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Yami no Koe

Yami no Koe

Alternative Titles

English: Voices in the Dark
Synonyms: Voices in the Dark, The Dark Drinks Blood, Blood-sucking Darkness, The Ghosts of Golden Time, Roar of Ages, Mystery of the Haunted House, Glyceride, Greased, The Earth-bound People, The Call of the Condemned
Japanese: 闇の声

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 2002 to 2003
Genres: Horror
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nemuki

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Score: 7.371 (scored by 5166 users)
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Ranked: #51302
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Popularity: #1000
Members: 9,557
Favorites: 72

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Preliminary
Aug 14, 2010
Foolness (All reviews)
"Worth finishing up but don't expect anything much"

This being my first Junji Itou manga, his artwork drew me in because it was either more Western or it had a more conservative action POV panel style than most mangas I'm used to.

It's also the first horror comic I really tried following through and finishing but most of that is due to the blessings of the internet making these types of works easier to find and finish.

This newness is probably what convinced me to rate the art this good and yet be more critical of the manga's story even if it was already touted as a set read more
Sep 7, 2019
BrodyJanai (All reviews)
Yami no Koe is extremely underrated. I have been trying to find other Junji Ito manga that are as good as Uzumaki and I just wasn't having any luck. Tomie and Gyo are solid manga series but I wanted better. Upon reading Yami no Koe I was surprised at how good each and every story was. In fact in my opinion the individual stories in Yami no Koe are better than the ones that Uzumaki has. The only thing that puts Uzumaki on top is that Junji Ito was able to weave all the stories together under one setting. The atmosphere and eeriness is amplified read more
Feb 5, 2019
doctorminsuks (All reviews)
Yami no Koe is a goru manga collection by renowned author and artist Junji Ito. Known for his gruesome and psychological horror with a career that spans many years. The first collection I read by him was Mimi's Ghost Stories, known in romanised Japanese as Mimi no Kaiden. I wasn't too keen on the story itself and so was hesitant to go into this collection. However, after hearing great things from my friend on the story Glyceride from my friend and finding it was present in this collection, I decided to throw caution to the wind.

This collection is hard to review. The stories are disjointed read more
Mar 18, 2018
robiu013 (All reviews)
Not exactly Ito's strongest output, but not without merit. While the anthology consisting of 7 short stories does feature some of the author's best work, it's not the go-to volume to get acquainted with him. The main issue I had is not, that the stories were bad, but that compared to other Ito's work the shock and horror factor was at a much smaller rate in this book.

The volume starts with "Blood Slurping Darkness", which as the title suggests is an alternative spin on vampirism. While the ideas Ito has are interesting and there is a twisted touch of romance to the story, it's not read more
Mar 11, 2018
mentaza (All reviews)
Yami no Koe is a set of short stories or one-shots. It's a bit difficult to score as a whole since each one left different impressions with me. I suppose it all was good. I enjoyed reading some of these well enough.

The best thing about this was the art. There's a definite unsettling style that Ito has that pairs so nicely with the stories he's conveying to a visual medium here. But, my main issues with this whole thing comes down to a couple specific stories. There was one in particular that felt grotesque for the sake of being grotesque without having much of a read more