So since it is getting close to Halloween I REALLY want to recommend my favorite scary manga. Orochi by Kazuo Umezu
Orochi is a bit like the Twilight Zone, with stand-alone stories, sometimes supernatural sometimes simply tragic or strange.
The only thing connecting them is the titular mysterious narrator Orochi, an immortal being who doesn’t know her own past. She has strange powers, and appears to be a young girl, she’s perpetually an outsider in almost all the stories, occasionally intervening but ultimately alone.
Only one volume of Orochi was ever translated to English, Called “Orochi: Blood” a tale about two sisters and bitter jealousy and love. you can buy it HERE even though its out of print!
Although Orochi:Blood is very good my favorite story is probably Orochi:Battle. Battle asks the audience to question the very core of what makes a person good or bad, when a son finds out his fathers terrible secret past. “Battle” stuck with me for a long time after I read it and I still feel very strongly about it its very good.
you can find that story HERE!
Orochi was originally drawn in the 70s, so the look is very different, its often rough and ugly, but in a way I really like, the ugliness is beautiful.
so check it out!
This sounds like just my cuppa tea. Thanks for the recommendation!