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Venus in the Blind Spot A Best Of Collection Of Creepy Tales From Eisner Award Winner And Legendary Horror Master Junji ItoThis Ultimate Collection Presents The Most Remarkable Short Works Of Junji Ito S Career, Featuring An Adaptation Of Rampo Edogawa S Classic Horror Story Human Chair And Fan Favorite The Enigma Of Amigara Fault In A Deluxe Presentation With Special Color Pages And Color Illustrations From His Most Recent Long Form Manga No Longer Human, Every Page Invites Readers To Revel In A World Of Terror

About the Author: Junji Ito

Junji It Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister s drawing and Kazuo Umezu s comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby even after being selected as the winner of the prestigious Umezu prize for horror manga.The most common obsessions are with beauty, long hair, and beautiful girls, especially in his Tomie and Flesh Colored Horror comic collections For example A girl s hair rebels against being cut off and runs off with her head Girls deliberately catch a disease that makes them beautiful but then murder each other a woman treats her skin with lotion so she can take it off and look at her muscles, but the skin dissolves and she tries to steal her sister s skin, etc.Ito s universe is also very cruel and capricious his characters often find themselves victims of malevolent unnatural circumstances for no discernible reason or punished out of proportion for minor infractions against an unknown and incomprehensible natural order.His longest work, the three volume Uzumaki, is about a town s obsession with spirals people become variously fascinated with, terrified of, and consumed by the countless occurrences of the spiral in nature Apart from the ghastly, convincingly drawn deaths, the book projects an effective atmosphere of creeping fear as the town s inhabitants become less and less human, andandbizarre things begin to happen.Before Uzumaki, Ito was best known for Tomie, a comic series about a beautiful, teasing and eternally youthful high school girl who inspires her stricken admirers to murder each other in fits of jealous rage Eventually, unable to cope with her coy flirtation and their desire to possess Tomie completely, they are inevitably compelled to kill her only to discover that, regardless of the method they chose to dispose of her body, her body will always regenerate.In 1998, during the horror boom that followed the success of Ringu, Tomie was adapted into a movie Since Tomie, many of his works have been adapted for TV and the cinema.

10 thoughts on “Venus in the Blind Spot

  1. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    I ve read a lot of Junji Ito s work at this point, and it s generally a bit hit or miss for me, but thankfully, this was a huge hit I absolutely loved this collection and can easily say it s one of my favorites of his works It spans a grouping of short stories, some written by other authors, and altogether, whil

  2. Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) Rachel (TheShadesofOrange) says:

    4.0 StarsThis was another solid collection from the brilliant and talented horror manga author, Junji Ito Like all his previous work, the artwork was stunning, disturbing and disgusting often at the same time As with any short story collections, there were standouts and forgettable ones.Personal Favourites Billion

  3. Gerardine Betancourt Gerardine Betancourt says:

    I ve been trying for months to get Junji Ito books but whenever I find them they are very expensive When Viz media accepted my request on Netgalley for this book I felt it was Christmas day I read the entire book on the same day.Venus in the Blind Spot includes a collection of 10 creepy horror stories.The illustrati

  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    2.25Not the best collection, honestly, though there are some interesting back stories that aren t something Ito usually supplies, including him reminiscing over his love of horror manga as a kid It s understandable to me why he holds Kazuo Umezu in such high regard, but usually I think Ito is way better himself Umezu

  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    While this isn t my favorite Ito collection, the adaptations of Edogawa Ranpo s work are fascinating I especially like and respect his take on The Human Chair it serves as both a retelling and a sequel to the original 1925 short story, and it s tonally faithful I m definitely going to have to find a way to use it when I

  6. Ruthsic Ruthsic says:

    Warnings extreme body horror, corpse mutilation, stalking and gendered violence, sexual assault, necrophilia, animal deathReading this anthology is like discovering new fears that you didn t know you had As an anthology, not much connects the stories with each other, but they are all like way out there, in terms of what

  7. Ben Long Ben Long says:

    is a best of collection of creepy tales, presenting the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito s career, and featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa s classic horror story Human Chair and fan favorite The Enigma of Amigara Fault In a deluxe presentation with special color pages and color illustrations from his most rece

  8. Lauren Lauren says:

    Junji Ito never fails to horrify and sicken me with the stories he produces and, most importantly, his grotesque art style.Even though I gave this five stars and loved the majority of this, I didn t fully enjoy every single element of this book I found The Sad Tale of the Principal Post to be a bit too short for my liking yet

  9. Blair Blair says:

    3.5 Venus in the Blind Spot is described as a best of collection, featuring the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito s career Standouts from the book are An Unearthly Love unpredictable and tense , How Love Came to Professor Kirida incredibly entertaining and the classic The Enigma of Amigara Fault disturbing as hell Howeve

  10. Reg Mars Reg Mars says:

    I recently read The Shiver Collection and really enjoyed it a lot So the moment I saw the new Junji Ito was on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance to read it early I decided since this is a bunch of short stories I will review them one by one and then give my overall view.Billions Alone So this was such a great way to start off the

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