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: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, EcchiEcchi, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen, ThrillerThriller
Authors: Sanbe, Kei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan


Score: 7.021 (scored by 43134,313 users)
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Ranked: #74312
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Popularity: #1486
Members: 8,921
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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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Jul 7, 2010
chicalternita (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 28, 2014
GoodLuck (All reviews)

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 read more
Nov 18, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga focused solely on plot that has a good 'mystery’ but some ridiculous writing to write around inconsistencies and not that great of an ending. 

This manga is one about a small group of kids that were abandoned by adults that they trusted, and thus became incredibly wary of them. Under such circumstances they do what they believe is best to survive while going up against a small group of adults. Both the cast of children and the cast of adults were pretty varied and had interesting personality quirks that played a major role in the plot. There wasn’t anything like character or relationship development though, the manga read more

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