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In/Spectre (Manga) Vol. 03


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Release Date: March 21, 2017
ISBN: 9781632363947N/A

Original title: 虚構推理
Romanized title: Kyokou Suiri
Author/Contributor: Chashiba Katase, Kyo Shirodaira
Publisher: Kodansha Comics USA
Imprint: Kodansha Comics USA
Demography: Shounen
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
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The uneasy trio of Kotoko, Kurô, and Saki are facing a seemingly impossible challenge in trying to stop the terror of “Steel Lady Nanase,” the ghost of a dead idol. How can you kill something that won’t die even if its neck is broken? The mystery is further complicated when internet rumors appear to be linked to the ghost’s origin. Now, Kotoko and Kurô must figure out how to defeat a figment of the imagination! To fight a story with another story, they’ll have to pool their resources and Saki’s connections to create something convincing. And is there a mastermind behind this phenomenon, or will some questions remain unanswered?

Series Information
Learn more about the series. Hover the bolded text for more information.
Story and Art by Chashiba KataseKyo Shirodaira
Series Page In/Spectre
Romaji Title Kyokou Suiri
Japanese Title 虚構推理
Prequel Series N/A
Reading Order

This is the third volume. Read volumes 1 to 2 first.

Status Ongoing
Genres Action, Comedy, DramaMysteryRomanceSupernatural
Demographic Shounen
Japanese Publisher Kodansha
Series Links MangaUpdates, MyAnimeList
Product Description
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Volume Single, 3
Chapters Included 5-6, Bonus Chapter (Problem Solver Kotoko-Chan)
Release Date March 21, 2017
Trade Paperback
Trim Size 5.00" x 7.50"
Book Price $10.99
Age Rating Teen
English Publisher
Kodansha Comics
Imprint Kodansha Comics
Book Staff
Thank the staff for their hard work in producing this manga. Hover the bolded text for more information.
Translation Alethea NibleyAthena Nibley
Lys Blakeslee
Cover Design Phil Balsman
Editing Ajani Oloye
This series has an anime adaptation!
Romaji Title
Japanese Title 虚構推理
Format TV Anime
Episodes Covered Ch. 5 - Ep. 5, 6
Ch. 6 - Ep. 6
Aired Winter 2020
Studio Brain's Base
Links MyAnimeList, Anilist

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Packaging Notes


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Shipping Rates


  • We've highlighted the cheapest aside from Shopee.
  • Shopee rates may vary as these are estimates from our simulations.
  • We already ended our free shipping promo on December 31, 2022.

To Cavite

No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express Shopee
1 - 3 ₱105.00 ₱150.00 ₱38.00
4 - 6 ₱130.00 ₱195.00 ₱38.00
7 - 13 ₱155.00 N/A ₱45.00
14+ ₱455.00 N/A N/A

To Metro Manila

No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express Shopee
1 - 3 ₱115.00 ₱120.00 ₱38.00
4 - 6 ₱150.00 ₱155.00 ₱38.00
7 - 13 ₱205.00 N/A N/A
14+ ₱555.00 N/A N/A


To Greater Metro Manila

  • Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal (applies for GoGo Xpress and J&T Express only; for Shopee, please refer to Luzon)
No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express
1 - 3 ₱165.00 ₱150.00
4 - 6 ₱200.00 ₱195.00
7 - 13 ₱255.00 N/A
14+ ₱555.00 N/A

To anywhere else in Luzon

  • Aurora is not in GoGo Xpress area
No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express Shopee
1 - 3 ₱165.00 ₱150.00 ₱58.00
4 - 6 ₱200.00 ₱195.00 ₱58.00
7 - 13 ₱255.00 N/A ₱85.00
14+ ₱555.00 N/A N/A

To Islands

  • Islands include Basilan, Batanes, Camiguin, Dinagat, Romblon, Siquijor, Tawi-tawi
No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express
1 - 3 N/A ₱205.00
4 - 6 N/A ₱240.00

To Visayas

  • Palawan (Under Visayas in J&T Express), Antique, Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar are not in GoGo Xpress area
No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express Shopee
1 - 3 ₱185.00 ₱180.00 ₱125.00
4 - 6 ₱220.00 ₱215.00 ₱130.00
7 - 13 ₱275.00 N/A ₱146.00
14+ ₱555.00 N/A N/A

