Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Kao Dorobou
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Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Kao Dorobou

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Synonyms: The Face Burglar, Scarecrows, Falling, Red String, My Dear Ancestors, Honored Ancestors, The Hanging Balloons, Hanging Blimp
Japanese: 顔泥棒


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1987 to Jan 20, 1996
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Halloween
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.601 (scored by 54605,460 users)
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Ranked: #22782
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Popularity: #1797
Members: 11,155
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /6


1. Kao Dorobou (Face Thief)
2. Kakashi
3. Rakka
4. Akai Ito
5. Gosenzo-sama (Honored Ancestors)
6. Kubitsuri Kikyuu (Hanging Blimp)


The one-shots Kao Dorobou, Kakashi, and Kubitsuri Kikyuu received live-action adaptations.

Gosenzo-sama was published in English as Honored Ancestors and Kubitsuri Kikyuu as Hanging Blimp by VIZ Media as part of Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories on December 19, 2017. Kao Dorobou was published in English as Face Thief by VIZ Media as part of their Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection on December 21, 2021.



Aug 27, 2023
Continuing to read the series felt so good. Every story is wrapped up perfectly for my on-the-go quick read. Kinda crazy how they can manage to pull off such a vibe with just one chapter. I like this kind of unconnected story because I don't need to remember anything. The characters names change every chapter, no detail is need to be able to enjoy the story, and its also an advantage for the author too. Because if its a continuous story like Uzumaki, the characters in it looks so dumb.

Art is great as always. I can't say its beautiful tho, cus they draw literal monster ...
Dec 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
In my quest to read the entire Ito Junji Collection, I figured I would write a review for those that did not already have one. For this review series, I will include my favorite and least favorite from the volume at the end.This is my first review ever, so please bear with me.

Story, 7: In the fourth volume, we have six stories, all more or less focused on unexplainable phenomena that occur to a different cast of characters in each story. I thought that each one had its merits, and they were definitely original premises, but I only truly enjoyed "The Hanging Balloons" (which I ...

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