Manga Review Ghost Hunt Volume 1

October 2, 2007 at 10:21 pm | Posted in Ghost Hunt | 1 Comment
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The decrepit building was condemned long ago, but every time the owners try to tear it down, ‘accidents’ start to happen – people get hurt, sometimes even killed. Mai Taniyama and her classmates have heard the rumors that the creepy old high school is haunted – possibly by ghosts from the Second World War. So one rainy day they gather at the old school to tell ghost stories, hoping to attract one of the suspected spirits.

No ghosts materialize, but Mai and her friends do meet Kazuya Shibuya, the handsome young owner of Shibuya Psychic Research, who’s been hired to investigate paranormal activity at the school. Also at the scene are an exorcist, a Buddhist monk, a woman who can speak with the dead, and an outspoken Shinto priestess. Surely one of them will have the talents to solve this mystery. 

That’s the summary from the back anyway.  Basically, girl folds to peer pressure and end up in an unsafe an possibly haunted building. Girl and co. are surprised by a stranger. Girl and co. are of course not scared of him because how could someone so handsome rape and murder them. -_-

Well, no raping goes on. At least until the next day when Girl (who I’ll start calling Mai anytime now) goes into the building and…does the most predictable thing.  Trips and breaks a camera and Kazuya Shibuya’s assistants’ head. Now, Mai gets shafted into being Shibuya’s assitant because she broke his assistant and his camera.

Let the wacky hijinx commence! 😀 But not really. After finding out Shibuya’s completely into himself, Mai gives him the nickname Naru (short for Narcissist.) As they finally begin the job Naru was hired to do, they find out the school really wants this ghost gone. They also hired a blonde long haired monk by the name of Houshou Takigawa, a stunningly beautiful Miko called Ayako Matsuzaki, an odd Australian exorcist named John Brown (ugh, so generic) who speaks with Kansai dialect, and the soft spoken spiritual medium Masako Hara from television.

And off the crew go on their marry way to hunt ghosts! In short, the rest of the story goes ‘There’s a ghost here, Uh, no…There isn’t, Yes, there definitely is! No. Maybe…? Wait, no. ect.’ This all being told in a much more entertaining way. Shelves shaking, buildings moving. That sort of thing.  As for the end. Well, I guess you’ll have to read it to find out if there really was a ghost. =p

It was a decent read though, not the most action packed thing, but it kept my attention well. If you like mysteries this would be a nice choice. I get the feeling that there is a little romance brewing in this manga though.


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  1. uhmmmm,i’like this so muchhhhhhhhhhhhh,especially mae and naru.i like their love story….but,when the 10 serial would be out?i cann’t wait it…t’x

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