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Yamagawa interviews the complex’s manager and is told of a few residents that have caused problems with in the past, including Mrs. The illustration is incredible, drawn in a style that manages to be both painstakingly intricate and wildly frenetic at the same time. Whilst it seems a fairly niche area of literature, there are gems like Domu which shouldn’t be overlooked, not just by habitual readers of graphic novels but by anyone who enjoys their stories dark and lively.

Domu :: Review — GOOD ok bad

doomu ATOM July 9th, at 3: Paperbackpages. There is no question that this graphic novel is no more than a masterpiece. I apologize, but I consider myself someone who will defend most styles of architecture, no matter how unpopular and pedestrian. Jan 28, Troy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Martin July 7th, at 7: People are dying here day after day but no one knows why. Retrieved from ” https: For the language, see Domu language.

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Katsuhiro Otomo’s Domu

Fans of off-the-beaten-path comics should find plenty to like. Really, pound for pound, I find Domu a more exciting read packed with more thrills and oromo character moments than Akira. By the end of the book, it otomp hard to tell who really won or what a victory would even mean, but it is clear that most of the violence was down to random malice, or misguided fear and rage.


It begins off as a detective-mystery story, but the mystery is resolved fairly quickly for the reader. Overwhelmed by Etsuko’s power, a terrified Old Cho flees the scene.

With no mention of the past, the main antagonists motives were unclear. What follows is a gargantuan psychic war that climaxes into a apocalyptic confrontation that destroys the Stonehenge-like buildings of the housing projects that are always looming up around them like walls of some super-prison. Otomo doesn’t even need to characterize the walk-on characters. At first a slow creeping mystery, Domu ends in a staggering set piece of destruction and confusion, as seen through a number of different characters, and it’s these characters – the heroine, the villain, and the clueless police officers assigned to the case – that leave the story with a wonderful, lingering sense of uncertainty.

Instead, the more worthwhile route may be simply to suggest that whatever the merits of the longer work—however completely awesome Akira might be[1]— Domu is wholly on its own merits worth the time it takes to track down the book and settle into its wacky brand of urban horror.

When Old Cho vomu his powers to drop a baby dmou a balcony, Etsuko uses her own psychic talents to save his life. Especially that first reveal of him floating. Content warning of gore.

Really, pound for pound, I find Domu a more exciting read packed with more thrills and better character moments than Akira. The Next, released in Even the bizarro film adaptation.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s Domu – SOCKS

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He kills for fun–using his psionics to cause “accidents” which end with the deaths of unsuspecting tenants. This synergy would be expanded upon in the later Metabolism movementwhich sought to bring inspiration from organic, biological structures to modernist architecture during the s.

Look at this panel. ATOM July 7th, at 7: Sort of the Japanese answer to David Cronenberg’s schizoid classic ScannersOtomo’s Domu is a high-octane romp that once again plumbs the blood-splattered possibilities of death by staring contest.

Lots of panels This surprisingly hard to find book is great. Please ask before using any images from this site. I prefer Domu to Akirabut do I do so justly? This particular deluxe edition was released ottomo year later inas part of the commemoration for Otomo winning the Nihon SF Taisho Award.

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Before being forced over the precipice of their hopelessness, literally and figuratively, a piece of their identity is stolen before being secreted away somewhere in the bowels of the building. To ask other readers questions about Domuplease sign up.

Sorry again for the long post. Old Cho makes Sasaki slit his own throat with a utility knifetraumatizing Etsuko. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not to mention the rushed and disappointing ending, considering the epic showdown prior.