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Japanese: フラクション


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 2009
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: None
Authors: Kago, Shintarou (Story & Art)


Score: 6.781 (scored by 25032,503 users)
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Ranked: #121802
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Popularity: #2718
Members: 7,623
Favorites: 77
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The first half of the book is made up by the titular story, a serial killer thriller that gets all kinds of meta and crazy as it progresses. The second half of the book consists of a short interview with Kago (and Ryuichi Kasumi, a Japanese crime fiction writer) and a number of short stories.

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May 1, 2020
My first foray into Kago Shintarou's work, as well as into the eroguro-horror genre in general. I picked this up late at night thinking: how bad can a manga really be?, at most it's just images on a page. Little did I know, this thought of mine would come full circle in my reading.

Turns out a few scenes in the eponymous story "Fraction" did send my heart racing. But guts and gore aside, what struck me more was the meta-commentary on the manga form itself. The story is presented as an alternating double narrative, between a serial killer's murders and a fictionalised Kago discussing his ...
Feb 5, 2019
The first story in this is definitely what I expect from ero-guro artists this early into reading them. It's gory, it's messed up but it's also extremely clever in the way that Kago creates his world. The author even explains as he goes along how the manga is created, the tricks they are using to twist your mind and for them to see what they want you to see, but even still twists and turns fill the pages, making you question everything when you come to the end. It's an extremely clever use of literacy illusion throughout the manga.
With a well thought out storyline, causing ...
Apr 17, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This manga offers an intriguing deconstruction of the conventions of the mystery genre, along with a fascinating metanarrative that defies expectations. It's surprising to see how Kago explores these themes in the context of eroguro, a niche genre. However, the rest of the stories in the anthology can be more predictable, focusing mainly on the grotesque, disgusting and erotic. “Fraction” isn't for everyone, but for those interested in a unique and thought-provoking narrative experience, it's definitely worth exploring. It's a good option for mature readers who enjoy slow-paced, thought-provoking horror with a mix of dark mystery, graphic gore and a touch of twisted relief and ...

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