Best of Best: Itou Junji Tanpenshuu
Venus in the Blind Spot
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Best of Best: Itou Junji Tanpenshuu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ningen Isu, The Human Chair, Umezu-sensei to Watashi, Master Umezz and Me, Umezz Kazuo & Me, Miirareta Kirida Kyouju, How Love Came to Professor Kirida, Kono Yo no Hoka no Koi, An Unearthly Love, Wasuregatami, Keepsake
Japanese: 伊藤潤二短編集 BEST OF BEST
English: Venus in the Blind Spot
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 12, 2007 to Feb 5, 2019
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art), Edogawa, Ranpo (Story)

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Score: 7.421 (scored by 1018710,187 users)
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Ranked: #37762
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Popularity: #1006
Members: 18,517
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Synopsis

1. Okuman Bocchi (Billions Alone)
2. Ningen Isu (The Human Chair) [Story: Edogawa Ranpo]
3. Mouten no Venus (Venus in the Blind Spot)
4. Name Onna (The Licking Woman)
5. Umezu-sensei to Watashi (Master Umezz and Me)
6. Miirareta Kirida Kyouju (How Love Came to Professor Kirida)
7. Kono Yo no Hoka no Koi (An Unearthly Love) [Story: Edogawa Ranpo]
8. Ashura no Dansou no Kai (The Enigma of Amigara Fault)
9. Daikokubashira Hiwa (The Sad Tale of the Principal Post)
10. Wasuregatami (Keepsake)

Note: Story 1 was collected in Jigokusei Remina, story 3 was collected in Tensai-tachi no Kyouen, story 4 was collected in Black Paradox, and stories 8 and 9 were collected in Gyo: Ugomeku Bukimi.

Background

Best of Best: Itou Junji Tanpenshuu was published in English as Venus in the Blind Spot by Viz Media on August 18, 2020.

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Reviews

Nov 26, 2020
Let’s be honest here, unless this is you first Junji Ito manga, you know very well what to expect here. His stories are unique and creative, yes, but the style and the quality is also very stable. Meaning that you should expect around the same level of enjoyment as you had from most of other Junji’s works. This is amplified even more by the fact that half of this anthology was already published as parts of different works, so even if you haven’t started *this* manga yet, chances are high you’ve already read parts of it.

My favourite part of this collection was the titular Venus ...
Dec 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Mod Edit: This review was originally posted for Umezu-sensei to Watashi (85533) and has subsequently been merged into Best of Best: Itou Junji Tanpenshuu (119021).


This is a short story in which Ito Junji relates the influence which Umezu Kazuo had on his art and storytelling.

Story, 7: This isn't a horror story, but it does deal with Ito's influences in horror storytelling. it was an interesting tale about Ito's artistic influences growing up.

Art, 7: There are several panels using horror-stricken faces for comedic effect, which were actually pretty amusing for their over-the-top nature. Other than that, the art is good as always.

Character, 6: Ito and Umezu ...
Oct 13, 2020
Mod Edit: This review was originally posted for Ningen Isu (38635) and has subsequently been merged into Best of Best: Itou Junji Tanpenshuu (119021).


Junji Ito. That name the otaku community knows a lot. He is known for several stories involving terror and the psychological of people, in addition to using grotesque art to distress and cause sensitivity to the reader. I'm really looking forward to reading as much content as possible from this author, but this work (The Human Chair) was a mess about what Junji really is a terror of.

As the story is very short and has little complexity, spoilers ...

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