Overlord III Episode 6: Momon and Ainz Ooal Gown

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Oh boy, oh boy. Looks like we’re starting a new arc starting this episode. With the Two Leaders arc finished, we’re moving onto either the Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc and The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc. With Ainz in his Adamantite adventurer form and with his companion, Nabe, they enter the Re-Estize Kingdom to follow Demiurges plan. Halfway through this season and we learn that about Emperor Jircniv and his Re-Estize Kingdom that favors talent over title. We also learn that there is an annual war between this kingdom and the Baharuth Empire, which is the one where Demiurge’s last plan took place. This year however, they’ve decided to postpone the annual war. My favorite part about the conversation here is that they want to find out who Ainz Ooal Gown and Momon are. Too bad they’re both the same person! Without knowing this, the Emperor sends his people to learn about them, or rather him.

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Along with us learning about Re-Estize, we introduced to a worker group called Foresight, consisting of two boys and two girls. Looks like there’s a job with a high reward and high up-front pay and all they have to do is explore a tomb. In the end, they decide to take the job. I find this group real interesting, they all seem to have their own individual character in a sense and we get some history from on of the female members that just adds to their character.

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The last scene involves the group meeting other workers that have decided to take on the job as well. As a butler approaches the groups, he introduces them to Adamantite adventurers, Momon and Nabe. Momon questions the group asking why they would decide to take on the request of exploring a new tomb. Their answer, money. They simply stake their live all for coin. Hearing this Momon apologizes to them saying he’s asked a truly worthless question. That last line really got me going when Momon said that, but, sadly that’s where the episode ends.

I’m really excited for this arc since it seems really interesting. I haven’t read the novel so there’s probably a lot more information here and there. We’ve got more characters to follow, especially Foresight which I think the novel delves deeper into their characters. There were a few death flags in the episode, especially when the episode title is “Invitation to Death”. Overall, I’m happy to see Ainz/Momon back in action and ready to make shit happen.

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Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san Episode 5 Summary and Thoughts: Friendship and Mangaka Deadlines

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Just like with the previous episode this one is split into two parts, the first one focusing on the relationship between Yuuna and Chisaki and the second part on Nonko and Kogarashi. As usual with the series, there’s quite a bit of fan service in the episode, so be warned. The first part of the episode we focus on Yuuna and Chisaki’s relationship. Miyazaki, being a normal person, is unable to see Yuuna. So, to communicate Kogarashi comes up with the idea that Yuuna should be able to talk to one another by using a pen and notebook. With their new-found way of communication, Yuuna and Chisaki really hit it off until Chisaki gets in trouble for not paying attention in class and must make up for it. After finishing Chisaki finishes her work with the help of Yuuna, things get a little sensual between them. We get some nice shots of Chisaki in her underwear when she allows Yuuna to try to copy her uniform. We also begin to get touchy-feely when Yuuna presses her hand against her body so that she can feel how she looks like. Lo and behold our MC walks into the room and see the two girls in a provocative position.

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After that little fiasco, the three of them arrive at the rooftop to see Yuuna transform into the school uniform, well only Kogarashi sees. Chisaki suggests taking a picture to capture the moment, and when she does, Yuuna comes out looking like a white apparition, completely different from her cute, innocent self. This part of the episode was nice to watch. Yuuna was able to make a friend who’s a completely normal person despite only being able to communicate through a notebook. I also agree with Chisaki’s thinking about taking pictures: that the don’t just capture people, because when you look at them later, you think about the scents, temperature and feelings you felt at that moment.

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The second part of the episode is about Nonko. In the beginning of this part we’re introduced to a chief editor for a monthly girl’s magazine/manga and find out that Nonko is a mangaka (manga artist). I actually found that interesting when I first read this, a big tiddy, alcoholic female ogre that draws shoujo manga. Turns out that her deadline is tonight, and she need Kogarashi’s help to finish. During the work, we find out that Kogarashi is good at drawing manga, yup, our boy used to be possessed by an aspiring manga artist. Later, we get some fan service of Nonko which is intentional when you know she uses it for reference for her manga. When she almost finishes, she tells Kogarashi the reason she’s so laid back and writes manga. In the past she was a yokai hunter like Sagiri and almost died on the job. Since then, she started doing anything she wanted to do so that she doesn’t have any regrets in the end. The next day, she finishes, and they celebrate by getting naked and drinking (well, only Nonko gets naked).

