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Manga Review

Goth

My Thoughts Never have my hopes for a manga ever been dashed to this degree, Goth is one of the absolute worst mangas that I had ever read. Hot off the heels of finishing the original light novel, I decided to give the manga a try because of how much the novel had made me …

Manga Review

Venus in the Blind Spot

Also by this author: Frankenstein, No Longer Human, Shiver My Thoughts I am always overjoyed when I see another Junji Ito collection being brought over to English, Ito has such a large body of work and there are so many gems that there is always a wealth of great stories to read. Venus in the …

Manga Review

Shiver

Also by this author: Dissolving Classroom, Fragments of Horror, Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu My Thoughts Shiver is a collection of Junji Ito’s personal picks for his best stories and I honestly have to agree. The one-shot’s chosen for this collection really are some of Ito’s all-time best. His commentary about his inspirations …

Manga Review

Ibitsu

My Thoughts 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 …

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Suicide Club

My Thoughts Based off of the cult film, Suicide Club, the distressing nature of this manga hits the reader hard and fast. A stunning thriller that is difficult to put down, I ended up reading it in one sitting. The story follows Kyoko as she watches the descent of her childhood best friend, Saya, the …

Manga Review

Fragments of Horror

Also by this author: Gyo, Tomie, Venus in the Blind Spot My Thoughts Fragments of Horror is currently the last of Ito’s works to be published and I have to say that it is one of his most unusual collections. It is very different from his typical body of work in both good and bad …