Gyo: Ugomeku Bukimi
Gyo: The Death-Stench Creeps
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Gyo: Ugomeku Bukimi

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Synonyms: The Sad Tale of the Principal Post, The Enigma of Amigara Fault, Daikokubashira Hiwa, Ashura no Dansou no Kai
Japanese: ギョ うごめく不気味
English: Gyo: The Death-Stench Creeps
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 12, 2001 to Apr 15, 2002
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Ito, Junji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 3486234,862 users)
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Ranked: #50142
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Popularity: #201
Members: 60,964
Favorites: 773

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When diver Tadashi and his girlfriend Kaori Sawahara take a trip to the coast of Okinawa, they find that their strained relationship is the least of their worries when they unwittingly witness the start of the apocalypse. Attacked by a strange, four-legged fish in their cabin, they manage to kill it, but are left unsettled by the putrid stench it carried—the haunting smell of death.

This lone assault is only the herald of what's to come, as soon, many more such creatures emerge from the sea, attacking anything in their path. Though Tadashi and Kaori quickly return to Tokyo, they find there is no longer any safe haven; no matter where they run, the death stench creeps...

Amigara Dansou no Kai (The Enigma of Amigara Fault)
After a devastating earthquake near Amigara mountain, a several-kilometer-long fault emerged. But this discovery was made more eerie by the thousands of human-shaped holes scattered among the rock face, each of which seemingly continues for miles within the mountain. Oowaki, one of the many spectators attracted to the sight, witnesses in horror as onlookers start to experience a personal, visceral calling to enter these holes—formed as if to fit only them.

Daikokubashira Hiwa (The Sad Tale of the Principal Post)
Celebrating their recent move into their new house, a family's festivities are cut short upon hearing the cries of their father. Finding him in the crawl space below, they bear witness to the bizarre and unexplainable tragedy that has befallen him.

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Gyo: Ugomeku Bukimi was first published in English by VIZ Media as a VIZ Editor's Choice title, a slightly larger format, from September 10, 2003 to March 10, 2004. It was later republished by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint. Volume 1 on October 16, 2007 and volume 2 on January 15, 2008, and again in a hardcover omnibus on April 21, 2015.

The series was also published in Spanish by ECC Comics (October 1 and October 29, 2014); in Polish as Gyo: Odór Śmierci by Japonica Polonica Fantastica (2013); and in Czech as Ryby - Útok z hlubin by CREW on March 28, 2017.

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Jan 9, 2008
InformationGeek (All reviews)
Horror is a hard thing to make in comics today without just being a mindless blood bath of gore and fluids splattered across the walls. Junji Ito does a good job of providing us with good, freaky stories that scare or just plain old disturbs us. Gyo is one of his most recent stories that he took a chance with and provided us with a new look of what is under the sea. Not just that either, in this series we were also given two quick short stories at the end of the series to leave us terrified of not going under read more
May 29, 2015
paum (All reviews)
The manga starts as a fun read, with a creative premise and situation. Since neither the reader or the characters knew anything about what was going on, it felt eerie and weird, as in, “what the fuck is going on?”, I’d say this was a good start.

But that’s it, after the initial beach chapters, the manga starts showing it’s terribleness.

Unlike most of Ito’s manga, Gyo, doesn’t have that creepy atmosphere always looming in the background, normally represented by the visuals, be it the dreadful backgrounds or the sheer expression of terror on the character’s faces. One of my main gripes with this manga is that read more
Dec 13, 2008
renjikuchiki1 (All reviews)
Remember those B-grade horror films they air on sci-fi quite often? This is pretty much the same thing. If you've ever seen Snakehead Terror, its quite similar to that. I wouldn't recommend reading this after you've eaten, as some of the images are gruesome enough to make your stomach do loop-de-loops in your chest. The story however is very creative, and has many twists and turns you don't see coming, so if you have some down time, drop by onemanga or buy the manga if you have some extra cash, plop yourself down, and you'll never want to eat Sushi again.
Oct 19, 2011
_Rika (All reviews)
Gyo— another masterpiece by Junji Ito after 'Uzumaki', one of the greatest horror manga series that could have ever been made! Having his works equipped with bizarre plots and aberrant visuals, Junji has proved that horror is not necessarily synonymous with 'the ghost with long black hair' or 'the evil, bloodsucking vampires lurking in the bush out there'. He has the ability to create gruesome horror out of anything and everything, even if it is a fish. Fish— that's exactly what he portrays in 'Gyo', well, in an extremely absurd way that is beyond anyone's imagination with Junji being an exception of course.

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