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Tomie, Volume 1 (Ito Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection #1)

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The first volume of the series introduces us to Tomie, a girl who simply will not die. In the opening story, Tomie incurs the homicidal wrath of a lust-driven schoolteacher and his students. In "Photograph," she returns as a member of the oppressive Public Morality Committee and entraps an aspiring young photographer, Tsukiko. "Kiss" continues Tomie's pursuit of Tsukiko an ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by ComicsOne Corporation (first published October 1st 1997)
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Brenna
Feb 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Tomie was a beautiful schoolgirl in those days before her body parts were discovered scattered throughout a Japanese plateau.

But this did not stop her from being the beautiful Tomie, for with her death came about the presence of other Tomies. Identical in every way to the (presumed) original, these Tomies lived throughout Japan, seducing men and boys alike. Looking at her caused a sort of spell, enticing the unfortunate being into following her commands unto their own deaths.

Never clarified is w
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Rob
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
(This review is for both volumes of Tomie.)

(7/10) From the ad copy for this manga, it sounds like another installment of misogynistic horror that expresses a deep anxiety over young girls with unregulated sexuality and the uncomfortable ways they make men feel. But things are a bit more complicated than that. In the best of these stories (like the first few) Tomie isn't the real source of horror at all: through her abberant being, she reveals the horrific nature of the ordinary people around her
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Daniel Ausente
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estupendo manga de horror sobre un espectro con forma de hermosa muchacha que vuelve locos a los hombres al mismo tiempo que está condenada a ser asesinada y despiezada por ellos. De cada extreminadad o resto brotará una nueva Tommie. Aunque al principio titubea y se nota que es lo primero que hizo Ito, luego mejora mucho mientras el mangaka, como ya haría en Uzumaki, juega a darle todo tipo de vueltas al tema en historias autoconclusivas generosas en imagenes impactante e inquietantes. En Españ ...more
Katarina Nabokova
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
My first freaky asian comic by horror master Junji Itou : a lot of weirdness, exactly what i need!
DeAnna Knippling
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
For what should be a really predictable story--"OMG, WOMEN ARE MONSTERS THEY ARE SO MONSTERS THAT THEY HURT OTHER WOMEN SEE SEE THIS IS WHY IT'S NOT OUR FAULT WE MURDER WOMEN IT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE MONSTERS"--this is pretty good. Lots of variety in Japanese students/body horror tropes. Some of the tropes completely surprised me; others had me cracking up as they riffed on historical horror tropes from Western fiction. I'm sure there were more than a few things that went over my head...I'd love to ...more
Alexa
Junji Ito is the type of writer that straddles the line between extreme horror and utter ridiculousness at all times. I know that his stuff's freaky, and I also know that its often absurd. So I didn't actually go into this expecting to be scared. But there are parts that are legitimately scary, and are written and drawn with a sense of timing that ratchets up the horror. The guy knows what he's doing. He just gets carried away sometimes.
Jonathan  Yu
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It was the first horror comics that actually scared me so bad. I was so much into it that Tomie's imagine was deeply rooted into my head, and I just couldn't let it go. Even now, I still remember some jumpy parts of this book, and it drives me to read it again.
Jaycee Lam
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't want to meet Tomie.
Becky
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been binge-reading this series by Junji Ito for the past few days. When I set the goal of 50 for 2017 Reading Challenge, I hope to read 50 non-manga books. But still, I want to record the manga I have read here on Goodreads to reflect on them in the future.

I am very impressed with Mr Junji Ito's works! Very unique, very creepy, very Japanese, very f***ed up, fantastic plot twists, very gory. Some of the drawings made me want to vomit EWWW, and some of the stories gave me nightmares but I
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Jessica
No tenía idea que Junji Ito hubiera escrito Tomie, la historia de Tomie la conocía ya que son una serie de películas japonesas muy famosas, solo he visto la primera y fue muy mala, no tanto la historia sino el desarrollo y producción.

Sin embargo leerla historia en un manga a sido diferente y he podido entender muchas cosas sobre Tomie, en especial la última parte del manga que sirve como historia para conocer sus orígenes. El desarrollo algo difuso, en especial porque temporalmente solo 3 histor
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Leila Anani
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
1st Tomie anthology by horror master Junji Ito introduces Tomie the schoolgirl who simply will not die! One of the greatest, most original and genuinely disturbing horror characters in recent years. Hack Tomie to pieces and each part regenerates causing countless clones of this demonic beauty. My favourite tale by far is the last one The basin of the waterfall - where an army of Tomie's grow in a cave. However The Mansion - with the centipede of Tomie heads is pretty disturbing and Kiss where sh ...more
Circa
Feb 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
As a huge fan of Junji Ito's other works Gyo, Uzumaki, and Flesh Colored Horror, I found Tomie to be somewhat of a letdown. The volume is made up of small self-contained stories all linked by Tomie but something about it seemed disjointed. Tomie's origin and purpose are unexplained and although she is described as the embodiment of lust, the way this concept is expressed is confusing. It's obvious she is a force of self destruction but in some stories she is more feral and monstrous than the oth ...more
Tosh
Oct 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
A really creepy manga by Junji Ito, that is really disturbing. I am not even sure if I like it or not. I am not much of a horror fan, but I am obsessed with Japanese pop culture - so that is one reason why I picked up this work by Ito.

But for sure he's a heavyweight with a fantastic imagination. I don't want to go to that place, but then again with Ito as the driver, one maybe should check it out (at least once....or twice), but be careful of the nightmares later.
Dr Tealove
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Exactly what I wanted from an early junji ito book, you can see how his mind worked towards the other comics -gyo and uzamaki. The drawing is really detailed and it is disturbing but utterly complelling, I have only been able to read it a bit at a time but I still enjoyed it thoroughly. The stories stay with you, I find myself thinking of a certain picture in the middle of the night when I want to get up to go to the toilet
Deviki
wow one hell of a book !!.
Some stories were dead creepy but some not very much....but still disturbing nevertheless......
But some of the facial expression was questionable? ah maybe its just me ...but there was the scene in snow storm and the guy finds his brother being eaten by her ...and the guys expression was just mild shocked ...but like i said it was creepy story indeed
Nick
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Each story was great, but all together it could have been better. Hopefully future volumes drop more clues about Tomie. I get the whole idea of not revealing stuff to create mystery, but releasing small clues accomplishes the same thing more effectively.
Natalia
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, 2012
I think only two stories out of the six are really worth it, the first and the last one. The other four tell a lot without really telling anything at all.
I wish, at least, Tomie's origin was explained and not just left to imagination.
Kyle  Plunkett
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first manga I've ever read. I love this manga. Great manga to read and it is very dark. I'm looking forward to read more works of Junji Ito.
Rodaballo
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brainf-ck-stuff
La chica de la curva, by Junji Ito.
Pero no estás en una carretera. Estás en un circuito en forma de 8. SIEMPRE HAY CURVAS.

Y Tomie siempre vuelve.
Katherine
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, comic
So good, classic Junji Ito creep-out. Disturbing and freaky!
CristyMuranda
Jul 13, 2009 rated it did not like it
really did not care for these books.
Kalimah Mustafa
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Addicted to Junji Ito.
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Junji Itō (伊藤 潤二) Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1963, he was inspired from a young age by his older sister's drawing and Kazuo Umezu's comics and thus took an interest in drawing horror comics himself. Nevertheless, upon graduation he trained as a dental technician, and until the early 1990s he juggled his dental career with his increasingly successful hobby — even after being selected as the winner ...more
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