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Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection by…

Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection

by Junji Itō

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Junji Ito's work is always worth a look, even if the first half of this collection is yet another adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The monster is gruesome, even if he looks a bit like an extra from Attack on Titan, but the rest of the adaptation is rather pedestrian.

The connected short stories in the back half of the book are more typical of Ito's creepiness, as an evil boy discovers his home is a gateway to alternate dimensions. Unfortunately, they are dark dimensions and his evil doppelgangers start using his house to dump bodies of people they have murdered and perpetrate other schemes. Ito dishes up plenty of the body horror for which he is notorious. ( )
  villemezbrown | Dec 5, 2018 |
This is a manga adaptation of [[Mary Shelly]]'s classic [Frankenstein], with a few short, original pieces about a boy named Oshikiri who lives in a house that has a portal to other dimensions (and I'm not sure that all the stories feature the same Oshikiri as many seem to take place in different realities) and a couple of stories about his (Junji ito's) mother's dog. I didn't particularly care for the adaptation. I didn't think it was as much fun as his original works, and he made a few changes (with the death of William Frankenstein and the creation of the female creature) to make the creature more monstrous and Frankenstein less so. Those changes made the story far less interesting than the original. ( )
  yoyogod | Oct 19, 2018 |
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"Junji Ito meets Mary Shelley! The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster--and the fouler beast who created him--to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included are six tales of Oshikiri--a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him. Bonus: The Ito family dog! Thrill to the adventures of Non-non Ito, an adorable Maltese!"--… (more)

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