Top 50 Mystery Manga of All Time

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1. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Steel Ball Run

Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Drama, Sports

Originally presented as an unrelated story, this series was later officially declared a part of the JoJo storyline. The series stars Gyro Zeppeli, who uses a set of steel balls that spin incredibly fast, and Johnny Joestar (Jonathan Joestar), a former hot-shot jockey who was crippled by an ambusher and lost his fame and fortune. They race, along with others, in a mad-dash across America for 50 million dollars, reminiscent of The Cannonball Run.

(Source: Wikipedia)

88%

2. Monster

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller

Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a talented Japanese brain surgeon working at a leading hospital in Germany. One night, Dr. Tenma risks his reputation and career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy over that of the town mayor. A string of mysterious murders begin to occur soon after the operation, and Dr. Tenma emerges as the primary suspect despite no incriminating evidence.

Nine years later, Dr. Tenma encounters the boy once again - and learns that he has become a terrifying serial killer. To atone for his naive decision that fateful night, Dr. Tenma embarks on a manhunt across Europe to take the very life he once saved.

(Summary by Edo)

87%

3. 20th Century Boys

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

For Kenji, a simple convenience store manager who once dreamed of becoming a rock 'n' roll musician, a host of memories from his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.

(Source: Viz)

84%

4. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable

Action, Adventure, Mystery, Supernatural

The fourth part of JJBA focuses on Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar, with Jotaro Kujo and Joseph Joestar along in a supporting role. In 1999, an ancient artifact known as the "Bow and Arrow" starts giving Stand powers to various people in the town of Morioh. Josuke and his friends investigate a series of strange Stand-related murders in Morioh, finding themselves in conflict with the many new Stand users. Araki retroactively introduces the "Bow and Arrow," an ancient artifact which causes latent Stand ability to develop in people, as a way of explaining the origin of Stands.

84%

5. Tower of God

Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

What do you desire? Money and wealth? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Revenge? Or something that transcends them all? Whatever you desire—it's here.

(Source: LINE WEBTOON)

84%

6. Pluto

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Based off of a story arc from Osamu Tezuka's Tesuwan Atomu, Pluto follows the Europol detective Gesicht as he tries to uncover the mystery behind a string of robot and human deaths. The case becomes much more puzzling when evidence leans toward the murders being the work of a robot, which is something that hasn't happened for 8 years.

(Source: ANN)

84%

7. The Promised Neverland

Mystery, Psychological, Fantasy, Thriller

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

(Source: VIZ)

84%

8. Death Note

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

Light Yagami is a brilliant 17-year-old student, one of the top scorers on his exams in all of Japan. One day as he leaves school, he finds a mysterious black notebook on the ground with "Death Note" written on it. The first thing written inside: "The human whose name is written in the notebook shall die." Light decides to use this to cleanse the world of evil by killing all the criminals. On the scene comes L, ace detective, who's determined to find Light—who the world now calls "Kira"—and track him down, thus bringing us an epic psychological thrill ride.

84%

9. Bastard

Thriller, Drama, Psychological, Mystery, Romance

There is nowhere that Seon Jin can find solace. At school, he is ruthlessly bullied due to his unsettlingly quiet nature and weak appearance. However, this is not the source of Jin's insurmountable terror: the thing that he fears more than anything else is his own father.

To most, Jin's father is a successful businessman, good samaritan, and doting parent. But that is merely a facade; in truth, he is a deranged serial killer—and Jin is his unwilling accomplice. For years, they have been carrying out this ruse with the police being none the wiser. However, when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest, or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

84%

10. Pandora Hearts

Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery

The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius’s coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. He is thrown into an eternal, inescapable prison known as the Abyss from which there is no escape. There, he meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, do they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or is there some shred of hope for him to grasp on to?

(Source: Yen Press)

Included:
Volume 8: Pandora Hearts (pilot)
Volume 20: Exra episode: It makes all kinds
Volume 21: Extra episode: Together

83%

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Action, Drama, Mecha, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi

The manga based on the series, written and illustrated by series character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, has been serialized in Shonen Ace since 1995. The serialized and volumized editions are both published by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga exists as a separate entity from the anime, and features a number of distinct differences (examples: Shinji's eyes are brown instead of blue; Shinji and Rei's relationship is strengthened more; not all of the Angels that were in the anime appear in the manga). Drawing from the original story outline, the completed anime series, as well as his own artistic freedom, Sadamoto has portrayed an account of the story that has both distinct convergence and divergence with the anime version.

