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English: Orochi: Blood
Japanese: おろち


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: May 21, 1969 to Jul 29, 1970
Authors: Umezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


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Ranked: #61432
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Orochi is a philosophical horror manga series from Japan's master of the horror genre.

Each chapter is a separate story that explores different aspects of humanity and the human condition. The main character, Orochi, is a mysterious woman with odd powers and a keen interest in understanding human nature. In her travels, she meets people that she is so fascinated by that she takes an interest in their lives, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.


Orochi was partially published in English as Orochi: Blood by VIZ Media, who released the first volume on September 5, 2002, before dropping the license.



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Aug 1, 2016
Darmaiad (All reviews)
One of the first, and lesser known works from horror master Kazuo Umezu, Orochi consists of 9 tales linked between them by the eponymous narrator; Orochi, has the appearance of a beautiful girl and is a keen observer of humans she deems interesting. Sometimes she will even exit the shadows and intervene with the lives of those she observes, altering their fates using her array of supernatural powers.

Unlike more famous Umezu works, like Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu (The Drifting Classroom) or Kami no Hidarite Akuma no Migite (Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil ), horror; gore; and the supernatural, have to backpedal to a read more
Oct 4, 2017
karamelkoala77 (All reviews)
Orochi: Blood is the first manga I've read from Kazuo Umezu and I've unfortunately had a poor experience with this one.

By some unknown method Orochi is able to determine if a person is interesting and proceeds to stalk them until they die or she's satisfied. Sounds intriguing, but it's rather boring most of the time.

Unfortunate events just tend to befall the people she stalks and it seldom concludes on a strong note. Some tales often drag on for too long and you'll have periods of very little to read and then walls of text that would be much more attractive were they condensed. Consequently, the read more


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