Youkai Kyoushitsu
Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom
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Youkai Kyoushitsu

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Synonyms: Supernatural Classroom, Dissolving Series, Youkai Bijo, Youkai Apartment, Chizumi no Koi, Akuma no Kaiken, Daichi no Ko, Dissolving Beauty, Chizumi in Love, Interview with the Devil, The Return, Children of the Earth
Japanese: 溶解教室
English: Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2013 to Oct 1, 2014
Genres: Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: motto!
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.901 (scored by 1278012,780 users)
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Ranked: #101972
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Popularity: #782
Members: 23,489
Favorites: 174
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Dissolving Classroom
Volume 1


Yuuma Azawa is a transfer student with an odd habit: he cannot stop apologizing. Taking pity on him, Keiko Arisu, his new classmate, insists he should stop, but all Yuuma responds with is a string of apologies. The bizarre encounters continue when Keiko notices a strange girl following her, eerily proclaiming that she wants to suck her brains out. Running in fear, Keiko jumps in a truck's way and ends up hospitalized.

Yuuma pays Keiko a visit in the hospital and confesses that the girl she met is his younger sister, Chizumi. Befriending Chizumi, Keiko discovers Yuuma's dark past: he once summoned the devil and became obsessed, profusely apologizing as a form of a wicked offering.

Still freaked out, Keiko returns to school; however, everyone’s brains terrifyingly melt out of their skulls—and according to Chizumi, it is Yuuma's apologies that caused it. Keiko manages to escape before meeting the same fate, but miseries and misfortune that would befall those around the demonic siblings seem like just the beginning.

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Included one-shots: Saikai, Daichi no Ko


Youkai Kyoushitsu was published in English as Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom by Vertical Inc. on January 31, 2017.



Aug 9, 2020
As someone who’s only read 3 works of Junji Itou I really really liked this manga.
Most people were disappointed because it’s not as good as his other works, since I’ve only read 3 of his work I have really almost nothing to compare it to.

Story 8/10:
Most of them were short but good. I wish they were a bit longer or more stories. I was sad when the manga ended.
Jul 6, 2019
According to friends IRL and users on MAL, this book allegedly pales in comparison to Junji Ito's other works. Well, as someone who had this book be their first Junji Ito work, I would make the rather bold statement that this would fit right it with iconic slasher films I grew up with.

What I mean by that is this book is ridiculous. You have cute, creepy-ass kids who have supernatural powers and act in almost cartoonish ways, with gore and imagery that well suits the expectations I had regarding Junji Ito's craft. I love both main characters the same way I loved Chuckie, Freddie, Jason, ...
Jun 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This was okay. A bit disappointing, but it was some silly fun. Junji Ito tends to have some amazing concepts, but unfortunately this is not one of them. This is essentially a collection of connected short stories, each with a similar premise, and all of the them ending the same way - with melting. The formula got tiresome quickly, but at least it was a fast read and the ending made it all worth it. Art wasn't as creative as Junji Ito normally is. Just lots of melting, and that's it. The characters were pretty memorable though, and now whenever someone apologizes profusely to me, ...

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