Ranked #3252
Skyhigh (Manga)


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Japanese: スカイハイ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 22, 2001 to Apr 11, 2002
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.571 (scored by 2077 users)
Ranked: #32522
Popularity: #1052
Members: 4,155
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All souls of those murdered arrive at the Gate of Grudges. Izuko, keeper of the Gate of Grudges presents each soul with three choices: pass through the Gate of Grudges to heaven and be reborn, refuse to admit death and remain as a ghost on earth, or haunt and kill one person and then proceed to hell and eternal suffering. What does each soul choose and why?

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Sequel: Skyhigh: Karma



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Jul 17, 2009
You are dead. Now, you have three options: accept your death and go to heaven, don’t accept it and stay as a ghost, and one more… haunt and kill someone in the world, but if you kill someone you will go straight to hell, and your suffering will never end. These options are presented by the long dark haired Izuko, the guardian of the gate for the murdered ones.

The art is creepy and far from what we consider a typical manga style - the brushes are blurred, the contrast between black and white is elevated to the maximum, read more
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Apr 15, 2008
I’m not sure why it is that whenever I chose a manga at random I seem to end up with something creepy and/or gory. Suffice to say Skyhigh, despite its somewhat misleading name, is probably the most gothic of gothic horrors I’ve come across since… er… Goth. Then again, seeing as it comes from the pen of the same mangaka who gave us “Alive”, "Blue Heaven" and "Jiraishin" maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.

The ten stand-alone stories that make up the two volumes essentially focus on the particular character’s death, events leading up to it and the choice they make upon meeting Izuko. Seeing as they’re read more
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Jul 18, 2010
"Human's are like the Earth's dust, one life is as swift as a dream, but everyone struggles to survive."

Death. An inevitable outcome in Life. It happens when we least expect it, or rather it happens when it happens. Mankind has grown to live with the pursuit of happiness, but pursuit of satisfaction seems to be more common. We all have different opinions in the afterlife, yet we continue living ignore the consequences of death.

We see here in this series a being that offers a chance of rebirth, regret, and vengeance. Each soul presents his/her own tragedies and personalities in such a way that we read more
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Aug 22, 2014
Tsutomu Takahashi is an extremely underrated mangaka. His works have only the smallest of niche followings in the west. This is in spite of the fact that not only did he mentor Tsutomu Nihei (who is much more famous than he is), he has produced a very large body of work over the years; unlike some artists who stagnate, relying on their old franchises and/or having any new projects be very underwhelming, Takahashi has arguably only gotten better and better over time.

Skyhigh is a short story anthology that focuses on people who were murdered or who have lingering feelings of resentment. The Guardian of the read more
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Both manga are mostly episodic and are about someone choosing whether to take revenge on someone they hate or not.
- Both incorporate revenge
- Both have dark themes
- Both are seinen
- Both have episodic layouts
Both deal with death and afterlife.
Both are short, episodic supernatural horror series with a recurring protagonist and an otherwise perpetually changing cast that deal with death, guilt, revenge, and punishment.
Both are about a kind of gate keeper to the after life and their impact on those who have died (Skyhigh) or at risk of being killed by the dead (Dark Metro).
What do people do when they live and how do they face their death? Will you be able to tell that you've lived a fruitful life on our deathbed? These are only few questions which bring up those mangas. Even though plot and characters are completely different to each manga, questions and problems that face their characters are pretty the same. In the end they all have to decide - to forgive or to take a revenge on someone. In Dead End the main hero gradually moves toward his final decision and in Skyhigh we witness many people trying to solve this problem. One more thing to put them together is a common art. Somehow Manabe developed his style towards Takahashi's mussy ink drawings.
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