Taimashin (退魔針?) is a Japanese manga written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Misaki Saitoh. The manga was licensed in the US by ADV Manga. The first volume of the manga was released on November 9, 2004 before the license was cancelled.[1][2] The manga is licensed for a French-language release in France by Taifu Comics[3] and in Russia by Comics Factory.[4]

Reception's Eduardo M. Chavez criticises the manga for its art and for the manga trying to be "too much at once."[5] Manga-News criticized the series for being too cliché. They also pointed out that the action scenes are often confusing, but praised the manga for defusing its scariness through its omnipresent humor.[6] They also found the second set of volumes to be more effective and cited the refreshing shift in the manga's main character as a positive.[7]


  1. "Taimashin Volume 1 (ILLUSTRATED) (Paperback)". Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. "ADV Manga Cancellations". Anime News Network. 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
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  5. Chavez, Eduardo M. (September 22, 2004). "Notebook of a Demon Killer, Taimashin Vol. #01". Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
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External links

ru:Волшебная игла

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