Cover of first Volume

MAO (マオ) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi (author of Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Rumic World, Inuyasha and Rin-ne).


Mao began serialization on May 8, 2019 in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine, following nearly a year and a half after she wrapped up her fifth major manga series, Kyōkai no Rinne. 


Nanoka Kiba is a female high school student who 8 years ago escaped a near-death experience through mysterious circumstances. One day, she again finds herself involved in dangerous supernatural events by passing through a gate that transports her to the Taisho Era. Here, she meets the mysterious Mao—an exorcist who searches for a byōki, a dangerous creature who may connect the two in ways unforeseen.


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Comparison to Other Rumiko Takahashi Works

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English Translation

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Shonen Sunday Covers

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