Psyren #01: Urban Legend

Psyren Urban Legend Reads R to L Japanese Style Urban Legend Save me Those were Sakurako Amamiya s last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing Now Ageha s on a quest to find her He s convi

  • Title: Psyren #01: Urban Legend
  • Author: Toshiaki Iwashiro
  • ISBN: 9781421536767
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reads R to L Japanese Style Urban Legend Save me Those were Sakurako Amamiya s last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing Now Ageha s on a quest to find her He s convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash of disappearances And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deaReads R to L Japanese Style Urban Legend Save me Those were Sakurako Amamiya s last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing Now Ageha s on a quest to find her He s convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash of disappearances And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deadly game

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    1. This was a great find! Volumes are currently being released in English by Viz (the original run ended in Japan in 2010 I believe) though you can find fan scanlations online of the whole. A very smooth, linear read considering the post-apocalyptic, alternate timelines theme it deals with, which I put down as a strength because of the clarity this style lends to the story later on, despite a rather generic start (this volume).Considering the decline in popularity that eventually led the series to [...]

    2. A string of unexplainable disappearances and rumors of a strange secret society don't even begin to prepare high school delinquent Ageha for what await after he finds a mysterious red phone card…It's difficult to get into much detail about the start of Psyren without major spoilers, so I'll simply say that the premise is imaginative and compelling and the manga makes a strong impression right away.The concentration here is on establishing the world and core concepts while keeping the pace up t [...]

    3. This reminded me of Bleach and Gantz. Obviously, since it's only volume 1, there are a lot of questions left unanswered. Can't wait to read volume 2.

    4. One of my resolutions this year is to read more manga. So I randomly picked this up and wow. I loved this. I already love the concept and the characters and am ready to jump into the next volume. While reading I kept telling myself I needed to go to sleep but then would read one more chapter until I ended up finished it. I couldn't stop reading and I am so glad I picked this up.

    5. Where is Psyren? What IS Psyren? And what is Psyren's connection to our own troubled world?Those are the questions that litter "Psyren Volume 1," one of the few manga I was eagerly awaiting even before it arrived on American shores. It's hard to see why this series has been completely overshadowed by lesser manga/anime series -- it has a deliciously nightmarish world where ordinary people must fight to survive, a mysterious figure pulling the strings, and a rough-diamond hero.Strange things are [...]

    6. Listen I wanted to like Psyren, I really did. I was really taken in by its setting made more interesting by the mystery. But I’m starting to think that the shonen market is all about the vending machine effect, where what’s predictable sells. This made me a little sad because the author had a lot to say about books he reads and I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt that he has the taste to pull off a good story. Yet though either the pressure of his publisher or overabundance of char [...]

    7. Il m’arrive souvent d’avoir des bonnes intuitions quand vient le temps de choisir un manga. Il arrive que les critiques soit pas toutes élogieuses mais que même à ça je sois capable de choisir un manga pour le style plutôt que sa popularité. Psyren en fait partie. Bien que plusieurs critiques disent que le début est bien mais pas vargeux et que le reste de l’histoire est meilleur; je crois personnellement que l’entièreté de ce manga est carrément superbe. Je ne suis pa déçu d [...]

    8. Ageha Yoshina is a high school student in Japan. He is famous for "solving peoples problems" (in other words beating the snot out of them) for the price of ten thousand yen. Ageha's life is fairly normal until he finds a mysterious telephone card with the word "Psyren" printed on it. After some investigation he finds out that Psyren is a fabled secret society that aims to find a way to paradise. They communicate by using the phone cards. Ageha believes that this is nothing more than an urban leg [...]

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      So far so good,its a series I could get into.

    10. Anyone read much of this? I'm not sure if I'm interested in reading more or if I should just leave it at this.Psyren is the same of a mysterious underground cult, according to rumor. But when a friend of his from school disappears and his only clue is the red phonecard that's attached to the rumors. Next thing he knows, he's in another world full of monsters and danger and death.I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I like the uncompromising nature of the other world, and the nature of that oty [...]

    11. This story reminded me of The Maze Runner by James Dashner. A boy is transported to a wasteland with a group of other people who don't know what's going on and they have to fight horrific creatures in a game-like sequence to escape back to the real world. it was too much action for me with not enough story. If you like Bleach, Vol. 01: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers or Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja, it might be a good fit. I didn't really connect to the feisty main character or the po [...]

