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MPD Psycho Series

Eiji Otsuka and Sho-U Tajima
MPD-Psycho Volume 1 by Eiji Otsuka
MPD Psycho Volume 2 by Eiji Otsuka
MPD Psycho Volume 3 by Eiji Otsuka

MPD Psycho Series : Titles in Order

Book 11
“Dead Man’s Galaxy Days” skips back in time to events that take place before MPD-Psycho Volume 1. Yosuke Kobayashi seems like a smart, driven Tokyo police officer, but he’ll soon be transformed into a tragic “multiple personality detective.” The ongoing mystery of the Gakuso gang and their murderous “barcode clones” unravels further, and MPD-Psycho’s strange supporting cast is seen in a totally new light as a serial killer—the Tokyo Mirror Man—terrorizes the city with his chainsaw!
* The inspiration for Takashi Miike’s television series!
* MPD-Psycho crosses over with the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service universe!
Book 10
“Multiple personality detective” Kobayashi Yosuke seems to live on as a complex personality program inside the young, violent Tetora Nishizono–but the boy is now on a suicidal mission to destroy Japan’s political leaders! This series will appeal to fans of nihilistic parables, like Paranoia Agent, Se7en, and the works of Takashi Miike, as well as other intelligent, adult manga series like The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Monster.
Book 9
As the mysteries surrounding the devious Gakuso Society and the “eyeball murderers” continue to unravel, multiple personality detective Kazuhiko Amamiya seems to have returned from the grave, taking control of the Nishizono clone! Or is this just a ploy for young Tetora to negotiate his release and go off on another killing spree? The thickest MPD-Psycho volume yet brings us over two hundred pages of colorful characters, bizarre deaths, and horrific twists and turns. Lucy Monostone’s descendant, a former Gakuso scientist who has a strange, mystical power over people’s minds, joins the Isono Criminal Research staff, enraging the bitter, bumbling police detective Sasayama, but perhaps providing clues that Sasayama needs to solve the new “angel cult” murders. With its main characters evolving — for better or worse — and new faces coming to the forefront, this inventive manga series continues to earn its reputation as one of the most controversial, violent, and engaging modern crime sagas.
Book 8
MPD-Psycho has earned praise for its complex, shocking story arcs and artist Sho-u Tajima’s stark, arresting art style-that draws comparison with artist Charles Burns’ work. Adult fans of the Death Note and Paranoia Agent anime series, the Takashi Miike MPD-Psycho television adaptation, and nihilistic parables like the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Monster, and Death Note manga will be surprised by the inventive murders, mysterious sci-fi touches, and surprisingly humorous moments in this smart series. Step onto this crazy ride, as even more strange deviants are introduced and writer Eiji Otsuka continues to astound with his inventive plot twists and atrocities.

Named one of Publishers Weekly’s best reads of 2007!
Book 7
The uncensored, uncut manga event of the decade continues on its relentlessly bloody path, as MPD-Psycho Volume Seven shows that there’s danger for our colorful cast on land, at sea, and in air. Our conflicted “multiple personality detective” Kazuhiko Amamiya, controlled by his murderous Shinji Nishizono personality, finds himself on a hijacked airplane, along with innocent Miwa and her schoolmates. Meanwhile, their hunt for the missing Amamiya leads Machi and bumbling police detective Sasayama to an ocean liner commandeered by several new, bizarre characters-key figures in both the twisted “barcoded eye conspiracy” and the deadly Gakuso Society!
Book 6
Several months after surviving the “Ghost Condo Massacre,” our favorite multiple personality detective-the man we’ve known as Kazuhiko Amamiya–has been missing, possibly under the control of his unhinged, murderous Shinji Nishizono personality. While faithfully waiting for Amamiya to return, Machi Isono is invited to witness an unusual presentation hosted by Japan’s Minister of Justice, who then threatens to shut down Machi’s Criminal Research Lab. While Machi finds herself getting closer and closer to the heart of the Gakuso Society, Detective Sasayama’s career is in trouble. Miwa, Machi’s younger sister, bumps into the downtrodden, bumbling Sasayama right after having eye surgery she takes him shopping, and a strange relationship begins to form.

