Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Ayatsuri Yashiki
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Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection: Ayatsuri Yashiki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ice Cream Bus, Gang House, The Smoking Club, Second-hand Record, Used Record, The Sleeping Room, The Gift Bearer, House of the Marionettes, Marionette Mansion
Japanese: あやつり屋敷


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: 1998
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)

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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /7

Synopsis

1. Ice Cream Bus
2. Nakama no Ie (Clubhouse)
3. Tobacco-kai
4. Chuuko Record (Used Record)
5. Suima no Heya
6. Okuru Hito
7. Ayatsuri Yashiki (Marionette Mansion)

Background

Chuuko Record was published in English as Used Record and Ayatsuri Yashiki as Marionette Mansion by VIZ Media as part of Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories on December 19, 2017. Suima no Heya was published in English as Where the Sandman Lives by VIZ Media as part of their Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection on December 21, 2021. Meanwhile, Nakama no Ie was published in English as Clubhouse as part of VIZ Media's Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection on March 28, 2023.

Characters

Kitawaki, Haruhiko
Main
Nakayama
Main
Ice Cream Man
Supporting
Sonohara
Supporting
Miyuki
Supporting
Mari
Supporting
Ogawa
Supporting
Yuji
Supporting
Kitawaki, Yukihiko
Supporting
Kitawaki, Natsumi
Supporting

Reviews

Jun 3, 2019
My favorite stories in this volume are The smoking club, House of marionettes and Den of the sleep demon, those three stories belong to a group of stories by Junji Ito that remind me of the stories of the contemporary American writer Thomas Ligotti, I'm not going to To extend this much because he did not master English well but those who have read Ligotti know what I am talking about, it is that horror that some have called "ontological horror" or "philosophical horror" (another point of comparison with Ligotti and Ito is the creepy puppets as symbolisms of the human condition)

synopsis:
- Den of ...
Dec 19, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This volume is again a collection of unrelated one-shots. The translation I read also included "Fixed Face", a short chapter included in the 2000 reprint of Volume 10, and there were other discrepancies in the page numbers; while I don't think this had any bearing on my actual experience, it may be helpful to note that I may not have read this volume in its purest form.

Story, 6: The premises were interesting and did a solid job at establishing an unsettling atmosphere, though nearly every one had an unsatisfying ending (at least for me; a lot of the unsettling feeling established throughout the chapter was ...

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