    12. Oh, this is a fun series. I've read the first seven volumes, with the eighth on hold at the library.From Battle Royale to The Maze Runner, Psyren takes the common tropes of dystopian fiction, adds a little time travel for fun, and creates an intense page-turner of a manga series. I love the "game" element wherein our teenage heroes are transported to a battle ground where they must race to save their lives while at the same time deciphering clues that will help them save the world.True to form a [...]

    13. With such a dynamic cover, I was expecting Psyren to be a bit more interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the dandere (quiet girl) moe type, so Sakurako came off as a particularly bland character. Ageha wasn't much better, embodying every shonen protagonist ever: over excited, reckless and brash. Nothing new here. To top it off, Iwashiro gives us a pretty generic story to go with his generic characters. Monsters that could come out of any JRPG and a 'mystery' that gives the author an excuse to be ne [...]

    14. A very interesting and exciting manga. The art has its ups and downs, but overall is pretty good. I found this book to be surprisingly emotional, especially for just the first volume.After a slowish start, things really pick up by the second chapter, and it really never slows down after that.I was pleased to see that this book wasn't ridiculously violent, yet it certainly is dark, and has it's fair share of death. Was also glad to see that it didn't have fan-service (which is a common aspect of [...]

    15. I was immediately captured by the words "This is a game. If we clear this stage, we can go back to our world."I found Ageha an engaging fellow despite his propensity to brawl and his unhealthy obsession with a girl who cries about the end of the world. Still it made sense he saw all her wounds and would want to check up on if that is abuse he's seeing. Yes, Ageha is just a good guy.I loved the introduction of the different players and how we learned of the taboo as well as learned about the batt [...]

    16. Yes, I am only putting my review on the first and last volumes. It's meant to limit my repetativeness because I am too lazy to keep track and review as I go.This series starts off right and gets into the action quick. A little too quick which makes it a little hard to follow in the beginning. But, as the story progresses, we get more and more information which slowly makes the series of events more understandable. About halfway through, I went from "ehh" to "LOVE THIS." Even if it is hard to rea [...]

    17. The main. Haracter of this book is ageha yagahma. It is centred around an unknown world and special abilities activated by psyren. What brought me to the book was the fact that some of it is scientific and allows you to wonder if this can happen or not because of the through explanations in this book. Anywyas the new world is present day japans future and powers must be used in order to stop the end of the worlde story starts off slow at first but once the characters and setting are in place the [...]

    18. So far this is really good. It does help that I happen to enjoy the stereotypical of manga reckless scrapper of a male lead. Also, it's nice to a see a manga that doesn't shy away from the violence but also isn't overly gratuitous as a cover for the tragedy and loss of life.I expect good things!The storyline is nice and concise too instead of stretching over 100's of volumes which is excellent.

    19. This is the review for the entire series:One of the better mangas. I think it's one of the few stories out there that actually does time travel correctly. Probably because the only way to do time travel correctly is if you travel FORWARD. That way the future can change without the worry of the past being destroyed.

    20. Psyren combined an excellent time-travelling tales that surely captivated the reader. It is funny to read and make us want to continue explore the story from beginning until the end. The only drawbacks in this series is the fight somewhat ending so quickly as if every fight is just battle between who has the strongest power (psi). Most battle ends with a few moves or just one blow.

    21. A good start to an interesting series. Likeable MC. River Tam-like psycho girl. Anybody can die, though. Keep that in mind. I'm just hoping that it doesn't get too Hunger Games as I don't really care for that kind of dystopian. However, the slipstream/time-travel nature of the story gives me hope. It would make a good anime, I think.

    22. 4.5This was a nice short Manga I read right before I went to bed. The art overall was nice, but the storyline seemed to jump around a lot, and in a few spots I got really confused and how to go back and re-read it again.

    23. I think it's probably a bad sign that I read this two months ago and I don't really remember anything about it. I am a character/setting/language persond manga (in general) is pretty much ALL story. Just not my thing, I suppose.

    24. I liked some of the idea, but it kind of fell on it's face. There were scenes that didn't make much sense. Characters that flopped 180 degrees on how they felt in just two panels. I've read #1 I think I'm going to leave it at that.

    25. Psyren is an old favorite of mine that ran for the majority of my undergrad years. It's a manga that I have always wished would have had an anime. While the characters often seem stereotypical for shonen manga they develop and grow in interesting ways.

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