(Source: Wikipedia)

83%

12. Tokyo Ghoul

Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

(Source: Viz)

83%

13. Dorohedoro

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The story revolves around Kaiman, who does not remember who he was before he was transfigured by a Magic user. This transformation left him with a reptile's head, and a desire to find out the truth about who he really is. Accompanied by Nikaido, his female companion, he tracks down Magic Users in "The Hole" and unceremoniously chomps down on their head, hoping to find out who it was that put him in this state. One by one, they witness this "second man" inside the head of Kaiman, and after pulling them back out of his mouth he asks them all a question... "What did the guy inside my head say?"

(Source: MU)

83%

14. Attack on Titan

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

81%

15. 21st Century Boys

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt him

Picking up directly after the events of 20th Century Boys, it seems like the world is finally out of danger, but the mystery of "Friend" still exists. As the world is threatened again, Kenji must search his memories for any clue about "Friend".

(Source: ANN)

81%

16. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Jojolion

Action, Adventure, Mystery, Supernatural, Drama, Romance

This part will take place in Morioh-Cho (the same town in Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable), but in the alternative universe in which Steel Ball Run takes place. Following the Great East Japan earthquake, Morioh has been stricken by vast earthen protrusions known by the locals as Wall Eyes. Despite investigation, professional estimations are left empty. Meanwhile, the young girl Yasuho Hirose discovers a man buried within the ground, he possesses a distinctive star-shaped birthmark together with deeply penetrating bite marks. The man, who has contracted a staple case of amnesia is taken in by a local family and given the name Jousuke Higashikata, however mysterious events cannot stop from piling one upon the other and soon that enigma known as stand emerges to complement the great cloud of confusion.

80%

17. Homunculus

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

Trepanation is the procedure of drilling a hole in the skull. It is said to increase the blood circulation and improve pressure inside the skull. It is also said to bring out a person's sixth sense, the ability to use ESP, see ghosts, move objects with one's mind. This is speculative fiction based on the concept of trepanation.

80%

18. xxxHOLiC

Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

XXXHolic is a supernatural/comedy themed manga/anime that is apart of the CLAMP series. It is one of the more popular of the CLAMP series and often shows other CLAMP series being mentioned (ex. Chobits, Sakura Chronicles).

It revolves around a boy named Watanuki and how he stumbled upon a shop owned by a woman named Yuuko. Yuuko's power is to grant wishes, but she can only do so with proper payment. Since Watanuki has seen spirits ever since he was born, Yuuko offers to take away his sight of the spirits in exchange for him working at the shop. He agrees and works at the shop until his debt is repaid.
(Source: xxxHolic Wikia)

The series was re-named to xxxHolic•Rou on the title pages of each chapter from chapter 186 and on, but remains ×××Holic on the front covers, spines and indicias of the corresponding Japanese volumes (16 and 17).
A oneshot published in May 2010 to commemorate the switch was later collected into Volume 18.

80%

19. Black Butler

Fantasy, Supernatural, Action, Mystery

In Victorian era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose prowess as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.

The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel's parents' murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.

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20. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

The fifth story arc in the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

It stars Giorno Giovanna. Giorno is determined to rise to the top of organized crime and become a head gangster in order to help people and make the world a better place. So he joins Passione, an organized crime group that employs many Stand users...

(Source: Wikipedia)

80%

21. Tokyo Ghoul:re

Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

In Tokyo, an unchanging despair is lurking. Mysterious man-eating beings, ghouls, run rampant in Tokyo. Living hidden during everyday life, the existence of ghouls, whose true identities are shrouded in mystery, permanently terrorizes Tokyo's residents.

At CCG, the sole institution that investigates and resolves cases related to ghouls, Haise Sasaki has been assigned a certain mission. While dealing with the unruly four problem children known as "Quinx", Haise's days of suffering begin...?!


Included side stories:
Vol. 3: Tokyo Ghoul: Joker. Released on Jun 30, 2014, it follows Juuzo Suzuya and takes place between the original series and Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Vol. 4: Chapter 31.5: With The Lord.

80%

22. Billy Bat

Drama, Mystery

The story is set in 1949 and follows Japanese-American comic book artist Kevin Yamagata as he draws the popular detective series "Billy Bat" for "Marble Comics." When he learns he may have unconsciously copied the character from an image he saw while serving in occupied Japan, he returns to Japan to get permission to use Billy Bat from its original creator. Upon arriving there, however, he becomes embroiled in a web of murder, cover-ups, and prophecy that all leads back to Billy Bat.

