In/Spectre (novel)

  • Premium Member

    English title: In/Spectre
    Japanese title: 虚構推理 (Kyokō Suiri)

    Original novel cover:

    And for completeness, the manga cover that people may be more familiar with.
    Manga cover

    Author: Kyo Shirodaira

    Publisher: Kodansha Novels
    Books released: 1 (finished)
    Manga adaptation?: Yes (licensed by Kodansha Comics)
    Anime adaptation?: Announced

    Kodansha Novels

    Synopsis (from Kodansha)

    Both touched by spirits called yokai, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro’s personal life is in shambles. So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn’t have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives…

    Why do I want this series?

    Kodansha has been releasing the manga in English for a while, and it has been a lot of fun. The story mixes a supernatural/mystery story with cool characters and good comedy timing.

    This novel however is the original source, and it would be nice to have.

    Aside from that, an anime has just been announced! The author is also known for Blast of Tempest and Spiral, among other stories.

  • Premium Member

    I remember reading the manga for this series. It was pretty neat. I'd definitely read the novel version to see if there were any differences.

  • Premium Member

    Spotlight time! A friendly bump to an older post that hasn't had any recent conversation and is lower on votes in order to draw attention to it.

  • Premium Member

    am I reading this correctly? Novel, single volume (complete?) Mystery/supernatural/comedy/

    yes please

  • Member

    @jon-mitchell I've heard the manga has a far less rushed and more fleshed out story, and is better in every way. At least that's what Hako told me.