When high school student Ageha Yoshina finds a red calling card in an isolated, ringing pay phone, he believes he's merely stumbled upon the game 'Psyren', a curious urban legend. He initially intends to trade information about Psyren to the world's foremost fortune teller for a famous reward, but after his childhood friend Sakurako – who happened to possess one of the cards – disappears, Ageha rushes into the game's dangerous world to find him. Now trapped in a post-apocalyptic landscape and pursued by Psyren's deranged inhabitants, Ageha must fight to survive and unravel this world's mystery before the game takes his life.
Originally when I picked up this manga I expected it to be a little bit more Hunger Games. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not. If anything, it's somewhere between your average fight-based YA dystopian novel and X-Men with a good dash of Doctor Who for time travel fun. Time travel, surprisingly, drives this fast-paced manga. There's the survival elements, of course, but the idea of... read more
Usually, when something involves time travel facts, it's kinda hard to understand. But Psyren is not like that, at least in my point of view. Now about the mangaka. Toshiaki Iwashiro is currently working on two mangas, Mieru Hito and Psyren (just finished). I didn't find any other mangas by him, so I think that's it. And one curiosity, one of his pupils is the responsable of Beelzebub. Now about the... read more
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