Torikago Syndrome
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Torikago Syndrome

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Synonyms: Birdcage Syndrome, Vogelkäfig Syndrom
Japanese: 鳥籠シンドローム


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 23, 2012 to Feb 23, 2013
Genres: MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Shounen AiShounen Ai, HaremHarem, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Samamiya, Akaza (Story & Art)
Serialization: Asuka (Monthly)


Score: 6.871 (scored by 11351,135 users)
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Ranked: #89082
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Popularity: #4201
Members: 2,846
Favorites: 25
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Ayase Tsugumi is an orphan of mixed European and Japanese descent, possessing unsettling red eyes and light-colored hair—all these characteristics make him a target for bullying at his school in Japan. When a secretive benefactor under the alias "Daddy-Long-Legs" starts sending him letters, teaching him English and offering to send him to a new school in Europe, Tsugumi readily accepts this escape from his present circumstances.

When Tsugumi arrives at Zugvogel Academy, he finds it to be a boys' boarding school governed by a strange tradition. There are no formal regulations laid down by the administration; rather, the rules are arbitrarily determined by the school's "King." Anyone wishing for freedom from the rules must repeatedly succeed in the King's "Game" and rise through the ranks. However, players must be willing to hurt others or else be hurt themselves.

Despite Tsugumi's experiences with bullying, he has never wished to be the tormentor instead of the victim. After unintentionally leveling up on his first day, he looks for a way to remove himself as a player. Unexpectedly, he receives help from the only student to have cleared all the levels in the Game, Licht, who has taken a keen interest in Tsugumi for some unknown reason.

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Oct 17, 2014
PeachYogurt31 (All reviews)
I've read some terrible manga in my life because I didn't realize they were terrible until I had already committed to a large chunk of the story. This is the case for this disaster of a story, I was too far in and couldn't pull out.

The story is crap. The art is amazing. The shounen-ai is suggested but should be considered nonexistent.

The story is about a Japanese transfer student who becomes a student at some European, English speaking boarding school. The school has no administrative rules and there is a caste system, with the King making up all the rules through a process read more
Sep 23, 2014
tralalaa (All reviews)
I read this out of a recommendation. and it was listed as a shounen ai genre and i was like shounen ai ? i wonder how and why so i read it
i really enjoyed this but only have 9 chapters dang so short but it was worth a chance to be read. and it's kinda refreshing i did not expect the twist in this manga and it doesn't have a mindfcuk in it you don't need to think much because well it is short and all . but after reading the last chapter dang this is great i wish it's longer than that.
Jan 7, 2017
yuno_touka (All reviews)
This is my first review so i'll try to be as usufull as possible.
Torikago no Tsugai is a story that revolves around a japanese boy who comes to an European school where there are no laws but a caste game between the students. There people are treated according to their ranks and also bullied according to the same.


I just finished reading this series and i really liked the story.But then again, i am an unconditional fan of Caste Heaven so i might have been a little influenced due to the similarities. Although this series is a rather small one it still had plot twists and read more

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