Coin Laundry Onna

| Mangaka: Kiyohara Hiro
| Release: 2005
| Status: complete (1 volume)

In a gloomy laundry mat, there’s a weird woman staying all day. She’d be sleeping inside the dryer or messing the customer’s underwear. Sometimes, she would just tell horror story to anyone who visit the shop. And by the way she climbs from inside the machine, she freaks people. Continue reading “Coin Laundry Onna”

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ANOTHER

| Mangaka: Ayatsuji Yukito & Kiyohara Hiro (illustration)
| Release: 2010-2012
| Status: complete (5 volume)
| Related post: Another (anime), Another (live action)

26 years ago, a special student died. But, the whole class refused to accept it so they pretend that the student was still alive. That’s the beginning of the whole horror. The class begins to carry special curse that everyone related will be dead. Unless they managed to find “dead” and sent it back to death, the serial death will continue. Continue reading “ANOTHER”

Bloody Monday: The Last Season

12 heads of nations are having gathering in Tokyo Neo Tower when Third-i realize that there has been irregularity on the tower’s security system.

Inside, people are threathened by a group of masked terrorist which refuse to release other hostages beside the nations’ leaders.

The tower itself is fully occupied by the secured system that only Falcon can crack it. This hacker is a reliably ally, but what happen if Falcon takes the role of the bad guy?

The series of genius hacker, Falcon, will be over in this last season. I hope this one will be turned into liveaction dorama or at least, movie!

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Umineko No Naku Koro ni

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?

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Tokyo Girls Destruction

Japan’s first female prime minister, Houryuuji Tokiwako, is doing reformation on the nation’s education system. She develops an academy that combine education, beauty and prudence to produce perfect woman (yamato nadeshiko). She calls it “Amazon Academy”.

Amasu Kumi comes to this school to investigate her sister’s death. Her only clue is the sister message asking for help to Burai Sachiko.

There is something wrong about this school. Around all you can see is just elites and prudent girls passing by. Even all the expenses are taking care by showing the student badge which is used as credit card. It’s very convenient, right?

However, Kumi finds strange things. First, she was told that there’s isolated room to punish those who break the school’s law. Second, that nothing can connect her with the outside world as the school made in isolated island. And what surprised her more is the “Amazon after school” when all those glorious girls become beasts that would do anything to steal others’ badge.

The school is not ordinary school, it’s a survival education institution. Can Kumi deal with this condition while finding out what happened to her sister?

Sounds like Battle Royale to me. What do you think?

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