Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Souichi no Tanoshii Nikki
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Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Souichi no Tanoshii Nikki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fun Summer Vacation, Fun Winter Vacation, Souichi's Diary of Delights, Souichi's Home Tutor, Cloth Teachers, Souichi's Birthday
Japanese: 双一の楽しい日記


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 1991 to Apr 1993
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)

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Ranked: #40772
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Popularity: #1686
Members: 11,918
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Synopsis

In the summer, siblings Michina and Yuusuke Hirose visit their distant relatives in the countryside. Though they have not met in years, they quickly find that they are in for a relaxing vacation: they get along well with their cousins Kouchi and Sayuri Tsujii, there is a pool within walking distance, and the scenery is ever refreshing. There is just one blight upon this otherwise lovely trip: Souichi Tsujii, the bratty third Tsujii child and black sheep of the family.

Nail-sucking, occult-loving, and utterly mischievous, Souichi's idea of amusement is anything that makes others squirm. Whether it is throwing curses on his cousins, bewitching his classmates, or replacing his teachers with living dolls, Souichi finds all kinds of ways to ruin the fun that he is left out of. But even with his own mystical powers, his havoc never lasts too long: for when Souichi causes trouble, it always comes back his way.

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Background

Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Souichi no Tanoshii Nikki was published in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica on December 7, 2015, and in English by VIZ Media as part of their Soichi: Junji Ito Story Collection on July 25, 2023.

Characters

Wakayama, Kousetsu
Supporting
Yanagida
Supporting
Tsujii, Sayuri
Supporting
Hirose, Michina
Supporting

Reviews

Dec 18, 2017
This volume was a brief departure from the one-shots present in the preceding volumes. Instead, there was a constant cast of characters, with each story revolving around the occult-themed antics of Souichi, a troubled boy.

Story, 7: The stories were sorted in chronological order, and though they were mostly self-contained, there was definitely a passage of time. Most of them involved voodoo or other occult themes (curses, premonitions, etc.), which was good for establishing a creepy feeling without being overtly supernatural (aside from the middle chapters).

Art, 7: Given the more subdued nature of the stories, there weren't as many chances for Ito's artistry to shine. ...
Dec 3, 2023
This manga collection take the same formula as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd manga which is a continuous story in one volume. In here we follow a boy named Souichi who may or may not have a supranatural power. Its fun to see the story unfold and guess if the stuff happening is really because ghost or not. The horror aspect isn't that big because they're more focusing to building the characters. I mean the author need to somehow make a good characters just in the span of 6 chapters. And the result is... not that good. For me personally, I kind of dislike this ...
Feb 8, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/6 eps)
Junji Ito is a master of coming up with great concepts of horror, but his main weakness is uninteresting characters. This is normally not a problem, since short stories of 20 length dont require alot of personality in the cast. But in this collection, the cast remains the same from story to story, and that really makes it obvious that the cast is just not that interesting, with the exception of Souchi. His art is also at its best when drawing really weird and horrifying shit, which the more grounded stories in this collection dont really feature.

TLDR: If youre a Junji Ito fanatic, this is ...

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