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Synonyms: Orochi: Blood
Japanese: おろち
English: Orochi
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: May 21, 1969 to Jul 29, 1970
Genre: Horror Horror
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Umezu, Kazuo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 14331,433 users)
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Ranked: #81282
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Popularity: #3554
Members: 5,848
Favorites: 45


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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. Orochi has been republished by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since March 15, 2022.




Aug 1, 2016
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 ...
Jun 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I honestly just read this because it was fairly short and on the Viz app. However, I am glad I read it to some extent. The presentation is mostly timeless. The art is very good and always fits the atmosphere and the composition of the panels is pretty standard but still very good. It's likely the most consistently great thing about the manga.

As for everything else, this manga is very hit and miss. Immortal beings acting as a tie-in for mostly self-contained stories isn't entirely unconventional, but it's still a framing device I rather like. Unfortunately, this manga doesn't really use that trope particularly well. ...

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