Ushiromiya family’s gathering turns into a tragedy. Battler Ushiromiya and his 10 other relatives spend the day at Rokkenjima. It’s been 6 years since they caught playing along. Things seem so different as they reached the island. First the shrine near harbor has disappeared, then no seagulls coming while they were supposed to fill the island with their sounds.
The head of Ushiromiya family, Kinzo, is one eccentric millionaire. After buying the island, he became obsessed with the Black Magic which became the famous urban legend in the area. He even tries to recall the notorious witch of Rokkenjima, Beatrice. Legend falls saying that on the stormy night, Lady Beatrice used to wander to find sacrifice. Kinzo uses the legend to set demonic battle involving slashing and killing to choose the one who will inherit all his fortune. The puzzle written under Beatrice’s painting is hillarious:
The nostalgic river of sweet fish that passes through my beloved hometown.
the ones that aim for the golden village, follow this and search for the key:
Going down the river, there is a village
search for the shore yhe two will tell you of
there, the key to the golden vollage sleeps
Ones who find the key,
should follow what’s written below
and travel to the golden village:
On the 1rst night, offer the 6 chosen by the key as sacrifice
on the 2nd night, the ones that remain will tear up the two who are close
on the 3rd night the ones that remain will praise my honorable name
on the 4th night, gouge the head and kill
on the 5th nigh, gouge the chest and kill
on the 6th night, gouge the stomach and kill
on the 7th night, gouge the knees and kill
on the 8th night, gouge the legs and kill
on the 9th night, the witch will revive and no one will survive
on the 10th night, the journey will be over
and you will have arrived at the village of gold.
Is this gold the same fortune Kinzo has been keeping out from his family eyes? Will somebody take the journey and revives the witch?
Uhh, this story’s art compositioning scares me from the beginning since there always expression like they’d been looking at dead people. It’s not cute at all and it starts the thriller too early. I think good story is the one who can flow you slowly from nice part to exciting scenes naturally and then pop into climax where you’re allowed to be scared, but here you’d get small heart attacks every 3 pages. Ahhh, it’s pretty tiring to read this.
This story is not for me. I’m so annoyed when I reached chapter 4. It’s probably for you the thriller lover?