In a mystery mood, so mystery recommendations

Woohoo, I was in a mystery mood, so here are some mystery recommendations.


Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku by: NISHIO Ishin & ASAMI You

Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku

(image from Baka-Updates)

Okitegami Kyouko is a famous detective who solves cases in a single day. In fact, she has to, since her memories only last for one day before they ‘reset.’ However, for important things, she writes messages for herself down on her body with a special pen. One of her common clients is Kakushidate Yakusuke, a man who is often wrongly suspected of committing crimes. There is also a live-action drama adaptation of this story. [tethysdust]

(Summary from MangaHelpers)


Akatsuki ni Tatsu Lion by: SHINOHARA Chie

 Akatsuki ni Tatsu Lion

(image from Baka-Updates)

Izumi Erina is a senior in high school. She only has one living relative – her older brother Takashi. However, Erina receives an arrest notice for Takashi one day, who is supposed to be in Turkey at the time!! In order to look for Takashi, a mysterious man Sinclair came to Japan and brought Erina along with him. What is the “Black Trap” that awaits Erina in a foreign country…?! A shocking romantic suspense work filled with waves of love and hate!!

(Summary from Baka-Updates)

Chousuinou Kei – Makafushigi Jiken File by: GOMI Kazuo, MIZUNO Mitsuhiro, & TANAKA Yoshiki (田中克樹)

Chousuinou Kei - Makafushigi Jiken File 

(image from MyAnimeList)

The plot follows Kei Kazaoka a high-school sophomore who has an “ultra” computer embedded in his brain. He uses his increased intelligence to help the police with weird and mysterious cases, that go beyond the normal bounds of reasoning. Most of these cases are related to the supernatural and magical.

(summary from Baka-Updates)


Amnesia (Licensed by Sentai Filmworks)

 amnesia anime

(image from MyAnimeList)

This story takes place in a fictional town, in a fictional country, in a fictional world. One morning, a young lady awakens to find that she has lost all her memories prior to that morning. Her life, her relationships, her very name—all gone. All that’s left is a cell phone with numbers and names she doesn’t recognize and Orion, a young boy that only she appears to be able to see. With Orion’s guidance, she struggles to make sense of herself, a boyfriend she doesn’t know and the thousand and one little things that make up a daily life. But with no memories left, the only alternative is to forge new ones, even if that means leaving old loves behind.

(summary from MyAnimeList)


Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Licensed by Sentai Filmworks)

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo 

(image from MyAnimeList)

Haruka Ozawa’s sophomore year is getting seriously scary. One of her friends is possessed, another has committed suicide and Haruka could be the next one to flunk the still-breathing test. Her only way out of this potentially lethal dead end? Yakumo Saito, an enigmatic student born with a mysterious red eye that allows him to see and communicate with the dead. But the deceased don’t always desist and some killers are more than ready to kill again to keep dead men from telling any more tales. That doesn’t stop Haruka’s knack for digging up buried secrets, and there’s even more evidence of bodies being exhumed by both Yakumo’s police contact and an investigative journalist with a newly made corpse in her closet! Can this pair of anything but normal paranormal detectives solve the ultimate dead case files or will they end up in cold storage themselves?

(Summary from MyAnimeList)



Meikai no Pendulum by: SAKIHATA Io

 Meikai no Pendulum

(image from Baka-Updates)

A series of murders has been happening during the red moon. People say that it’s the work of the “Death God with a Red Scythe”…the title character of a popular mystery novel!?

(summary from Zero Alliance)

Monthly Lunatic by: Hosuka

 Monthly Lunatic

(image from Baka-Updates)

Rumours about a werewolf appearing on nights when there is a full moon quickly spread through Bato’s school. Bato suspects that his strange roommate, Kadirael is the werewolf, but Bato gets an even bigger surprise when he confronts Kadirael about his true identity.

(Summary from Baka-Updates)



Those are the mystery recommendations and as always, please support the creators of these works and the translators when you can.


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