* Recently named one of Publishers Weekly’s “150 Best Books of the Year.”
Book 5
After last volume’s surprising betrayal and bloodbath, Amamiya-the multiple personality detective of the Isono Criminal Research Lab-faces new threats from the young “Lucy 7” deviants! In the midst of new murderous messes, bumbling Detective Sasayama finds himself in a criminal profiler contest fueled by the Japanese media. An American profiler arrives to work on a decade-old serial killer case at an elementary school, but the real group that he represents and his ultimate goals are as mysterious as MPD-Psycho’s huge “barcode puzzle.” The Gakuso Society pulls some strings, the American begins to hunt down children, and this volume of MPD-Psycho promises to be the most titillating and confusing yet–but you’ll love the ride! Jump on, as more players enter the fray and more inventive atrocities abound.
Book 4
Feeling the weight of personal and professional rejection, stylish one-eyed reporter Toguchi embraces his dark side. The horrors he’s both documented and participated in haunt him also, and a “perfect storm” of frustration and anger builds until he resolves to pull off a violent “performance art show” in order to get the widespread attention he feels he deserves. Unfortunately, this involves killing a lot of people, transforming the happy-go-lucky guerrilla journalist into a modern monster. Crazed Toguchi also makes some sensitive information public, enraging Zenitsu, another unbalanced villain with a knack for murder and a resistance to pain. Kazuhiko Amamiya arrives at the scene a little too late, but Amamiya-our favorite multiple personality detective-feels that there’s some hope yet, and he risks his life to negotiate with Toguchi.
Book 3
The uncensored, uncut MPD-Psycho manga series continues, with another volume of creative crimes, slippery criminals, and an enormous, disturbing puzzle that’s slowly unraveling with each inventive atrocity. The Isono Criminal Research Lab trusts that Kazuhiko Amamiya, their maverick multiple personality detective, can crack any murder case-as long as he can keep all of his other personalities in check. His latest mystery involves a serial killer who uses body doubles and is actually famous for his macabre murder scenes and attempts at dark humor. More clues on the Gakuso Group emerge, and their top “company man”-the white-haired, maniacal Zenitsu-just can’t stay out of the Isono Lab’s business. Toguchi, the tough, one-eyed video journalist, now feels that he deserves a worldwide spotlight . . . and he’s on the verge of making a deal with a laughing devil!
Book 2
MPD-Psycho Volume Two finds multiple personality detective Kazuhiko Amamiya on a new case-which will result in even more personalities emerging inside his confused, scattered mind! A wave of grisly, imaginative schoolgirl suicides hits Tokyo! Investigating the scenes of these gruesome deaths, Amamiya and the colorful characters of the Isono Criminal Research Lab come across a new villain who knows about a key event from Amamiya’s past. What does the white-haired Zenitsu have to do with the suicides, Amamiya’s “barcode puzzle” theory, and a stuttering victim from a decades-old night of murder and destruction?
Book 1
MPD-Psycho, the most-requested manga series in recently memory, has found a fitting home at Dark Horse Manga, where it will be presented uncut and uncensored in all of its controversial and unflinchingly grotesque glory! If Takashi Miike’s MPD-Psychotelevision series still has you confused and reeling, the original manga series that inspired the show is sure to take you on a longer, darker journey into madness. Enjoy the MPD-Psychoseries for all of its absurd twists, sci-fi touches, and inventive torture scenes, but you’ll also be mesmerized by the plethora of odd conspiracies and case files found in Otsuka and Tajima’s uncontrollable, urban horrorshow.

In MPD-Psycho Volume One, police detective Kobayashi Yousuke’s life is changed forever after a serial killer notices something “special” about him. That same killer mutilates Kobayashi’s wife and kick-starts a “multiple personality battle” within Kobayashi that pushes him into a complex tempest of interconnected deviants and evil forces. Earning praise for its consistently shocking plotlines and Tajima’s clean, arresting art style, MPD-Psycho is the manga event of the decade!

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