Youkai Kyoushitsu
Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom
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Youkai Kyoushitsu

Alternative Titles

English: Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom
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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2013 to Oct 1, 2014
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, JoseiJosei
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
Serialization: motto!


Score: 6.861 (scored by 44954,495 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #90132
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Popularity: #1312
Members: 8,750
Favorites: 64
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Mangamotto!Ito, Junji (Story & Art)
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A pair of twisted siblings—Yuuma, a young man obsessed with the devil, and Chizumi, the worst little sister in recorded history—cause all sorts of tragic and terrifying things to happen wherever they go. These scary short stories will shock you with a literal interpretation of the ills that plague modern society.

(Source: Vertical Inc.)

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.


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Jun 22, 2018
neeonX (All reviews)
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, read more
Dec 23, 2017
Krugo (All reviews)
This mostly deals with the two siblings detailed in the synopsis. The stories are all connected (aside from the one-shots).

Story, 5: The two one-shots are extremely short, and while they offer mildly interesting premises, they simply didn't have enough time to develop into anything beyond average. The "Dissolving" series was interesting, but I didn't really like any of the chapters until "Interview with the Devil", where everything from the previous chapters comes together (which actually gave a satisfying conclusion).

Art, 7: There are some cool pieces here, namely for fans of biological horror (mostly to do with dissolving). It's solid otherwise as well.

Characters, 5: I thought read more
Aug 9, 2020
anime_watcher151 (All reviews)
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.
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Jul 6, 2019
TheMAM (All reviews)
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, read more

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