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Synonyms: Lost Plus Brain
Japanese: LOST+BRAIN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: May 16, 2008 to Aug 11, 2008
Authors: Ootani, Akira (Art), Yabuno, Tsuzuku (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 6.741 (scored by 2717 users)
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Ranked: #109472
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Popularity: #894
Members: 6,476
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /27


This is the story of a very smart student called Hirama Ren who is used to always getting the top results in his school, and is the chairman of the student's council. One day, he walks past a group of bullies and asks them to leave—and because of that, they decide to teach him a lesson. They decide to beat up a couple of guys and they reported it to the teachers, blaming him.

Hirama becomes enraged by it and so he decides to attain some power that could allow him to change the world to a world that he wanted; one without such pathetic people.

Coincidentally, his vice-chairperson called him and asked if he was fine with her inviting a hypnotist for some event at school to hype up the school population. Thinking that the ability of hypnotism is just what he was looking for, he agrees to it. During the "trial" test of the hypnotist's ability, he set up some plan and later on used it to test if hypnosis was able to hypnotize people who were avoiding it. With his new found knowledge, how will Hirama use this new power to reshape the world?

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Sep 17, 2010
LOST+BRAIN is really amazing. Amazingly mediocre.

If that didn’t convince you, then read on.

I started this manga because I’m a massive Death Note fan and I wouldn’t pass up on something that’s similar. However, despite not having too much expectation in the first place, it still turned out to be a huge disappointment.

The story is about a genius high schooler who is good at everything, but also bored with all the things and people around him. At a school event, he discovers the powers of hypnotism and attempts to change the world using hypnotism. Up to this point, it’s almost like a Death Note clone. read more
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Jun 6, 2013
Lost + Brain is a complete Death Note knockoff that is inferior in every conceivable way. That is all you need to know and it doesn't deserve much more to be written about it. The main character is less intelligent than Light and has even less depth. Death Note's art was one of it's best qualities. This has bad art and even the character designs are nothing but a pathetic imitation of Death Note. Kira's ability was interesting in its limitations. This MC's hypnotism is as interesting as watching a beige stick figure painting dry. Death Note went downhill halfway through. This started out bad, read more
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Oct 19, 2010
First, if you read this manga, don't be an idiot and keep relating it to Death Note.

I'm a Death Note fan too. You want to compare? Let me compare for you. We all know that DN is distinctly good but as someone who has read it all over again in both English and Japanese three times over I found a good deal of loopholes in the story, which I will list them down in a future review, simply because the story is too long and complicated for the author Tsugumi Ohba to handle. On the other hand, in case of Lost+Brain, the story is very read more
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Jun 26, 2015
(To skip ranting and get to the point, head to overall c: )
So many reviews were dissing this manga because they were comparing it to Death Note and I can see why however I don't feel like comparing it to Death Note is fair at all. Sure, the main character has a Light personality however if I were to compare this I would much rather compare it to Code Geass (and Lelouch's MIND CONTROL Geass) or to Zennou no Noa.

The story was quite captivating. Of course the idea of hypnotizing people is quite silly but, then again, a Death Note is ridiculous and a read more
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