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Kowai Hon

Kowai Hon

Alternative Titles

English: Scary Book
Japanese: こわい本

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 1981 to Oct 1982
Genres: Horror
Authors: Umezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

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Score: 7.241 (scored by 97 users)
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Ranked: #60372
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Popularity: #10889
Members: 432
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MangaUmezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)
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Synopsis

The spine-chilling influence of Japanese horror cinema has taken hold in Western audiences with hit films like The Ring that are based on Japanese films adapted from classic manga stories. And the master of horror manga is Umezu Kazuo-known as the "Stephen King of Japan," with several of his stories being adapted to film-and Dark Horse Manga is proud to bring his Scary Book horror anthology to Western readers for the first time. This first volume, Reflections, presents two feature-length tales of terror. In "Mirror," a narcissistic girl's reflection begins to take mean-spirited command of her life; and in "Demon's Revenge," a sadistic samurai master bent on seeking retribution for his son's injuries finds the tables of vengeance turned against him.

(Source: Dark Horse)

Background

Kowai Hon was partially published in English as Scary Book by Dark Horse, who published the first three volumes from February 21, 2006 to September 12, 2006, before the title was dropped. The three volumes are subtitled Reflections, Insects and Faces.

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