• Horror Manga Review

    Ibitsu

    My Review: I’ve found my brother.Ibitsu is a horror manga about an urban legend, where a girl in a lolita outfit asks an unexpecting victim whether or not they have a little sister. Their fate rests on the answer that they provide in response. The premise for the urban legend brings Kuchisake-onna to mind, another Japanese urban legend about a spirit that asks passerby if she is attractive. The idea of the twisted lolita is a creation of modern culture, both lolita fashion and the little sister trope are popular in Japan. I appreciated the attempt at creating a modern urban legend, though at the start I found the whole…