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Dark Water

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The manga: The water, and whatever nightmares lie beneath its cloudy surface, control reality in this frightful collection of short stories. The first of four torments follows a mother and daughter who move into a haunted apartment complex - the source of its downpours of horror is the spirit of a young, angry girl. Their story gives way to a night cruise that includes a f ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 29th 2004 by ADV Manga
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Please note that this review is for the manga/graphic novel adaptation of the original book.

Of the four stories collected (my understanding is that the original book had three additional stories that, for whatever reason, were not adapted), I really enjoyed the second story ("Island Cruise") and the fourth ("Forest Under the Sea"). "Island Cruise" was a suspenseful chase spiced up with delightfully unsettling ambiguity. "Forest" was a dark, nightmarish, yet also strangely uplifting and poetic, y
Kari Ramirez
Jan 30, 2014 Kari Ramirez rated it did not like it
Teeny tiny short stories. Not quite creepy enough and the art was lacking. It was as if they really wanted to get this out very fast for some deadline and they just half-assed it.

Some of the stories were trying to be outright creepy. There's something dangerous in the water. Then there was the 'water can kill you' one. Meh. I've said before that I don't generally find scary books scary so maybe it's just me, but I think this one missed the mark big time.
Apr 03, 2008 Mimi rated it it was amazing
This book is really scary! Everything is in detail and there are some stories that are hard to understand, but that just makes them spooky! This is a one-of-a-kind because the author is able to create several stories dealing with one thing: Water. Not only that, but they make water a lot scarier than you ever thought it could be...
Oct 25, 2011 Chelsy rated it really liked it
This manga was really good. Again, I bought this on a whim, but I had a pretty good feeling that I was going to like it. I did.
Very much like The Twilight Zone. And I LOVE The Twilight Zone.
Jul 12, 2014 Sae-chan rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-graphic
It was quite a good rendition of the original work. Too bad my favorite story, the one with colorful hairs, wasn't featured.
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Oct 27, 2011 Benjamin Thornton rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This was the first horror manga I read; and it scared me so much, I barely got any sleep that night.
Aug 19, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Apparently this graphic novel is based off a book of short stories with the same title. I will have to read 'em. This guy wrote Ringu, too. Good times.
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Suzuki Kōji (鈴木光司) is a Japanese writer, who was born in Hamamatsu and currently lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which has been adapted into a manga series. He has written several books on the subject of fatherhood. He is currently on the selection committee for the Japan Fantasy Novel Award.

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