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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: JAPAN HORROR ASA2014
Title: Nijigahara Holograph
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Personal name: Asano, Inio
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007981 checked in 2019-04-20 20:42:35

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Horror
International Standard Book Number: 9781606995839
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Fantagraphics Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2014
Other physical details: hardcover
Summary, etc. note: In this manga, acclaimed cartoonist Asano tells a complex, oblique tale about how an tense atmosphere, symbolized by proliferating butterflies, lead schoolchildren to “sacrifice” a fellow student, and how that act impacts various characters across two timelines. Fantagraphics is proud to welcome the great Inio Asano (Solanin, What a Wonderful World!) to its acclaimed literary manga line. Even as butterflies ominously proliferate in town, the rumor of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Arié Kimura’s mother is found by this tunnel’s entrance, next to apparently human traces, the legend seems to be confirmed. Is the end of the world coming? In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Arié, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse, is shoved into a well that leads to the Nijigahara tunnel ― an act that in turns pushes Komatsuzaki, the budding thug who has carried a torch for Arié for a while already, entirely over the edge. But this is only the beginning of the complex, challenging, obliquely told Nijigahara Holograph, which takes place in two separate timelines and involves the suicidal Suzuki; Higure, his stalkerish would-be girlfriend; and their teacher Miss Sakaki, whose heavily bandaged face remains a mystery; and many more ― brothers, sisters, parents, co-workers, teachers, aggressors and victims who are all inextricably linked to one another and all will eventually ― ten years later ― have to live with what they’ve done or suffered through. Black & white.
Expansion of summary note: Japan, Japanese, BIPOC, people of colour, Asian, horror, manga, psychological horror, mystery, butterflies, schoolchildren, cruelty, sacrifice, coming of age, relationships, murder
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: April, 2019
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