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Alternative Titles

English: GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack
Japanese: ギョ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 15, 2012
Genres: Horror
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Something in Okinawa reeks, and it isn't long before Kaori and her friends realize that the smell is coming from dead fish, which are walking out of the sea. The fish are fused to metal legs and are infected with a disease contractable by humans that was invented as a weapon by unknown sources. After what happens to Tadashi, Kaori finds herself in a new world very much like the old one but with the stench of death.

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Adaptation: Gyo

Characters & Voice Actors

Sawahara, Kaori
Sawahara, Kaori
Kataoka, Mirai
Kataoka, Mirai
Shirakawa, Tsuyoshi
Shirakawa, Tsuyoshi


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Kondo, Hikaru
Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director

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Feb 22, 2012
“I wonder if that stench of death will ever vanish.”

It is clear that Gyo was highly anticipated for quite a while since it is the first animated feature from one of the bizarre Ito’s story. For that matter, we may as well say that it will be the only one since Gyo is perhaps the only story that has this cinematic feels to it (and yes, Uzumaki live action was shit). Anyway, Ufotable’s adaptation of the manga completely changes the feeling of the manga to something more action and drama oriented. While it is not a problem by itself, some of those who read more
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Mar 1, 2012
Well... that was disappointing!

Even a person who hasn't read the manga can tell that this OVA is as much of a horror as Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas is. Actually, that is scarier.

As many people so fabulously fail to understand what horror is, let me explain - it is what makes you have a ducked up dream the next night, or two, or thirty and what makes you scared to go pee by yourself in the middle of the night.

That being said... this would make an awesome comedy! No, despite my playfulness here, I am not joking. Just imagine Benny Hill music playing while that read more
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Feb 25, 2012
If you read the manga and like me, were looking forward to this adaptation - prepare for a dissapointment, that is, if you bother to watch this...

Basically, someone has taken this story and though...
"How can I make this fairly well known story that bit more popular? I know! I'll make it a lot less mature (i.e. easier to follow) and conform to idealism by throwing in some well known cliche's - newbie's and the more impressionable viewers will eat this all up!"
... and her we have this hour long OVA. I'll expand on the above...
Originally, a young couple are at sea, when they see something read more
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Feb 22, 2012
What exactly am I watching?

[Contains mild, creative language used to emphasize certain things, also contains spoilers]

This review doesn't seem to flow, think of it as fragments of criticism.

So basically, I started the movie with mediocre expectations, it had a horribly low rating, but it was animated by Ufotable. So, I may be watching mediocre shit, but at least it'll have pretty visuals.

Anyhow, the introduction piqued my curiosity, a group of fishermen appeared to be dazed and shocked from a discovery, the discovery wasn't revealed till later. Now, what was the discovery? It was landfish.

The landfish essentially have a grotesque smell, followed by a read more
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Same Western styled Horror and walkers (albeit different styles). 
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"Gyo" and "Agitated Screams of Maggots" both showcase disgusting creatures suddenly appearing in society, people's fear of them, as well as a certain level of gore. 
"Gyo" and "Nami" both feature land-crawling fish attacking humans in certain ways.

It is of my best interest to note that these two works will both cause disgust and/or discomfort for the viewer, as they are works of or based on works of someone seeking out to be different. 
"Gyo" and "Adventures in Beauty Wonderland" are standalone titles that use wild imagery of fictional creatures in order to disturb your mind.

A similarity between these two works is that they steadily becomes more and more confusing as they progress on, with both being very crazy in general. 
Both have adult themes, some scenes that are either a little gore and the idea of biological weapons.There is also the fact of there being a sort of mystery in both movies. 
Both have mainly scary contents in anime. Gyo is a mixture of drama and horror, while short stories from Yami Shibai are more concentrated with fear, close to reality, and with first person experience. The closet recommendations for Yami Shibai are more easily found in manga like Fuan no Tane, Zashiki Onna, Mail etc. Also in games like the Slender: The Eight Pages. 

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Ending Theme

"Ending Theme" by Nami Nakagawa (中川奈美)

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