Manga Review: Psyren

If time travel and psychic powers is your thing, then Psyren is for you. Each issue will captivate you into reading the next.  The manga is based on a high schooler named Yshina Ageha who offers help to people for the price of 10,000 yen.  No matter what the task maybe at hand, he will take care of it. One day as he headed home, his attention was averted to a ringing pay phone. As he places the phone to his ear, all he hears is his own voice echoing. After hanging up, he finds a mysterious telephone card word the word “Psyren” imprinted on it. His life will forever be changed as he is drawn into a crazy new world.

The creator of Pysren (Toshiaki Iwashiro) mentored Tamura Ryuhei the creator of Beezlebub, so you will find a lot of similarities between the two mangas. I really enjoyed this manga for a few reasons. Firstly it isn’t crazy long and the story doesn’t side track. Completed in 2010 with only a 145 issues, you can power read it in a day. Secondly they did a good job at character development and tied up all their loose ends with minimal questions left to ponder. Lastly it was hard to predict what was going to happen since things kept changing to due alterations, and the ending was well done in my opinion.  I give this manga 5/5.