Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Kubi Gensou
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Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Kubi Gensou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hallucinations, Bog of the Living Dead, Penpal, Further Tales of Oshikiri, Further Tales of Oshikiri: The Wall
Japanese: 首幻想


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 1989 to Mar 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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Chapters: /6

Synopsis

Tooru Oshikiri is a quiet boy of short stature and few friends. While his parents are out working abroad, he lives alone in a big mansion, compounding his loneliness and affecting his grip on reality. Moreover, strange things tend to happen to him and those he gets involved with. Grappling with harrowing hallucinations of long-necked people, a haunted bog rumored to trap its victims, a strange girl with even stranger penpals, and the mysterious circumstances within his own house, it seems the supernatural is all but an inevitable occurrence for Oshikiri. Yet with each inexplicable occurrence, his reality alters slightly between the last. Just what is the truth behind these discrepancies? Is this really happening to the same Oshikiri?

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Background

Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Kubi Gensou was published in English by VIZ Media as a part of their Junji Itou story collection Frankenstein on October 16, 2018.

Characters

Oshikiri, Tooru
Main
Kojima
Supporting
Hotta
Supporting
Nakajima
Supporting
Satomi, Kazuko
Supporting

Reviews

Dec 19, 2017
This volume returns to having a constant protagonist, Oshikiri, who appears in all six chapters. Each story is self-contained and can be read on its own, but there is a bit of continuity established from chapter four ("Intruder") to chapter six ("Further Tales of Oshikiri- Walls").

Story, 7: The stories here were more focused on psychological horror and establishing the protagonist as mentally fragile due to his relative isolation at home. There are several supernatural themes developed in the later chapters that were cool to see.

Art, 7: Surprisingly, there is little biological horror in this volume, but the art remains solid as usual.

Characters, 7: Due to ...

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