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Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection

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It involves cults, a omnipotent being, and more familiar elements of Ito’s work like body horror and obsession. The second half mostly featured an alternate universe and the same kid and his friends and his empty house and honestly I didn't care much about any of them. While it’s a huge discovery, things turn to despair when scientists realise that the planet is on a crash course with Earth, eliminating other planets in its path.

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Some of the conversations seem to be transcribed straight from the novel, and although I should give Ito props for that, it doesn't always work out within the limited span of manga text bubbles. His titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; Gyo, which was adapted into an animated film; and his books Black Paradox, Deserter, Fragments of Horror, Frankenstein, Lovesickness, No Longer Human, Remina, Sensor, Shiver, Smashed, The Liminal Zone, and Venus in the Blind Spot, all of which are available from VIZ Media. Although it is extremely simplified it manages to maintain the philosophy and emotion of the original while being illustrated with Ito's unmatched horror.

Me encanta la adaptación que ha realizado Junji ito, lejos de sus extravagantes creaciones, ideas y del body horror, aquí nos sumerge en una representación al manga exquisita y bastante ceñida a esta historia que tantos amamos. The Frankenstein story is the longest one, and it’s a (too) faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's original. I’d hoped that he would do something different with the story - like a contemporary version or modify it in some way - but Ito’s Frankenstein is a surprisingly faithful adaptation of Shelley’s cumbersome and overrated novel.

Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection - Waterstones

While this isn't the best Ito work by far, or even the ultimate rendition of Frankenstein (just go read the actual novel if you wanted that), it is a very good, well drawn one-shot horror manga that fit in perfectly in my first week of October horror mania.The art was great as always, but just some more Ito stories I found a tad weak from a writing standpoint.

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His works subvert the genre by bending, twisting, and blending it far beyond the familiar, resulting in the greatest chilling, thrilling, and grotesquely horrific storytelling of our time. My favourite story by far was Frankenstein and I SO wished it was longer because Ito’s interpretation was so damn good. In the house where he lived, the bathroom was at the end of an underground tunnel, where there were spider crickets; such experiences were later reflected in his works.It’s a fascinating development of this character’s story and explains why Ito kept writing stories featuring this schoolboy character. well, i don't know whether i am disappointed or not about the fact that his version is pretty much the same as the book.

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