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Japanese: エンブリヲ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 30, 1994 to Jan 10, 1996
Authors: Ogawa, Koushin (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.331 (scored by 6 users)
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Ranked: #181022
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Popularity: #24824
Members: 53
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Mera Eriko is a normal high school student who was bitten by a strange insect while playing in the forest. The insect planted an embryo in the back of her neck, trying to make her their host mother. Not long after, Meira developed the ability to communicate with the insects. One night when studying in the library, she was sexually assaulted by the librarian. Calling out for help, the insects swarmed her attacker and ate him alive. The police arrives and begins to question Mera. Slowly, the insects begin to infect the other students as well.....


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Sep 6, 2012
Embryo is a manga that took me by surprise, reading it blindly I wasn't quite ready for the escalating jarring experience that made me reminisce of a well-crafted Ridley Scott-ish film with a devout emphasis on storytelling. I've seen quite a few horror films, Japanese or American, and Embryo managed to surpass most of them in a mere 3 volumes. Albeit not horror per se, since there aren't any strange frightening moments that you encounter, but there is the tone of constant uncertainty and dread, mixed in with an almost innocent presence of the supernatural. Many of the characters in the manga also have a read more
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