Ranked #4054

Black Paradox (Manga)

Black Paradox

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Licking Woman, Mystery Pavillion
Japanese: ブラックパラドクス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2009
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.411 (scored by 2424 users)
Ranked: #40542
Popularity: #1187
Members: 4,248
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Four people meet for a group suicide but their end is a bizarre world that is unheard of.

Included one-shots:
The Licking Woman, Mystery Pavillion


Black Paradox was published in Spanish by ECC Comics on May 30, 2014.


Miss Kikuchi
Miss Kikuchi

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Dec 7, 2013
Let me start by saying that Black Paradox is definitely one of -the- best mangas to go for if you like stories that consistently make you WTF all the way through, or if you enjoyed other works by this author, which definitely all uphold creepy themes.

Story: 7
The way this story seemed to be panning out was a little hard to accept at first. From the get-go the story clearly borders on morbid, but as it progresses it just becomes outright weird. I am aware it's supernatural combined with psychological, but damn, it's almost too weird to get your head around at times, but that's only read more
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Jan 4, 2015
there are three kinds of fakes. one is someone who looks exactly like a person:a doppelganger,and one is our mirror reflection,and one is a robot model of a person. the existence of their fakes forces a group to suicidal attempt which goes horribly wrong which results in the revelation of a portal connecting the real world and the spiritual world. the remainder of the series tells us the influence it have on the main characters and also on the whole of mankind. although it was helpful for mankind,this portal results in the agony of the main characters. this manga is a mix of supernatural and read more
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Nov 26, 2012
A one-volume horror story about a group suicide that goes wrong in the strangest way possible.

Story: The story itself is very bizarre and grotesque, based around a group of suicidal adults who find portals to another world filled with a new kind of stone, beautiful and extremely valuable. How far will they go to exploit this new stone? The story questions the depths of human greed and selfishness using this bizarre premise.

Art: Ito's people are easily distinguishable, with expressions that are cliche but understandable. Where the art really shines is in its depictions of the frequently-grotesque portals and the more horrific aspects of this manga. read more
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