Gyo, Volume 1

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Viz Media, Sep 10, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
Series Description: Just when you thought it was safe to get out of the water, fish grow legs! From the mind of acclaimed artist Junji Ito comes this diabolic cross between Resident Evil and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Yes, it's Gyo, where terror takes the name of horribly mutated fish and sea creatures that invade, en masse, a seaside town. Sophisticated, atmospheric work by perhaps the finest horror comics working in the world today. Young couple Tadashi and Kaori are vacationing in Okinawa, but instead of enjoying their time, they bicker endlessly about such important topics as Tadashi's bad breath! But that stench may actually be something quite different. When a strange walking fish appears, Tadashi and Kaori know something's amiss. When a Great White Shark attacks -- walking -- they know they're in real trouble!

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User Review  - readstolive - LibraryThing

I really do love my bizarro horror manga. This is my least favorite of Junji Ito's work that I have read thus far (Uzumaki was, after all, absolutely incredible). Still, this manga gave me the creepy ... Read full review

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User Review  - vombatiformes - LibraryThing

I found the first volume of GYO pretty thrilling and was eager to move onto the second one as soon as I completed it. As far as technical things go -- the quality of the writing, the art, etc ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

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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