Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly
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Helter Skelter

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Japanese: ヘルタースケルター
English: Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 8, 1995 to Mar 8, 1996
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Feel Young
Authors: Okazaki, Kyoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 60286,028 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1045
Members: 14,980
Favorites: 408

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Japanese supermodel and fashion icon Liliko leads a posh life, wearing and promoting the biggest brands in the country. She stands at the top of the modeling industry with the beauty she has attained through full-body plastic surgery.

However, Liliko's body soon begins to break down due to the extensive surgery she has been through and the medication she has taken. Worse still, her fear of growing old and being rendered useless begins to drive her insane. Helter Skelter is the story of Liliko's struggles to remain in the limelight in a world where people are so easily replaced.

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Helter Skelter won the Grand Prize at the 8th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2004.

The series was published in English as Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly by Vertical Inc. on August 20, 2013. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP in 2016.

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Mar 7, 2016
It’s not a surprise that Inio Asano (the acclaimed creator of works like "Oyasumi Punpun") cited Okazaki Kyoko as a heavy influence. For those unfamiliar with either Okazaki or Asano, both are revolutionaries within the medium. Their hard-hitting realism driven by “a need for truth” regardless of how bitter, and laced with explorative psychological power has shook and captivated the world with every frame. Both are truly masters of portraying various facets of the human condition and the world that shapes it. From that familiar cut comes Okazaki’s short but powerfully evocative piece titled ”Helter Skelter”.

The manga follows a high-fashion model named Liliko who is ...
Jan 21, 2012
"A word before we start: laughter and screams sound very much alike." Okazaki Kyoko "Helter Skelter"

When I finished chapter 9 of this manga, I felt a intense need to listen Beatles song "Helter Skelter" to complete the feeling that "Helter Skelter", the manga, started in me. Do you know all the definitions of this title? Originally, Helter Skelter is a amusement park ride with a slide built in a spiral around a high tower. On Paul McCartney's explanation to the song we got: "Using the symbol of a helter skelter as a ride from the top to the bottom; the rise and fall of the ...
Aug 27, 2015
Maintaining the top position in anything is a hard task, be it sports or intellect; this is no different for the modelling world. Where beauty is top priority, people will try to use all types of methods to maintain it, be it by the use of makeup, drugs or even plastic surgery. Meet Ririko, Japan's top model who abuses of these methods to the extreme.

Helter Skelter shows the life of Ririko, a japanese top model who thrives to maintain her position, as the concept of beauty changes and new models come in. As stated earlier, Ririko uses plastic surgery to adapt herself to the changes ...

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