Houkago Hokenshitsu
After School Nightmare
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Houkago Hokenshitsu

Alternative Titles

English: After School Nightmare
Synonyms: Afterschool Nightmare
Japanese: 放課後保健室


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 22, 2004 to 2008
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Gender Bender Gender Bender, Psychological Psychological, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Princess
Authors: Mizushiro, Setona (Story & Art)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 78067,806 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8702
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Popularity: #769
Members: 17,192
Favorites: 661

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Mashiro Ichijou, an attractive and popular high school student, has always lived his life as a boy. However, nobody notices that deep down, he resents the fact that his body is half female. He has decided to conceal his femininity from those around him, while in reality, he is insecure about who he is supposed to be.

One day, an unfamiliar nurse asks Mashiro to follow her to the school's infirmary in the basement—an office that has never existed until now. Little does he realize that the moment he steps into the mysterious room, he will never be capable of returning to being the person he was before.

As he struggles to find his true identity, Mashiro must face the disquiet in his own heart, all while protecting himself from the prying eyes of his classmates. Slowly but steadily, the unbecoming truth of the world is laid bare: all its lies and deceit engulfed in nightmares that only unfold in broad daylight.

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Houkago Hokenshitsu was published in English as After School Nightmare by Go! Comi from September 2006 to February 2009.


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Aug 18, 2010
-Naami- (All reviews)
I don’t often read shoujo manga, mostly because I tend to find that shoujo manga would fall under one of the two categories: ones filled with blushing heroines, princely (lady) boys and convenient fairytale stories or the other side of shoujo; the one that attempts to be dark and mysterious but most of the time only ends up being filled with pretty gothic clothes and whiny characters. Although there are some excellent works that fit under these stereotypes and pull it off, I do get rather bored of its predictability.

After School Nightmare is such a shoujo manga that keeps me on my toes read more
Mar 3, 2009
RedFingers15 (All reviews)
This manga is a very good manga. The plot is scary and makes you want to read more. The conflicts the characters face are very dramatic and satisfying. The story drags you into awesome twists and turns. I loved this manga because it kept me wondering untill the end. If I had time I will re-read it.
Sep 23, 2009
Michiko-desu (All reviews)
Okay, After School Nightmare is about a teenager entering school, but he has a big secret. HE is half boy and half female. You may be thinking "ew, this is another one of those shojo gender-bender manga". Do not be fooled! The story is quite good!
Story 9/10
The story line seems simple at first, but becomes continually confusing as the manga wares on. The author drops subtle hints to the ending frequently throughout the manga. You may find yourself back-pedaling a few pages just to understand a specific part. The flow of the story keeps you entertained along with many plot twists.
Art 9/10
The art is beautiful read more
Aug 9, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
"Everything I’ve done up to now has led me here.”

I had started a review on this manga when I was half way through it. Then as my mouth was hanging open at the end, I realized- my review was crap. After finishing the manga, it was nothing like I thought it was. So I began writing again knowing I would still come up short.

But I'll start at the beginning before I tell you the end…

Being human is hard enough; getting to know yourself and finding out who you are and where you’re going. For Mashiro that’s even harder. See, Mashiro is half woman and half read more

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