Hanako to Guuwa no Teller
Hanako and the Terror of Allegory
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Hanako to Guuwa no Teller

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Japanese: 花子と寓話のテラー
English: Hanako and the Terror of Allegory
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 2003 to Sep 26, 2005
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Esuno, Sakae (Story & Art)


Score: 7.301 (scored by 18271,827 users)
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Ranked: #48492
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Popularity: #4593
Members: 4,353
Favorites: 28


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Folklore detective Asou Daisuke would rather deal with normal, everyday, things like cheating spouses, embezzling partners and the like. Because whenever he deals with the supernatural, he gets the hiccups.

But no matter, an endless stream of desperate people come to him troubled by what he calls allegories. Those are stories, usually urban legends, that one believes to be true and if one believes strong enough can cause them to become true. His first case involves "The Man Under The Bed." Can he stop this creepy man with an axe before he chops up Hiranuma Kanae? Why does Asou count his hiccups and just who is that strange girl in his bathroom?

(Source: MU)


Hanako to Guuwa no Tera was published in English as Hanako and the Terror of Allegory by Tokyopop from March 9, 2010 to April 26, 2011. The license was taken over by VIZ Media, who published the first three volumes digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from October 27, 2015 to December 22, 2015.



Dec 1, 2018
This mangas general story concept was pretty interesting, in that it had to do with investigations surrounding a number of tall tales and such. These stories I thought were pretty well done too, with lots of creepy scenes and overall being pretty gripping from beginning to end. Hence, I think that most of the manga was pretty interesting. I did have problems with the main cast of characters though, in that while there was some good background development for Hanako, the other two felt pretty underdeveloped when focused upon, and their relationship especially seemed to just suddenly be there. Hence, the story portions that focused on them over ...
Mar 12, 2022
Great stories with a lot of plot twists

The concept of urban legends bending reality is interesting, and the author has a great way of building the plots around that. It also has one of the best manga endings I have ever read, which went completely unexpected. The manga follows the monster-of-the-week concept, built around an overall arc of the main character Asou's real identity.

The characters have potential, but with only 19 chapters, there is not enough room for character development. The romantic building between the male and female leads also feels a bit rushed, but their bonding is understandable, as they have go through ...

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