Reading Level: Adult
Length: 752 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.”
This is the third manga collection I have read by Ito. This was a pretty good collection of horror manga stories involving Tomie. I thought the stories got a bit repetitive; this would probably be better if you read one story at a time rather than reading the whole volume at once.
This really wasn’t a cohesive large story but rather a collection of shorter stories featuring the immortal and regenerative Tomie who tempts men into killing her while destroying their lives. It was very gory and was well done horror.
Overall I enjoyed it and thought it was well done. Uzumaki is still my favorite of Ito’s works though, I just really enjoyed how Uzumaki was a complete graphic novel rather than a set of loosely related stories. I would still recommend this to horror manga fans; I enjoyed this more than Gyo but not as much as Uzumaki.