In/Spectre, Volume 18 manga now out in English – Kotoko investigates an historic Edo era mystery

The latest volume in the In/Spectre manga series by Chashiba Katase and Kyo Shirodaira is now out in English, with Kodansha publishing it in both a digital version and a paperback.

The horror manga (aka Kyokou Suiri in Japan) is based on the light novel series written by Kyo Shirodaira with illustrations by Hiro Kyohara.

The series itself has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since November 22, 2016.

The English language version of In/Spectre, Volume 18 was released on July 4th, with Kodansha saying this about the plot:

Kotoko Iwanaga delves into a historic Edo era mystery when a high school friend consults her about his family’s possible connection to yôkai. According to legend, a samurai named Shirokura Hanbei battles and slays a yuki-onna in the mountains.

Hanbei is later suddenly killed under mysterious circumstances and there are two suspects: himself or the yuki-onna. The spine-chilling “To Slay a Snow Woman” mystery continues.

Confronted between the choice to tell the truth or to lie, how will Kotoko present the evidence?

All 18 volumes of the manga series currently published in English are available now via Kodansha.


If you are new to the In/Spectre series, however, and wondering about starting the manga from its first volume, do be aware the beautifully illustrated series is also one of those very text-heavy manga.

If you prefer not to read a manga with walls of text then, this one may not be for you.

About Micaela Adams

Didn't get into anime and manga until I was in my 20s. Made up for it in the last few years, as I've been writing about manga for a while now, my 1,000-plus volume manga collection is threatening to collapse my floor, and anime Blu-rays have taken over my living room. Aren't delayed childhoods fun?!

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