4 October 2014

Maneater/Tetsunagi Oni (half done)

I was planning to do more frequent and regular releases, but my life schedule is forcing me to do short bursts of releases instead. So here's chapter 6-11 of Maneater, which finishes up Maneater but only marks the half-way point of the re-released edition of Tetsunagi-Oni which includes both Maneater and Testunagi-Oni for a ~380 page volume as I mentioned before. Although I'm doing this oneshot collection more of as a showcase of Takahashi's art style since many of its stories, although amusing if you like black humour, aren't particularly impressive, there are a few chapters that I like the more I read them. In Maneater, even though I think the titular chapter "Maneater" will no doubt be most people's favourite, the above-pictured "Who's Being Hanged" is the real silent creeper for me due to its possible implications, whether intended by Takahashi or not.

In the second-half, Testunagi-Oni, I have a feeling either Takahashi himself or his usual readers responded most favourably to the titular chapter "Tetsunagi-Oni," hence the collection's title, but "My Father's Face" is by far more chilling for its social commentary. You'll see what I mean when I get to it.

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks, this author is a new favorite of mine. His short horror stories have a certain feel to them, like simple dramatic irony. He seems to have possibly hundreds of other stories, I hope he becomes popular enough in the English readership to get more scanlated.

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  2. I really like this kind of stories. Thanks a lot.
    Have you read Thomas Ott's comics? You will probably like them. Specially "Panopticum"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cArMDKpkt_A
    http://www.lambiek.net/artists/o/ott.htm

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  3. http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/remains-of-alexander-the-greats-father-confirmed-found-141009.htm

    Cool news for Historie fans

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  4. Will there be more chinggis khan Mr. Hox?

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    1. Yes, I took a break last month but volume 3 should be out next week.

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  5. Another group is working on Takahashi Yousuke as well. I guess you ignited a fire in their hearts. This is pretty exciting, seeing his works suddenly get picked up for scanlation. Thanks to both of you.

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  6. Argh all the dead links, really wanted to try this one out, any chance that it'll end up in the mega folder?

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    1. https://mega.nz/#!t0UiAaDb!IOqkRCQmaA2AresUG83_iX-IsnuqW2MBpG6Wd8JT8BI

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    2. Many thanks. A quick flipthrough and it looks fantastic.

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