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This part of the episode wasn’t so bad either. We got to learn a little more about Nonko which adds a bit to her character. She isn’t just your typical big-tiddy bimbo, she’s living her life to the fullest so that she doesn’t have regrets in the end and I really respect that about her. Another thing I found interesting was the cosplay uniforms in this part, they really reminded me of the ones in Rosario Vampire if anyone’s watched it. A funny part in this episode was when Kogarashi was on top Nonko on the bed while she was yelling directions to the editor on how to take pictures with different angles and such. Looks like next episode we’ll be following the same two-part formula, this time with the loli innkeeper, Chitose, and a day off with Yuuna. Kogarashi Counter: 4

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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Dorei Majutsu Episode 6 Summary & and Thoughts: Fan Service and a Flute

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As usual with this anime, they are quite open with their fan service. We’re introduced to another redhead, this time a busty slave trade named Medios. Busty and has hair covering one eye (I’m into that), totally in my strike zone. She tries to teach Diablo how to undo the enslavement collar on Shera and Rem, but really she taught him how to perceive the flow of magic power someone has in them. She’s kind of like the Lord of the town in a sense that they were both introduced to the story but didn’t seem to have that big of a part to play, though we’ll probably see them again further down the episodes.

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Fan service seemed to take quite a big part in this episode. If there was no context in this scene you’d see a big demon-looking guy groping an elf slave that seems totally into it, yelling “Diablo’s pouring into me!” ( ͡o ͜ʖ ͡o) Through this fan service scene, our MC was able to learn how to see the magic flow in someone, but he quit before he could figure out how to release the collars off the girls. To be honest you could probably skip this part of the episode and just be told that Diablo can see magic flow now and you’d be fine, but who’d really want to skip out on that?

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The next part of the episode consists of Shera’s brother, Keera, finding the group and trying to take Shera home. At first glance, to the group, Keera seems to be a gentlemanly character and brings to the question why would he put a bounty on his own sister? He even backs off from the group when they tell him it’s Shera’s decision to return or not, telling them he’ll come back tomorrow to hear her reply and that he’ll respect it. Through the power of anime logic, it’s obvious that Keera’s not who he seems to be especially when you watch the ending scene.

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Lastly, we get a scene of Shera and Rem gazing out the window of the inn. It’s quite cute seeing Shera sharing one of her dreams with Rem, opening a cafe and having the two girls and Diablo working there in uniforms. It’s nice to hear when Shera confides in Rem that she and Diablo are her first friends and are practically more family than her real family. Rem doesn’t tell Shera her secret problem that she’s carrying a Demon Lord in her, but she tells Shera that after she’s done handling the problem she’ll be more than glad to join Shera in her cafe dream. The intimate moment is finished off with Shera molesting Rem with Diablo in the bed, pretending to sleep but is awake the whole time which was kind of funny.

Overall, the episode went by pretty fast. I enjoyed the healthy amount of fan service of Shera. The group is one step closer to figuring our how to remove the enslavement collars, we got a intimate moment between Shera and Rem, and we got to see who our antagonist is this time, Keera. We’ll probably see the problem be solved with more Grand Magic from our Isekai Maou, kicking Keera’s ass, but I think it would be interesting if the group handles the situation differently this time. We’ll probably be seeing that next episode, so time to wait another week to see that.

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Overlord III Episode 5 Summary & Thoughts: Carne Village vs. Giant of the East

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This episode was pretty fast paced with a lot happening in a time frame of less than 24 minutes. They probably have to start the next arc pretty soon since we’re practically at the mid season for anime this quarter. Nonetheless, I quite enjoyed the episode. The episode mainly focused on the battle between Carne Village and The Giant of the East (although from what we know now is undead due to Ainz) with some other trolls and ogres. It was cool to see the goblins in action again, especially with them working alongside some of the villagers to fight of the horde. We also get to see Agu and his tribe play a role in defending the village.

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The village making a gate to contain the horde and kill them efficiently was pretty smart and showed they used some strategy during the fight. I was pretty excited to see how the group would fight back against the Giant of the East himself. Watching one of the goblins slash at it and then do a back flip was pretty exhilarating, it’s pretty cool just to see the goblins cooperating together to fight as they are usually considered as fodder in other anime. I must say though, I am a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see how the Giant of the East was defeated, but that was probably due to time constraints.

