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 with illustrations done by Katoh Akatsuki in Nihon Bungeisha publication and later in the Kadokawa Bunko publication with cover arts done by Yasushi Suzuki. Currently are 8 volumes published.

Story Synopsis

...Three friends from university, drunken, decided for a test of courage in the adandoned "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 investigate the weird occurences 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 adandoned 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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  • 23th November 2010
    • Shinrei Tantei Yakumo teaser project page created.
  • 2nd March 2011
    • Added 20% of the prologue (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)
  • 4th March 2011
    • Added remaining 80% of prologue (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)
    • Added chapter 1 of volume 1 (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)
  • 6th March 2011
    • Added chapter 2 of volume 1 (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)
  • 7th March 2011
    • Added prologue of volume 2 (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)
    • Added last chapter - chapter 3 - of volume 1 (translated by yamikumo46 on LJ)

The Shinrei Tantei Yakumo series by Manabu Kaminaga

Volume 1 - Red Eye That Knows (Akai hitomi wa shitteiru (赤い瞳は知っている))

Volume 2 - Things That Connect the Spirit (Tamashii wo tsunagu mono (魂をつなぐもの))

  • Novel Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 - Possessed
  • Chapter 2 - Exorcism
  • Chapter 3 - Resurrection
  • Last Chapter - Afterwards
  • Attached File - Homecoming
  • Afterword

Volume 3 - Before the Darkness There is Light (Yami no saki ni aru hikari (闇の先にある光))

  • Novel Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 - Vanishing
  • Chapter 2 - Spell
  • Chapter 3 - Malice
  • Last Chapter - Afterwards
  • Attached File - Repayment
  • Afterword

Volume 4 - Thoughts that must be protected (Mamoru beki omoi (守るべき想い))

  • Novel Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 - Ignition
  • Chapter 2 - Blazing up
  • Chapter 3 - Remaining Fire
  • Afterwards
  • Afterword

Volume 5 - Connected thoughts (Tsunagaru Omoi (つながる想い))

Volume 6 - At the end of disappointment (Shitsui no hate ni (失意の果てに))

Additional Secret Files bonds (Kaiden SECRET FILES kizuna (外伝 SECRET FILES 絆))

Volume 7 - The spirit's whereabouts (Tamashii no yukue (魂の行方))

Volume 8 - Lost spirits (Ushinawareta Tamashii (失われた魂))

Project Staff

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  • yamikumo46



Project Status

Project Status: Teaser