Jan 4, 2018
This volume compiles several unrelated stories, all dealing with supernatural horror.
Story, 6: While several chapters had interesting premises, I was fairly underwhelmed by their execution. Plot twists came from seemingly nowhere for the most part, but they were at least entertaining to an extent.
Art, 6: The art seemed a bit dated, even for the '90s, but it was fine. There were some nice pieces. The series had a few ecchi panels in the middle chapters, so avoid this if that isn't your thing.
Characters, 5: The characters blended together after a while; very few felt unique or developed. This was likely due to the shortness of
the compiled stories, but they were rather lacking.
Enjoyment, 5: It was a quick read, but I can't say I'd recommend it.
Overall, 5: Fans of Nagai's other works may enjoy this; as this is the first title I've read by him, I can't vouch for its merits against the rest of his catalogue. I think there are better horror stories out there (Ito Junji has some nice collections of one-shots), but this is a short read for anyone who wants a quick taste of horror.
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