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The troll that climbed over the village reminded me a lot of Titans going over Wall Maria or something from Attack on Titan, c’mon I can’t be the only one? Kind of weird only one troll was sent but whatever, we got to see Enri and Nifrea in action working to together to try to take it down. Seeing them outwit the troll by disabling it’s sense of smell and taking turns leading it away was pretty smart of them. We also got to see Nifrea confess to Enri in the heat of the moment which was pretty cute of him. We also see that our little alchemist knows how to use magic which was pretty interesting. And just when we think the troll is going to kill him, BAM, Lupisregina Beta to the rescue. Good to see that she’s following her orders of protecting Nifrea.

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The last part of the episode with Nifrea, Enri and Nemu coming to meet Ainz was so wholesome. Seeing Nemu shouting “Sugoi Sugoi!” pushing all the right buttons with Ainz, calling him and his friends amazing was pretty cute. You can tell Ainz is happy to have her over, especially when he says that he needs to tell Lupisregina that another one has been added to the list (another person to protect). She’s one of those anime characters that need to be protected. We finish off with a heart warming scene with Enri telling Nifrea that she likes him and they go off holding hands together.

I really enjoyed this episode. We got action, a little romance and a Genki Nemu. It was cool to see goblins in action again and Enri really shines in this arc. I don’t know if the episode should have been longer according to the novel, but I felt they still did a good job with this arc. I’m excited for next week to see if we start the next arc or if we still have to clean up a bit with this one. Thus, time to wait for another Tuesday to see the Bone Daddy.

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Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san Episode 4 Summary and Thoughts: Sagiri and Yaya

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Another week, another episode. This episode is split into two parts, both focusing on Kogarashi building his relationship with two of the female tenants, Sagiri and Yaya.

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The first part of the episode centers around Sagiri. Turns out there’s a yokai on the loose and Sagiri, being the Demon Slaying Ninja, is tasked with defeating it. She recruits Kogarashi help because the yokai only targets couples and dissolves their clothes ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). We also get a little bit of info on Sagiri’s past. She attended an all girl school and is amazing in academics and athletics. The only thing is, she’s a man-hater. Hopefully our boy, Kogarashi, can turn that around. Throughout the task, Sagiri keeps putting herself down, saying she’s not feminine enough from all the training she’s done in the past.

The two manage to find the yokai and begin to defeat it. During the battle, some of there clothes dissolve due to the yokai, so there’s a little fan service for both men and women. With their teamwork, the duo manage to defeat the demon, resulting in Kogarashi holding Sagiri in a provocative manner. After the battle, Sagiri continues to talk to Kogarashi about how cute clothes don’t suit her. Kogarashi, with his MC Harem powers, tells Sagiri she looks cute in the outfit she was wearing. Turns out Sagiri is a bit Tsundere and we get a cute scene of her checking herself out in the mirror in the same outfit. Looks like Kogarashi improved his relationship with Sagiri, going from Pervert to Friendly Pervert.

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The next part of the episode focuses on Yaya. We begin the episode with Innkeeper Chitose telling the tenants that she’ll be going on a trip, so she won’t be able to cook for them for a couple of days. Funnily enough, it turns out all the residents are unable to cook a good wholesome meal. Well, all of them but Kogarashi. As usual, we find out he was possessed by a ghost who was a pro at grilling and trained Kogarashi when he was a kid. When Chitose comes back she comes to a scene with all the tenants throwing Kogarashi in the air praising his meals.

The next day, Yaya begins following Kogarashi around everywhere. There’s a nice scene with her in a bath towel telling Kogarashi she’ll wash his back for him. This startles Kogarashi, accidentally having him turn the hot water on and spraying Yaya with it. Yaya is furious at this and scratches Kogarashi with her claws (remember, she’s possessed by a Cat God). Our MC finds out that Yaya really just wanted him to grill more fish for her but just didn’t know how to ask. Kogarashi, activating his MC Harem powers again, grills up some fish for Yaya and her Cat God. She’s happy that Kogarashi does this and asks if he’ll grill some more some other time. We end off with a heart warming head pat from Kogarashi to Yaya.

