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The Resource Gyo : the death-stench creeps, story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro

Gyo : the death-stench creeps, story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro

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Gyo : the death-stench creeps
Title
Gyo
Title remainder
the death-stench creeps
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story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The floating smell of death hangs over the island. What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the scene ... So begins Tadashi and Kaori's spiral into the horror and stench of the sea. Here is the creepiest masterpiece of horror manga ever from the creator of Uzumaki, Junji Ito. Hold your breath until all is revealed. Something's rotten in Okinawa"--
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  • Gr 10 Up — A near-death encounter and temperamental mate are enough to strain even the most solid of couples. Add a mysterious, sickening, and inescapable stench to the mix, and a frayed relationship completely unravels. The figurative and literal demise of the romantic relationship between main characters Tadashi and Kaori begins with the arrival of an odor referred to as the "stench of death"; a repugnant smell eclipsed only by the arrival of grotesque, multilegged fish. These repulsive creatures multiply and skitter all over Japan like an invasive cockroach species, causing panic and delivering the death foreshadowed with the arrival of the odor. This invasive species causes irreparable damage and destruction through the emission of an airborne pathogen (that brings the people of Japan to the brink of extinction). Although classified as horror, this work has an underlying social commentary that is likely to be the subject of spirited discourse among mature readers. Ito masterfully builds suspense through his strategic use of shadowing, unidirectional line, hatching, and action panels featuring "sound" as the only text. The illustrations are paradoxically understated, appropriately disgusting, and achieve the right balance of abhorrence and desire to know what happens. VERDICT A suspenseful horror tale balanced by the pull of the plot and push of disturbing images.—Tamela Chambers, Chicago Public Schools --Tamela Chambers (Reviewed July 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 7, p99)
  • /* Starred Review */ Ito (Uzumaki) plumbs the murky depths of the ocean in this gruesome tale. While on vacation in Okinawa, a young couple encounters a fish attached to a mysterious pair of metal legs. Despite being beaten, forced into a bag, and visibly decomposing, it continues to walk—and eventually, to attack. Soon, others join it, their arrival heralded by the smell of death: sharks, octopi, minnows, even whales. Japan is soon overrun by monstrous, mobile sea life—and, in short order, by rotting humans on mysterious metal legs as well. Ito is a master, and his talents are on full display in this book; his attention to detail, grotesque sense of whimsy, and love of body horror are all apparent within the first chapter. The book is at its best when these three talents harmonize into an absurd, horrifying whole. But the premise weakens in spots—there are times when the mobile fish are more unintentionally funny than anything else. Regardless, it's a strong, scary piece of work perfect for any horror aficionado, and another solid entry into Ito's already impressive body of work. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed May 18, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 20, p)
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10442437
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1963-
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Itō, Junji
Dewey number
741.5952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated T+ for older teens
LC call number
PN6790.J33
LC item number
I85813 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Oniki, Yuji
  • Dutro, Steve
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  • Fishes
  • Graphic novels
  • Animal mutation
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Graphic novels
  • Horror comic books, strips, etc
  • Japan
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the death-stench creeps
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Gyo : the death-stench creeps, story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
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Control code
ocn908168861
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781421579153
Lccn
2018297657
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
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(OCoLC)908168861
Label
Gyo : the death-stench creeps, story & art by Junji Ito ; translation & English adaptation, Yuji Oniki ; touch-up art & lettering, Stephen Dutro
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn908168861
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781421579153
Lccn
2018297657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908168861

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