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Domu  
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Description
Taken from Dark Horse:
A twisted old man, gifted with extrasensory powers, silently holds sway over an entire block of apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control. Life is his to give...and to take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds possessing incredible, unimaginable power.

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Manga

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Associated Names
童夢
A Child's Dream
Dōmu
Doumu

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (151 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 15th 2014, 10:08am PST

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Year
1980

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Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse Comics (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #967 increased(+345)
Monthly Pos #2214 increased(+715)
3 Month Pos #4310 increased(+532)
6 Month Pos #6220 increased(+147)

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On 46 reading lists
On 223 wish lists
On 361 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 74 custom lists

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Classic Sci Fi reborn   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
May 6th, 2014, 1:11pm
Long ago in the USA there was a great outbreak of science fiction stories and novels written by names like Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and A. E. Van Vogt. ESP powers were a big subject in the output of those and similar writers, and some titanic struggles were fought with those powers in the stories and novels I read back then. This short manga might have been one of those short stories, and in it's simplicity and concentration on the basics of the powers and how they are used it would have been a topnotch one. When a creator doesn't feel compelled to string out a story to maximize his profit from publication, he can focus like a laser on the essence of the conflict, and that's what has been done here.

As I was reading Domu I couldn't help but notice how much BETTER this kind of story is in manga than written. The imagery here adds so much! -- especially to the characterization and emotional content, as conveyed through the excellent art of Otomo Katsuhiro depicting facial expression and body language.

It's a small jewel.
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Darkly compelling   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by calstine
May 27th, 2010, 4:09am
This is the original psychic battle manga, and does its job nicely as a short psychological thriller. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it kept me on the edge of my seat most of the time. The ending, with that chilling mention of 'beware of the children', was just perfect!

The art, though considered 'ugly' by modern standards, fits the mood of the story perfectly; being extremely rough and gritty, it portrays the darkness of the atmosphere around the apartment complex even in the middle of the day, the alternating intensity and blankness of human emotions, in a truly breathtaking fashion.

If you're opposed to a high body count and creepy characters, then stay away. If you're fan of dark psychological stories with a good mix of supernatural phenomena, read it!

And, by the way- Reset is a modern-day, high-tech version of Domu.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2010, 3:56am
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Brilliant   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by westsiders2
June 4th, 2009, 3:03am
Recommend to anyone planning on reading akira later. it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. the art is great and it is structure beautifully. so never gets boring.

... Last updated on February 28th, 2010, 12:45pm
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awesome art   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
July 6th, 2008, 1:07pm
i liked the story...it was nice...not something mindbending but a nice story nevertheless...i can't wait to start reading akira! the winning point of this manga for me, was it's art...the art was absolutely magnificent,of epic proprtions. It made the story feel larger than life...the illustrations of the sprawling complex were awestrucking...the destruction and the debris oh my god...the art was simply flawless and startling...i can't believe this was created in 1980...it must have set whole new standards for manga artists...it can't be compared to any of the manga published at the time...it was far above and ahead of anything published until then (always talking about the art!) truly glorious
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Solid Oneshot   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tokkun
April 15th, 2007, 10:13pm
Though the short length of the story prevents Otomo from developing the sort of epic story present in Akira, Domu still manages to create compelling characters and a fair adrenaline rush.
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