It is soon evident, however, that the truth of Billy Bat's nature is far larger than Kevin could ever guess, spanning millennia and across the world.

(Source: Wikipedia)

80%

23. Case Closed

Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Romance

Kudo Shinichi is a seventeen year-old high school detective whom people call the "Modern Sherlock Holmes." However, one night after a date with his childhood sweetheart, Ran, Shinichi witnessed an illegal trade and, caught off his guard, was knocked unconscious and fed a drug that was supposed to kill him... but he woke up and found himself shrunken to a seven year-old. In order to track down the men who did this to him, Shinichi hid his identity and lived with Ran, whose father happened to be a hopeless detective, and with that came a series of murders and mysteries that he must solve.

(Source: ANN)

80%

24. ERASED

Drama, Mystery

Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.

(Source: MAL)

Volume 9 contains the five-chapter side story Boku Dake ga Inai Machi:Re

79%

25. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Horror, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of Seikyou Academy. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.

(Source: DBR Scanslations)

79%

26. Bungo Stray Dogs

Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers, and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They're tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi's future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!

(Source: MU)

78%

27. No. 6

Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The story is set in "No. 6," a future model city in 2013. Raised as a top-ranking elite since the age of 2, a boy named Shion lives in an exclusive area in No. 6. On the night of his 12th birthday, he rescues a boy who calls himself "Nezumi" ("Rat"). Nezumi ran away from the city's Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion's life is changed forever...

78%

28. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

Drama, Mystery

In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman doctor/pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor's children's lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young doctor/pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!?

(Source: Square Enix, MU)

77%

29. Uzumaki

Drama, Horror, Psychological, Romance, Mystery, Supernatural

Kurozu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in small ways: seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, whirlwinds in air. And in large ways: the spiral marks on people's bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi's father, the voice from the cochlea in your inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurouzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return... (Source: Viz)

Chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2009. (Vol. 1)

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30. School-Live!

Horror, Mystery, Slice of Life

Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the center of the group Yuuri Wakasa who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megumi Sakura. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves in an unusual situation.

77%

31. Umineko When They Cry 5: End of the Golden Witch

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Manga adaption of 07th Expansion's popular visual novel.

Now that Beatrice has become a shadow of her former self, Battler has to fight against Lamdbadelta, Bernkastel and Bernkastel's piece called Erika to save her.

77%

32. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Cotton Drifting Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Watanagashi is the second in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games. It focuses on Mion and Shion Sonozaki's lives.

77%

33. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Onikakushi is the first in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games. It focuses on Maebara Keiichi's arrival to Hinamizawa.

77%

34. Umineko When They Cry Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural

Adaption of the popular visual novel from 07th Expansion.

The conclusion of the long fought struggle between mystery and fantasy.

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35. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Eye Opening Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Meakashi is the fifth in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games and the first scenario that aims to answer questions raised in the previous scenarios. It focuses on seemingly the same happenings as in Watanagashi-hen only told from Shion Sonozaki's point of view.

76%

36. Astra Lost in Space

Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp. But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light sphere warps its 9 members into outer space, stranding them 5012 light years away from their home planet.
With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra.

(Source: Batoto)

76%

37. The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

"It is a story full of sadness. From now let's recite a slow and beautiful story from long ago."

Shiva, a young girl who loves to stroll about in the countryside, lives in a vacant village with her guardian, a wendigo-like gentleman. He forbids her from going outside, so she won't be cursed, but Shiva's curiosity makes her yearn for the outside world. What is this curse about?

(Source: MU)

76%

38. Demon Detective Brain Eater Neuro

Mystery, Supernatural

The Demon Neuro has a raging hunger for ‘enigmas.’ Being dissatisfied with his current regime in hell, he’s come into the mortal realm in order to satiate his ever-growing appetite. The murder case of a young girl’s father seems to be sufficiently enticing for the Demon’s needs.. But what else might happen between these two? Find out in this disturbingly good murder-mystery series.

(Source: aerandria.net)

76%

39. Hana to Akuma

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

14 Years ago Vivi, the demon, decided to leave the demon realm and come to the human world. There he found an abandoned baby and on a whim decided to keep it. Since then he lives together with Hana...but having a 14 year-old girl around you, is it really that simple?

(Source: Osuwari Team)

76%

40. Iris Zero

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

In a world where every boy and girl has a special power called Iris, Toru who, as a result of not having any kind of special power from a young age, lives by his motto, "low exposure" - to live without standing out.

