Yami no Hou e
Into Darkness
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Yami no Hou e

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Synonyms: Towards the Darkness, AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga
Japanese: 闇の方へ
English: Into Darkness
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 30, 2002
Genre: Horror Horror
Serialization: AX
Authors: Yamamoto, Takato (Story & Art)


Score: 6.221 (scored by 829829 users)
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Ranked: #179432
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Popularity: #8019
Members: 2,340
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A bizarre one-shot by Takato Yamamoto, a Japanese artist known for incorporating "Heisei Estheticism" style to his works.


Yami no Hou e was published in English as Into Darkness by Top Shelf in their manga anthology AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga on October 18, 2010.


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Apr 11, 2016
It is very pleasing to the eye, but story wise, I feel like it was lacking.
The art is very unique, the artist is one of my favorite.
There wasn't really a plot or a story, in that sense, it was weird.

I guess that in the original language it must have been very poetic and it probably made more sense.

I still recommend reading those few (10 ?) pages if you like the art of the artist!
It is sometimes hard to see what is going on in this manga, because the panels are sometimes overcharged with the drawing. So, since they are black and white, it creates a ...
Sep 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The synopsis does point out that there is the incorporation of "Heisei Estheticism", however, this entire one-shot is the literal embodiment of "Heisei Estheticism".

It's basically the Aestheticism art style but uses characters from the Heisei era. For some reason, a ton of bondage, death, and other grotesque stuff imposed on love is to be found within the art style too. Whether that is due to Heisei era or Aestheticism is something I will never know (I just searched this info now).

This one-shot firstly looked very detailed and I can see where the engagement into Heisei Estheticism from some can come from. It not only looks ...

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