Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection

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Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection

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Let me start off by saying the art is beautiful. Even during the gruesome scenes, I was captivated by the illustrations. I really like the story "The Mansion of Phantom Pain", there is hardly anything gross in the story but the plot and the plot twists work out so well!!! The latter half of the book includes two new stories featuring the Hikizuri Siblings, a sort of "Addams Family" but even more macabre. Most of the family members have grotesque designs with the exception of 14-year-old Nanami, who instead appears attractive but constantly threatens to commit suicide to get what she wants from others. Their chapters are primarily played as a dark comedy. Speaking of, it's probably a good idea to keep in mind that suicide is featured prominently in this volume. The Handsome Ghost chapters focus heavily on suicide and include very graphic depictions. The possibility of suicide happens so often that it honestly loses a lot of its impact. You can only show so many boxcutters before it ceases to be a serious threat anymore. There's also a one-shot chapter towards the end that focuses on dieting and body image in an extreme way.

Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection - Anime News Network Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection - Anime News Network

A live-action film adaptation, titled Love Ghost, was released in Japan on March 24, 2001. It was directed by Kazuki Shibuya and written by Naoyuki Tomomatsu. Eleven Arts licensed the film for international distribution. [5] Reception [ edit ] The most common obsessions are with beauty, long hair, and beautiful girls, especially in his Tomie and Flesh-Colored Horror comic collections. For example: A girl's hair rebels against being cut off and runs off with her head; Girls deliberately catch a disease that makes them beautiful but then murder each other; a woman treats her skin with lotion so she can take it off and look at her muscles, but the skin dissolves and she tries to steal her sister's skin, etc. At Anime Expo Lite, Viz Media announced that they licensed the series for English publication. [4] Viz Media released the volume on April 20, 2021. [1] Film [ edit ] Junji Ito has got to be my favourite horror person. Everything he creates is so cryptic and interesting, with concepts wild enough to snag my attention without much effort. As expected, this story collection marks another of Ito’s works I adored.Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga. The French series Tomié, from Tonkam, now Delcourt / Tonkam, is apparently made up of the first two volumes of this series along with Tomie Again. Tonkam also released a Junji Ito Collection following the volumes of this series, only skipping the two Tomie volumes that they already released. Printed in English for North America by VIZ on August 18, 2020 - ISBN-10: 1974715477 as "Venus in the Blind Spot" Siren Maniacs" is a supplemental analysis book for the PlayStation 2 survival horror stealth video game "Siren" (サイレン) published by Sony Computer Entertainment. This book contains the one shot "Demon's Voices" (魔声, Mahou) drawn by Junji Ito. Two standalone stories, ‘The Mansion of Phantom Pain’ and ‘The Rib Woman’, are the high point of the book. The latter – about a girl who has ribs removed to achieve a perfect waistline, only to find herself haunted by plaintive music – is particularly gripping and creepy. It also does a wonderful job of bringing together seemingly unrelated phenomena in dramatic, terrifying style.

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Oct 20 Final Fantasy XVI Producer Naoki Yoshida on the Game's Anime Influences and Design Philosophy This one is a short stories series in which the story takes place in a foggy small town. The mystery surrounding the seemingly inhuman, heartless beautiful boy is intriguing and I like how the story is played out with its own inner logic. Some of the plots and panels are rather over the top but in the end, they still look fitting and sense-making. Fukuda, Rika (April 12, 2013). "ネムキ後継誌Nemuki+創刊記念、「百鬼夜行抄」今市子インタビュー". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc . Retrieved May 22, 2022. The Séance was my favourite of the two, and these stories do go to dark places, but I just cannot connect with the characters of the siblings. Something about them annoys me. I love all things ghostly though, and Ito’s signature style, so will give these stories 3 stars. Based on "Kokka no Wana (Trap of the State)", the autobiography of ex-diplomat and political writer Sato Masaru.Written and illustrated by Junji Ito, the series was serialized in Nemuki from May to November 1996. [2] Asahi Sonorama collected the series' individual chapters into a tankōbon volume, which was released on May 20, 1997. [3]

Does anyone understand the ending of lovesickness? : r/junjiito Does anyone understand the ending of lovesickness? : r/junjiito

I did quite enjoy The Strange Hikizuri Siblings. A short story about a very creepy and dysfunctional family. Every sibling gave off an uneasy vibe, and watching each one of them unfold until they displayed their psychotic side had me on the edge. It was definitely entertaining. Published in North America by VIZ on April 16, 2019 as "Smashed" - omitting "Greased", likely because it was also recently published in "Shiver". Another standout collection by the king of horror manga… Junji Ito. While collections are naturally hit or miss, I overall really enjoyed this one. This is a light novel written by Hirokatsu Kihara (木原浩勝), drawn by Junji Ito. Only the last chapter is in Manga Format, "The Summer Time Graduation Trip". The imagery or the stories are never scary though - Ito’s horror is so absurdly over the top that it’s too silly to take seriously. Especially all the schoolgirl suicides - they all just happen to carry box cutters and they all decide to kill themselves within moments of the beautiful boy telling them a dumb fortune? It’s dark humour but that to me is more comedic than horrific.Ito’s boundless imagination and his skill for evoking dread and visceral terror are on full display in this collection." — Library Journal starred review Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezz and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft. As with the other times I read Mr. Ito's stories, my sanity seriously, honestly is not doing well and my level of mental health is also dropping. Mimi's Ghost Stories is based on Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro (怪談新耳袋), a story anthology series based on stories collected throughout Japan, by writers Hirokatsu Kihara and Ichiro Nakayama.

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