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Old Boy, Vol. 4 (Old Boy #4)

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Goto's search to unearth the identity of his mysterious tormentor has led to one dead end after another, until he receives a tip that an old high school classmate may have orchestrated the kidnapping that began Goto's ten years of isolation and imprisonment. But many years have passed since Goto's seen his schoolmate, and he looks much different than Goto remembers. Has Go

Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Dark Horse Manga (first published April 1998)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Old Boy, Vol. 4 (Old Boy #4), Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi (Illustrator), Kumar Sivasubramanian (Translator)
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Es intrigante ver como el honor atraviesa la perversidad de esta historia, entre más leo manga más me convenzo de la profunda importancia de la ética en las sociedades.

En este tomo el antagonista se presenta abiertamente e incluso llega a dar varias pistas sobre su identidad dejando poco a poco claridad en las reglas del enfrentamiento.
David Wardrop
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it
In this episode, alias "Dojima" --- the man who had Goto imprisoned --- brazenly ingratiates himself with Goto's friend (at whose bar Goto has been staying) in order to actually get cause to Goto. Rather than staying away, he challenges Goto to discover the reason for Goto's imprisonment. The stakes are high: If Goto discovers the truth, "Dojima" will kill himself in a way that doesn't point to Goto at all. On the other hand, if "Dojima" must reveal the reason for the imprisonment, then Goto wil ...more
Shelly - The Illustrated Librarian -
Jan 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of violent manga
Shelves: japanese, manga
Goto's search for answers continues. In this volume, he works from the "search your past" hint, trying to remember anyone from school who might have hated him enough to lock him away for ten years.

He connects with "the girl" again, she appears throughout the volumes.

Goto actually meets his tormentor in this volume. The polite meeting doesn't shed much light on his situation though, as the man is unrecognizable to Goto. He points out that if Goto kills him, he'll never know the reason he was lo
Noah Soudrette
Dec 09, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: manga fans, Park Chan-wook fans
Shelves: manga
Finally, Goto comes face to face with the man who locked him away for 10 years... and still has no idea who he is. The series continues it's level of excellence here and makes me want to keep reading even though it's far to late at night.
Bill Fletcher
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Really amazing. I can't understand why the 8 volumes haven't been collected into an oversized volume, but it's only a matter of time. The story is incredible and the artwork matches. So different (and so much more compelling) than the movie.
Apr 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Stupidest thing that has happened in the story so far occurs in this book. I know he really wants to figure out why he was imprisoned but really his life would be a lot better if he just moved on and let the past go (but then there would be no story, so I should stop complaining).
Víctor Segovia
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
en lo personal, creo que en este tomo el drama y el suspenso fueron los que llevaron la batuta en el asunto. El encuentro entre los rivales sí bien fue una experiencia bastante fuerte, lo interesante estuvo en esas intenciones ocultas de alias Dojima.
Clifton Campbell
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Loved the American version movie better.
Edward Lebowski
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fight
Sempre più figo e intramato. Quando pensi di essere vicino alla soluzione dell'enigma ecco che le carte si rimescolano un altra volta, come da programma.
Molto meglio del film.
Aug 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Carrying over the action and tension left by chapter 2. Fits as an action movie, not in the way that Park Chan-Wook imagined it to be (his is way sicker and more amazing).
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