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Japanese: SOIL


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 12, 2004 to Nov 12, 2010
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Beam
Authors: Kaneko, Atsushi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 13321,332 users)
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Ranked: #32802
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Popularity: #3134
Members: 6,749
Favorites: 113


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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /90


Something strange is going on in "Soil New Town." The sudden disappearance of a seemingly normal family leads the two detectives Yokoi and Onoda to the idyllic town in the middle of nowhere. What looks like a routine case at first quickly turns into a complex and deadly riddle where nothing is what it seems to be. Will the two desperate investigators manage to solve the mystery before it's too late?

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Sep 21, 2022
Author: Kaneko Atsushi
"This person loves me too much"
"The insane here is you"
"Self consciousness only contradicted her existence, reality and time broke her"

Craziness. Insanity. Mania. There is everything in this damn place, this damn city called Soil, at first glance, is just the city of dreams for many, but even the most beautiful dream can become the most horrible nightmare. The reality we see is just a false plan that hides something beyond the understanding of every living being, people who say they have seen the "strange organisms", are classified as crazy, but they saw something unusual, maybe this is the origin of their insanity , ...
May 19, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (56/90 eps)
I have to say, this is my first time reading something like this... It's what you called DIFFERENT.

The story is based on your, kinda mystery a bit of detective like genre and starts off with a missing person. It then carries on and gets intense as strange things start to happen to the two detectives that have came to investigate. The unexpected and did i read right that 'aliens' called the 'foreign organisms' have like came to invade this town called 'Soil''? It makes you think...

WTH is wrong with this town?

I rated this a fair, as the plot does make sense ...
Feb 2, 2024
My first impression about the art while reading the prologue chapter was: Did Zainul Abedin draw this manga?

'Soil' was certainly a hard take on mystery genre from my behalf as I didn't like the art to begin with. The characters have a natural fluidity and the beginning also smelled like supernatural mystery knocking on the door which, at first, I thought could become worthwhile. But at the end, without my sole purpose of finishing this just for 'the finishing', there's no reason to continue this.

The story becomes too dense like it's art at some point & at some point it becomes really bothersome to read ...

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