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Synonyms: Goth: Wrist Cut Jiken
Japanese: GOTH
English: Goth
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 26, 2002 to May 26, 2003
Genres: Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Ooiwa, Kenji (Art), Otsuichi (Story)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 1666116,661 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #62862
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Popularity: #558
Members: 31,508
Favorites: 810


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Itsuki Kamiyama has a strange fascination with the grotesque and the macabre, being particularly interested in disturbing murders. He can stomach even the most hideous crimes committed by the most warped humans and is drawn to unsolved cases like a moth to a flame. However, he is not merely intrigued by these cases—he is also adept at solving them.

While following the leads of an especially odd chain of crimes, Kamiyama gets familiar with his classmate Yoru Morino. As he spends more time in her presence, he begins to realize that she is more like him than he expected. With every case he unravels, Kamiyama slowly starts to uncover Morino's carefully shrouded past.

As Kamiyama's mask of normalcy steadily slips to reveal his dark tendencies, he finally allows himself to wonder—what if he were the one to take Morino's life?

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Goth was first published in English by Tokyopop on September 9, 2008. The license was later taken over by VIZ Media, who published the title digitally on August 8, 2015, under the VIZ Select imprint.

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Nov 2, 2008
Goth - short, mystery, psychological, horror manga. The title alone sounds pretty intriguing.

Goth is a story about two students who are basically obsessed with death and murder cases. These students, Yoru Morino and Itsuki Kamiyama, don't initially talk to each other in school. After a brief encounter, they realize how much they have in common. Yoru usually ends up getting involved with some murderer and Kamiyama ends up either solving the case or making a fool of the criminal.

Art - I actually really liked the art. It was straight-forward and very easy to interpret, and I think that type of style was a ...
May 25, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I'll admit that I was pretty disappointed by this. The premise started fairly interestingly, but then we are presented with different vignettes featuring the same main characters and the initial chapter's premise is completely forgotten about. Each story features a different crime and criminal. Each has some interesting elements, and furthers the actually pretty great characterization of the main character. I say main character, singular, because I felt that the girl Yoru Morino was shallow by comparison despite getting the only backstory in the book. Instead, she is used over and over as the damsel in distress (the writer even compared her to Princess Peach ...
Dec 3, 2016
What a snooze fest. No, actually, it's worse than that. It's so linear and boring that I can't help but wonder what in the world the author was thinking when he outlined (IF he outlined) this story. Things just happen and you just accept it because reasons. Because publication. Because money. Because (insert ANYTHING other than /reason/ here.)

I mean, holy cow, dude. The author legitimately thinks you can write a main character who can do whatever he wants whenever he wants without any real foundation for doing so. I have to get into characters here before I even jump into the character segment because the ...

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