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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: 7.471 (scored by 10701,070 users)
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Ranked: #27972
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Popularity: #3198
Members: 5,077
Favorites: 93

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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 disparate investigators manage to solve the mystery before it's too late?

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May 29, 2020
GrayRealm (All reviews)
This is approaching Uzumaki in term of quality.
The mystery keeps bigger and bigger, and eventually reaches an unorthodox conclusion.
There are two issues with this manga, however.
First, the beginning of the story (first 10+ chapters or so) is MUCH stronger than the rest of it, as plot starts unfolding, at some point it becomes less coherent and deals less impact, which is why it is 7 and not 9.
The second thing is that the art takes some time to get used to as it rather unusual. The manga heavily uses lineart drawing with minimum shading, which is different from many other works. As a result in read more
Nov 1, 2017
Agerno (All reviews)
Soil is a manga written by Atsushi Kaneko. This is what you would call a weird story, and it's true. This manga is different from any other you have read.

Soil is a crime and mystery work, not a classic one... It has some elements that make it a unique piece of art.

This manga has a good story, a clearly defined plot with some main parts and a little background.
The main objective in the story is to find out what happened to a missing family and a police officer and where they are. The problem begins when the autor introduce weird read more
Apr 22, 2021
Oxybuzz (All reviews)
This is one of those works where the author believes existence is something’s everything and anything is nothing. Look, I’m not a writer, but I think I can write something better. Anyways, spoilers ahead.

You get glimpses of bizarreness in “Soil” from the beginning. The art is pretty limited yet somewhat detailed. The characters, even the main ones, seem normal and yet they have shticks that make them seem unreliable. The setting takes place in a normal-looking town yet the place feels quite ominous and fake. And the story just seems to be going on without ever having a predictable aura. Seems like a nice foundation read more
May 19, 2012
lilytenjouXP (All reviews)
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 read more

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