Kamakiri Onna
Mantis Woman
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Kamakiri Onna

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Japanese: カマキリ女
English: Mantis Woman
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: 2003
Genre: Horror Horror
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Horror M
Authors: Knife, Senno (Story)


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Senno Knife attacks the Japanese urban legends in this horror compilation. In the title story, "Mantis Woman", Chiaki wonders why headless bodies are showing up around the school. She really shouldn't have gone to investigate alone. Be careful what you wish for when the one fulfilling the wishes comes from "Hell's Gumball Machine". A total of six short stories are in this novel.

(Source: ANN)


Kamakiri Onna was published in English as Mantis Woman by Studio Ironcat on June 15, 2003. A kindle edition was published on February 2, 2014.


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Jul 14, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Esta review también está en español.

Kamakiri Onna (Mantis Woman) is a collection of short stories (usually less than thirty pages) made by Senno Knife, an artist specialized in horror manga. This anthology is composed by six chapters:

Mantis Woman, the main title, and the one that gives the name to this collection, is about the arrival of a new teacher, that not only brings education, but also a lot of disappearances and deaths. The title refers to the affinity of the creepy teacher for her two sickles.
The Zenda Family's Hell is about the new family in town, the Zenda. One of their hobbies is to kidnap ...
Jul 29, 2013
Mixed Feelings
So this is a rather interesting manga but sadly the stories were just cut short. Each one did give you a small scar but in the end, none of them really stood out all that well. The horror was supposed to build up and in two or three they did but then seemed to lay flat during the middle of their story or made no sense even in horror logic. I guess the one I did like was the Koala is Watching because it did give me a small chill up my back (But then it fell flat again).

What I liked about the stories ...

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