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Tomie

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 富江
English: Tomie
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: 1987 to 2000
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Nemuki
Authors: Itou, Junji (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 4218742,187 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14072
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #159
Members: 91,062
Favorites: 3,677

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MangaNemukiItou, Junji (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /20

Synopsis

In a high school classroom, students mourn the loss of one of their own: Tomie Kawakami, who has been murdered and dismembered. Shocked by the announcement of her death, the class is puzzled by the cruel fate that has befallen someone so dear to them; such a radiant and beautiful girl did not deserve such a hideous demise. However, a strikingly familiar student suddenly appears at the classroom's entrance. Gorgeous, slender, and with a beauty mark under her left eye, Tomie smiles and apologizes for being late.

But this is just the beginning of the mysteries surrounding this seemingly inhuman woman. The men unlucky enough to catch her eye become smitten with her instantly, but also become driven by a dark impulse to dismember her, one they often succumb to. And each time, Tomie returns from the dead to continue her favorite pastime: toying with men.

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Background

Tomie was published in English by ComicsOne on April 4, 2005. VIZ Media republished the series in a single hardcover omnibus on December 20, 2016. The story Painter was also published by VIZ Media as part of Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories. The series was also published in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in two-volume edition in February and in May 2015, respectively; and in Spanish by Ediciones La Cúpula, but discontinued after the second volume, and will be republished by ECC Comics in August 2016.

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Characters

Tomie
Main
Izumisawa, Tsukiko
Main
Sato, Fumihito
Supporting
Mio, Yukiko
Supporting
Yamazaki
Supporting
Kimata
Supporting
Horie, Nana
Supporting
Taichi
Supporting
Iwata, Tadao
Supporting
Mori, Mitsuo
Supporting

Reviews

Nov 16, 2023
Not that I would say it's my favorite piece of work from Junji Ito, but one of them at least. Tomie is the first piece of work from Junji Ito sensei that I actually got to read and understand what it's truly all about. I mean, I randomly saw a short clip of Tomie popping up on my Twitter feed one day, and I got interested, so I started watching and catching up with it pretty quickly. Tomie isn't just a good horror manga that you need to read, but in the general world of horror, it's one of the best pieces of work that ...
Sep 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I'm going to be honest... this was kind of disappointing. I feel like I've heard a lot of talk about "Tomie", but now that I've actually read it, I feel sort of misled. I may reread it to ensure I didn't miss any crucial details. As a first-time reader though I'll say this story isn't for everyone.

There's a lot of body horror involved and I found that to be pretty interesting. Otherwise, I have several issues with how this story was presented. The first is that it's episodic. Normally, I wouldn't really make such a big deal out of this, but unlike "Uzumaki", I feel ...
Feb 17, 2022
FunnyFunny
I started reading Junji Ito from here, and I frankly feel like I should have just skipped this...
It's all undoubtedly very mediocre for a J-Horror saga.

Tomie seems to be a horror creature flimsily assembled from the discarded pieces of several other works, taking some bits of gothic horror, slasher flics, ghost stories, cosmic horror...
A patchwork of mismatched influences all centering on the character of Tomie, a monster with a human figure, but as irresistible as she's indestructible, a ''waifu'' Michael Myers.

For the length of its three volumes, this all remains very repetitive. The art, especially from the earlier chapters, is subpar. Every character is so ...

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