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Well, I enjoyed this episode. We got to see Kogarashi build his relationship with Sagiri and Yaya. There wasn’t that much fans service in this episode as the previous ones which allowed more screen time for our MC to interact with the two females. Yet again, we didn’t get to see Kogarashi get Team Rocketed by Yuuna this episode. It looks like next episode will be split into two again, this time focusing on Yuuna and Nonko. Time to wait another week for another episode of Kogarashi and the Harem Inn.
Kogarashi Counter: 4

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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Dorei Majutsu Episode 5 Summary and Thoughts: The Female Imperial Knight

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We pick up where we left last episode with Guild Master Sylvie telling the trio to help prevent a war for Shera L. Greenwood. Diablo becomes pissed when he hears that Shera’s own brother placed a bounty on his own little sister’s head, ouch. As usual our Isekai Maou reassures Shera that she belongs to him, resulting in the classic oppai squishing fan service. The group decides to visit the town’s Lord to get more information from him. On the way, Sylive warns the group that the Lord is a bonafide badass and especially tells Diablo to act polite which was a little funny.

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When we meet the Lord of the city, Lieutenant General Chest Ray Galford, he looks like a Walmart brand King Bradley, but whatever. He comes off as a cold and stoic guy from the introduction he gives off. It’s cute to see that Diablo is completely scared of him and is trying his best not to show it. He then introduces the group to an imperial knight that’ll be helping them with the war, a bespectacled redhead named Alicia Cristela. Right from the beginning we can see that Alicia is the complete opposite of Diablo in regards to their communication skills. Right from the start, Alicia is able to talk to and receive a favorable impression from Rem, Shera and Sylvie. Then when Diablo and Alicia try to communicate together, Diablo puts on his usual Maou act only for Alicia to try to quell his anger with her own diligence and personality.

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The next part of the episode continues with Diablo leading the the usual group plus Alicia to the shops around town to prepare for the journey to prevent the war. Diablo buys a new weapon, a giant looking scythe, just so he can hold back when he fights enemies because he feels that he’s too overpowered. Then all of sudden, bounty hunters show up and kidnap Shera, surprising the group. The three fight off against the bounty hunters, with us seeing that Alicia is quite capable as an imperial knight, protecting Diablo. A funny part during this scene is when Diablo uses his scythe to beat up two of the bounty hunters. Then he comes up to asking them if they’re all right, making sure his attack wasn’t lethal, as we see with his Grand Magics.

With the group trying to catch up to Shera, Diablo looks like he’s within grasp to reach here using his magic. Right when we think Diablo is going to take back Shera, *DOUBLE SMASH*, our favorite defender of woman, Emile, comes to the scene to save the day, or steal it. When he saves her, she falls onto Diablo in a standing 69 position, a little bit of subtle fan service. With the bounty hunters captured, Emile decides to take them away and teach them the way of respekting wahmen.

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At the end of the day, we have Diablo’s main two girls cuddle up to him. Alicia apologizes to Diablo, blaming Shera being taken by bounty hunters on herself. Diablo then tells her not to misunderstand, he never thought she would be of any help in the first place. He believes she’s a diligent person that thinks that useless people should die. She denies this claim only for Diablo to tell her to not blame herself. Then funnily enough, she vows to henceforth turn her greatest effort toward forgiving herself when she’s not useful. The episode ends with someone’s stomach growling. Turns out to be Alicia who’s the hungry fellow, it’s cute how her face turns red and meekly follow the girls to eat.

Overall, I felt this episode was all right. We’re introduced to a new girl, Alicia, an imperial knight that looks like a hard worker from how she interacts with people. We’ll probably get some backstory from her, mostly because we kind of see it in the OP. it might’ve been just me, but, I felt like the art was a sub-par this episode. During the shopping and bounty hunter fight, the background characters are all too static in my opinion. Next episode it seems we’ve found out a way to remove the collars from the girls, time to wait another week.

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Manga: Uzumaki

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Name: Uzumaki | Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror
Author: Junji Ito
Published: January 12, 1998 – August 30, 1999
Length: 3 Volumes | 19 Chapters + 1 Extra Chapter
Genre: Dementia, Drama, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen

One afternoon during work, I was thinking about a short manga I read a few years back. It was mainly about a mountain that had human shaped holes that perfectly fit humans that people believed was made for them and only them. It was a short little horror story called The Enigma of Amigara Fault and I really enjoyed it. Look it up online, it’ll only take a few minutes to read through. Wanting to read something similar, I looked up the author, Junji Ito, and his other works. One of them that was recommended was Uzumaki. I remembered that I managed to finish reading the manga in less than a couple of hours since I was just so captivated by the plot and concept.


