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Soichi : Junji Ito story collection  Cover Image Book Book

Soichi : Junji Ito story collection / story and art by Junji Ito ; translation & adaptation by Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art & lettering Eric Erbes.

Itō, Junji, 1963- (author,, illustrator.). Allen, Jocelyne, 1974- (translator.). Erbes, Eric, (letterer.). VIZ Media, (publisher.).


"Soichi, the unhinged second son of the Tsujii family, chews nails and makes them clatter and clack as he spouts horrific curses to bring about the most bizarre happenings. Whether it's summer holidays or a birthday party, Soichi can turn any occasion into a nightmare in a heartbeat. What is the terrible secret of his origin?' Meanwhile, tormented by his little brother's never-ending pranks, older brother Koichi has a soundproof room built. But why does it have a series of four doors? And then there's the strange phenomenon surrounding the handmade casket their grandfather left behind. What on earth--or hell--has the family seen there? Ten tales that celebrate the sinister and hilarious world of Junji Ito's favorite antihero, Soichi!"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1974739023
  • ISBN: 9781974739028
  • Physical Description: 409 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2023]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Originally published in Japan in 2011 by Asahi Shimbun"
Manga format; reads from back to front, right to left.
Formatted Contents Note:
A happy summer vacation -- A happy winter vacation -- Soichi's happy diary -- Soichi's home visit -- Teacher of cloth -- Soichi's birthday -- Soichi's pretty curses -- Four-layered room -- Coffin -- Rumors.
Target Audience Note:
Rated T+, older teen.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Blessing and cursing > Comic books, strips, etc.
Boys > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Japan > Translations into English.
Genre: Horror comics.
Paranormal comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Athens Regional Library System.


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