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Junji Ito Collection Episode 11: Return To Weird Stories

The first story this week was actually kind of fun in a Weird tales kind of way. Random transfer student shows up in town and suddenly weird things start happening. However, it isn’t the transfer student who is truly the problem but his appearance acts as a catalyst for some of the tensions in the group from the supernatural club bubble to the surface.

The second story is also just kind of weird but not necessarily horrific. It certainly could have been if it had been given longer and more development, particularly the revelation about the couple who had lost a child, but instead this story remains a ‘what if’ kind of pondering without really delivering much more. The combination of graveyards and scarecrows is certainly unsettling though so great choice of setting.

And that was this week’s Junji Ito Collection. Better than the previous two episodes but still not really reaching to actually being more than a watch once and done kind of affair.

Previous Reviews:

  • Episode 10: And I Thought Last Week Was Gross?
  • Episode 9: So, Gross?
  • Episode 8: There Are No Words
  • Episode 7: Round and Round We Go
  • Episode 6: Once Again, Possibilities Squandered
  • Episode 5: Souichi is Just Really Kind of Annoying
  • Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?
  • Episode 3: Still Not Scary But The Second Story Is A Little Disturbing
  • Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone
  • Episode 1: Sit Back And Listen To A Twisted Tale

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James

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