Not everything is better with bunnies... Doubt
is a horror manga written by Tonogai Yoshiki with enough bloodshed and plot twists to make your head spin.Yuu Aikawa
is a typical average teenager
who plays a cellphone game called "Rabbit Doubt" with his friends. In this game, the players are a warren of "rabbits" who must figure out which player is the "wolf" hidden amongst them before they are all picked off one-by-one
Unfortunately, Yuu's normal life is cut short when he is attacked and kidnapped by a strange man wearing a grotesque rabbit mask. He wakes up to find himself trapped with the rest of his friends
in an abandoned psychiatric hospital
, where they will be forced to play a real-life version of Rabbit Doubt.
Which member of the group is the "wolf" tasked with killing the rest? Who is "Hajime", the stranger who acts as the sixth player of the game? And can the group find a way to trust each other long enough to escape the hospital with their lives intact?
Definitely not to be confused with the Pulitzer-prize winning play of the same name
(or the movie based on it). Also not to be confused with the manga Doubt!!
by Kaneyoshi Izumi.
See also Judge
, which is either a sequel or a Spiritual Successor
This manga provides examples of:
- Abandoned Hospital: Most of the story takes place in one of these.
- Badass Bookworm: Hajime
- Big Bad: The Wolf. At first thought to be Mitsuki, then it's revealed to be Rei.
- Big Bad Friend: Mitsuki even said that she would have let Yuu live if he hadn't lied during the game.
- Brainwashed: Rei does this to Mitsuki and all the other Wolves through the TV.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: All of the Wolves.
- Childhood Friend/Childhood Friend Romance: Yuu and Mitsuki
- Double Take: Yuu in the first chapter.
- Downer Ending: Hajime is likely hanged, Mitsuki kills Yuu (maybe) and is prosecuted, and Rei kindly asks for the check in some random Cafe somewhere. What a heartwarming ending!
- Drop the Hammer: In the special chapter, the Wolf for the drama CD is shown holding a hammer.
- Expy: Compare Yuu to Mamoru Akasaka in the Higurashi arc Tonogai worked on.
- Fanservice: No matter what's going on, we get to see a good shot of Haruka's cleavage at least three times per chapter. Or at least, until she gets killed off.
- Fair Cop: Hajime
- Foreshadowing: On the first cover Mitsuki is wearing the same rabbit mask as the person who hit Yuu over the head to kidnap him, and on the first title page Rei is holding it on her lap.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Rei carries a large bunny plushie.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Why, hello there Mitsuki.
- Hair-Raising Hare: It's not called Rabbit Doubt for nothing.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Eiji
- The Hero: Yuu
- Horrible Judge of Character: Yuu.
- Karma Houdini: Rei. For what we know, at least.
- Kill 'em All: Mitsuki and Rei are the only survivors apparently.
- Male Gaze
- Marshmallow Hell
- Missing Mom: Mitsuki's mother.
- Ms. Fanservice: Haruka
- Nice Guy: Oh, Yuu...
- Nietzsche Wannabe: Mitsuki and Rei.
- Not What It Looks Like: Yuu and Haruka in the first chapter; Mitsuki was not pleased.
- Parental Abandonment: Mitsuki's mother died before she met Yuu. Also, Rei tells Yuu that the reason Mitsuki came to her to become the Wolf and despises liars, is that her father has actually been dead for a while.
- Peek-A-Boo Corpse
- Plot-Induced Stupidity: Basically a requirement for any main character in a horror manga.
- Poor Communication Kills: Obviously. The Reveal contains a particularly nasty example - Mitsuki basically murdered Kei and put Yuu through the game because the two of them bought her a birthday present as a surprise.
- Retcon: Hajime's shirt is magical, bitch!◊
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Hajime
- Stepford Smiler: Rei
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Many characters throughout the story.
- The Tease: Haruka
- The Medic: Hajime Is actually just his cover
- Teens Are Monsters: The backstories for a number of the characters involve things such as gangs and prostitution.
- Ten Little Murder Victims
- The Bad Guy Wins: See Downer Ending entry above.
- The Man Behind the Man: Rei
- The Chessmaster: Rei
- Troubled, but Cute: Eiji
- Undercover Cop Reveal: Hajime is a cop investigating recent disappearances.
- Yandere: Mitsuki is one of the yangire variety... Unless, you know, you want to see her love for her father in that way.