Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (心霊探偵 八雲 / Psychic Detective Yakumo) is a light novel series written by author Manabu Kaminaga. The series was first published by Nihon Bungeisha with illustrations done by Katoh Akatsuki, from volume 9 Kadokawa took over the publication. The series is also republished in bunko format under Kadokawa Bunko label with the cover arts done by Yasushi Suzuki. Currently there are 10 volumes of the main series published, as well as 5 volumes containing side stories.

Also a spin-off prequel series titled Ukikumo Shinrei Kitan (浮雲心霊奇譚 / Ukikumo Psychic Mysterious Story), with illustrations by ZUNKO, lauched as the author's 10th anniversary project. With 3 volumes released, it is also currently being serialized in Shousetsu Subaru.

Story Synopsis

...Three friends from university, drunken, decided for a test of courage in the abandoned "haunted" building behind their university. They didn't wish for it, but they encountered a ghost??? Or?...

For the sake of a friend possessed by a ghost, a young college student Ozawa Haruka visits her university's Movie Research Club. Haruka finds inside a young man - Saitou Yakumo, who is believed to have psychic powers. The two of them begin to investigate the weird occurrences that are happening around Haruka's friends together, as Haruka is convinced that Yakumo is just a fake psychic. Will they be able to find the culpit who murdered the person possessing Haruka's friend before he kills all of the friends who visited the abandoned building and Haruka as well? All in all, Haruka finds out that this young man is the real deal! Yakumo's red left eye can see what others cannot - the spirits of the dead. With this power and mostly Yakumo's great people perception they're solving this confusing, un-earthly case.

This case is just the start of the string of incidents happening around them. And Haruka is unlucky enough to get involved and then she always brings new cases to Yakumo, just to his annoyance!


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  • 2nd November, 2015 - Updated Another Files 3 - File 1 & 2, completed by Laute.
  • 12th November, 2015 - Updated Another Files 3 - File 3, completed by Laute.
  • 14th November, 2015 - Updated Another Files 3 - Epilogue, completed by Laute.
  • 19th November, 2015 - Updated Another Files 3 - Afterword, completed by Laute. Volume Another Files - the tower of judgement completed.
  • 20th June, 2016 - Ukikumo Volume 2, completed by Laute and fully linked.
    • This project is up to date.

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The Shinrei Tantei Yakumo / Psychic Detective Yakumo series

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Volume 10 - The Guidepost of the Spirit

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The Shinrei Tantei Yakumo - Another Files side stories series

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ANOTHER FILES - the ghost's wish

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The Ukikumo Shinrei Kitan / Ukikumo Psychic Mysterious Story spin-off prequel series

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Volume 3 - The Way of the Bodhisattva

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Series Overview

Nihon Bungeisha Edition

Kadokawa Edition

Kadokawa Bunko Edition


Ukikumo Shinrei Kitan, published by Shueisha