Manga, vol.1 (2003)



Genres: Crime Fiction, Violence, Mystery, Horror, Shounen, Psychological
Tags: Present
Release Date: 30.05.2003
Studios: Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga (2003)
Volumes: 1, Chapters: 5

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"Someone had taken apart her body in the forest. Her eyes, tongue, ears, thumbs, organs--each was nailed to a tree. One tree had, from top to bottom: the left big toe, the upper lip, the nose, and the stomach. Another had other bits of her arranged like Christmas tree decorations. The murder was soon the talk of the nation..." Otsuichi-san's GOTH comes at you with a relentless awe and a taste for the twisted. In this truly shocking tale of terror, two high school sociopaths become fixated on a local serial murderer. But rather than trying to prevent and solve the next murder, their obsession grows, taking them on a descent into a maniacal darkness in which the most nightmarish acts occur.
A rather morbid, sombre manga about two high school students - Kamiyama Itsuki and Morino Yoru - who have a peculiar interest in death; especially in murders that are committed close to them. Due to their strong fascination with murder and highly-developed analytical skills (along with some luck), they manage to solve the murders that have eluded even the authorities. Often, it is Kamiyama that solves the bulk of the crimes, down to the smallest of details. But there's only one thing he is interested in; by which method should Morino be killed.
Itsuki Kamiyama is a young man in high school who is morbidly obsessed with murders and death; he even combs through the paper for new information about killings. One day when he notices his classmate Yoru and the scars on her pale wrist, he sees that she too shares his interest in death. Together, the two of them manage to solve a string of murders - not for any sense of justice, but rather out of curiosity. Yet, when does it get to be too much? And what happens when Itsuki stumbles upon a dark secret from Yoru's past?


Kenji Ooiwa (Art),
Otsu-Ichi (Story)

Related manga:

Goth: A Novel of Horror Novel, Alternative version

Related characters:

Yoru Morino
Yoru Morino
Itsuki Kamiyama
Itsuki Kamiyama
Mr. Shinohara
Mr. Shinohara