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Japanese: 彼岸島


Type: Manga
Volumes: 33
Chapters: 330
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2, 2002 to Jul 12, 2010
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror
Themes: Gore Gore, Survival Survival, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Matsumoto, Koji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.661 (scored by 12201,220 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #116032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2968
Members: 5,454
Favorites: 27

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When Akira Miyamoto learns that his older brother, Atsushi, is missing, his family begins to fall apart. The family business fails, and his father becomes an alcoholic. His two parents constantly compare Akira to Atsushi. Worse, Akira has a crush on a girl named Yuki, who already has a boyfriend, his friend Ken.

One day, Akira finds a girl unconscious in front of his house. The girl, Rei Aoyama, shows Akira Atsushi's ID card, claiming that Atsushi is alive. Rei explains that Atsushi is trapped on Higanjima Island, said to be inhabited by vampires. Akira invites his friends to help his brother, under the guise of a vacation to celebrate their graduation.

Upon arrival, vampires attack their boat and capture all of them except Rei. However, Akira escapes with his friends before vampires can drain their blood. On the island, he meets with Atsushi, who explains that the vampires are led by Miyabi, another vampire. Trained by Atsushi, Akira and his friends begin the battle against Miyabi and his vampire army in order to escape the island alive.

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Jul 11, 2021
Jihelu (All reviews)
This is the first time I've taken notes reviewing a Manga because of how much I disliked it. THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS AT THE VERY END

First, a review based on the existing categories.

Higanjima has a basic story outline and idea that quickly becomes convoluted and boring, and stereotypical. Around chapter 50-100, somewhere in there, the story quickly stops being a 'Survive vampire island' and turns into...something. I don't know what to call it.
Tropes are used ALL the time, annoying tropes. You'll have characters fighting, deal a major blow, then go 'HEH, this battle isn't over yet!' then the battle continues for more annoying chapters. You'll read more
Mar 15, 2018
MondoX (All reviews)
The story had potential, but it is ruined by idiotic characters. A group of people fought against a vampire, most were so scared that they froze in place, and some soiled themselves. Somehow, they were able to kill the vampire. However, some suspicious girl told them that there were two more in an island holding one of their friends. They decide to go to the island, not fully armed. The mc knew the girl was lying about the number of vampires, but did not think to mentioned it once to his group. There is no point to continue explaining read more
Apr 5, 2018
BookGuardian (All reviews)
Higanjima is a horror/action manga about a bunch of people going to a island with a bunch vampires. I read almost half of the manga so my insight.

Let's first state the vampirism rules from this story: The vampires aren't killed by sunlight and only can be killed damaging their brains. To became a vampire, you must be infected by their blood. Vampires need blood so they can halt a mutation that can transform them into demons (A powerful creature, but without inteligence). They apparently have bad eyesight and good nose, but, besides the beginning of the manga, this never is brought up again. They also read more

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