The Liminal Zone (Junji Ito) (Hardcover)
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A chilling quartet of tales from our good friend, Junji Ito. In my opinion he's still at his top form, each tale has his signature combinative style of body and cosmic horror, with an underlying theme of some sort of grand irony or misconception at work. A woman comes down with a mysterious weeping illness, the vicious second in command at a prestigious Catholic School, and a terminally ill man looking for his resting place fill the roster of this absolutely fantastic collection from the master himself. Good to read if you liked films such as House of Wax, The Fly, and even Suspiria fans can get a kick out of these.
— From Mimetic March Staff Picks
Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito presents brand-new nightmares!
What destiny awaits them after the screaming?
After abruptly departing from a train in a small town, a couple encounters a “weeping woman”—a professional mourner—sobbing inconsolably at a funeral. Mako changes afterward—she can’t stop crying! In another tale, having decided to die together, a couple enters Aokigahara, the infamous suicide forest. What is the shocking otherworldly torrent that they discover there?
One of horror’s greatest talents, Junji Ito beckons readers to join him in an experience of ultimate terror with four transcendently terrifying tales.
About the Author
Junji Ito made his professional manga debut in 1987 and since then has gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest contemporary artists working in the horror genre. His titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; Gyo, which was adapted into an animated film; and his books Deserter, Fragments of Horror, Frankenstein, Lovesickness, No Longer Human, Remina, Shiver, Smashed, and Venus in the Blind Spot, all of which are available from VIZ Media.
Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezz and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.
He is a three-time Eisner Award winner. In 2019 his collection Frankenstein won in the "Best Adaptation from Another Medium" category, and in 2021 he was awarded "Best Writer/Artist," while Remina received the award for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material (Asia)."