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Gyo (Manga)

Gyo

Alternative Titles

English: Gyo
Synonyms: The Sad Tale of the Principal Post, The Enigma of Amigara Fault
Japanese: ギョ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 28, 2002 to May 30, 2002
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 7230 users)
Ranked: #50492
Popularity: #270
Members: 12,159
Favorites: 195
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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horror

Synopsis

Something in Okinawa reeks, and it isn't long before Tadashi and his girlfriend Kaori 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 the Japanese government. After Kaori is infected, Tadashi goes to find a solution to this putrid takeover, if there even is an answer to be found.

Included one-shots:
Volume 2: The Sad Tale of the Principal Post, The Enigma of Amigara Fault

Related Manga

Adaptation: Gyo


Characters

 Tadashi
Tadashi
Main
 Ms. Yoshiyama
Ms. Yoshiyama
Supporting
 Sazuku
Koyanagi, Sazuku
Supporting
 Kaori
Sawahara, Kaori
Supporting


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Jan 9, 2008
InformationGeek
Horror is a hard thing to make in comics today without just being a mindless blood bath of gore and fluids splattered across the walls. Junji Ito does a good job of providing us with good, freaky stories that scare or just plain old disturbs us. Gyo is one of his most recent stories that he took a chance with and provided us with a new look of what is under the sea. Not just that either, in this series we were also given two quick short stories at the end of the series to leave us terrified of not going under read more
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Oct 19, 2011
_Rika
Gyo— another masterpiece by Junji Ito after 'Uzumaki', one of the greatest horror manga series that could have ever been made! Having his works equipped with bizarre plots and aberrant visuals, Junji has proved that horror is not necessarily synonymous with 'the ghost with long black hair' or 'the evil, bloodsucking vampires lurking in the bush out there'. He has the ability to create gruesome horror out of anything and everything, even if it is a fish. Fish— that's exactly what he portrays in 'Gyo', well, in an extremely absurd way that is beyond anyone's imagination with Junji being an exception of course.

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Mar 11, 2012
okashii-sasori
There's scary, and then there's senselessly scary. 'Gyo' frightened me beyond belief, more than any horror movie or book I've watched or read before. Truly, this is a tererifying manga.
The story is about a couple, Tadashi and Kaori, who are visiting a remote Japanese island on holiday. However, they encounter a walking fish in their house, and this quickly grows into one of the most horrible apocalypses that anyone could have ever dreamt up.
This manga disturbed me- I highly recommend it.
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Dec 13, 2008
renjikuchiki1
Remember those B-grade horror films they air on sci-fi quite often? This is pretty much the same thing. If you've ever seen Snakehead Terror, its quite similar to that. I wouldn't recommend reading this after you've eaten, as some of the images are gruesome enough to make your stomach do loop-de-loops in your chest. The story however is very creative, and has many twists and turns you don't see coming, so if you have some down time, drop by onemanga or buy the manga if you have some extra cash, plop yourself down, and you'll never want to eat Sushi again.
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User Recommendations

Junji Ito used a similar character design for both of his longer stories, though with evil twist and a grain of salt the size of tropical island on the part of Gyo. Overall athmosphere is almost equally as disturbing in means of imaginairy and storyline as Uzumaki, though leaves the reader in more intense sense of bitter loss at the end.
Both are about strange unfamiliar disease, and a bit of romance. But "Gyo" is more the work of fiction and "Emerging" events are more likely to happen.
Same author, same style. So if you like either of 'em and are looking for more, be sure to try the other.
Gyo is a sci-fi horror about strange mechanical fish walking around on land.
Hellstar Remina is about a girl named Remina who has to deal with a hellstar/planet that wants to destroy Earth, and on top of that has to deal with all the people ON Earth because they blame her for the impending doom just because the hellstar/planet is named after her.
If you like horror manga, then you will love Ibitsu. Mystery, horror, and gore mixed. Ibitsu, and Gyo too, are both magnificent in a good horror way.
Gyo has a similar main premise: a story about weird creatures that attacks humanity and the survival of the main characters. This time the bad guy are fishes that has legs and started to swarm the city. They began to attack animals and human, and without spoiling the story, it is suffice to say that they continue to evolve in a pretty horrifying way. The pacing is pretty similar, although I think Gyo is a bit on the more gory side.
Both talk of a military weapon that goes on a rampage and it is up to a few people to stop it before it kills everyone in the world.

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