from the brain after the person's death? It would certainly be beneficial for solving difficult murder cases since the memories would display the victims' last moments. But at what cost? What of the dead's privacy as strangers poke about in their most private memories? What about the effects the imageries may have on the persons whose jobs require going through psychotic murderers' minds and experience whatever emotions and feelings these murderers felt as they skin and disembowel their victims? In The Top Secret, Shimizu-sensei explores the idea of re-displaying images of decedents' memories from their brains.


Top Secret will be adapted for a live-action movie in 2016.

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Apr 20, 2013
howdoyouhavetime (All reviews)
NOTE: This story is not for everyone. I do NOT recommend this manga if you cannot take gore. There are at times VERY graphic depictions of organs and blood and things along those lines.

Story (9) : Himitsu: The Top Secret is a thriller/horror manga based around the premise that the human brain retains its memories even after the body is dead. In 2060, a Japanese police force known as the 'Ninth' investigates gruesome crimes by watching the memories of the victim. The story begins with a prequel of sorts talking about the very first time this "MRI scanning" was used, and goes on to tell read more
Mar 12, 2020
Cindy-Uchiha (All reviews)
Story 10:
This is a real good detective manga. The protagonists use MRI-scan to see what the victim has seen before death. You might think that there's not much mystery left to solve, but that's not true. It's not always easy to find the murderer, since victims might see things different from reality. *cough* cogito ergo sum

Stunning. Aestethics on point.

Maki is that angry pretty boy who has a lot of power, aka who you wanne be.
You see how all characters are dealing with their mental breakdowns, because the images they have to watch are fucked up.
Also between the protagonists: maybe romance, maybe no romance. read more

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