The Dark Maidens

The Dark Maidens

English Title: The Dark Maidens
Japanese Title: 暗黒女子 — Ankoku Joushi — “Girls in the Dark”
Author: Rikako Akiyoshi
Illustrator: Booota
Translator: Kristi Fernandez
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Drama
Original Run: June 2013
English Run: May 2018
Japanese Publisher: Futabasha
English Publisher: Vertical
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $15 — Kindle $8 — Nook $10

Synopsis: At a prestigious girls’ school, a student has died. Itsumi was the most beautiful, charismatic, and popular girl at St. Mary's Academy for Girls. She was also the president of the exclusive and tight-knit Literature Club. One week after her death, the members of her beloved club gather in her memory. But as they each testify to what happened in the days leading up to the tragic event, their accusations turn shocking-- Why, and how, did Itsumi really die? In this glittering and gripping murder mystery, everyone has their own motivations and version of the truth. In its portrayal of the alliances, treacheries, and invisible tensions between friends and frenemies, The Dark Maidens keeps readers guessing and shows that what is sweet can just as easily be poisonous.

Volume 1 — The Dark Maidens
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Released May 29, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-1945054891

Reviews of The Dark Maidens

Live-Action Film Adaptation
AsianWiki — Aired April 2017 (Japan Only)

Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Published June 2014 – January 2015 (Japan Only)

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