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Zashiki Onna

Zashiki Onna

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Phantom Stalker Woman, Zashikionna, Demon Stalker Woman
Japanese: 座敷女

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 6, 1993
Authors: Mochizuki, Minetaro (Story & Art)

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Score: 6.461 (scored by 2792 users)
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Ranked: #144932
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Popularity: #1904
Members: 4,971
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Synopsis

One night, mild-mannered college student, Hiroshi Mori, bumps into a woman visiting his next-door neighbor. A large, creepy woman, she has long hair, wears a coat and carries shopping bags in both hands. He had never seen her before. But then, without warning, the woman starts stalking Hiroshi, shifting her attention from his next-door neighbor whom she had been visiting to Hiroshi himself. Who is she and what is she after? Originally published in 1993 - before the term "stalker" was acknowledged in Japanese society, this well-written horror manga is about a young man pursued by a mystery woman. Serialized for just ten weeks, this short, single-volume manga unusually become a hit bestseller, selling a staggering 400,000 copies. Regularly chosen as "the scariest manga ever" in magazine horror specials.

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More reviewsReviews

Aug 2, 2012
hyoon (All reviews)
This is one of my favorite mangas.
A really creepy story, I'm pretty sure there's something more on this work because you can't stop reading it.
The stalker lady is one of the creepiest characters ever, it's all about the appearence and the personality, some details on her makes this manga scary as hell.
Feb 3, 2011
Diassia (All reviews)
Story - I only just read Ibitsu the other day and I have to admit that I much prefered Ibitsu to this manga. The plotlines are pretty much identical. Two very creepy women stalking the main lead by breaking into their houses, etc. I felt that Ibitsu however had a lot more meat to the story and in comparison I felt that 'Zashiki Onna' just did not match up to the creepiness and twists that was experienced through Ibitsu. However, if you want a creepy manga without the goriness that is drawn in Ibitsu then this is the better choice to make. I felt the read more
Dec 12, 2018
photophobic (All reviews)
right well, this is horror done right.

zashiki onna isn't horror in the sense of gore/torture/etc. but there's something so horribly disconcerting about it, that you can't look away.

the plot's not overly complicated, as should be expected of only 11 chapters, and the artwork's straightforward (though not bad) too. nothing's particularly impressive about the majority of the character cast too. it's a simple manga, and that's what makes it terrifying.

the way the stalker woman is drawn isn't horrific - she's not got blood dripping out of her eyes, or a smile cut across her lips - but honestly i'm expecting that face to be popping read more
Dec 3, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
Man, what a ride. The horror creep (the increase in terror) to Zashiki Onna was a thrill. By the time I got to the end, I was quite literally spooked! I even shuttered at one panel, completely floored by the oncoming horror. I figure not everyone will agree with me on this (and with the mean score being what it is, I can say that with the utmost confidence) but there's an incredible amount of intelligence to the pacing within this single volume. It has levels, so to speak. Each one adding another layer of intensity to the seriousness and helplessness our protagonist is suffering. read more

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