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  • Author:
    Toru Yamazaki
  • ISBN:
    1593074808
  • ISBN13:
    978-1593074807
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  • Publisher:
    Dark Horse (April 18, 2006)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Manga
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    1586 kb
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    1189 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    377
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Octopus Girl is probably one of the wackiest and funniest manga I have ever read.

Ships from and sold by 3. Ships from and sold by cmfbooks2. Octopus Girl is probably one of the wackiest and funniest manga I have ever read. It's completely disgusting and needlessly gory, but it all makes sense in a burlesque sort of way. The ultra realistic art by Yamazaki which illustrates completely UNrealistically endowed characters adds to the uniqueness of the book and at times his art reminds me of Goya.

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Toru Yamazaki made a big, bloody splash in the mid-1990s when his outrageous Octopus Girl horror stories debuted. This talented and twisted manga artist has found recent popularity in different fields, as a major Japanese television personality and a recording artist. Be prepared to be mind-boggled with his first insane manga collection, as the delightfully disturbingOctopus Girl is finally presented in English. Teenage monsters lose their hearts and heads in a relentlessly gory collection of dark humor and horror!

Toru Yamazaki made a big, bloody splash in the mid-1990s when his outrageous Octopus Girl horror stories debuted

Toru Yamazaki made a big, bloody splash in the mid-1990s when his outrageous Octopus Girl horror stories debuted. Be prepared to be mind-boggled with his first insane manga collection, as the delightfully disturbing Octopus Girl is finally presented in English. Teenage monsters lose their hearts and heads in a relentlessly gory collection of dark humor and horror!

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Toru Yamazaki made a big, bloody splash in the mid-1990s when his outrageous Octopus Girl horror stories debuted. This talented and twisted manga artist has found recent popularity in different fields, as a major Japanese television personality and a recording artist. Be prepared to be mind-boggled with his first insane manga collection, as the delightfully disturbing Octopus Girl is finally presented in English. Teenage monsters lose their hearts and heads in a relentlessly gory collection of dark humor and horror! Carving a comical niche in modern horror manga, Toru Yamazaki's Octopus Girl serves up the most disgusting dishes of heartbreak and revenge found on land or at sea. Have a side order of nervous laughter with your main course of bloodcurdling fear, some gore with your teen angst and some killer instincts with your kawaii! These shocking vignettes will hypnotize fans of the macabre and the absurd, as intestines, eyeballs and fluids of all sorts shoot enthusiastically across Yamazaki's pages!

Yanthyr
Good condition No creases or marks Good price overall amazing Octopus Girl is an amazing manga that I highly recommend
Monin
One of the all time classics by the great horror manga artist. Its dramatic and horrific with twists in the story, scary also
ME
Takako Unabara is a bullied schoolgirl in contemporary Tokyo who, due to her allergy to the Cephalopod in question, is nicknamed "Octopus" by her persecutors. Following a particularly vivid bout of playground abuse in which she is forced to eat the eight legged delicacy whose moniker she has been forced to adopt, she wakes to find, in truly Kafkaesque fashion, that her body has been replaced with that of an Octopi. Consumed with rage, and pregnant with ink, Takako sets out to revenge herself on her tormentors in a decidedly stomach-churning fashion and, after making the acquaintance of Sakae Utsubo, a girl saddled with the body of a Moray Eel, sets out to make her mark on the world.

Trying to do justice to Toru Yamazaki's deeply surreal "Octopus Girl" in words is something of a fool's errand. It alternates between childish flights of schoolgirl whimsy, broad satire, Cronenbergesque vistas of body horror and deeply juvenile scatological humour. It's the kind of thing that one might dream about after an evening spent reading Lovecraft, eating Cheese and listening to the "Pizzicato Five". Rife with profanity, spurting bodily fluids and decidedly bizarre plot turns, it is definitely something of an acquired taste.

It gets four stars for me on the grounds of it's sheer loopiness.

If you enjoy this kind of off-kilter horror manga I also recommend Junji Ito's similarly fishy, but more conventionally horrific, Gyo Vol. 01 (2nd Edition) and Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte 1.

Volume one of "Octopus Girl" gathers the first nine installments of this tremendously bizarre horror/high school manga. Watch in perplexed awe as Takako tries to hook a boy, rig the results of a Japanese idol competition, tangles with a vampiric grandmother, plays house-sitter for an abused child and nurses Sakae through a truly bizarre pregnancy.

You have been warned.
Shou
Originally released in the mid 90s, Octopus girl is a different kind of J-horror manga. Combining horror and gore with comedy, the end result is something like Betty and Veronica meet Night of the Living Dead on the ocean floor. It is sometimes scary, sometimes silly, and always original.

Toru Yamazaki has made a splash in the Japanese media as a talk-show guest and singer. His art would lead one to envision a Rob Zombie type character, but his soft-spoken demeanor, and ambisexual fashion reveals more about the catty behavior of his female characters than about the buckets of blood and ooze that cover the pages of work. Unlike more traditional horror manga, Octopus girl is unique and more than a little weird. It's hard to compare with other manga, as there truly is nothing like it.

The "hero" of our collection of stories is Takako. Harassed by her classmates, she is forced to eat octopus, despite her allergy to them. Somehow, (a word you will use a lot when describing Octopus Girl stories), this turns Takako into Octopus Girl, basically a head attached to eight octopus tentacles. How she gets revenge on her classmates is funny as well as disgusting, and the even funnier part is the entire story is contained in only 15 pages. Most of the stories are about this length, and Octopus finds herself in many bizarre situations usually within a page or two of each chapter's beginning. The pace is fast and furious and Yamazaki introduces us to other far-out and freaky characters like Eel Girl and Granny Vamp. From singing contests to airplane crashes, Octopus Girl is all over the place. And when things go a little too far, the fourth wall is torn down as we see the reader's own hands going in to strangle the offending Takako. At times the stories do get a bit dippy, and the attempted strangulation is justified. Although Octopus Girl is technically horror, its very nature forces jumps to other genres as well. And even though Octopus Girl acts like a typical teenager, the language and imagery is definitely not for kids.

If you are looking for standard scares or ghost stories, Octopus Girl will not be what you are looking for. However, if you are fishing for some devilish fun and some kooky, oozy stories then Octopus Girl just may be the girl for you...just watch your back, and cover your nose and mouth!
Nanecele
Horror comics are not very easy to get right. They are very easy to get wrong. This one seems to have worked hard to be so wrong. This is a silly teen girl story (stories really) involving a rather dim-witted young girl. She is the target of bullies at school who call her octopus. Then one day she wakes up and finds out she really is an octopus. The story then starts well as she tries to exact revenge upon her tormenters.

But then the story goes really wrong. She discovers she can change between octopus and girl at will. This enables her to do things like enter a singing competition (oh, the horror!). Horror elements are brought in as window dressing to the stories but most of them (except maybe the babysitting one) are simply stories of a silly girl with more cuteness than brains. It takes more than continued scenes of vomiting to create horror. Sure, we get a vampire and an eel-girl not to mention plenty of blood, but there just isn't any actual horror.

The art work for the series is also less than spectacular. I knew I was in trouble with one of the first scenes. Octopus is made to vomit up the vegetables she ate earlier that day. They are forced out when one of the bullies jumps on her stomach. We get a scene that looks like maggots are crawling out of her mouth and nose. Didn't look like vegetables at all. Also later we get a lot of snot shooting out of noses for no particular reason. This one had a chance to go write but it went in entirely the wrong direction. But if you want a sill comic that seems aimed at young kids, you might want to check this out but I doubt it.