Dissolving Classroom by Junji ItoDissolving Classroom by Junji Ito

Dissolving Classroom

byJunji Ito

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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A pair of twisted siblings-Yuuma, a young man obsessed with the devil, and Chizumi, the worst little sister in recorded history-cause all sorts of tragic and terrifying things to happen wherever they go. These scary short stories will shock you with a literal interpretation of the ills that plague modern society.
Born in 1963 in Gifu, Junji Ito is the face of Japanese horror. While others came before him, providing well received and recognized inspiration such as Kazuo Umezzu and Hideshi Hino, it was not until Ito broke into the scene that the world truly took notice of the visual and comedic terror that is J-Horror. Most of Ito's works fea...
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Title:Dissolving ClassroomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 7.53 × 5.48 × 0.56 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942993854

ISBN - 13:9781942993858

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very gory Very intriguing and disturbing, recommended for horror fans.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Enjoyable The story is a little ridiculous when the premise involves a kid who melts people when he apologizes to them because he's a Satanic worshipper BUT, if you look passed that, the book does its job of creeping you out. Junji Ito continues to be the master of the page turn with his creepy illustrations.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More Political Than Previous Works Junji Ito isn't known for his depth of characters, but I found Yuuma to be the least believable of protagonists. His story and tone constantly changes, while Chizumi's purpose seems only to be a soapbox for detailing how Yuuma's powers work in each particular chapter, and though the point may be that both siblings are constantly lying, the reader doesn't ever get a base of character. The body horror and psychological horror are still top notch, but the plots and topics may be lost on Western readers who aren't familiar with Japanese politics or current cultural events.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Not the most interesting or creepy story I've read of his. I was not particularly invested or intrigued about the plot or the characters. The body horror/illustration element was handled well but that's about it. I only read it yesterday and have already forgotten a lot. Not his most memorable work.
Date published: 2017-05-27