To Mindanao

  • Lanao del Sur and Sultan Kudarat are not in GoGo Xpress area
No. of regular-sized books GoGo Xpress J&T Express Shopee
1 - 3 ₱205.00 ₱190.00 ₱125.00
4 - 6 ₱240.00 ₱225.00 ₱130.00
7 - 13 ₱295.00 N/A ₱146.00
14+ ₱655.00 N/A N/A

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Tankobonbon's pricing depends on two factors: the book's US dollar price found at the back of the book near the barcode AND the exchange rate (USD to PHP). We also add $1 to the price before converting it. Tankobonbon's pricing formula is therefore:

( USD price rounded up to the nearest whole number + 1 ) * Exchange rate

Pricing chart ($1 = ₱57 as of 9/20/23)

USD Price Tankobonbon Price
$   9.99 ₱ 627.00
$ 10.99 ₱ 684.00
$ 11.99 ₱ 741.00
$ 12.99 ₱ 798.00
$ 13.99 ₱ 855.00
$ 14.99 ₱ 912.00
$ 15.99 ₱ 969.00
$ 16.99 ₱ 1026.00
$ 17.99 ₱ 1083.00
$ 18.99 ₱ 1140.00
$ 19.99 ₱ 1197.00


Pricing Types

You can sometimes determine the price of a book depending on the publisher, trim size, imprint, and/or if it's an omnibus. This table is just a general reference.

Category Typical price point
VIZ Media's small-trim books $ 9.99 for books published before 2024
$ 11.99 for new and reprints by 2024 onwards
VIZ Media's VIZ Signature line $ 12.99 for non-omnibus and non-collector's copies
Yen Press' Yen On (light novel) imprint $ 15.00
Yen Press' regular manga line $ 13.00
Yen Press' Ize Press (manhwa) imprint $ 20.00
Kodansha Comics USA's regular manga line $ 10.99
Kodansha Comics USA's large-trim manga line $ 12.99 for non-omnibus and non-collector's copies
Seven Seas' regular manga line $ 12.99
$ 13.99
Seven Seas' danmei line $ 19.99 for regular editions
Square Enix' regular line $ 10.99
$ 12.99


The +1 dollar

Tankobonbon has implemented the +1 dollar pricing last October 4, 2022 to continue fulfilling orders using the fastest international importation method and Customs clearance processing.


Determining the exchange rate

We refer to the exchange rate because we are paying our suppliers and couriers in dollars. There are also foreign currency charges in play that we'd like to cover.

The exchange rate is determined by a couple of factors:

  • If it reaches the 0.5 line consistently for a week -- which means if the exchange rate is fluctuating between, for example, ₱56.50 to ₱56.99 for a week straight, chances are, we'll abide by the ₱57.00 exchange rate.
    • The "consistency" breaks when it has fallen lower than 0.5 for three days straight.
  • Price freeze -- there are occasions where we disregard the rise and fall of rates and retain the current website pricing; this usually occurs when there's a major event we're attending (such as the Manila International Book Fair every September)
  • Owner's discretion -- Tankobonbon's owner has the sole right to edit the overall pricing if they wish to increase or decrease it, usually depending on how impactful the rise and fall of rates are against supplier payments.

Damage Compensation Terms


Thank you for visiting and shopping at Tankbonbon Manga Book Store. Following are the terms and conditions that constitute our Damage Compensation Terms.


  • Refund requests may only be processed in case of unavailability of stocks. 
  • Tankbonbon Manga Book Store do not provide a refund in case of any product being loss or damaged during shipping. If the product is damaged please see the DAMAGED COMPENSATION POLICY below.


Tankbonbon ensure all our items are packed and shipped with outmost care. Tankobonbon Manga Book store is not liable for any products lost during shipping, however we offer compensation for the damaged ones in the form of BONBON POINTS. Please see the table below for reference.
Minor Chip 25 bonbon points
Major Chip 50 bonbon points
Minor Spine Tear 50 bonbon points
Major Spine Tear 125 bonbon points
Minor Dent 100 bonbon points
Major Dent 150 bonbon points
Spine Crumple 50 bonbon points
Minor Cover Tear 200 bonbon points
Cover Fold 150 bonbon points
Cover Bend 100 bonbon points
Spine Bend 75 bonbon points
Yellowish 125 bonbon points
Box Set Dent [with unboxing video] P200 refund
Cover Misalignment Not compensated
Upside-down cover 30% item refund
Upside-down interior Return and full refund


  • Tankbonbon offers an exchange for items that have the following issues: 
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