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Zashiki Onna  
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Description
From Manga-Sketchbook:
One night, mild-mannered college student, Hiroshi Mori, bumps into a woman visiting his next-door neighbor. A large, creepy woman, she has long hair, wears a coat and carries shopping bags in both hands. He had never seen her before. But then, without warning, the woman starts stalking Hiroshi, shifting her attention from his next-door neighbor whom she had been visiting to Hiroshi himself. Who is she and what is she after?

Originally published in 1993 - before the term "stalker" was acknowledged in Japanese society, this well-written horror manga is about a young man pursued by a mystery woman.

Serialized for just ten weeks, this short, single-volume manga unusually became a hit bestseller, selling a staggering 400,000 copies. Regularly chosen as "the scariest manga ever" in magazine horror specials.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
座敷女
La Dame de la chambre close (French)
ZashikiOnna

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8-11 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (2328d ago)
v.1 c.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (2968d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Manga-Sketchbook (2991d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 26th 2013, 6:29am PST


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Year
1993

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1081 increased(+245)
Monthly Pos #2122 increased(+430)
3 Month Pos #3951 increased(+560)
6 Month Pos #6127 increased(+12)

List Stats
On 88 reading lists
On 226 wish lists
On 510 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 79 custom lists

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hurm   
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by TaoPaiPai
July 3rd, 2011, 9:04am
the first chapter[maybe even the 2nd] was ok i guess
it built up pretty well
the rest failed
i did not think the woman looked very scary

and the ending was bad
not very scary.
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Intense, thrilling, suspenseful but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 27th, 2009, 3:58am
Intense, thrilling, suspenseful are some of the words I'd use to describe this. It's exciting and even very interesting to watch the main character's demise as he's entrapped in the delusions of the insane.
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That "the woman" truly has no identity and looks at "him" as a prey and even a projection for her own desires and compulsions makes the story even more creepy and fascinating.


The letdown was the ending, though. After all that suspense and buildup, the story crashes down like a house of cards. Even if the identity of the stalker was never to be revealed, I felt the story could've ended in a less anti-climatic manner.
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waaa...   
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by NightSwan
April 17th, 2009, 4:36am
So creepy>.<;;;

The art was crappy.
But it did creep me out. So it's all good. XD.
Creepy>.>

Anyways, if you're looking for something to creep you out, you should try this manga.
Notice how many times the word "creepy" is mentioned in this comment. lol
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Bummed out.   
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by Jooles
September 1st, 2008, 4:33pm
Man, when there were only seven chapters released, I obsessed about it. It was a cliffhanger worthy of being in a TOP 10. But seriously, the final chapters sucked ass.
The ending was alright, but ... bah.
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Scary fun   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
August 7th, 2008, 10:52pm
This manga, will, it one of the most creepiest manga i ever read but didn't give the scare i wanted, maybe because i'm not easily scared by anything nowadays but overrall it was great.
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O~O   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rebirthflame
October 23rd, 2007, 11:44am
great creepy!!!
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Neurosis-inspiring stuff...   
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by pearlesque
April 10th, 2007, 1:27am
Seriously, prolonged exposure to this manga can turn you into a nervous wreck.

The fact that it CAN have such an influence on the reader means that it's an awesome manga. If you don't mind a trip to the dark side, you've gotta read this!
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0///0 !!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
February 28th, 2007, 3:56pm
I am getting creeped out three....
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...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ares6
February 12th, 2007, 6:34pm
I am getting creeped out too......
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O_O   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Anima
November 2nd, 2006, 6:09pm
creepy
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