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  • Series: Gyo (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2nd Edition edition (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421513870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421513874
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Junji Ito debuted as a horror manga artist in 1987 with the first story in his successful
Tomie series. Uzumaki, drawn from 1998 to 1999, was adapted into a live-action movie, which has been released in America by Viz Films and Tidepoint Pictures. It's influences include the classic manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.

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And if you are, then that makes it even better.
Kit
Still, the story is compelling and the extras in the books are very creepy.
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An amazingly fantastic manga, Junji Ito does it every time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ChibiNeko TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
Gyo is a horror manga put out by the genius that is Junji Ito (Tomie, Uzumaki). It surrounds a young boy & his very picky girlfriend while they are vacationing at the beach. All goes well (aside from some pickiness & whining from his girl) until they discover an unusual creature that has crawled out of the sea. It has the body of a fish, but with strange legs and tubes sticking into it. Little do the young lovers know that this was the beginning of the end for not only the world, but for their love.

I liked Gyo, but it wasn't my favorite of his works. Like one other reviewer put it, you just can't feel as connected to these characters as you have in his other stuff. Still, the story is compelling and the extras in the books are very creepy. It may not be his best, but it's still something to collect.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By animate ~ on December 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I'm very glad that Viz decided to reprint this staple of the horror manga genre. Junji Ito is a master of what the Japanese called "guro", and with GYO, you get more psychologically satisfying and nasally unsettling horror.

Tadashi and Kaori are visiting Okinawa island when a mysterious smell - and then a mysterious fish - enters Tadashi's uncle's house. When a fish with synthetic legs is found walking on land the couple runs for the mainland to find answers, and from there things only get more interesting - government plots, gaseous lifeforms and, of course, the rotten stench. GYO is another great work from Ito. It's not as epic as UZUMAKI, but it keeps you turning the pages.

A few quibbles. Kaori's character isn't nearly as fleshed out as I would've liked to have seen. And with every frame of her face involving a widening scream, things seem to drag a bit and my sympathy for her character was lessened. Also, I see no reason to not print GYO in one single volume. At just over 400 pages, it would be very easy to do so, and would eliminate the need to wait until February 2008 to find the second volume (though I have the previous printing's second volume).

That said, this is a great release from Viz. A few bonus stories are included (with VOL 2), with THE ENIGMA OF AMIGARA FAULT being the best. It's one of the best pieces included in any Ito release. Truly frightening.

Almost as frightening as a shark attack -- on land!

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kit on February 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
A very good read, even if you're not a horror manga fan. And if you are, then that makes it even better.
If I had to choose any one word to describe this manga by Junji Ito, it'd be "freaky". Not "bizarre", like Uzumaki was. Not "weird", like Flesh Colored Horror was. And not "creepy", like Tomie was. "Freaky". Yes, Gyo is freaky.
Ito manages to show that even fish can be terribly daunting in different situations. Admittedly, the idea of walking fish might raise an eyebrow or two at first -- but as his past work shows, Junji Ito is very capable of making anything and everything frightening... whether they be fish, spirals, or beautiful girls. Here, the fish is drawn with every detail, from its scales to its many fangs. Personally, I find their eyes the most frightening feature of them all -- especially how they remain blank and emotionless as they unleash chaos upon inhabitants of the land. Brrr.
Unlike "Uzumaki" or "Tomie", however, "Gyo" won't hit you with grotesque images every other page, nor does it offer you gallons upon gallons of blood in every chapter. No, "Gyo" prefers to put the focus on the terrifying situations themselves, rather than just the outcomes (those with claustrophobia might feel a bit queasy at the last couple of pages). And while there's virtually no blood at all, there are enough images that will give you a more lasting impression more than a few splatters of blood ever would.
So! If you have a fear of the sea and its many unknown creatures, you might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, sit back, grab a soda, and prepare to hate fish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Miranda on March 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I fell in love with Junji Ito's Uzumaki manga, so when I saw the first volume of Gyo, I had to get it, and I don't regret it.
He weaves a good mix of horror and mystery together in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft, and leaves the reader wondering what will happen next. And the plot summary that got me curious! A mysterious fish-like creature giving off a horrid stench in Okinawa, and the horror spreads further and further, while no one but Tadashi, Kaori and Tadashi's uncle having any idea what's going on initially (mostly Tadashi and his uncle).
Granted, I quickly found Kaori annoying, but as this is from Japan, I take it with a grain of salt. Tadashi is realistic in his way, he wants to know what the heck is going on as much as the next person, but quickly finds himself way in over his head in madness. I don't expect a happy ending for them, but I do want to find out how things come out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 2003
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The previous reviewer nailed the content of this book fairly well. Not on the same level as Junji's earlier masterpiece Uzumaki, but this is a different kind of book in any case. Gyo volume 1 is to some degree an homage to old-school Japanese monster/disaster cinema, but the story looks likely to veer off in other directions in later volumes. Recommended.
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