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If you’re interested in anything Lovecraftian, the cosmic horror of the unknown, and want to read it in manga form, then Uzumaki is a pretty good recommendation. The story revolves all on a single pattern. A spiral. Such a simple concept takes on a horrifying form as we see in this manga. The story takes place in a small fogbound town, Kurozuchou, that’s believed to be cursed. We follow Kirie Goshima, and her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito, as they live life in a town haunted not by someone but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral. Throughout the story, the spiral takes on different forms in the environment – from seashells to whirlpools and then spiral marks on the bodies of the inhabitants of the town. Madness covers the town as strange situations pop up one after another with no means to an end, as if it were a spiral.

In my opinion, the story really takes off right from the get-go with the first two chapters. Although I feel the story near the end falls off a bit and doesn’t feel as enticing as the beginning, the story of this manga is quite mesmerizing and fun to read. Each chapter of the manga we watch as Kirie and Shuichi, mainly Kirie, go through different scenarios involving spirals. At first, the chapters of Uzumaki seem like a collection of short stories involving spirals, each different than the last. You can probably read any random chapter without any prior information of the manga and still enjoy reading it. But as you dive deeper into the manga, you begin to see how each chapter story connects together towards the main plot.

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The main part of horror in this manga is obsession. The obsession with spirals. Rather than using jump scares or anything of the like, the true sense of being scared in this manga is the feeling of the unknown. What do the spirals mean? Why are they everywhere in the story? What do they mean when “the sound, it pierces my ears”? Is there someone controlling the town behind the scenes? Turning page by page, you don’t know what to expect if you haven’t read or seen anything like this story. When I imagined the ending of the story, it was different to what it was when I actually read it. I’ve read online that people were somewhat disappointed and felt that it was a cop-out, but I was satisfied with it. It left questions unanswered which I believe is a strong point in this manga. It has the reader use their imagination and come up with their own explanation of the events occurring in the town.


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The art in this manga is simply sublime in my opinion. Junji Ito really knows how to creep a reader out with his art style in this story. The art style really contributes to the creepiness in this story. If this were a web novel or something without the art, you probably won’t have the same experience of fear and tension as you would in this manga. Though some characters are drawn similar, they are usually not as important in the main plot as they are the main protagonists and their family. You’ll find a spiral drawn in every chapter that just adds to the freakishness of the pattern. A lot of contains images that aren’t suitable for the faint of heart. So if you think you can’t handle the story and art of this manga, it’s probably best not to read it, however, I truly believe that this manga should be on your plan to read list since it’s just so out there regarding creativity and imagination.


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The main two characters in Uzumaki are Kirie and Shuichi. We mainly follow Kirie from her point of view, but we do see a lot of her boyfriend, Shuichi, as well. Along with them, we see recurring characters, mainly both of their families. Most other characters we see that are introduced in a chapter usually only last for said chapter, we usually never see them again, with only the plot of the chapter left in our minds.

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In the beginning, we’re introduced to Kirie. From what we see from her, she looks like a normal girl, and that’s what she is. She is someone that keeps getting into troublesome situations even though she isn’t looking for them. However, as we progress through the story, she is probably one of the only ones that’s able to keep her sanity despite everything she’s going through. After witnessing what she’s done and been through, she is someone I pity the most in the story.

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Shuichi is Kirie’s boyfriend in the story. He seems like your typical high school boy. He goes to different school than Kirie, in a neighbouring ciry and when he returns home he can tell somethings wrong with the town. He suggests to Kirie that they should leave this town, only for Kirie to think that her boyfriend’s gone a little crazy and decides to stay home. Throughout the story, we see Shuichi protect Kirie in numerous occasions, saving her life. You can’t help but respect the guy. He’s truly the voice of reason. But as we progress, we watch Shuich as he becomes mad due to the spiral. He still acts like a normal person yet withdrawn, but still cares for Kirie especially at the end with the two of them.

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Other than our two main protagonists, the town’s people themselves go through changes in the story, Near the end of the manga all the town’s people have practically gone mad from spirals and they themselves have become, well, less “human” in a sense. Read the manga, you’ll get what I’m saying.

Overall, I’ve totally enjoyed reading this manga in one session and will probably reread it again in the future just to give myself a good shiver. This story may not appeal to everyone, but if it does, the freakishness and disturbing images are definitely worth the ride. If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, then please read and enjoy this manga, as well as Junji Ito’s other works such as The Enigma of Amigara Fault since it’s short.

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