I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.
Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm-in-arm with death.
Osamu Dazai’s immortal—and supposedly autobiographical—work of Japanese literature, is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo’s mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche.-- VIZ Media
Starting with the strikingly bloody “Lovesickness,” this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including “The Strange Hikizuri Siblings” and “The Rib Woman.”-- VIZ Media
Something's rotten in Okinawa...-- VIZ Media
Also included are six tales of Oshikiri—a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him.
Bonus: The Ito family dog! Thrill to the adventures of Non-non Ito, an adorable Maltese!-- VIZ Media
Published together for the first time ever, this volume unites two of the greatest fantasy artists of all time, Philippe Druillet and James Cawthorn. Each of the two stories presented here were hailed as modern classics when first published in the early 1970s.
In Druillet’s Return to Melniboné, Elric, armed with his sentient runeblade Stormbringer, returns to the Dragon isle of Melniboné and to his cousin and lover Cymoril. Unbeknown to Elric, dark forces are gathering and a sinister conspiracy to steal Stormbringer and bring chaos to Melniboné is being forged.
James Cawthorn’s Stormbringer sees Elric’s wife, Zarozinia, kidnapped by servants of Chaos and ransomed for the runeblades, Mournblade and Stormbringer. Elric must enter the World of Chaos and confront Chardros the Reaper, Mabelode the Faceless, and Slotar the Old – the three most powerful Lords in the Realm of Chaos – and fight not just for the life of Zarozinia, but for all mankind.
Strangers have come to the village of Emond's Field, located in Two Rivers, during the Bel Tine holiday. With theses strangers come stories of the outside world: tales of war and of a man who claims to be the Dragon Reborn, the one prophesized to save the world, and also to destroy it in his madness. For it is known that no man can channel the One Power without going horribly insane.
Continuing the stunning new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melnibon¨¦ novels by Michael Moorcock!