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

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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: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


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Victor Frankenstein is a promising Swiss noble and passionate scientist who seeks to unlock the very mysteries of life. Driven by the desire to create his own living being, Victor begins constructing a creature from the parts of the deceased. Though successful in bringing it to life, his triumph quickly turns to horror as he finds his creation to be an utterly revolting and unsightly beast.

Having passed out in shock, Victor awakens to find his creation gone. Soon, he works to forget his former passion and distance himself from his transgression. However, when the creature reemerges into his life, Victor finds he must deal with a vengeance-seeking fiend, lest he lose all that he holds precious in life.

Jigoku no Ningyousou (A Doll's Hellish Burial)
In the midst of a worldwide epidemic where girls slowly transform into lifeless dolls, two parents find their child Marie has been infected. Though the couple love their daughter, they must decide their course of action: bury her and end their torment, or spare her no matter what she may become.

Real Unko no Omoide (Memories of Real Shit)
The horror mangaka Junji Itou recalls a vivid memory from his childhood. When at a festival, he came across a stall that seemed to sell real feces. Though it was just a toy, the sight created a burning desire in the mischievous boy...

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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.

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 Junji Itou story collection Frankenstein.

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Apr 6, 2019
robiu013 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 13, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Frankenstein was one of the first books I ever tried reading. So, picture a young turtle in Second grade trying to read a horrific and philosophical narrative (let alone reading it in the car out loud. I remember this memory very vividly!) Suffice to say, I only remember THAT memory of Frankenstein and not much else. That said, I have such a strange affinity for this sort of horror, the 'ancient' tech of the 1700's. The idea of anyone being able to revive a body is so otherworldly to think about when we live in a world where tech seems so advanced, yet even now read more

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