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Black Paradox

Black Paradox

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Licking Woman, Mystery Pavillion
Japanese: ブラックパラドクス

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2009
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

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Score: 7.351 (scored by 4395 users)
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Ranked: #50212
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Popularity: #906
Members: 7,852
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Synopsis

Four people meet for a group suicide but their end is a bizarre world that is unheard of.

Included one-shots:
The Licking Woman, Mystery Pavillion

Background

Black Paradox was published in Spanish by ECC Comics on May 30, 2014 and in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica on February 17, 2014 as part of Mega Manga series.

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Oct 1, 2017
jmsjrdn (All reviews)
There are all in all 6 chapters telling the story of four people who met to commit group suicide. However, their attempt lead to a bizarre turn of events that opened the door to the spirit world and all the disturbing phenomenon it carries with it.

As with every Junji Itou's story, the signature uneasiness and creep factor is always present especially on the later chapters.

The charm of this story for me is how the spirit world is presented and how souls are depicted as beautiful gems (dubbed as "Paradoxical Night"). These sphere like jewels brims with life that is also capable of immense destruction.

Moreover, I read more
Nov 26, 2012
truisms (All reviews)
Preliminary
A one-volume horror story about a group suicide that goes wrong in the strangest way possible.

Story: The story itself is very bizarre and grotesque, based around a group of suicidal adults who find portals to another world filled with a new kind of stone, beautiful and extremely valuable. How far will they go to exploit this new stone? The story questions the depths of human greed and selfishness using this bizarre premise.

Art: Ito's people are easily distinguishable, with expressions that are cliche but understandable. Where the art really shines is in its depictions of the frequently-grotesque portals and the more horrific aspects of this manga. read more

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