Top 10 Mystery Manga of 1991


1. Clamp School Detectives

Comedy, Mystery

The CLAMP School is famous not just for being the world's most prestigious academy, but also for its students' penchant for partying. Scarcely does a week go by when there isn't a festival, dance or athletic event. With so much going on, there's plenty of opportunity for something to go wrong-fortunately the CLAMP School Detectives are eager to protect all the school's goings on...especially ones in which young ladies are likely to attend. Nokoru Imonoyama is founder and leader of the group-an uber-genius who can detect a woman in distress from two kilometers away. Suoh Takamura is class secretary and a martial arts master. Akira Ijyuin may be the youngest detective, but he's also one of the world's top chefs. Celebrations, apparitions and Gastronomic sensations-they're all part of the job for the CLAMP School Detectives!


2. Tousatsu Eishu Paparazzi

Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance

3. Uryuudou Yumebanashi

Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

This manga tells the stories of an antique store that is run by an elderly man and his grandson. The grandson watches the store while his grandfather is out, and it seems like the most interesting customers come by during these times. The grandson has the ability to perceive the supernatural, and his customers often end up being entwined with the stories of different antiques in the store.

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4. Boku to Furio to Koutei de

Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

A collection of some of Daijiro Morohoshi's works, spanning the years 1981 to 1990.

1) Hakobune ga Kita Hi (1983)
2) Nanpasen (1982)
3) Chinjunomori (1983)
4) Boku to Furio to Koutei de (1983)
5) Numa no Kodomo (1982)
6) Ryusa (1982)
7) Kuroishi-tou Satsujin Jiken (1982)
8) Shiro (1990)
9) Aoi Mure (1981)
10) Kage no Machi (1985)

5. Outer Zone

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

A Twilight Zone/Outer Limits-esque romp through the occult and supernatural led by your elven-eared hostess, Misery.

6. Kyou & Ippei series

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Meikyuu Series or commonly known in Japan as Kyou & Ippei series is a long running detective manga with 4 main characters trying to solve the cases that they have to get involves.

Instead of number of the volume, each volume of the manga has its own name.

7. Darkness Psycho

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A mysterious blind man named Kiryuu Kou with supernatural power meeets up with mysterious girl with unexplain power to solves puzzled cases.

8. Fushigi Hunter

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

Raimon Ryuuta and Kuuko are sibling. Their parent is a treasure hunter, so since they were little they lives in a shrine with their parent's best friend who is an old man.

Ryuuta and Kuuko are interested in anything strange, curious issues. Together they set up their business as a Fushigi Hunter, to solve cases of strange paranormal activity people asking them for help.

9. World Apartment Horror

Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Collection of four stories by Satoshi Kon:

-World Apartment Horror
Manga adaptation of Otomo's self-directed live-action film of the same name.
A bumbling Yakuza member is sent to rid an old and rotten apartment block of its foreign occupants, but finds it a lot harder than expected when he discovers an evil spirit still resides there.



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10. Horror Museum

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

This volume contains three one-shots by Akagawa Jiro-sensei and Matsumoto Yoko-sensei.

Doll House:
Strange things have begun to occur around Akimi. Someone has just moved into the empty apartment right underneath hers, but no one has actually seen this mysterious new neighbor. In addition, random things keep disappearing from the building such as a desk, a bike, and even her own mother...??

Norou Ningyou:
Mariko is a daughter of a wealthy family celebrating her 16th birthday. However, Mariko's crush Takayuki shows up with her friend Mio by his side and dampens her mood. To cheer herself up, Mariko looks through her presents and finds a cursing doll with a card that tells her how to use it to get rid of her enemies...

Shinku no Kage:
When she was young, Kaoru and her family spent a summer at a vacation home in the mountains. One afternoon, she and her younger brother Kazurou found a mysterious coffin in the basement. As she turned to leave, she thought she heard a voice say "Please move me". Little did she know that this was just the beginning of the huge tragedy that befell her family.

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