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Alternative Titles

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: 7.431 (scored by 2446 users)
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Ranked: #45322
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Popularity: #1788
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Dec 16, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
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
Aug 17, 2017
TheAnimeFilms (All reviews)
-This review is in English and Spanish.
-Esta review esta en Ingles y Español.


This manga is one of the first works of Katsuhiro Otomo and that I sit the bases of Akira, here begins the review.

The story presents an interesting premise, a mass of mysterious deaths surrounding an apartment building,while it looks like the cops are looking for an answer, the beginning of the manga is very good,hypotheses are shown and works well, While some characters are presented, Although from the middle of the manga begins a sudden spiral of confused violence that, without any reason besides that it does not clarify many things at the read more
Nov 17, 2017
-HippySnob- (All reviews)
In what is assumed to be contemporary Tokyo, the Tsutsumi Housing Complex has experienced a series of unexplained deaths over the last three years.

Responsible for the string of death is an old man, called “Old Cho” by his neighbors, with a child-like mind and strong extrasensory powers. His motives are that of a child — he sees something he wants, and takes it at the expense of the life of the owner.

This may seem a spoiler, but despite the mystery tone of the narrative's first half, it is clear to the audience who is responsible very early on. The first half deals with read more
Apr 20, 2017
YesterdaysJoe (All reviews)
This manga was nothing short of revolutionary. I can only imagine Katsuhiro Otomo had a vision, and suddenly knew what future manga should look like. The character designs were out of this world, and immediately copied by his contemporaries (most notably Naoki Urasawa, or even in shoujo (Banana Fish)). Every detail in his artwork was breathtaking and a giant leap forward for the medium in general.
The pace picks up a few notches compared to any other manga of the time. And the psychological mindfuckery may seem normal to anime-lovers, but it wasn't ever done this effectively, until Otomo came along and added the intensity that read more