Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
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Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: HakoMari
Japanese: 空ろの箱と零のマリア
English: The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria
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Information

Volumes: 7
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 10, 2009 to Jun 10, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Mikage, Eiji (Story), Tetsuo (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.741 (scored by 1905619,056 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #422
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #116
Members: 96,879
Favorites: 5,217

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Synopsis

Kazuki Hoshino values his everyday life above all else. He spends the days carefree with his friends at school, until the uneventful bliss suddenly comes to a halt with the transfer of the aloof beauty Aya Otonashi into his class and her cold, dramatic statement to him immediately upon arrival:

"I'm here to break you. This is the 13,118th time I've transferred. After so many occasions, I have to say that this is all starting to grate on me, which is why this time I'm spicing things up with a proper declaration of war."

And with those puzzling words, the ordinary days that Kazuki loved so dearly become a cycle of turmoil and fear—Aya's sudden appearance signals the unraveling of unseen mysteries surrounding Kazuki's seemingly normal friends, including the discovery of mysterious devices known as "boxes."

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Background

Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria has been published in English as The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since October 31, 2017. It was also published in Polish by Waneko from February 5, 2016 to February 7, 2017.

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Jan 21, 2016
Plainly put, this is garbage.

This is the type of story writing and story telling that is killing the writing industry.
It's a story disguised as a complex one, but at the core, it is simple beyond belief.

The twists and turns of the plot are simply there to briefly trick you even though you've already known the outcome of a certain event.

All its "complexity" just seems like the author getting new ideas and then cramming that idea into the story, realizing it doesn't end in a favorable outcome, and then finding ridiculous ways to explain why the favorable outcome was achieved.

This is just over-hyped beyond belief.
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Jul 27, 2015
After an excruciatingly long time of waiting, at long last the seventh volume of Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (more commonly referred to as HakoMari) has now been released, and with that it's finally time to close the lid on one of the greatest works of literature to have ever originated from Japan, and the overall best light novel I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

HakoMari's story is... *unique* to say the least. It can be classified as fantasy, mystery and psychological above all else, but it really touches upon just about every genre imaginable during the course of its progression. It starts ...
Aug 2, 2015
"Do you have a wish?"

I don't think myself able to write an objective critic to HakoMari, not while the last volume is still so vivid in my mind. As such, this is not a review, but a love letter to this wonderful novel.

HakoMari is, in a nutshell, a wild ride. A crazy, reckless and downright cruel wild ride.
The story, while thought out really well, is really just a container. It's the playbox where all the characters are thrown into while being told "Now do what you want".
And the characters are really what makes this series so worthwhile and unforgettable.

Characters who love each other but ...

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