But his peaceful school life changes when he receives a certain "confession" from the school's most popular girl, Koyuki. His motto begins to shake!!

The school fantasy that shakes the heart begins with their meeting.

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41. Bakemonogatari

Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student, manages to survive a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino, a strange man residing in an abandoned building. Though being saved from vampirism and now a human again, several side effects such as superhuman healing abilities and enhanced vision still remain. Regardless, Araragi tries to live the life of a normal student, with the help of his friend and the class president, Tsubasa Hanekawa. When fellow classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the stairs and is caught by Araragi, the boy realizes that the girl is unnaturally weightless. Despite Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists he help her, deciding to enlist the aid of Oshino, the very man who had once helped him with his own predicament. Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.

(Source: Hatigarm Scans)

76%

42. Umineko When They Cry 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

In this chapter, several new characters are introduced, like Virgilia, Ronove, and the Siestas. This chapter mainly focuses on Eva and Beatrice and their pasts. More magical details are involved as the story develops.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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43. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Massacre Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

This is regarded as the chapter where "the best situation has been provided," but it takes the courage of a certain character to change the course. This will answer everything, however there is one chapter left - Matsuribayashi-hen. (Source: Wikipedia)

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44. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Atonement Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Tsumihoroboshi is the sixth in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games and the second that tries to answer questions raised in the previous scenarios. It focuses on Ryuuguu Rena's sudden distrust of her friends and answers some questions about the mystery surrounding Furude Rika.

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45. The Case Study of Vanitas

Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

There once lived a vampire known as Vanitas, hated by his own kind for being born under a blue full moon, as most arise on the night of a crimson one. Afraid and alone, he created the "Book of Vanitas," a cursed grimoire that would one day take his vengeance on all vampires; this is how the story goes at least. Vanitas no Carte follows Noé, a young man travelling aboard an airship in 19th century Paris with one goal in mind: to find the Book of Vanitas. A sudden vampire attack leads him to meet the enigmatic Vanitas, a doctor who specializes in vampires and, much to Noé's surprise, a completely ordinary human. The mysterious doctor has inherited both the name and the infamous text from the Vanitas of legend, using the grimoire to heal his patients. But behind his kind demeanor lies something a bit more sinister... (Source: MAL)

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46. Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Curse Killing Arc

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had occurred in Hinamizawa. From this point on, horrific events unfold in front of Keiichi, as he soon learns his close friends may not be all that they seem. Based on the amateur mystery game by 7th Expansion, the story is told in a series of different scenarios.

Tatarigoroshi is the third in a series of manga following the different scenarios of the Higurashi games. It focuses on the Houjou family history.

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47. Battle Royale

Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

Under the guise of a "study trip," a group of students from Shiroiwa Junior High School in the fictional town of Shiroiwa (Kagawa Prefecture) are gassed on a bus. They awaken in the Okishima Island School on Okishima, an isolated, evacuated island. They learn that they have been placed in an event called the Program. According to the rules, every year since 1947, 42 third-year high school students are isolated, and each student is required to fight to the death until one student remains. Their movements are tracked by metal collars around their necks, which contain tracking and listening devices; if any student should attempt to escape the Program, or enter declared forbidden zones, a bomb will be detonated in the collar, killing the wearer. If no one dies in a 24 hour time period, there will be no winner and all collars will be detonated simultaneously.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Note: The TokyoPop version was extensively rewritten by Keith Giffen which eventually led to contradictions and plot holes in the later volumes. TokyoPop rereleased the series in 5 omnibus volumes under the name "Battle Royale: Ultimate Edition" from October 16, 2007 to February 10, 2009.

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48. Cheese in the Trap Season 1

Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Slice of Life

Seol Hong is a hard-working student, who has returned to college after a long break. Jung Yu is a senior at the college known as Mr. Perfect. Seol feels like her life took a turn for the worse since she got involved with Jung. Is Jung intentionally turning Seol's life?

(Source: LINE WEBTOON)

Included chapters: 0

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49. Umineko When They Cry 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

This chapter focuses mostly on Battler's sister Ange, and her life twelve years after the massacre on Rokkenjima. The existence of magic is heavily implied in this chapter. Many new characters make their debut, such as Siesta 00, Gaap, and a number of humans.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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50. Umineko When They Cry Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch

Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986 during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima. The head of a wealthy family named Kinzou Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eleven of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzou's assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are five of Kinzou's servants, and his personal physician. After the eleven family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Volume 4 also contains the tea party chapter for this episode

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