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From Viz:

Something is rotten in Okinawa...the floating stench of death hangs over the island..What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the begins Tadashi and Kaori's spiral into the horror (and stench) of the sea.


*Includes two bonus stories called
The Sad Tale of the Principal Post in vol 1.
The Enigma of the Amigara Fault in vol 2.


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Associated Names

Gyo - The Eerie Wriggle
Gyo Odór Śmierci
The Enigma of Amigara Fault
The Sad History of the Principal Post

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 (end) by Manga-Sketchbook (3369d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (3369d ago)
v.2 c.3-6 by Manga-Sketchbook (3369d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (399 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 13th 2016, 2:46am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #988 increased(+105)
Monthly Pos #1825 increased(+428)
3 Month Pos #2816 increased(+752)
6 Month Pos #4377 decreased(-185)

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On 133 reading lists
On 207 wish lists
On 1115 completed lists
On 17 unfinished lists
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Gyo Horror Manga Gets Anime 1902 days, 18 hours, 38 minutes ago

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Oh gosh...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Morrelan
April 21st, 2016, 4:34pm
These characters, good lord. It's hard not to giggle at Tadashi every now and then, he really is ridiculous. Half the time I was rooting for him to be infected.
Aside from that, this is a pretty interesting series, kept me hooked. It wasn't scary or even
gross, I thought the designs for the critters were pretty cool (and kinda funny in the later half of the story).

Definitely recommend it, fun little read. And the bonus stories were neat as well.
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by kari+
November 19th, 2015, 11:17pm
not mutch to say since the rest of other people comments can exsplain. As for me. Oh god. I notice this manga at bookstore. Shiver and make me want to throw up. reading this but wanted to see how it ended....since it a short story...twisted. ending story was just ahhhhhh. guess this why i stay away from genre like this. shiver yuck. disturbing....
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bugs crawling on my skin   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 3rd, 2014, 5:37pm
reading this, i can feel various bugs skittering across my hand, my nape, my back, scratching my scalp and biting me till i itch. this is the effect of junji ito's manga, with the other wordly beautiful character juxtaposed with hellishly ugly creatures wreaking havoc to their world. there is no real horror or mystery or plot, just endless slimes and tentacles and boils and pus and all the ugly and wretched things rendered in high detailed to increase the queasy and gag factor to the readers.

truly a work of art to elevate your disgust to perfection.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by elementalblood
April 18th, 2012, 7:05am
I actually kind of liked this one. Well, I really liked it but to read it you have to be in a certain mood and enjoy this kind of story. But really, to get the most out of it, you have to have a black humour streak and take this one a little more lightly than most horror series. Because, I mean really, fish with legs scuttling around like a bug? I can imagine my mother screaming "Get it away from me!!!" and that's what did it for me smile If you start thinking of it humourously, this series is quite awesome ^_^
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
May 15th, 2011, 10:23am
It's just a silly mangaka who took a fun idea and ran with it, regardless how it ended up. The ending leaves you wanting, but I can't really be ticked about it. The hanging scene probably takes the crown.
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Not My Favorite   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Lovefromwcu
March 15th, 2011, 9:19am
As an avid Junji Ito fan, I had high hopes for Gyo when I first read it a few years ago. I was not very impressed by the fact that it leaned more toward science fiction as opposed to his usual paranormal and cult horror - the genres I think he should stick with. The side story, The Enigma of Amigara Fault, is probably the best part of this series. That was a story that gave me shivers.
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NO. Just, NO.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
October 15th, 2010, 9:58am
I like horror, although I'm probably too squeamish for that genre. I find it fascinating, but some parts of Gyo was just...too much for me. Not the "OMG, I'm going to be sick" kind of "too much", but rather the disturbed kind.
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The legs and the boils and the fact that people are being clamped onto those things pretty much grossed me out. I wish there had been more elaboration as to what the gas had been made of and why the main character isn't affected by all this.

It's interesting, but I don't think this is my cup of tea. The art's not too bad, actually, and the story is passable. But it's not particularly appealing to me.
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".. and no one will ever know.."   
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by countingwounds
June 22nd, 2010, 10:52pm
words from one of the bonus stories at the end. AND SOOOO TRUE FOR EVERYTHING. you will end everything with a crap ton of questions. it bothers me, yet pleases me at the same time. it makes me really wonder.. if you like stories like that, and like grotesque situations, i'd read this. if you're looking for something different, read.

it started out slow. i actually thought it was a little lame, although it was incredibly creative. then in the second volume, it got interesting. i don't know what to think about it as an overview. hmmm.. <-- this feeling i guess. xD
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the bonus stories of GYO   
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by hellhase
February 15th, 2010, 9:09am
One of the essential twisted stories or morbid jokes related to speleology as manga comic! Even by the outstanding Japanese mangakas! Master Junji Ito cursed me again as is charming me for 20+ years :-) Since I am speleologist I love holes (caves in fact :-)The situation of feeling rock all around is something very usual (and exciting) for me. Perhaps there came a day and I will find the certain hole made for me :-)
Btw. Name Amigara refers to what? A nutshell? My great grandmother skilled in Japanese a bit used to call me amigara (instead od dumbhead) if i did something wrong... The thing flashed in my mind when I first time spot "amigara fault" I did a lot of them as a child :-)))
The another story I think might be an old urban legend. Or even ancient traditional legend? I heard this first time when I was very young and then I stumbled upon some more alternatives...this is one of them but excellently made!

... Last updated on February 15th, 2010, 9:13am
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Not bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nail80
January 30th, 2010, 8:17am
The author works Gyo like he did with Uzumaki, bringing small, horrific problems and gradually transforming them into a terrifying world issue.
And he does it by picking some concept nobody could ever think into adapting in a horror story, again.
I have to say that i enjoyed it, albeit getting a bit disgusted with what happened to the girl, really didn't expect that to happen.
I was going to complain after realizing it's only 2 volumes but it was a good choice to end the manga there, it's something that most don't know how to do: to insert a proper ending, and considering what goes on in this story, i believe it was the only possible enjoyable ending.
The art fits the theme.
On a side note: the story about the holes was really awesome.
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