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English: Domu: A Child's Dream
Japanese: 童夢


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 19, 1980 to Jul 6, 1981
Authors: Otomo, Katsuhiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Action Deluxe


Score: 7.541 (scored by 1664 users)
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Ranked: #31022
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Popularity: #1888
Members: 3,386
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A twisted old man, gifted with extrasensory powers, silently holds sway over an entire block of apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control. Life is his to give...and to take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds possessing incredible, unimaginable power.

(Source: Dark Horse)


Doumu won the 4th Japan Science Fiction Grand Prix award, the first graphic novel ever to be awarded such an honor, and was granted an excellence award at the 1981 Japan Cartoonists Association Award.

The series was published in English as Domu: A Child's Dream by Dark Horse in individual volumes in 1995 and was compiled together in February 13, 1996 (re-issued in 2001) which was one of Dark Horse's top sellers for that year.


Uchida, Choujirou
Uchida, Choujirou

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Dec 16, 2008
A dreary apartment complex somewhere in Japan has been suffering all manner of weird inexplicable deaths for a few years by the time this story opens with the police investigation of yet another suicide.

We follow the chief investigator as he goes through the procedural motions of trying to find out what’s going on, and then by the end of the first chapter we meet our antagonist, hovering above the ground slightly, dressed in the spoils of his demented war against random working class people trying to get through their days in peace.

The malevolence displayed by this elderly man really is despicable not only because of read more
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