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Japanese: スカイハイ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 22, 2001 to Apr 11, 2002
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Takahashi, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 40224,022 users)
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Ranked: #55902
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Popularity: #1820
Members: 10,243
Favorites: 59


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After death, another gate opens for victims of unspeakable crimes, terrible accidents, and hellish lives. The Gate of Grudges is guarded by a lady named Izuko, who offers those that enter three options: to accept their death and ascend to Heaven, to remain on Earth as a ghost, or to haunt and kill someone. While the last option is appealing to most, the moral implications of their actions will cost them an eternity of damnation in Hell. As each victim has 12 days to weigh their options, Izuko is there to guide them to a decision they will not regret.

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Skyhigh was released in Italian by Edizioni Star Comics from September 10, 2003 to October 10, 2003; and in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat.

The series was adapted into a live-action Japanese TV series that aired on TV Asahi for two seasons from 2003 to 2004. The manga was also adapted into a live-action Japanese film that premiered on November 8, 2003.

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Jul 17, 2009
You are dead. Now, you have three options: accept your death and go to heaven, don’t accept it and stay as a ghost, and one more… haunt and kill someone in the world, but if you kill someone you will go straight to hell, and your suffering will never end. These options are presented by the long dark haired Izuko, the guardian of the gate for the murdered ones.

The art is creepy and far from what we consider a typical manga style - the brushes are blurred, the contrast between black and white is elevated to the maximum, ...
Apr 15, 2008
I’m not sure why it is that whenever I chose a manga at random I seem to end up with something creepy and/or gory. Suffice to say Skyhigh, despite its somewhat misleading name, is probably the most gothic of gothic horrors I’ve come across since… er… Goth. Then again, seeing as it comes from the pen of the same mangaka who gave us “Alive”, "Blue Heaven" and "Jiraishin" maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.

The ten stand-alone stories that make up the two volumes essentially focus on the particular character’s death, events leading up to it and the choice they make upon meeting Izuko. Seeing as they’re ...
Aug 22, 2014
Tsutomu Takahashi is an extremely underrated mangaka. His works have only the smallest of niche followings in the west. This is in spite of the fact that not only did he mentor Tsutomu Nihei (who is much more famous than he is), he has produced a very large body of work over the years; unlike some artists who stagnate, relying on their old franchises and/or having any new projects be very underwhelming, Takahashi has arguably only gotten better and better over time.

Skyhigh is a short story anthology that focuses on people who were murdered or who have lingering feelings of resentment. The Guardian of the ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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