Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection 16: Frankenstein
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Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection 16: Frankenstein

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Doll's Hellish Burial, Memories of Real Shit, Jigoku no Ningyousou, Real Unko no Omoide
Japanese: 伊藤潤二恐怖マンガCOLLECTION⑯ フランケンシュタイン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1999
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: None
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)


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MangaItou, Junji (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /5


1-3. Frankenstein
4. Jigoku no Ningyousou (The Hell of the Doll Funeral)
5. Real Unko no Omoide (Memories of Real Poop)


Frankenstein is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic horror novel of the same title. While generally a faithful adaptation, the story diverges from the original in the final third where Junji Itou provides his unique spin on the story. In 2019, it won the Eisner Award in the Best Adaptation from Another Medium category.

Frankenstein and Jigoku no Ningyousou were published in English (the latter as The Hell of the Doll Funeral) by VIZ Media as a part of their Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection. Meanwhile, Real Unko no Omoide was published in English as Memories of Real Poop as part of VIZ Media's Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection.

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Jun 10, 2022
Damn son, I nearly got teary there at the ending like never I would think I’d nearly cry at a Junji Ito series in my life! It tells a man who created the famous beloved monster himself, Frankenstein and he’s basically yeeted away from him so he doesn’t get caught on a ship. However he becomes sick and tells his story to the captain who saved him. I really liked the buildup on the story like it is intense enough that you don’t know who dies or who survives.

Definitely read this folks, it’s just super good for your horror genre collection!
Apr 27, 2021
The main reason I'm writing this review is because in the majority of the reviews I've seen, no one has read the original book. This is also my first Junji Ito work that I've ever read, so I can initially say that the art style is incredible. Ito's artwork is captivating and complicated, and it really adds to the story of Frankenstein. That said, it does a good job of summarizing the first half of the book, but then the second half starts to change somewhat significantly. I found Ito's ending just as enjoyable as Shelley's, so I wouldn't say this is a bad thing. ...
Apr 6, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Frankenstein has always been one of my favourite stories of any medium - I know, kind of ironic considering, I still haven't finished the original book by Mary Shelley.

Then again, just like the titular character, who wouldn't have things some other person's or force's way, I saw the films, read and researched on things and somehow patched together a plot summary of my own over the years. The general idea of the story was always really compelling to me: a man wanting to surpass god, as well as the sympathetic attempts of the monster, who was shunned out of society for being different always ...

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