Twisted Visions by Junji Ito turned out to be strangely, and appropriately cursed. There is a little story to go with the review, I returned it but really should have cast it into a well or volcano.
The title has a story
Junji Ito made his professional manga debut in 1987 and since then has gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest contemporary artists working in the horror genre. His titles include Tomie and Uzumaki, which have been adapted into live-action films; Gyo, which was adapted into an animated film; and his short story collections Fragments of Horror, Shiver and Frankenstein, all of which are available from VIZ Media. Ito’s influences include classic horror manga artists Kazuo Umezz and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.
My main thoughts
It came from...the sorting machine
Should I buy?
Ooof, I could go either way here. Junji ito's work doesn't lend itself well to color but he is an amazing artist. If this book was more widely available or a similar price point to the other A4 art books like Bleach and Naruto, I'd say why not. If it was primarily his haunting black and white work, i'd say yes to the more common price point of $50. That said, my copy was a monster from the deepest darkest void so I may be unnecessarily wary.