Hoozuki no Shima
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Hoozuki no Shima

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Synonyms: Hohzuki Island, The Island of Hoozuki, Togabito, Criminal
Japanese: 鬼燈の島 -ホオズキノシマ-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 21, 2007 to Jul 3, 2009
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Suspense Suspense, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Gangan
Authors: Sanbe, Kei (Story & Art)


Score: 6.941 (scored by 47204,720 users)
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Ranked: #97592
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Popularity: #1949
Members: 10,112
Favorites: 30

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After being abandoned by their parents, Kokoro Suzuhara and his blind sister Yume are taken into custody and brought to the isolated Hoozuki Island, the location of their new home and school. However, a peaceful life is hardly what they find. Upon interacting with other children on the island, Kokoro discovers that they are all wary of their teachers, believing they have gathered them together for a sinister purpose. It is only after making a number of startling discoveries himself that Kokoro starts to believe their suspicions.

With Yume's safety as his foremost priority, Kokoro bands together with his classmates to free themselves from their dangerous predicament, all the while unknowingly unleashing harrowing repercussions to all those involved.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Togabito (Criminal)


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This is my third review, but I'm still not very good at it. But this series is good enough to deserve a review so...

Story: I liked it. It was pretty good, reminded me rather of Shutter Island actually. But the problem was, just like in Shutter Island, I figured out the ending a few chapters in, which ruined it for me. The twists and turns weren't as dark or scary as I expected, which was upsetting. But then again it takes a lot to make me flinch. A little random ecchi-ness, which was strange and out of place, but other than that it was ...
Mar 28, 2014

I found the concept of this story to be very interesting, and it had me hooked from the very beginning. I liked how they talked about by what means they must use to survive, and how they explained everything very logically. I didn't like how I couldn't figure out the ending though, but that's not the story's fault. If anything it makes the story great!

I liked the art for the most part, though most of the characters look like they're from Boku Dake ga Inai Machi for some reason. Even so I really liked how everything was drawn. But I felt some of the drawing's ...
Jan 16, 2024
Mixed Feelings
~*CONTENT DISCLAIMER: manga depicts sensitive topics like sexual harassment (adult & of a minor), pedophilia, suicide, abandonment, child abuse, child neglect, and sexual assault (adult & of a minor)*~

TL;DR: a pair of siblings get abandoned by their parents and are sent off to a school on a remote island with other abandoned/orphaned children. when the pair get there the children become fueled by rumors & speculation that the adults on the island are out to get them and its a mad dash to escape the island in one piece. the story is solid but has a lot of inconsistencies that are conveniently waived away at ...

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