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Amnesia Labyrinth, Vol. 1 (Amnesia Labyrinth #1)

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews

When high school student Souji Kushiki, an academic achiever and talented athlete from a well-to-do family, returns home from summer vacation, he finds that his sisters Harumi, Youko and Saki have changed. Their strangely clingy behavior borders on the inappropriate and bizarre, yet Souji just brushes off their mysterious conduct at first.

However, when Souji arrives at sch

Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Seven Seas
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the golden witch.
To those who say that Tanigawa can only write scifi comedy, “Amnesia Labyrinth” slaps you in the face with a fresh new adult-themed mystery story that surprised me in its depth.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. I LOVE Tanigawa’s “Haruhi” series, and have read somewhere around half of the published novels and manga (not to mention am a loyal fan of the anime and movie), so I’m pretty familiar with his brief, slapstick-style writing. Just by looking at the cover, I thought that this might be anoth
I've looked at this for the longest time but was never really quite able to tell what type of manga this was. After reading volume one & two back to back, I'm still not entirely sure as to what's going on.

This is a head trip manga. If you're looking to find concrete plot or somewhat easy explanations, you're looking at the wrong series. This isn't something that's all that easy to read, I must admit. There's a lot of stuff going on & I have a feeling that this is most definitely somethi
Sean O'Hara
Jun 24, 2011 Sean O'Hara rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, j-lit, manga
When I saw Nagaru Tanigawa had an original manga series out, I had certain expectations. "Incestuous love dodecahedron" was not among them. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but reading this book was rather like discovering J.K. Rowling had written a Harold Robbins style graphic novel.

The story concerns Souji, scion of the powerful (and very screwed up) Kushiki family. He's spent the last two years in boarding school trying to avoid the circus back home, but when his elder brother disappears, S
Holly Letson
I guess I had high expectations for this, series the advertising slip around it boasted that it was "From the creator of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!", so I kinda went in expecting something like that series. This series is nothing at all like the *Suzumiya Haruhi* series. And, honestly, I am not sure that that is such a good thing.

This manga is very confusing, and at times, I was not completely sure what was actually going on except that Sasai wanted to find the murderer of the 3 studen
Jun 07, 2014 Alice rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, mystery
The artwork was excellent.
But the plot I did not like at all.

Kathleen Dixon
I know it's not the 'right' thing now to call a comic a comic, but I believe in calling a spade a spade.

Ugh, what a dreadful way to start a review!

Even when I was a kid I wasn't a fan of comics. I remember that a friend and her brother (and this is when I was at primary school, i.e. aged 5 through to 10) had Superman and Batman comics, and I think my girlfriend had some girl-themed ones, and I would read them when I went round to her house to play but I didn't care if I read them or not. If you
Aug 24, 2011 Orchid rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, manga
Review from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Amnesia Labyrinth has to have the MOST complex story for a manga I have ever read, there are so many red herrings and plot twists that have left me absolutely confused as to who the true murderer is. That being said, I am absolutely loving the fact the I don't have the foggiest idea on who the culprit behind the murders is.

From what I was able to gather while reading Amnesia Labyrinth (if I'm right) there's a bit of multiple-personaliti
Mar 23, 2011 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
An intriguing, disturbing, first volume of a suspense manga in which a teenager returns home to discover three students at his new school have recently been murdered.

Filled with disturbing subtext that eventually turns to dark family secrets, Amnesia Labyrinth is aimed for a more mature audience than that of Nagaru Tanigawa's more famous work, the Haruhi Susumiya series. Indeed, some content is probably not what parents want even their high schoolers seeing, even though they almost undoubtedly
Alex Wheeldon
Jul 29, 2015 Alex Wheeldon rated it really liked it
An interesting premise, with some intriguing characters. Some of the themes and actions within the manga are not entirely what I expected but nevertheless I look forward to reading the concluding part soon :)
Aug 21, 2011 Matthew rated it liked it
on the fence with this one. I'm intrigued by the 2 main characters & by the overall idea, but there seem to be a lot of plot holes. The author even owns up to them at the end. There's also a thread of incest with a half-sister trying to be very sexually provocative with her half-brother. Kind of creepy but I suspect this will tie into the mystery somehow. Unfortunately this thread makes this one really an adult book & not older teen like the publisher suggests.
Antisocial high school student and talented athlete Souj comes back from studying abroad to his old hometown only to find that three over-achieving high school students had been mysteriously murdered only a month before his arrival. Not only that but his sisters are acting strangely suspicious.
Could his sisters be linked to the heinous murders somehow? And is Souji next in line to Death's door..?
Apr 09, 2011 Cat rated it it was ok
I'm not even sure what made me decide to give this title a shot. It disappointed me in the end. Just your typical harem title which I'm not a fan of. Incest is heavly implied as well since all three of his sisters want to sleep with him or almost already are.

Rating: R

Originality: C
Plot line: B
Artwork: B

Feb 25, 2011 Val added it

I liked the artwork

The story could of moved along a little faster but I still want to read another volume before I decide on if I want to continue reading it or not.

The plot was okay, but hard to understand at times. And the drawings weren't that great and pretty crude at times.
Apr 08, 2011 Snow rated it it was ok
reviewing for Good Comics for Kids
Morbus Iff
Aug 04, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
The underlying but heavy dread and oddness behind every character was quite appealing. More.
Dec 09, 2013 Lecy11 rated it it was amazing
loved it but that one sence was not neccesary
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Nagaru Tanigawa (谷川 流 Tanigawa Nagaru)

Nagaru Tanigawa is a graduate of the Kwansei Gakuin University School of Law. In 2003, he won Kadokawa's Grand Prize for Literary World for his work on the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
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