Junji Ito Story Collection: Lovesickness OGN
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Junji Ito Story Collection: Lovesickness OGN

Writer: Junji Ito Artist: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $22.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man. Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but...
Starting with the strikingly bloody "Lovesickness," this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including "The Strange Hikizuri Siblings" and "The Rib Woman."
For older teen audiences.

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Corrine May 28, 2021

    Lovesickness is a great addition to any Ito fans collection. Its heavy on existential horror, and it also includes moments of absurdity and dark humor that are both confounding and entertaining. While not as great an introduction to his work as earlier translated short work collections (e.g. Venus in the Blind Spot),Lovesickness once again demonstrates the versatile nature of Itos work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 2, 2021

    Just in case you needed another example of how brilliant Junji Ito is, Lovesickness is here to showcase the creator's impressive talents. Ito's work is uniquely terrifying, delivering scares that will stay with you for some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 20, 2021

    Lovesickness features yet another Junji Ito horror epic in the story that shares a name with a title, but it also shows off his gift for dark humor in "The Strange Hizikuri Siblings", Gothic horror with a late capitalist twist in "The Mansion of Phantom Pain", and social commentary with jarring images in "The Rib Woman". It's yet another example how he's the master of building up his plots from regular to horrifying and finding the monstrous in all of us from ordinary people looking for love to sociopathic siblings and even workaholics and beauty queens. Read Full Review

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