3.985 out of 5 from 140 votes
While investigating a series of bombings, Detective Murakami encounters a girl with mysterious powers and no memory. She claims to be able to see and converse with spirits, and then leads him to the next bomb. Due to the accuracy of her prophecies, he can't ignore her abilities, so he names her Maki and they become friends. She approaches him with the pleadings of murdered spirits and he helps arrest the criminals, but what exactly is Maki and why can't she remember her past? Hounded by these questions and the increasing activity of evil spirits, Maki and Murakami search for the answers to their cases while hoping they will reveal Maki's identity.
Yuri is a troubled young man who, for his own reasons, killed his mother. Anna is a mysterious young woman who helps Yuri bury the evidence on the terms that he helps her kill her own parents; and Mitsuba is another teen whose life has also been marred by horrific violence. Together, the three have begun a new life where killing is commonplace and revenge is the ultimate goal. However, there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye, as the three share a disturbing past...
Anne Freaks and Arcana Soul both have stories that explore the dark side of human nature. Though their means of doing so are different. Anne Freaks delves into the world of an underground cult whereas Arcana Soul uses a supernatural approach. Both means are effective and the stories similar enough that liking one would probably mean enjoying the other.