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Japanese: MAIL メイル
English: Mail
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 1999 to Jan 26, 2005
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Yamazaki, Housui (Story & Art)


Score: 6.981 (scored by 892892 users)
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Ranked: #89112
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Popularity: #6060
Members: 3,073
Favorites: 33


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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /18


Private detective Reiji Akiba has a theory about those awkward moments and weird coincidences we all encounter in life. They are actually encounters with the dead; it's their way of sending us a message. But you may not want to open such strange mail from beyond—not unless you can see the ghostly attachment like Akiba can, and not unless you carry a gun that can kill what isn't alive like Akiba's aptly named Kagutsuchi—the tool between God and earth—digging a divine grave to lay to rest the evil dead.

(Source: Dark Horse Comics)


Mail was initially serialized in Ace Next, but moved to Shounen Ace when the magazine went defunct.

The series was published in English by Dark Horse from December 6, 2006 to March 14, 2007. The same company later published the series digitally from January 25, 2012 to April 4, 2012.




Jul 17, 2008
Story: 9
Mail is based on short stories featuring one recurring caracther trough the series. every chapter is about it's own ghost with it's own past. because of this you never get any real attatchment to the characters, but that's not needed (after all, they are just bait for the ghost :P). the short stories are introduced in a way so that you can easily get into the feal of it and has the engagement to keep you on the edge of your seat for the rest of the chapter.

Art: 7
the art is clean and nothing special, but it's drawn in very good angles so you ...
Dec 2, 2022
Mail follows a paranormal detective and occult specialist Akiba as he finds himself investigating lost souls.

His primary purpose is to give these souls a proper send off, so that they can enter the cycle of reincarnation or simply be damned for eternity.

Each chapter is stand alone in it's story telling though in the later half of the series we are given a bit more "lore" so to speak, and Akiba is given a sidekick and his background is explored more thoroughly, though I suppose thoroughly is a pretty generous term here given each instance of this is rather brief, though satisfying.

Each chapter begins the same ...
Aug 27, 2020
This manga follows the episodic adventures of one ghost hunter, while he does his odd line of work and exorcises the ghosts that his clients are bothered by. The story on paper sounds plain and the bland execution of it was quite unsatisfying, and borderline monotonous.

The stories presented in these 3 volumes are standalone, every chapter portrays the interaction of certain person with a ghost, and involves the main character, saving the day. For people with some understanding of the japanese urban ghost stories, the setting will feel familliar. After reading 3-4 of them you know well what's gonna happen ...

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